If you want to win a pub quiz get a teacher on your team.

That was the result of a Greene King report looking at pub quizzes.

Teachers were considered to be the most valuable team members, beating medical professionals and librarians to take the top spot.

The report – The Iconic British Pub Quiz - also found that 61 per cent of people have taken part in a pub quiz and that beer is the quiz goers drink of choice.

General knowledge and trivia were the rounds people most like to play with sport proving to be the least popular.

When it comes to cheating you can trust the older generation, with only one in 10 of those aged over 55 saying they had broken that social taboo – unlike 25 to 34-year-olds, with nearly half (46 per cent) confessing to breaking the rules.

Richard Lewis, managing director of Greene King retail pubs, said: "Some of the results are fascinating. However, I do think there will be a few disheartened quiz masters when they hear just how much cheating is going on!"

The report also reveals some of the best pub quiz team names: 'Real ale Madrid', 'The quizee rascals', 'Hoof hearted' and 'This is not a drill, please evacuate the pub immediately.'

The full piece of research can be downloaded from the media pages of www.greeneking.co.uk.

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