Pub quiz and a Taste of Game evening at the Picton Inn
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 BASC’s Taste of Game Week, 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 had 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!
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 the Taste of Game Week is to encourage those who shoot to promote game to a wide range of audiences.
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 the winning teams got into the spirit of the evening and donated their prizes to the Picton Inn Shooting Team.
Seeing as we’ve been looking at different rural businesses along the way, we also have to say 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