Only Fools and Horses

Only Fools and Horses pub named most popular on screen boozer in the UK

The Nag's Head is everyone's favourite pub, if only it actually existed

February 2 occupies a special place in the hearts of Only Fools & Horses fans – being both the 40th anniversary of the show and the 81st birthday of star David Jason.

Both occasions would doubtless be cause for celebration at the show’s legendary Nag’s Head pub, which has been voted the nation’s favourite on screen boozer.

The study carried out by Liberty Games, compiled a list of every fictional pub shown on British film and TV screens and analysed a variety of factors including the price of a pint, the location and the IMDb score of each TV show or film the pub appeared in.

In their study, the infamous Nag’s Head came top of the list with 17.2 per cent of people saying they’d love a drink there.

However, the research showed that the price of an evening at the pub would be anything but cushty with pints costing £5.

This was the most expensive place to drink anywhere in the UK with fellow fictional London pub The Leaky Cauldron from the Harry Potter series also sharing the £5 price point.

And although we can’t drink at the Nag’s Head because it’s lockdown and it doesn’t actually exist, there is one place in the country where you can recreate the Only Fools experience.

In 2019, the Only Fools Bar opened in Liverpool, with Del Boy’s iconic Reliant Regal taking central stage in the boozer.

Liverpool artist Paul Curtis has painted an Only Fools and Horses mural on Seel Street for the new Only Fools Bar (Image: Only Fools Bar)

Fans of the BBC show can enjoy a tipple or two on recreated sets from the programme.

What’s your favourite on screen pub? Let us know in the comments here.

The pub is filled with backdrops from the popular 80s show and serves a Del Boy-inspired cocktail list and a menu to match.

The Only Fools Bar also features a Nags Head area, dedicated to the much-loved fictional pub, with a fully functioning bar inside.

Unsurprisingly, London had the most featured pubs on the list with 12 in total.

Other pubs featured include the Samoan Joe’s from Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and The Boatman from Four Weddings and a Funeral.

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