Tonight sees the culmination of a week of Halloween-themed fun at Rosy Guesthouse, with a special spooky pub quiz in aid of NGO Honour Village Cambodia.
The owners Simon Tufts and Rachel Band have gone to town on the decorations with hundreds of black paper bats decorating the walls, a giant spider and a mummy’s head placed artfully on a pumpkin-carving table.
The popular kids’ Halloween party was a great success last Sunday, with 40 children turning up, more of them dressed up in costume than ever before.
“I feel the kids’ party gets better every year,” Band says. “We know what works and take out things that don’t work so well. A lot more children were dressed up this year so maybe more families were getting into it too. There’s quite a wide range of ages; we had about five under-twos and the rest were up to about probably nine or ten years old.
“There seem to be quite a few people who come every year. It’s a lot of effort but every year I’m pleased that we do it because all the children and their parents seem to like it.”
Among the various witches, vampires and monsters, the best costume awards were won by eight-year-old Annan Balch who was Frankenstein, and Medusa, aka Chloe Scott, aged six.
Band says the children enjoyed the usual arts and crafts plus food and drink specials including Cheesy Deadman’s Fingers (cheese on toast) and Slime (lime) juice.
Tonight, meanwhile, the adult contingent will be able to quench thirsts at the quiz with a Ghoulish Ale, a Zombie Brain or perhaps even a Black Magic Martini, while answering creepy questions.
“Most of the questions will be Halloween-themed and there will hopefully be a Halloween music round too,” says Band.
The pub quiz kicks off at 8pm tonight at Rosy Guesthouse.