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As the dates for the regional finals are announced, figures have revealed that over 1,000 Punch pubs have taken part in this year’s Great British Pub Quiz.

The teams who have made it to this stage have now been invited to a local Punch pub* to compete to reach the national final taking place on Sunday 25th September 2016. There is only one spot available at the national final per region, with only the best pub quizzers making the last stage held at Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Molineux Stadium.

Stephen Martin, Category Manager at Punch, says, ‘Punch Publicans see a huge benefit in taking part in Britain’s biggest pub quiz with retail sales and footfall increasing significantly.

“The 1,004 Publicans have hosted over 6,000 transactional evenings between them with the resulting retail sales coming to nearly £1million across all participating pubs.”

Each of the 20 pubs hosting a regional final will be working with Redtooth, professional event organisers, who are experts at driving footfall into pubs. The events company provides the venues with plasma TVs and a full mic set to ensure the night runs smoothly for the respective Publican. In addition to enjoying a fun-filled quiz, all teams will each be offered eight free pints as well as a buffet lunch at no cost. Four personalised t-shirts will also be given to each team to make them stand out from the crowd and hopefully spur them on to success.

*Full list of regional final dates and locations here:

Area Date   Pub Name Postcode
Newcastle Sunday 10th July The Station NE12 6RA
Edinburgh Monday 11th July Mash Tun EH7 5RL
Derby/Nottingham Monday 11th July Risley Park DE72 3SS
Glasgow Tuesday 12th July Princess G33 2RQ
Leeds Wednesday 13th July Parnaby Tavern LS10 2AB
Preston Wednesday 13th July Railway PR25 4NT
Oxford / Banbury Monday 18th July Musketeer OX16 2NZ
Newport Tuesday 19th July The Star NP18 1GZ
St Albans Monday 25th July White Horse AL2 1JY
Ipswich Tuesday 26th July The George IP8 3NH
Chester Sunday 31st July Griffin Inn CH7 6TF
Southampton Monday 1st August Mountbatten SO16 8HY
Sheffield Tuesday 2nd Aug Loyal Trooper S25 5DT
Plymouth Tuesday 2nd Aug Ships Tavern PL9 8EG
York Wednesday 3rd August Greyhound YO19 6TE
Wolverhampton Wednesday 3rd August Horse & Jockey WS10 9AX
London S/E Sunday 7th August Lincoln Arms Hotel RH4 1TF
Coventry Monday 8th Aug Old Black Bank CV7 9NY
Brighton Monday 8th Aug Romans BN42 4NG
Macclesfield Tuesday 9th Aug Mulberry Bush SK10 2RW

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