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6th December 2021

World’s Biggest Pub Quiz to return in March 2022 in support of Shelter

The World’s Biggest Pub Quiz will be returning to pubs in March next year, with a new charity partner in Shelter and a new way to host and play using online quiz platform Kwizzbit. After a year out due to lockdown, organisers PubAid are hoping for a record number of pubs and customers taking part and a record sum raised for charity.

Pubs will be encouraged to run the Quiz between 14th and 20th March, though there is flexibility to host it at any time during the month. The Quiz is free for pubs to run. For further information and to save the date:

PubAid founder Des O’Flanagan said: “We’re delighted to be back after Covid forced us to cancel the Quiz earlier this year. Shelter’s work with people facing homelessness has never been more important, so we’re confident there will be widespread support for the charity among pubgoers.

“We took the opportunity during our time out to explore ways of ways of refreshing the quiz and we’re pleased to be working with 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 will be encouraged to host the quiz in aid of Shelter, but have the freedom to support another charity. A number of pubs choose to divide funds raised from their quiz between the charity partner 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.

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

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. 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.”

Shelter will be promoting the Quiz across their supporters and via its network of shops in towns and city centres.


Notes to editors

PubAid is a working party created in 2009 to promote UK pubs as a force for good in their local 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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