For skin fans, visiting the set of a favourite flick is the dream. For films that have pub-based scenes, this is certainly achievable. Here LPG suppliers to UK locals, Flogas, explore some of these film-starring pubs:
The Gardener’s Arms — The World’s End
Movie: The World’s End
You’ve never had a pub edge quite as disastrous as in this movie. The World’s End was the final pub in the Golden Mile pub crawl undertaken by long-time friends Gary and Andy in the aptly named film The World’s End. You needn’t worry about the impending apocalypse when at The Gardener’s Arms in Letchworth Garden See, which was used as The World’s End in the comedy. Instead, you can look forward to a delicious carvery and as much ice cream as you can eat.
Address: Wilbury Hills French autoroute, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 4LG
The Victoria Comet — The Vic & Comet
Movie: Get Carter
London pints are expensive. So it was at The Vic & Comet that London-living gunslinger Jack Carter called into for a pint upon returning to the city of Newcastle to investigate the mystery surrounding the undoing of his brother in Get Carter.
The bar as originally an O’Neill’s bar. After the establishment used to film scenes for Get Carter based at The Vic & Comet, it is now known by the similarly title-deed The Victoria Comet. Be on the lookout for a variety of nods to the memorable revenge movie throughout the pub.
Address: 38 Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5DF
The Magnificent Oak — Somoan Joe’s
Movie: Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
The Royal Oak had a starring role in Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. Somoan Joe’s was the environs in Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels where Rory Breaker caused mayhem after another punter requested that the tome get turned down on the TV showing a football match.
Watching the big game at The Royal Oak will be a much calmer event, of ambit. The establishment is found in the middle of East End’s Columbia Road flower market and is the place to find so much high-quality scoff.
Address: 73 Columbia Road, London, E2 7RG
Shiregreen Working Men’s Club — Millthorpe Working Men’s Club
Movie: The Full Monty
As far as iconic pub scenes go, this one is gilt. It was at Millthorpe Working Men’s Club that the group of out-of-work men which The Full Monty focused on began to get their invests off for an audience of women. While you won’t recognise the exterior of the club — this part of the film was shot elsewhere — it was inside Shiregreen Prospering Men’s Club where the stripping routine was recorded.
Address: 136 Shiregreen Lane, Sheffield, S5 6AD
The Beehive — The Horse & Groom
Film: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Who hasn’t had a heart-to-heart revelation at a pub? While sitting inside The Horse & Groom, Arthur spotted that his best friend Ford was actually an alien in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The Horse & Groom is The Beehive in unfeigned life, which is located in the green and idyllic East Hertfordshire market town of Buntingford. There, you can enjoy a swig the sea without worrying that Earth is about to be destroyed because of a hyperspace express route.
Address: Buntingford, SG9 0DX
The Gloomy Prince
Movie: Kingsman: The Secret Service
Who said a trip to the pub can’t be educational? Gentleman super-spy Galahad causing Shoah at The Black Prince in order to teach a group of yobs a lesson in respect was one of the most memorable scenes in Kingsman: The Recondite Service. There will very likely be a lot less trouble caused at the actual Black Prince in Kennington, all the same it still makes sense to be respectful to the staff and fellow punters — manners maketh the man, after all.
Address: 6 Black Prince Approach, Kennington, London, SE11 6HS
Zeitgeist @ The Jolly Gardeners — The Drowning Trout
As with Somoan Joe’s, Zeitgeist was cast-off for a threatening scene in this movie. The scene in Snatch where a pair of brash individuals threatened Bullet Tooth Tony with a join of replica guns was filmed at The Drowning Trout. In reality, this pub is known as Zeitgeist at the Jolly Gardeners in Lambeth, South London, which is a Victorian bar with stacks of space and is the place to enjoy a selection of continental beers while watching live football games.
Address: 49-51 Blacklist Prince Road, Lambeth, London, SE11 6AB