The World's Biggest Pub Quiz, organised by PubAid in March this year, has raised more than £230,000 for hundreds of charities, including over £94,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.
This is the first time that money raised from the quiz has topped the £200,000 mark since its launch in 2016 and is a 21 per cent uplift on the amount raised in 2018.
The average sum raised per pub this year was £160, up from £134 last year. The quiz has raised a total of £750,000 over the four years it has been running. Almost 1,500 pubs took part in the event.
Co-founder of PubAid, Des O'Flanagan, said: "We're delighted with this impressive total raised by the quiz, which we know will be put to good use by the wide range of charities and worthy causes it benefits.
"The substantial increase in the average amount raised per pub is welcome and we think it shows that, after four years, the quiz has become a popular fixture on many pubs' calendars, something that licensees and their customers look forward to every year.
"It meant that this year, more publicans were promoting the quiz, attracting more quizzers and often adding additional fundraising activities like bingo or raffles, to increase the amount raised on the night.
"The quiz not only raises money, but also shines a spotlight on the great work that pubs do for charity.
"We are grateful to every pub, pub company and brewer who supported this year's quiz, and also to our charity partner since 2017, Prostate Cancer UK; they have driven the quiz with huge professionalism and enthusiasm and have undoubtedly helped to raise its profile over the last three years."
Jon Eserin, Associate Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: "It's been brilliant to watch the World's Biggest Pub Quiz grow over the past three years and we feel lucky to have been able to play a part in that.
"We are extremely grateful to all the venues who have chosen to support Prostate Cancer UK this year and who have raised funds that will help stop prostate cancer being a killer.
"As well as helping us to raise an incredible amount of money, our partnership with PubAid has allowed us to reach men and raise awareness of a disease which kills one man every 45 minutes. We thank PubAid for their ongoing support and look forward to seeing the World's Biggest Pub Quiz grow from strength to strength."