Lee, a soldier returning to Hull from two tours of Afghanistan, joins a losing pub quiz team. The team is: Lee, specialist subject - 'how to kill a man with your bare hands'; Woody, specialist subject - 'hallucinogenic drugs'; and Bunny, specialist subject - 'the containerisation of Hull docks'! What they need is a bit of class, a bit of history of art, a bit of literature, a bit of posh totty. Melissa has come to Hull to regenerate the city. Maybe she can be a shot of Viagra for a particular East Hull pub quiz team.
Pub Quiz is Life is a murderous black comedy, set in Hull's black economy, with too many questions and all the wrong answers.