• Short Summary

    Old fashioned pub in Oxford where you can order your lunch by weight.

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    Oxford, Oxfordshire.

    C/Us of a Butcher who works inside a pub called "The Trout Inn". Customers can choose the piece of steak of fish they wish to eat. Butcher carves cuts of meat and a woman in a great orange coat chooses a piece of lamb. These shots could be used to show women shopping for meat in the early 60s. Chef puts cuts of meat on the griddle. C/Us of the vegetables on offer too. A new dining experience.

    L/S of the Trout Inn - picturesque shots of the Inn which is beside a river. It is winter and there is snow all around. A customer arrives by boat to the Inn, goes inside and choses a piece of smoked salmon. Chef prepares it.

    Good C/Us of cooked fish and plates of food. Group of country gentlemen sitting in the bar. One of the men demonstrates an old fashioned way of "mulling ale". He takes a poker off the hot fire and holds it in his pint. This warms the beer. (Cheesy sound effect!) Narrator makes a few jokes about students of learning (suggesting that the older men at the bar are students of drinking basically). One man looks at the rowing plaques on the wall.

    Harry Worth and Peter Butterworth - regular customers at the inn - do a bit of comic business. They choose a cut of meat each and it is weighed. They swap seats when they are given the wrong steaks (but they take their plates with them so it defeats the object). Landlord stands behind the bar and smiles as they drink their pints.

    Note: according to paperwork the butcher's name is Jack Malandain. Harry Worth and Peter Butterworth were appearing in Goldilocks. Landlord is Keith Mackenzie. Cuts exist - see separate record.

    Amendment February 2012: A visitor to the website has provided more information. The exact filming location is Godstow Road, Wolvercote, Oxford.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:18:00 / 01:53:38:00
    CP 427

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