Durham named pub quiz capital of the UK – and its good news for quizzes


If you’re part of a pub quiz team in Durham – you might not know you’re in good company after the historic town was named the pub quiz capital of the UK – beating Wakefield, Salisbury and Preston.

New analysis, which has been conducted by online gambling platform Hearts-Challenge, has revealed that the County Durham location definitely has the numbers when it comes to the weekly pub quiz, with the highest number of pubs offering quizzes for 100,000 people.

Through the study, Hearts-Challenge looked at the number of pubs that offer quiz nights in over fifty of the UK’s largest regions.

The study found that Durham has the highest number of pubs offering quizzes, with a whopping 70.73 pub quizzes per 100,000 people.

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The cathedral city has around 24 pubs offering quiz nights, combined with its estimated population of 50,000 people: making the city the pub quiz capital of the UK.

Other popular locations in the analysis were Chichester in second, Wakefield in third and Salisbury in fourth.

However, it looks like the North East of England comes out on top when it comes to pub quizzes after Sunderland came sixth with 29.26 pub quizzes per 100,000 people, while Carlisle ranked seventh, with 26.47.

A spokesperson for Hearts-Challenge.com commented on the results: “Pub quizzes are a fun and challenging way to entertain people, but more importantly a fantastic way to engage with the local community. Whether you remember trivial facts or not, quiz nights allow you to have fun while working your brain and socializing with your peers.

This study provides an excellent guide to the most important quiz towns in the UK, with Durham taking the top spot by a landslide.

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