phoenixDating back to the late eighteenth century, the Phoenix has been through many iterations and a couple of names, though these days takes a slightly more politically correct name from the name of the glassworks formerly occupying the adjacent site. Independently owned and run, the regular Jazz events and open fire contribute to a friendly atmosphere.

Team captain Ben hails from the grid system of Milton Keynes and discovered Bar Billiards while living in Cambridge. He’s always eager to offer restaurant recommendations or talk about motorsport in exhaustive and tedious detail.

Special mention must go to the late Tim Everton, who deserves credit for turning the Phoenix into a pub valued by so many people: