The Story of English Inns

The Story of English Inns

Released in 1944, this film tells the story of the roles inns have played in England over the years and the social centres they were in the 1940s

A number of pubs appear in this film, though most of these are in Southern England. These include (in order of appearance): Ye Olde Fighting Cocks (St Albans); Barley Mow Inn (Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire); Pilgrimes Inn (Glastonbury); George Inn (Southwark, London); The Spaniards Inn (Hampstead, London); The London Apprentice (Isleworth, London); Ye Olde Chequers Inn (Tonbridge); The Comet (Hatfield); St Anne’s Castle (Chelmsford); The White Hart Hotel & Garage (Dorchester on Thames, Oxford); Middle House Hotel (Mayfield, Sussex).

Makes you wonder just how many of these are still around today…

The Story of English Inns is part of the British Council Film Collection and was narrated by Bruce Belfrage