Whatever you call it – the pub, the local, the good old-fashioned boozer – few things are as important to the British way of life.
A place where friendships are formed, legends made and lives changed forever. So it’s little wonder the pub has played such an important role in the history of British cinema and television… who can forget Del Boy falling through the bar, or the many smokey hours spent at The Winchester Club, courtesy of Minder?
And the good news is, it’s not all fiction – Some of the greatest pubs from the big screen are actual places selling actual real-life booze.
Sadly a few of the greats haven’t stood the test of time. Last orders have been called on such as The Winchester from Shaun of the Dead, and The Mother Black Cap from Withnail and I ….Gone but most certainly not forgotten.
So let’s raise a toast to their memory whilst you have a look at our round-up of the greatest TV and film pubs still serving….
Or why not find you favourite show – you never know who you might meet at the bar:
Only Fools and Horses – The Alma (Islington, London)
The Inbeweeners – The Black Horse (Pinner)
Minder – The Blue Anchor (Hammersmith)
Sherlock Holmes – The Bush Inn (South Glamorgan)
Vera – The Crown Posadsa (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Heartbeat – The Goathland Hotel (Whitby)
Luther – The Griffin (Hackney, London)
Ashes to Ashes/Life on Mars – The Horseshoe (Southwark, London)
Fresh Meat – The Kings Arms (Manchester)
Peep Show – The Oval Tavern (Croydon)
Rock & Chips – The Pelton Arms (Greenwich, London)
Line of Duty – The Queens Arms (Birmingham)
Peaky Blinders – The Roost (Birmingham)
Sherlock – Speedy’s (London)
Phoenix Nights – St Gregory’s Social Club (Bolton)
Gavin & Stacey – Tardross Hotel (Barry, South Glamorgan)
Auf Weidersehen Pet – The Windmill Inn (Nottingham)
Emmerdale – The Woolpack (Shipley, Bradford)