For film 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 pubs, 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 crawl 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 appropriately named film The World’s End. You needn’t worry about the impending apocalypse when at The Gardener’s Arms in Letchworth Garden City, 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 Road, 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 gangster Jack Carter called into for a pint upon returning to the city of Newcastle to investigate the mystery surrounding the death 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 titled 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 Royal 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 setting in Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels where Rory Breaker caused mayhem after another punter requested that the volume 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 course. 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 food.
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 golden. 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 clothes 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 Working Men’s Club where the stripping routine was recorded.
Address: 136 Shiregreen Lane, Sheffield, S5 6AD
The Beehive — The Horse & Groom
Movie: 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 discovered that his best friend Ford was actually an alien in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The Horse & Groom is The Beehive in real life, which is located in the green and idyllic East Hertfordshire market town of Buntingford. There, you can enjoy a drink without worrying that Earth is about to be destroyed because of a hyperspace express route.
Address: Buntingford, SG9 0DX
The Black Prince
Movie: Kingsman: The Secret Service
Who said a trip to the pub can’t be educational? Gentleman super-spy Galahad causing carnage 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 Secret Service. There will very likely be a lot less trouble caused at the actual Black Prince in Kennington, though it still makes sense to be respectful to the staff and fellow punters — manners maketh the man, after all.
Address: 6 Black Prince Road, Kennington, London, SE11 6HS
Zeitgeist @ The Jolly Gardeners — The Drowning Trout
As with Somoan Joe’s, Zeitgeist was used for a threatening scene in this movie. The scene in Snatch where a pair of brash individuals threatened Bullet Tooth Tony with a pair 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 plenty of space and is the place to enjoy a selection of continental beers while watching live football games.
Address: 49-51 Black Prince Road, Lambeth, London, SE11 6AB