Pub 18 Event Review
This year, the hosts with the most at Quiz Coconut attended the pub-tastic event Pub18 at Kensington Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London to launch our new Quiz Pack!
So, what is Pub 18 you ask? Who can benefit? If you’re a pub manager, independent business, work in events, are a pub-goer or lover…this extraordinary event is for you! Whether you’re looking to increase revenue, get your product in pubs, or simply wanting to get a rucksack full of free goodies – this is THE place to do it!
Running yearly, this event is the ONLY UK dedicated show for the pub industry. This year, the Kensington Olympia Exhibition Centre saw over 5000 visitors and over 1000 independent publicans and businesses from across the UK. The event included over 20 free seminars that featured over 50 expert industry speakers, alongside 200 unique suppliers offering their expertise. All areas of business are covered: from booze to food, benches to cookers, lights to washing machines and pork crackling! It is free to attend as a surveyor and is a small fee if you would like a stand at the event to show-off your goods. To give you a flavour of what to expect, Industry titans that set-up shop at Pub18 included reputable names such as:
Wetherspoons / Mitchells & Butlers / Enterprise Inns / Spirit Pub Company / Carlsberg / Yummy Pub Co. / Greene King / Stonegate / Marston’s / Young’s / Aspirational Pub Company / Tesco / AB-InBev / Shepherd Neame / Charles Wells / Heineken / Oakman Inns / Fuller’s/ Bedlam Brewery / Dr. Schär / Pinkster Gin /10 Degrees C
For a full list of exhibitors that attended PUB18, click here.
This is merely the tip of the pub industry iceberg! with a variety of brands from across the UK being invited to attend. You’d be a fool not to take advantage of free talks that occur throughout the show, delivered by industry professionals to make sure you’re getting the most out of your business. An array of insightful talks took place this year on relevant topics such as: how to encourage millennials to walk into your establishment, opportunities and pitfalls to watch out for this year and how you can transform your rooms into revenue. Here Beer Day Britain instigator Jane Peyton shared some simple tips that can help you to sell more beer, as Knowledge = More Beer Sales. New for 2018, The Wine and Spirit Lounge replicated a club-room/sophisticated bar as an exciting open-networking area. Visitors to the lounge were able to meet and network with fellow publicans, whilst tasting a variety of hand–selected UK and international drinks, from champagne to whiskey, and vodka to wine.
Quiz Coconut were nested opposite Caffè di Artisan Luxury Coffee, ‘the best coffee in the world bar none’. With their compelling range of Exquisite Luxury Americanos, lattes, espressos that can be made in under 60 seconds – without investing in any expensive, complicated, hard to maintain coffee machines or trained manpower – we simply had to have a mug! Rich, lush and bitter-free, it kept us going through the 2-day show.
Alas, Pub18 was a great opportunity for Quiz Coconut to launch our new pub quiz pack! Quiz Coconut are delighted to expand our awesome tried-and-tested trivia event across the UK!This puts it in your hands, giving YOU the opportunity to run a weekly quiz night in your pub. Our quizzes are proven to triple your pub revenue and entertain your customers with our hassle-free, professional quiz pack. It’s created by the masters andhosted by you: in this deal, we also give you customized posters and quiz sheets for your pub to make it look like your quiz! Unique to us, we will provide you with an MP3 file music round which covers all genres and eras, as well as ideas for a hilarious and fun interactive bonus round that is sure to bring punters back again and again! This deal is a bargain – each quiz for a mere £10! The first one is free to see if you like it (which we guarantee you will) Or, you can try out our £46 deal every 4 weeks with a 7-day free trial.
Visit our Quiz Coconut website that tells you all you need to know about this exciting new hassle-free opportunity for your pub. Alternatively, email email@example.com or call 07878 782377 – and we will make this happen!
So, is attending the pub show it worth it? Absolutely! we got to share our quiz with literally thousands of clients and gained tons of new business across the UK. This event is more than useful to show-off your product and gain potential buyers, or to improve your revenue and snazz up you pub. If that’s not your bag, the event is samples galore, with food glorious food and booze glorious booze! I came away with 3 bags full of samples (my rucksack even embarrassingly split at the train station) with goodies from brand such as Hippeas, Love Corn, The Snaffling Pig Co. etc. I ate so many crisps, including tasty brands like Pipers and Kettle, I started to look like one! (in terms of width, heavens not in thickness!). I may have even gotten slightly tipsy with all the free alcohol samples…I rate this experience 10/10!
If you’re interested in attending the event, heck, even just as a fun day out. Here are the details for the PUB19 event: PUB19
We here at Quiz Coconut hope to attend next year’s pub show after such a fun and rewarding couple of days! Hopefully, we’ll see some of you reading this there next year!