• Short Summary

    Diners in a Somerset pub restaurant enjoy a meal of snails in garlic.

  • Description

    Wells, Somerset.

    Mr Penny is a snail collector. We see him gathering snails in the Mendip Hills countryside. He puts them in a tin and carries them to a local pub restaurant. The pub is the Miner's Arms. Landlord takes out a handful of snails and looks at them with appreciation. In the pub's kitchen the snails are cooked in salted water then in a broth.

    C/Us of the snails being prepared with garlic sauce then placed in special snail serving dishes. "They've got all the escargot gadgetry that Paris has devised to overcome the customers' snails resistance" states the narrator.

    Good shots of diners eating snails in the pub restaurant. C/Us of them being prised from their shells and devoured with gusto.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    313.07
    Media URN:
    3687
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1965
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:54:00 / 01:35:57:00
    Canister:
    CP 534

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