Here is the Cup draw for matches to be played on 4 December:

Duke of Clarence A v White Hart
Royal Oak, Ockbrook v Punch Bowl
Red Lion v Bridge U
Barley Mow v Cliff Inn
Bowling Green v Burton Bridge Inn
Royal Oak, Wirksworth v Square & Compass
Dew Drop v Amber Hotel
Bradley House v Strutt Club
Miners Standard v Duke of Clarence B

The Derbyshire Pub Quiz League has run its Charity Quiz night for at least 35 years, and this year has been no different. The questions were set, and the evening organised, by last year’s winners from the south, the Dew Drop A of Ilkeston. The questions were read in the north by Martin Payne.

The quiz took place in two venues, the Royal Oak in Ockbrook for those in the south of the county, and the Plough Inn at Two Dales in the north.

In the north Don Ingham reports “We had 10 teams … Everyone seemed to have a good time and enjoy the quiz.  4 teams excelled – Oak, Cliff, Square , Strutt .  Strutt won after tiebreak with the Square.”

Southern scorer Betty Brown reports that the four teams excelling there were the Royals, Bradley House, Oaks, and White Hart. White Hart were the winners and will set the 2020 charity night quiz.

All proceeds of the two events, a grand total of £342, will go to our nominated charity, the Derby branch of Parkinsons UK.

Thank you to everyone who attended, and to those who provided raffle prizes which increased the evening’s total income.



Margaret McKenna

Iwan Thomas writes:

I’m very sad to report the death of my former Royal Oak teammate Margaret McKenna, after a short illness. Many of you will remember Margaret as a stalwart of the Royal Oak team (and before that, The Jolly Sailor) for many years, with her husband Mike acting as our question reader. I will pass on any more details when they become available.




Don Ingham writes:


I am organising the cup draw this week for fixtures on 4 December. I believe from previous responses that all teams in the league will be entering the Open Trophy (cup) except for Kings Head, Plough Inn A, Plough Inn B and Steam Packet. If I have this wrong or a team wants to change their mind (in or out) please let me know in the next couple of days.





Thank you to everyone for the speedy return of the scores.  The consequent results and league tables can be found on our Results Page.




Unseen photos of WW1 German POWs at Donington Hall

at the University of Derby until 3 January.




Open To Teams From Everywhere


The annual Charity Quiz Night, organised by the league, will be on

Wednesday 13th November,

starting at 8pm.

We hope that teams from all over will join us, as this night is open to the public.

There are two venues:

  • The Royal Oak, Ockbrook
  • The Plough Inn, Two Dales

All proceeds go our nominated local charity, Derby branch of Parkinson’s UK.


Entry fee: £2 per team member