2 September 2021
Gwyneth Strong, who played Rodney's wife Cassandra, raises a toast to the 40th anniversary of Only Fools and Horses at a recreation of the show's pub, the Nags Head
Pop-up replicates details from the pub including iconic striped wallpaper, stuffed rabbit and horse bronzes - and will be serving Del Boy and Rodney's favourite drinks, including Crème de la Menthe and pints at 83p
The Nags Head is open to the public on Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th September 2021
Only Fools and Horses star Gwyneth Strong, who played Cassandra - Rodney's wife - opened a recreation of the iconic Nags Head pub today to mark the 40th anniversary of the much-loved sitcom. Gwyneth was joined by Philip Pope, who played Tony Angelino on the show, and Andree Bernard, who played barmaid Nervous Nerys. Comedy TV channel Gold are behind the pop-up pub, which opens to the public from today for three days only.
The Nags Head has been lovingly recreated to be true to the series, from the striped wallpaper and chequered floor down to the framed pictures, stuffed rabbit, horse bronzes and trinkets which adorned Del and Rodney's local boozer. Pub patrons will also find the Trotter's 1972 Reliant Rebel Supervan III parked outside.
The backdrop to a number of memorable moments from the show, including Rodney and Cassandra's wedding reception and Uncle Albert's infamous birthday party, fans will be able to live out their favourite scenes whilst sipping on a cocktail complete with umbrella.
Gwyneth Strong, who played Cassandra from the hit show, said:
I can't believe it's been 40 years since the show first aired. There is such a loyal fan base and they are going to love this, it's like going back in time and being back in the original pub!
Those who fancy themselves as a bit of a Del Boy will be thrown back to the 80s where they can purchase a pint for 83p or order 80s classics from the show including Crème de la Menthe or Britvic Orange, as well as a selection of bar snacks from the era including pork scratchings, scampi fries and cheeselets.
The pop-up pub kicks off Gold's Only Fools and Horses 40th anniversary celebrations as the channel plans to turn back time by showing the very first episode of the smash hit show at 8.30pm on Wednesday 8th September - the same date and time that it first aired back in 1981.
Gerald Casey, Gold channel director, said,
We're excited to be celebrating 40 years of Only Fools and Horses, the nation's favourite sitcom, with our recreation of the iconic Nags Head pub. We can't wait to bring some classic Del Boy and Rodney moments to fans young and old when we air every episode the series, starting 8th September on the Gold channel. Cheers!
The Nags Head will be open for business in London on Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th September 2021. Tickets for a table to seat up to 4 people for 45 minutes are free, but visitors will need to apply for their table here gold.uktv.co.uk/nagshead
Location: London, WC1N 2PB - exact location will be confirmed to ticket holders
Dates: Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th September 2021
Times: Open for a pint 12 - 9pm, for a 45 minute bookable table
Tickets: Free, available here gold.uktv.co.uk/nagshead
Gold, the nation's favourite comedy channel, will be celebrating 40 years of Only Fools and Horses throughout September starting from the 8th by airing every episode of the classic comedy on weeknights and weekends. Lovely Jubbly!
Notes for Editors
As with Del and Rodney's local, The Nags Head bar will be cash only.
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