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27th January 2022

World’s Biggest Pub Quiz moved to May 2022

PubAid shifts quiz timing to maximise opportunities for pubs and charities

PubAid and its charity partner Shelter have moved the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz from March to May, to give pubs and charities the best possible results from the event as the country emerges from the latest wave of Covid infections and trading restrictions.

The Quiz will now take place between 9-15 May and is completely free for pubs to run. For further information and to register for event, visit

PubAid founder Des O’Flanagan said: “All of us at PubAid and Shelter, our new charity partner, have been champing at the bit to run the Quiz again after Covid prevented us from holding it 2021.

“However, after taking soundings from the industry, it became clear that pubs are still battling with the impact of Omicron and focusing on the day-to-day rather than an event in the future. By moving the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz to May, we give licensees a chance to regroup after Covid and plan a fantastic event that brings customers into their pubs and raises money for Shelter and other charities.”

He added: “Although we’re promoting 9-15 May as quiz week, licensees can choose to run it any time that month, or in the first week of June to coincide with the long weekend of Platinum Jubilee celebrations.”

This year, the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz is working with online quiz platform Kwizzbit, which allows licensees to host a traditional, fun pub quiz on their smartphone, with technology making it easier to run and offering features that make it more engaging for customers and drive greater footfall into the pub.

Homeless charity Shelter was chosen as the quiz’s new partner following the Covid lockdown. Currently, 91 families become homeless every day in England.  Money raised in the Quiz will help Shelter give information, advice and support to those facing homelessness. Pubs are encouraged to host the quiz in aid of Shelter, but have the freedom to support another charity, or divide funds raised between Shelter and a cause closer to home.

All pubs signing up to host the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz will receive a free fundraising pack including posters and social media assets, to help them host a quiz that brings customers into their pub for a fun-filled evening that raises money for a worthy cause.

Using Kwizzbit offers licensees a number of benefits over a traditional paper quiz. Instead of having to mark sheets, scores are calculated after every question to generate real time leaderboards, saving time and creating a competitive, engaging atmosphere. It’s also cheat-proof, as faster answers score more points, and it’s simple to run: all you need is internet access.

Max Newton, Head of Community Fundraising at Shelter, said: “Everyone at Shelter is absolutely thrilled to be partnering with the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz in May. We’re looking forward to communities across the country coming together in their local pub to have fun and quiz. The money they raise will help us be there for anyone facing homelessness.”

The World’s Biggest Pub Quiz was launched in 2016 and has raised a total of £750,000 for hundreds of charities.


Notes to editors

PubAid is a working party created in 2009 to promote UK pubs as a force for good in their communities, sharing the message that they raise over £100m per year for charities and contribute a further £40 million to grassroots sport.

The PubAid steering group is led by co-founder Des O’Flanagan and includes a number of well-known figures from the pub world, who lend their time and other resources to help spread the positive messages about pubs’ role at the heart of their communities.

Shelter: Shelter exists to defend the right to a safe home and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people and society. Shelter believes that home is everything. Learn more at

Kwizzbit utilises cutting-edge smartphone technology to deliver interactive trivia from anywhere in the world. Formed in 2017, KwizzBit is a UK-based software company built on two simple beliefs – simplicity and innovation – which has positioned them as a driving force in multiple markets.

KwizzBit has built a reputation for high-quality trivia and exciting, competitive gameplay within the hospitality industry. They have helped build successful quiz nights in hundreds of venues, as well as delivering large-scale quiz competitions with global suppliers like Strongbow and Guinness to thousands of venues in the UK and beyond.

Following the clear appetite for trivia, they have also delivered virtual and physical quiz events for global blue-chip companies like Nintendo and Amazon, helped raise over £70,000 for various charities and successfully developed a play-at-home platform for friends, families and trivia enthusiasts everywhere.

With over 50,000 quizzes connecting more than 500,000 people worldwide since its inception, KwizzBit is just getting started.

Press release issued on behalf of:PubAid

By:ShielPorter Communications

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