I teamed up with my friend Myk, veteran quizzer and fellow spy fan.
I was cheered to find the first three questions easy (on Our Man in Havana, Modesty Blaise and Len Deighton), but things did get harder and there were several 'damn, I should have known that' moments when the answers were read out.
There was also a bonus round of questions from the GCHQ Puzzle Book, at which we both fared terribly.
We ended up coming a close second out of five teams, and specially commended for our team name (A ROOM WITH A Q, courtesy of Myk).
Then the quizmasters did some adding up and announced that we and the winners had tied for top place on the GCHQ questions (with something like two-fifths of a point each), netting each team a bottle of wine. (Myk promptly offered to look after this until such time as he might invite me round to dinner.)
I suspect, actually, that the shop staff thought we were nice and wanted us to have a good time, which we did. They were lovely throughout and seemed prepared to keep shaking up free Vesper Martinis all night. (Luckily I was on the bike and thus limited in my intake; we also went for a pizza afterwards, giving me time to sober up.)