The Covid Arms in association with Crowdfunder, Guinness World Records, Beavertown... Present… The Big Comedy Pub Quiz at the The Covid Arms

Guinness World Records attempt for the title for the ‘Most visitors to a virtual pub’

The Covid Arms and some of the nation’s best-loved comedians, are calling upon you to join them on Friday (1 May 2020) at the world’s largest virtual lock-in.

Your help is needed to break the Guinness World Record Title for ‘Most visitors to a virtual pub’. In taking part you will also be helping to raise money to support your local pubs, and donate to The National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal.

In these challenging times, the one thing that we are all missing is the sense of community that thrives through our local businesses.

The food and beverage industry has been greatly affected by this pandemic. So share a drink and enjoy the company of our favourite pub owners, neighbours and friends in the safest way possible. And break a world record while you’re at it.

Kiri Pritchard-McLean, the Covid Arms landlady, said:

“I’m so excited to be involved with this, it’s all my favourite things; comedy, pubs and quizzes. Oh, and charity, please delete this line so it looks like charity was the first thing I said.

“This is going to be such a fun event and takes me back to my comedy roots, gigging in pubs for no money and working on a webcam to make ends meet.

“In all seriousness this is exactly the slice of kindness and joy we all need now. See you at the bar.”

Admission to The Covid Arms will support your local watering hole, as well as our hero emergency workers who are risking their lives for our safety everyday.

Entry will be based on a pay-it-forward scheme so any pubs missing their locals can register online, and let their community know they’re (virtually) open for business.

To help host the night, Kiri will be joined by a group of fellow celebrities. Including the likes of Russell Howard, Nish Kumar and The Chase’s Jenny Ryan.

There will be mystery guests (who’ll be hosting the music round?), quick-fire rounds, a live leaderboard and prizes. At any minute you may be joined live in your front room, so make sure to wear your best ‘staying in’ gear.

On the mission to host the World’s biggest lock-in, Simon Deverell, founder and director of Crowdfunder UK (and co-landlord of The Covid Arms), said:

“After the news broke that the lockdown had been extended for another three weeks, we thought that the time was right to celebrate the incredible community spirit and humour at the heart of the British public by bringing back the Great British tradition of sharing a pint.

“We started this campaign in collaboration with the brilliant Covid Arms team, founded by Kiri, Jess and Jake. They began the initiative to stream live comedy at ‘The Covid Arms’ in support of charity, and we’re helping to scale this for an amazing cause; showing our support and solidarity with not only our local businesses, but the emergency workers across the nation keeping us safe.”

To find out more about how you can get involved, and buy tickets for a night in at The Covid Arms go to

Lets login to The Covid Arms, have a pint and protect ourselves and our Key Workers by waiting for this to blow over.