Pub Challenge Event
This years event took place on Saturday, July 7th, starting at The Swan & Castle, on possibly the wettest weekend of the year.
This was the forth year of the pub challenge, for a change we abandoned the Monopoly board in favour of the
“Oxford Pubs Playing Cards“
The “Oxford Pubs Playing Cards” pack was bought from The White Horse in Broad Street and were produced by
‘The Pub-Cards Company’.
The Diamond suit consists of pubs around Jericho, Clubs feature pubs around the Cowley and Iffley Roads and St Clements.
The Hearts and Spades suits feature pubs in the center of Oxford.
This year we visited all the pubs featured on the red suits (Diamonds and Hearts) and in 2013 we will visit all the pubs on the black suits (Clubs and Spades). Although the pubs were closer together, involving only 5 to 6 miles of walking, it seemed like more the day after.
The 2012 - Olympiad 26 Pub Relay Challenge - The Photos!
K♥ The Bear K♥.
Dating from 1242 The Bear is the oldest pub in Oxford. It is also famous for its collection of over 4,500 snippets of club ties, started in the 1952.
A♥ The Turf Tavern A♥
Arrived : 14:05, Drink(s) consumed – Lord of the Rings 4.2%, Turf Tavern 3.9%
Q♦ The Rose & Crown Q♦
Arrived : 115:15, Drink(s) consumed – Trinity 4.0%, Adnams
3♦ The Gardener’s Arms 3♦
Arrived : 15:45, Drink(s) consumed – Gardeners Arms Ale 3.9%
J♦ The Gardener’s Arms J♦
Arrived : 16:55, Drink(s) consumed – Boondoggle 4.2%
Well another great year, some good pubs and some great beer, surprisingly a lot of Blonde beers this years.
Thanks to every one who took part, I think everyone had a good time. Photographers were Mel, Matt, Simon, Mark, Snowy and Tim.
Great time recording by Mel and Matt. Here’s to next year, 2013, when we do the rest of the pack.
Hopefully the sun will come out. Then to 2014 when we will return to the Monopoly board. .