Biggest Toad in the Hole contest to take place at Lewes Town Hall

Toad in the Hole Lewes Town Hall

Toad in the Hole Lewes Town Hall

  • The only known Toad in the Hole league in the country is based in East Sussex, with teams based in pubs around the county
  • The game involves throwing four brass coins or “toads” from the same distance to a square toad table
  • This is just one of a number of fundraisers which Lewes Lions holds to support good causes
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There so many aspects of life in Sussex which give it a unique flavour: Bonfire, stoolball and the pub game toad in the hole.

Lewes Lions will hold the 20th International Toad in the Hole Championships on Wednesday April 22.

Spectators are welcome at the event which will be held at Lewes Town Hall at 7pm, where 48 teams will battle it out for the crown.

The annual event will see teams of four competing for the Winner’s Trophy and Runner’s-up Trophy. The winners will also receive a prize.

All places in the contest have now been filled.

Toad in the hole is a game played in East Sussex and involves throwing brass coins at a table with a hole in the middle.

The only known Toad in the Hole league in the country is based in East Sussex, with teams based in pubs around the county.

The game involves throwing four brass coins or “toads” from the same distance as a dart board, to a square toad table.

If a toad goes down the hole it scores two points, or if it lands on the top it scores one. If it hits the back of the table, or falls off it is void.

Scoring works by starting off with 31 points and playing down. Players must finish exactly on zero.

A spokesperson for the Lions Club said: “Lewes Lions hold the Toad in the Hole Competition to raise funds towards a day out to Drusilla’s for families from around Lewes who otherwise would not enjoy a summer outing.

“Most years we have teams on a waiting list in case somebody drops out.”

The bar at the International Competition will be provided by Commercial Square Bonfire Society.

The event also attracted sponsorship from numerous businesses around the town. There will be a raffle.

This is just one of a number of fundraisers which Lewes Lions holds to support good causes.

New members are always welcomed. The group holds a monthly Lewes Lions meeting on the first Thursday of the month at the St Mary’s Supporters Club, in Christie Road, Lewes.

Lewes Lions Club was started in 1971 by a group of local people wanting to serve their local and wider community.

Other events organised by the Lions include the group Christmas Concert given by the LGB Brass, Santa at Lewes Garden Centre and Street Collections. The group also provides help and assistance to people in need and other voluntary groups.