Pub Quiz and ‘Taste of Game’ Night at the Picton Inn

Monday, November 12th, 2007

When we approached Gordon Miller, the landlord of the Picton Inn in Clarbeston Road, Pembrokeshire, about doing a Muddy Pub Quiz night, he suggested that we tied it in with the BASC ‘Taste of Game Week’ (10th – 17th November) and offered to put on a number of game dishes to try for free. We thought it was a great idea but were really only expecting a few canapés and some little tasters. Instead, we were completely bowled over by a great feast that been prepared by Sid and some of the other local residents: pheasant, pigeon, wild duck, heart-warming game soup…you name it, it was there!

Pub Quiz and 'Taste of Game' Night at the Picton Inn

Sid cooking up a storm

Pub Quiz and 'Taste of Game' Night at the Picton Inn

Gordon, Sid and the feast!

Over the past few years, BASC have focused a lot of their energies on promoting game as the high quality and nutritious food source that it is, and the idea behind Taste of Game Week is to encourage those who shoot to promote game to a wide range of audiences. For more information about how you can get involved in the next one, click here.

The quiz itself was great fun, with all the usual pub quiz banter! This time, the teams were playing for a cash prize and we are pleased to say that the winning teams got into the spirit of the evening and donated their prizes to the Picton Inn Shooting Team.

Pub Quiz and 'Taste of Game' Night at the Picton Inn

Seeing as we’ve been looking at different rural businesses along the way, we also have to say that we were really impressed by Gordon’s entrepreneurial spirit. At 24, and fresh out of Harper Adams, he is already managing his own pub and seems to be making a great success of it. He has also set up his own business, Greenacre Racing Club, which is a syndication scheme that enables members to become part owners of the club’s portfolio of horses and enjoy all the perks of racehorse ownership, without the associated huge costs. As if that doesn’t already keep him occupied, he’s also about to set up a horse bedding business – busy people, it seems, do get more done!

Anyway, great night, great host and a beautiful spot in Wales…I’m sure it won’t be long until we’re back in Clarbeston Road!

The Picton Inn, Clarbeston Road, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA63 4UN  (01437 731615)