Where are Ned Kelly's bones buried? If you like answering trivia questions such as these then you need to come along to the Tuesday night trivia at the Sherlock Holmes . As is to be expected with a name associated with the most famous British sleuth, the pub is typical of those you find in Scotland or England. In Melbourne it is in the basement of 415 Collins Street. There are many reasons you would come to a pub like this - a large selection of beers and ales from Australia and the UK.There are "guest beers" as well often with an added bonus, such as the LED torch if ordering a pint of Guinness on the night of our visit. The pub is small and intimate and has a great atmosphere, no doubt accentuated by the friendly staff many of who are from the UK and add a certain authenticity to being in an British-themed pub. There is standard pub fare such as schnitzels, parma, roast beef, cottage pie, chips, nachos as well as daily specials.
The trivia is conducted by Janet McLeod with the requisite energy and humour. But unlike bigger trivia nights and because of the relatively small space this is a very pleasant, jovial but not too loud night. The questions are varied and it helps to have a table of people of different ages as there are questions from history, politics, geography and a little of sport and popular culture. Something which I found much more pleasant was that there were no movie clips or loud music videos often associated with bigger trivia nights. Questions of varying difficulty make it fun and challenging at the same time. There are some spot prizes as well as the main prize of a drinks/food voucher to be spent at the Sherlock Holmes on your next visit. A great way to spend a Tuesday night in Melbourne, especially on a cold evening.