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Various Famous Pubs in the Movie Industry

London is not just known to have the many best pubs, but this is also known to have many famous film pubs. In this article, you will be able to know some of the most famous pubs.

From books, films and TV, these pubs were inspired by the ones which are actually real and are in fact actual pubs which were used as film locations.

Film: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

This would be the time where The Beehive, located at Buntingford appeared in the said 2005 movie. Ford Perfect (being played by Mos Def) and Arthur Dent (being played by Martin Freeman), revealed that he came from another planet and that there’s an upcoming event where Earth will be flattened for an intergalactic super highway project.

The Beehive was a traditional 200 year old roadside freehouse which was built as an ale house until 1956. It is an appealing pub which has a single bar, doesn’t have any jukebox and fruit machines and the pub games such as cribbage and dart are popular.

Film: An American Werewolf in London

The Black Swan had appeared in this movie and it was also renamed to the “The Slaughtered Lamb” during its 1981 appearance in the movie. Jack (played by Griffin Dunne) and David (played by David Naughton) were actually two travellers who ventured off to the moors and there was actually a werewolf involved.

The Black Swan Ockham is located in the idyllic Surrey countryside and is actually the local culinary hotspot which is offering a British menu and uses their seasonal and fresh produce.

Movie: Brannigan

The Lamb Tavern, which is located at Leadenhall Market was made as the setting for the famous 1975 movie “Brannigan”. This movie was played by Jim Brannigan (played by John Wayne), who bring his own American Justice at the streets of London. The movie was also played by Commander Swann (played by Richard Attenborough), who continue to batter Brannigan through a true upper class British way, and using handguns on British streets were forbidden by the police force.

The Lamb Tavern is the perfect place in taking refreshments and is adjacent to the market. This also continued its tradition that was first established in Roman Britain in the last 2000 years.

Film: Still Crazy

This would be where The Red Lion appeared in this film, which actually was based on the story of Strange Fruit, which was in fact the rock band who had it all and then later on lost all of it and became normal everyday people and during middle age, attempted to make a comeback.

The Red Lion was first licensed in 1802 and is actually famous for its 86ft deep well, which dated back in 1600’s. The well room was named after Alexander Keiller who had excavated the ancient stone circle that surrounds the pub.

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