Lovely jubbly! Del Boy pub to open...with 1980s prices
CUSHTY! The Only Fools and Horses pub is reopening to celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary...with drinks costing the same as they did in 1981.
Del Boy and Rodney’s favourite boozer, the Nag’s Head, will be recreated on September 3 and 4.
And – mange tout, mange tout – a pint of beer will set you back just 83p.
Fans will also be able to order the favourite cocktail of Del Boy – played by Sir David Jason, now 81 – namely the Caribbean Stallion, complete with trimmings.
TV channel Gold, which broadcasts reruns of the sitcom, is creating the boozer in central London, with patrons able to take part in a pub quiz based on the show.
A spokesman said: “Make sure you brush up on your knowledge so you don’t look like a plonker.”
He added: “Lovingly recreated as a replica of the original Nag’s Head – even down to the ashtrays – fans and would-be Del Boys will be able to live out some of their favourite memorable moments from the pub, the local haunt for Del, Rodney, Grandad, Uncle Albert, Trigger, Boycie and the rest of the show’s characters.”
There is just one snag though – tables of up to four people can only be booked for 45 minutes.
So, you know it makes sense to grab a seat quickly.
The pop-up pub, whose location is being kept a secret for now, is kicking off Gold’s celebrations. The first episode of Only Fools will be shown at 8.30pm on September 8 – the exact date and time that it aired in 1981.
The channel will then broadcast all 64 episodes and 16 specials on weeknights and weekends.
Meanwhile, Bristol council has given Del Boy’s red garage door to a fan, in exchange for a donation to the Film & TV Charity.
The prop, part of “Nelson Mandela House”, now belongs to Scott Harrington, who already has Del’s three-wheeler van.
●●To apply for free pub tickets see gold.uktv.co.uk/nagshead