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What’s your tipple? Whether it's a nice relaxing cuppa or a swift half, this refreshing collection of drinks adverts has something for everyone. 

Learn about the dangers of night starvation, wonder whether it really can be good for you, and find out how to make things go better. Bottoms up!

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What We Want Is Watney'sWhat We Want Is Watney's

Advert19591 mins

A young Michael Caine bursts on to the scene as a cheeky soldier in this delightful advert for Watney's beer.

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Guinness - PlinthsGuinness - Plinths

Advert19761 mins

Pete and Dud prove to be stout football fans in this Guinness commercial recalling a great sporting moment - however fleeting.

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Guinness - Raf Flying ToucansGuinness - Raf Flying Toucans

Advert19551 mins

An RAF squadron are alerted to an attack. Flying toucans raid the officers mess and fly off with glasses of Guinness.

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PG Tips: HairdressersPG Tips: Hairdressers

Advert19781 mins

An example of the long-running Brooke Bond PG Tips advertising campaign, with talking chimpanzees dressed as humans.

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The Spirit of His ForefathersThe Spirit of His Forefathers

Advert19001 mins

One of the earliest surviving British adverts

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Fun on the FarmFun on the Farm

Advert19355 mins

What seems a charming stop-motion rhapsody for Bourn-vita chocolate reveals some unpleasant racial insensitivity.

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What-ho-she-bumpsWhat-ho-she-bumps

Advert19377 mins

Puppet pirates pray on the sleeping Navy: the crew of HMS Hopeless pay the price of night starvation in this 1930s Horlicks ad.

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"Corona" Cordials taken hot - are good to drink and good for you"Corona" Cordials taken hot - are good to drink and good for you

Advert19381 minsSilent

It's so easy to drink reviving Corona Cordials because the Corona man delivers right to your door.

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There is going to be a Great Demand for - "Corona" Fruit DrinksThere is going to be a Great Demand for - "Corona" Fruit Drinks

Advert19381 minsSilent

Watch out for the Corona man! The sunny weather will bring him right to your doorstep where, conveniently, you can buy 4 bottles for a shilling.

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South Sea SweetheartsSouth Sea Sweethearts

Advert19386 mins

Say aloha to a Technicolor cinema ad for Horlicks from the master of the Puppetoon, George Pal

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Love on the RangeLove on the Range

Advert19396 mins

An animated Western mock-opera about Horlicks? Bring it on!

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Coco and the BearCoco and the Bear

Advert19462 mins

A cinema advert for cocoa that apes American cartoons, from a little-known corner of British animation history.

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Horlicks Advert: Dan DareHorlicks Advert: Dan Dare

Advert19561 mins

Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future and famed 1950s comic strip star of Eagle weekly, invites young Horlicks drinkers to join the Spacemen’s Club.

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Alarm CallAlarm Call

Advert19552 mins Location: York

A drink for all occasions, but especially to relieve the stress of those brave souls battling fires, floods and well-behaved children.

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Come Wind, Come WeatherCome Wind, Come Weather

Advert19552 mins Location: York

After a hard day rescuing sheep buried in the snow or drowning in floods, what better way to dry out or de-frost than with a nice hot cup of cocoa.

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Sudden Came the SeaSudden Came the Sea

Advert19552 mins

After a hard day facing storms at sea, what better way for trawlermen to unwind than to relax in the galley with a hot cup of cocoa?

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Top of the WorldTop of the World

Advert19552 mins

It doesn’t matter if it is conquering Everest or climbing the stairs. Rowntree’s Cocoa is the answer.

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Horse SenseHorse Sense

Sponsored film19509 mins Location: Cambridge

A delightful road safety film set on the streets of Cambridge featuring an escaped horse with a respect for the Highway Code.

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The Man with a GirderThe Man with a Girder

Advert19591 mins

Amusing advertising homage to a famous Guinness poster campaign.

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Guinness - Shipwright Version 1Guinness - Shipwright Version 1

Advert19601 mins Location: Hebburn

Stout Geordie shipwright Martin Welsh opts for stout after work in this regional TV spot.

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Guinness - FactoryGuinness - Factory

Advert19621 mins

Silky smooth commercial for the famous stout.

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Coca-Cola: Refreshes You Best - BowlingCoca-Cola: Refreshes You Best - Bowling

Advert19630 mins

It’s in the swing with zip and zing; it’s an early sixties Coke ad.

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Coca-Cola: Things Go Better With Coca-Cola - Diving, Bowling and TennisCoca-Cola: Things Go Better With Coca-Cola - Diving, Bowling and Tennis

Advert19641 mins

If you are troubled by things, then this British Coke advert promises to make them better.

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Coca-Cola: Alan BealeCoca-Cola: Alan Beale

Advert19661 mins

Meet Alan Beale - a lesser-spotted creature of the unnatural world of advertising in the shape of a real-life lorry driver.

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Coca-Cola: Biba's BoutiqueCoca-Cola: Biba's Boutique

Advert19671 mins

A stomping version of "Things Go Better With Coke" by The Who soundtracks this pithy ad.

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Coca-Cola: PiccadillyCoca-Cola: Piccadilly

Advert19671 mins

The Who add a stonking track to a short, sharp psychedelic Coke ad blazing with the lights of Swinging London.

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A Guide to GoodnessA Guide to Goodness

Industry sponsored film196717 mins

Tasteful promo for the tasty black stuff.

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Guinness Export - The Man (Version 1)Guinness Export - The Man (Version 1)

Advert19681 mins

For your eyes only: a mysterious agent fights his way to the pub.

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Guinness Export - The Man (Version 2)Guinness Export - The Man (Version 2)

Advert19681 mins

A man walks into a bar… but there are more punches than punchlines in this snappy Guinness ad.

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Guinness Export - The Man (Version 3)Guinness Export - The Man (Version 3)

Advert19681 mins

My goodness – what do you have to do to get a drink around here?

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Carling Black Label Bike GirlCarling Black Label Bike Girl

Advert19711 mins

Men and women enjoy a beer together in this atypical 1970s ad.

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Guinness - Young BarmaidGuinness - Young Barmaid

Advert19721 mins

A lesson in pouring technique for the bottled buyer.

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Guinness - Hop FarmGuinness - Hop Farm

Advert19741 mins Location: Bodiam

My goodness! A Guinness advert emphasising its Englishness?

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Brooke Bond D: Tea PartyBrooke Bond D: Tea Party

Advert19771 minsSilent

If your afternoon tea sessions with the vicar's wife need enlivening, take the animated advice of this cultured cup and saucer.

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Guinness - Do It YourselfGuinness - Do It Yourself

Advert19751 mins

A familiar scene for home brew enthusiasts and their long suffering families, acted out by some familiar faces.

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Cinema Commercial for Charbonnier RedCinema Commercial for Charbonnier Red

Advert19761 mins

A bottle of Charbonnier Red brings romance by candlelight. 1970s cinema advertisement.

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Guinness - Streebe-Greebling (English)Guinness - Streebe-Greebling (English)

Advert19761 mins

Peter Cook and Dudley Moore are on hilarious form in this 1970s Guinness advert, featuring Cook’s immortal creation Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling.

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Guinness - Kung FoolGuinness - Kung Fool

Advert19771 mins

A lesson from the dark side directed by Alan Parker, but be aware that the answer might not lie at the bottom of a glass.

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Guinness - PloughmanGuinness - Ploughman

Advert19771 mins

A Guinness advert emphasising its virtues as an accompaniment to a traditional ploughman’s lunch.

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Whitbread Trophy 'shakespeare' 'a'Whitbread Trophy 'shakespeare' 'a'

Advert19781 mins

A pint of Whitbread Trophy makes the actor Brian Glover wax lyrical about its Shakespearean properties.

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Guinness - End of PlayGuinness - End of Play

Advert19781 mins

Guinness advert equating the slow pace of its drinking and serving with that of a game of cricket.

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Guinness - Talking LessonGuinness - Talking Lesson

19791 mins

A man tries to teach his toucan to remind his wife to stock up on Guinness, but finds the tables are swiftly turned.

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Guinness - FilmGuinness - Film

Advert19791 mins

High concept: a pint of the black stuff, downed in truly cinematic style.

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Guinness - April FoolGuinness - April Fool

Advert19811 mins

A touch of talking toucan trouble leads to the premature pouring of stout support in this 80s Guinness ad.

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Guinness - April Fool (Animatic Version)Guinness - April Fool (Animatic Version)

Advert19811 mins

A preparatory sketch for a classic TV ad, in the form of an animated storyboard.

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Babycham: ClovellyBabycham: Clovelly

Advert19731 mins Location: Clovelly

A couple walk in the pouring rain through Clovelly, North Devon, their journey and feelings narrated in song.

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Babycham: Tennis!!Babycham: Tennis!!

Advert19571 mins

After your strenuous workout at the tennis club, you need a Babycham

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Quick Brew - FootballQuick Brew - Football

Advert19751 mins

Glorious Ladies All Stars get a 10-0 lead against the QB's: time for an uplift with Quick Brew's quicker teabags!

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Newcastle Brown Ale MonumentNewcastle Brown Ale Monument

Advert19721 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Workmen clean an oversized bottle perched on a factory chimney. At lunch, two beers are delivered to them by helicopter.

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Domestic HelpDomestic Help

Advert19522 mins

A cup of Horlicks helps a struggling husband bring home the bacon in this 1950s advert.

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Meet the OvaltineysMeet the Ovaltineys

Advert19407 mins

A Sunday evening radio ritual for 1930s listeners young and old comes to the cinema screen for your pleasure.

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Ovaltine - TrainOvaltine - Train

Advert19851 mins

Ovaltina will pick you up! With an electronic 80s synth and a catchy theme tune, Ovaltina parachutes in to save the day

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Good Strong CoffeeGood Strong Coffee

Advert19682 mins

Far-out guys and groovy gals drop doses of good strong coffee in this psychedelic 1968 ad for the hot black stuff.

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Dolly Put the Kettle OnDolly Put the Kettle On

Advert19472 mins

A spurned doll turns knife-wielding femme fatale when she doesn't get her teddy bear, in this cartoon cinema ad for tea

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Guinness - Cycle Race (Version 1)Guinness - Cycle Race (Version 1)

Advert19631 mins

Ah, those were the days when competitive racing and a pint of stout went hand-in-hand.

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Ace of ClubsAce of Clubs

Advert194727 mins

The can-can, magic tricks, greyhound racing, cricket, boxing, and bowls: this extended ad for Jubilee Stout has it all!

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Coca-Cola: Hey Coke - PartyCoca-Cola: Hey Coke - Party

Advert19580 mins

Party with a pre-fame Anna Karina in this early British Coke ad.