• Short Summary

    Quirky pub filled with bizarre and macabre artefacts, Middlesex.

  • Description

    The Hovel, Middlesex.

    LS public house on River Thames. CU name "The Hovel" on front of pub - it is written back to front and has a fake spider hanging over it.

    Interior. CU parrot in a cage. Various shots of bizarre artefacts on display around the pub. including a lion's head with horns and a loaf of bread with a fake mouse crawling out of it.

    MS couple sitting at the bar, the landlord walks in - he is wearing a gas mask. The eccentric landlord puts some very old cheese on the bar, two girls nearby hold their noses. MS landlord, he removes gas mask and places peg on his nose.

    MS woman looking in mirror, putting on lipstick. A light behind the mirror switches on revealing a skull, the girl looks startled.

    The narrator explains the landlord came up with this macabre theme for his pub when he discovered 20 humans skulls were once found in the pub's attic - spooky!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3398.11
    Media URN:
    92520
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1951
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:00:00 / 01:22:03:00
    Canister:
    NP 370

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The pub used to be situated in Church Square, Shepperton, Middlesex.

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