Guest Blog: Kings Arms Quiz

With thanks to Kay Wagland for the words.

“Well, drafting quiz questions over a pint or two is not necessarily the best route to success. The questions looked great to me and Rita – my Agenda 21 partner in crime, but all the teams that turned up at the Kings Arms for our Food Festival Quiz were looking a little perplexed around the edges as they pondered quotes on garlic bread from ‘Down and out in Paris and London’ and references to gruesome pies in ‘Titus Andronicus’. Even guessing what the ‘stuff for your Derby Kell’ was (boiled beef and carrots!), wasn’t as easy as we’d thought.
Quiz MC Bob Bates kept them all going though, adding in more accessible music questions. The last round of questions was tastings of top local cheeses from Pallant and ingredients of cryptic smoothies, (this last, courtesy of young Sam Wood, aged 8 and a half). Along with sandwiches made entirely from local ingredients¬† and the Kings’ famed range of beers, we hoped this made up for the brain-addling. Prizes of English wine, beer and cheeses were well earned by the winning teams as publican Charlie and the lovely Ali looked on – rather bemused I think…”

The Kings Arms on Tarrant Street sells a range of guest real ales, including Food Festival specials from Arundel and Hammerpot breweries. Tel: 01903 882312.

Arundel Agenda 21 were the organisers of Apple Pressing Day on the opening Saturday of Arundel Food Festival in conjunction with the National Trust and Arundel Castle. They will be also be hosting the Community Chef event on Family Food Day in conjunction with Better Tomorrows. For more details about Arundel Agenda 21, including the ‘Greening Arundel’ campaign and their new Orchard Mapping initiative click here.

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