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Introducing The Great Brains Speed Quiz!

Prepare your Brains, the biggest Pub Quiz in Wales is here!

Brains has introduced the future of pub quizzing into over 100 managed pubs on the first Thursday of every month.

‘Speed Quizzing’ is a way to bring the pub quiz into the 21st century. Using your smartphone as your own personal games terminal, you answer all the questions through your device and the results are fed instantaneously to the Quiz Master.

The snazzy tech allows quizzers to play quick-fire rounds through an app with an in-built buzzer function (with a choice of sounds for each team), the app also allows you to play multiple choice rounds, numerical games, a letter round and even pictorial questions, saving paper and making questions clearer.

Some rounds give you the chance to take your time and confer and some reward speedy answers. And the whole game is designed to keep up the pace and crank up the energy.

No more missed questions, no more slow rounds and ripped bits of paper and no chance of cheating. The digital nature of the quiz takes your answer and scores it straight away, meaning those scores can’t be altered before submitting it to the Quiz Master.

Prizes to be won!

The big Brains quiz event for people with big brains (or a general love of pub quizzes) is offering a load of great prizes to be won:

Monthly in every pub

  • A cash prize, PLUS a £30 Brains gift card, for every winning team*.

Monthly across all pubs

  • A mini break including an overnight stay and breakfast for two at a Brains Inn, per team member, for one winning quiz team, drawn randomly from all winning teams that month.

Six Monthly across all pubs

  • Every six months Brains will be offering a special prize. One winning team from the previous 6 months winning teams, drawn at random, will get the chance to brew their own team beer with Brains.

It’s only £1 to play at any of the participating pubs and, what’s more, Brains is giving half of all proceeds to Tenovus Cancer Care. The rest of the money is all up for grabs!

It’s a huge event, with big prizes. An ambitious goal to get people in pubs across Wales laughing, playing and quizzing together every month.

So get your quizzing hats on, grab some friends, think up a witty team name and get down to your local Brains pub on launch night - Thursday February 1st.

How to participate

All you will need to join in the fun is the Speed Quizzing app. This can be downloaded for iOS or Android devices here:

 

Participating Pubs:

33 Windsor Place

33 Windsor Place, Cardiff

CF10 3BZ

Admiral Napier

239 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff

CF11 9AL

Albany

105 Donald Street, Roath, Cardiff

CF24 4TL

Aubrey Arms

Swansea Road, Bonvilston, Cardiff

CF5 6TQ

Barocco

12 Wharton Street, Cardiff

CF10 1AG

Beaufort

18 Pennard Road, Kittle, Swansea

SA3 3JB

Birchgrove

1-3 Birchgrove  Road, Cardiff

CF14 1RR

Black Boy

444 Gower Road, Killay, Swansea

SA2 7AJ

Black Horse

161 Iscoed Road, Pontardulais

SA4 0UN

Black Lion (Llandaff)

49 Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff

CF5 2DQ

Blackweir Tavern

35 North Road, Cardiff

CF10 3DX

Blinkin Owl

Oxtens, Coed Eva, Cwmbran

NP44 4TP

Bull Hotel

Bulkley Sq, Llangefni, Anglesey

LL77 7LR

Cambrian Tap

St Mary’s Street, Cardiff

CF10 1AD

Cardiff Cottage

25 St Mary Street, Cardiff

CF10 1AA

City Arms

10-12 Quay Street, Cardiff

CF10 1EA

Clifton

1, Clifton Street, Cardiff

CF24 1PW

Cockett Inn

Waunarlwydd Road, Cockett, Swansea

SA20GB

Coopers Carvery

The Culverhouse, 427 Cowbridge Road West, Cardiff

CF5 5TF

Cornwall

92 Cornwall Street, Grangetown, Cardiff

CF11 6SR

Cross Inn

783 Newport Road, Rumney, Cardiff

CF3 4AJ

Crwys

34 Crwys Road, Cardiff

CF24 4NN

Cwm Talwg

Severn Avenue, Cwm Talwg, Barry

CF62 7LJ

Darran

2 St Mary Street, Risca

NP11 6GU

Dock

Mermaid Quay, Stuart Street, Cardiff

CF10 5BZ

Dovey Inn

8 Seaview Terrace, Aberdovey, Gwynedd

LL35 0EF

Duke of Wellington (Cardiff)

42 The Hayes, Cardiff

CF10 1AJ

Duke of Wellington (Cowbridge)

48 High Street, Cowbridge

CF71 7AG

Elevens

15 Castle Street, Cardiff

CF10 1BS

Fairwater

St Fagans Road, Fairwater, Cardiff

CF5 3AH

Fox & Hounds (St Mellons)

Chapel Row, St Mellons, Cardiff

CF3 5UB

Fox & Hounds (Whitchurch)

Old Church Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff

CF14 1AD

George

Southend, Mumbles, Swansea

SA3 4EH

Goat Major

High Street, Cardiff

CF10 1PU

Grafton

Ross Road, Grafton, Hereford

HR2 8ED

Grape & Olive (Swansea)

Meridian Quay, Maritime Quarter, Swansea

SA1  1JW

Greenhouse

Newport Road, Llantarnam, Cwmbran

NP44 3BP

Grove Hotel

High Street, St Davids, Pembs

SA62 6SB

Halfway

247 Cathedral Road, Cardiff

CF11 9PP

Hanbury

Uskside, Caerleon, Newport

NP18 1AA

Harbour Inn

31 Main Street, Solva

SA62 6UT

Heath

2 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff

CF14 3LW

Hen & Chickens

7 Flannel Street, Abergavenny

NP7 5EG

Hen Dderwen

Sketty Park Drive, Sketty, Swansea

SA2 8JH

Highfields

Caerau Road, Ely, Cardiff

CF5 5JP

Hollybush

Glyn Coed Road, Cardiff

CF23 7DX

Joiners Arms

58 Llwynhendy Road, Llanelli

SA14 9HR

Lamb & Flag

Brecon Road, Llanwenarth, Abergavenny

NP7 7EW

Lewis Arms

Mill Road, Tongwynlais, Cardiff

CF15 7JP

Lime Tree

24 St Marys Street, Chepstow, Monmouth

NP16 5EU

Lord Beeching

Alexandra Road, Aberystwyth

SY23 1LE

Lord Nelson

Hamilton Terrace, Milford Haven

SA73 3AW

Maltsters (Llandaff)

42-44 Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff

CF5 2DS

Maltsters (Whitchurch)

75 Merthyr Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff

CF14 1DD

Merrie Harrier

117 Penlan Road, Llandough, Cardiff

CF64 2NY

Monachty

Market Street, Aberaeron

SA46 0AS

Newbridge

Abergele Road, Rumney Cardiff

CF3 1RR

Old Arcade

14 Church Street, Cardiff

CF10 1BG

Old Inn

Swansea Road, (J 47) Penllergaer, Swansea

SA4 9AQ

Old Post

Swansea Road, Bonvilston, Cardiff

CF5 6TQ

Park

Park Crescent, Barry

CF62 6HE

Pear Tree

The Globe Centre, Wellfield Road, Roath, Cardiff

CF24 3PE

Pendragon

Excalibur Drive, Thornhill, Cardiff

CF14 9BB

Penhelig

27-29 Terrace Road, Aberdovey, Gwynedd

LL35 0LT

Penwig

South John Street, Newquay

SA45 9NN

Pheasant

Heol Eglwys, Pen Y Fai, Bridgend

CF31 4LY

Phoenix

1 Penygroes Road, Gorslas, Llanelli

SA14 7LA

Pick & Shovel

Fothergill Street, Treforest, Pontypridd

CF37 1SG

Piercefield

St Arvans, Chepstow, Monmouthshire

NP16 6EJ

Plas Derwen

Monmouth Road, Abergavenny

NP7 9SP

Plough

1 Merthyr Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff

CF14 1DA

Plum Tree

160-162 Cowbridge Rd East, Cardiff, South Glam

CF119ND

Pontygwindy

Pontygwindy Road, Caerphilly

CF83 3HR

Pump House

Pump House Quay, Maritime Quarter, Swansea

SA1 1TT

Punch House

4 Agincourt Square, Monmouth

NP25 3BT

Red Dragon

Litchard Hill, Litchard, Bridgend

CF31 1QJ

Retreat

Maelfa, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff

CF23 9PL

Rose & Crown

Heol Y Capel, Nottage, Porthcawl

CF36 3ST

Salt (Cardiff)

Mermaid Quay, Stuart Street, Cardiff

CF10 5BZ

Savoy Country Inn

Tenby Road, St Clears, Carmarthenshire

SA33 4JP

Seagull Inn

Sandpiper Road, Porthcawl

CF363UT

Ship Inn

Tresaith, Cardigan, Ceredigion

SA43 2JL

South Beach Bar Grill

Water's Edge, Tenby, Pembrokeshire

SA70 7EG

Star

Station Road, Dinas Powys, Cardiff

CF64 4DE

Tafarn y Tanerdy

Tanerdy, Carmarthen

SA31 2EY

Thomas Arms

Thomas Street, Llanelli

SA15 3JF

Three Arches

Heathwood Road, Cardiff

CF14 4HS

Three Horse Shoes (Gabalfa)

Merthyr Road, Gabalfa, Cardiff

CF14 1DL

Three Sisters

Mansel Terrace, Cwmbwrla, Swansea

SA5 8NN

Twelve Knights

Margam Road, Port Talbot

SA13 2DB

Two Brewers

Brackla Way, Brackla, Bridgend

CF31 2AR

Ty Mawr

Graig Road, Lisvane, Cardiff

CF14 0UF

Ty Nant

Tynant Road, Morganstown, Cardiff

CF15 8LB

Ty Risha

Pen y Cae, Bridgend

CF32 9SN

Tynewydd

103 Tynewydd Road, Barry

CF62 8BB

Victoria Park

422 Cowbridge Road East, Canton, Cardiff

CF5 1JL

Vivian Arms

104 Gower Road, Sketty, Swansea

SA2 9BZ

Watermill

Ogmore Road, Ogmore by Sea, Bridgend

CF32 0QP

Wellington

The Bulwark, Brecon

LD3 7AD

White Horse (Coychurch)

Coychurch, Nr Bridgend

CF35 5HD

White Lion Royal Hotel

High Street, Bala, Gwynedd

LL23 7AE

Windsor

95 Windsor Road, Penarth

CF64 1JE

Yard Bar & Kitchen

42-43 St Mary Street, Cardiff

CF10 1AD

Terms & Conditions:

Entry to the quiz costs £1 per person. A maximum of 6 people are allowed per team. Participants must be aged 18 or over. One £30 Brains gift card will be issued to the highest scoring team by the manager on duty. Terms and conditions for the gift cards can be found at www.sabrain.com/rewards.

To be entered into the monthly draw for one night’s B&B for 2 in a Brains Inn (per person) or the 6 monthly draw for the chance to brew a beer at Brains Brewery, at least one name and contact number must be provided from the winning team. This information will be kept confidential and will not be shared with any third parties. One night’s B&B includes one night’s stay in any Brains Inn for 2 people (exclusion dates apply) including breakfast the following morning. Lunch or evening food or drinks are not included. One accommodation voucher will be issued to each member of the designated winning team. Subject to availability.

The following dates are not included; any dates designated as a major event (e.g. International rugby days in Cardiff), 23rd December 2018 – 2nd January 2019, February 14th, bank holiday weekends.

Prize includes standard double occupancy rooms only. Upgrades available at the advertised charge. Prices vary. Prize valid for one year from date of issue. Voucher must be presented on arrival. Only one voucher valid per stay. Voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other accommodation offer.

The 6 monthly ‘brew your own beer’ prize includes a tour of the Brains Brewery in Cardiff as well as participating in the brewing process of a seasonal or craft ale under the supervision of the Head Brewer. Availability dates will be provided by the promoter and the whole team must attend the same date. The Manager / S. A. Brain reserve the right to withdraw or amend this offer at any time without prior notice. Promoter: SA Brain & Co Ltd. Cardiff, CF10 1SP

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