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Popular 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 movie pubs in the movie industry.

From TV, films and books, some of such pubs are actually inspired by the ones that are real and were actual pubs that 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 Prefect, who was played by Mos Def revealed to Arthur Dent (played by Martin Freeman), that he came from another planet and that the future of the Earth is scheduled to be flattened for an intergalactic super highway.

The Beehive is actually a traditional 200 year old roadside freehouse that 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.

Movie: An American Werewolf in London

The Black Swan appeared in this movie and was renamed to “The Slaughtered Lamb” in the 1981 appearance. The movie was played by David (played by Naughton) and Jack (played by Griffin Dunne), who were two travellers that travelled to the moors and there’s 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 located at Leadenhall Market was the setting in the 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 also starred Commander Swann (played by Richard Attenborough), who continue to batter Brannigan in a true upper class British way and the use of handguns on British streets was forbidden by the police force.

The Lamb Tavern is the best place when it comes to taking refreshments and it is adjacent to the market. It also continues its tradition that’s first established in Roman Britain the last 2000 years ago.

Movie: 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.