Virtual Pub Crawl
Fancy a swift half? This round of Britain's drinking establishments is on us.
From city boozer to country inn, the public house has always been about more than beer and crisps. A place of friendship, festivity and (hopefully occasional) excess, the local pub is at the centre of many communities. Though the smoky fug has lifted in the modern bar, these films show that the qualities of a good night out are timeless.
If a trip to your local isn't an option, our virtual pub crawl will help recapture that uniquely clammy embrace of noise, crowds and smells that welcome the visitor on entry. Eavesdrop on the colourful nonsense of the characters propping up the bar, spectate on the local grudge matches at skittles or darts, and witness the resident entertainer prove that when it comes to performance, passion is a great substitute for polish. Please watch responsibly.
Amateur film196310 minsSilent Location: London
A compelling glimpse inside an unnamed East End pub in 1963 where a talent show takes place featuring singers and strippers.
Documentary197728 mins Location: Southwold
Real ale and folk music in the pub – performed by Fairport Convention – are celebrated in this portrait of Southwold on the Suffolk coast and the work of the Adnams brewery.
Non-Fiction19746 mins Location: Aston
Music hall ghosts haunt the Bartons Arms pub in Birmingham; a temple to drink and a rare survivor in a city that has destroyed much of its Victorian architecture.
Promotional19829 mins Location: Hartlepool
David Bellamy puts his head into hops, then into a fermenting tank, watches it mash into wort and has a pint – all grist to our engaging presenter.
Amateur film196315 minsSilent Location: Plymouth
A polemical film where two men in a pub compare and contrast the post-war resurrection of both Portsmouth and Plymouth after their pummelling by the Luftwaffe.
Amateur film19386 minsSilent Location: Newark
Join this pub crawl and tread in the ghostly footsteps of innkeepers, smugglers, authors and bargemen of old.
News19754 mins Location: Gotherington
Jim is a particularly obstinate customer at the Shutter Inn at Gotherington, drinking five gallons a day from a bucket - he doesn't even pay!
News19727 mins Location: Newton Burgoland
Will the 'cold, clammy hands' of Five to Four Fred, Newton Burgoland's celebrated ghost, send shivers down Denise's spine?
News197310 mins Location: Norwich
Well and truly steering the helm at The Jolly Butchers pub in Ber Street, Norwich is Antoinette Hannent better known as 'Black Anna'.
Factual TV197525 mins Location: Norwich
The Twitchells represent a new generation. Living in the very centre of Norwich, they enjoy the benefits of a pub, markets, and an underground jazz club right on their doorstep.
Amateur film19633 minsSilent Location: London
A drag act sings in a pub while a Pearly King watches in this short film shot in a London pub in 1963.
News19615 mins Location: Winchcombe
Far from the new-fangled 'chrome plated' American import of ten pin bowling this is Gloucestershire's traditional pub version of skittles.
News19726 mins Location: Swadlincote
Darrell Jones is trying to elevate the pub crawl to a competitive sport. Well, at least he's wearing his track suit!
A pint of Whitbread Trophy makes the actor Brian Glover wax lyrical about its Shakespearean properties.
Cyril Visits Lesney Farm Allotment and Pubs in ErithCyril Visits Lesney Farm Allotment and Pubs in Erith
Amateur film19822 minsSilent Location: Erith
Two classic masculine pastimes from the 1970s - allotments and pubs.
Non-Fiction19146 minsSilent Location: Westminster
A revealing tour of London's notable buildings - some now lost for ever - which uncovers their intriguing histories.
Short documentary196313 mins Location: Southwold
It's flat caps and fags in 60s Southwold as Bob Wellings natters with the natives to find out the secret of a good pint.
Amateur film195944 minsSilent Location: Folkestone
An amateur travelogue featuring the Cinque Ports of Kent and Sussex featuring castles, shipping, dainty Tudor streets, a cathedral and a ride on a miniature railway.
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