On this week’s Hand Pumps

This week we are currently drinking…

  • Nelson’s Buccaneer Bunny
  • Five Points Pale Ale
  • Downton Honeydew
  • Pilgrim Saracen Stout
  • Surrey Hills Gilt Complex
  • Otter Bitter
  • East London Pale Ale
  • Surrey Hills Shere Drop
  • Surrey Hills Ranmore Ale
  • Gwynt Y Draig Happy Daze Cider


Glass, bottle. Bottle, glass.
(Tommy Cooper)

  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Albariño
  • Viognier
  • Pouilly Fumé
  • Prosecco
  • Chablis
  • Pouilly Foussé
  • Malbec Catena
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rioja Crianza
  • Syrah Viognier
  • Rioja Reserva
  • Nuit St George
  • Merlot
  • Sancerre

Rules of Toad-in-the-Hole

The Official rules of Toad- in-the-Hole

(as used at the International Competition)

Throw Scoring:

Toad into the hole is 2 points, and cleanly on the table without hitting the back is 1 point.

Game Scoring:

Starts at 31 for each game and decreases by points scored until 0 is reached. The first team to 0 wins the game.

Starting a Match:

A coin may be tossed to see which of the teams is to start the first game.

Starting a Game:

At the start of each game the first player in each team uses 2 toads, the next player uses 3 toads, and the next player and those thereafter use 4 toads.

Ending a Game:

Where a score of less than 4 is needed to finish a game, then only that number of toads may be used, i.e.; if there are only three points left, the thrower may only play three toads.


Best of 3 games (5 in the final) but, if a team wins the first 2 games (3 in the final out of 3 or 4), then the match ends.