Portsmouth pub gearing up for festive celebrations

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A CITY pub is gearing up for a busy Christmas season as it prepares a programme of festive activities for its customers.

The Rose in June, in Milton Road, Copnor, Portsmouth, will hold a Christmas-themed quiz in aid of two worthy causes on Thursday, December 17.

Teams of up to six people can join in and it costs £3 per person to take part.

Proceeds will go towards to The Rowans Hospice and the south-east branch of the MND Association.

The pub has long been a supporter of the association as Alison Lambley, the sister of co-landlord Paul Saynor, died of motor neurone disease in 2008, aged 52.

Mince pies and cream will also be dished up for guests at half-time.

There will be four rounds with 20 questions in each one.

Teams can play a joker card for double points.

Mr Saynor said: ‘It’s an annual event, which is always for the same two charities.

‘It’s part of our ongoing Christmas theme; the pub is all dressed up with Christmas decorations.

‘It’s a chance for everyone to get in the festive mood.’

He added: ‘It’s always a good time of year for the pub.

‘Lots of people come out; we notice more people are coming out and enjoying themselves with a smile on their faces.

‘The feelgood factor is back.’

On December 18, the pub will throw a bumper Christmas draw with a free buffet.

Then on Christmas eve, free mince pies and cream will be given out and the jukebox is going to be free all evening.

The pub will then open its doors from midday until 2pm on Christmas Day.