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Only Fools & Horses star Gwyneth Strong celebrates landmark anniversary with a pint at The Nags Head

02/09/2021

Gwyneth Strong celebrating Only Fools & Horses 40th anniversary

2 September 2021

Gwyneth Strong, who played Rodneys wife Cassandra, raises a toast to the 40th anniversary of Only Fools and Horses at a recreation of the shows 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 Rodneys favourite drinks, including Cr me 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 - Rodneys 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 Rodneys local boozer. Pub patrons will also find the Trotters 1972 Reliant Rebel Supervan III parked outside.

The backdrop to a number of memorable moments from the show, including Rodney and Cassandras wedding reception and Uncle Alberts 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 cant believe its been 40 years since the show first aired. There is such a loyal fan base and they are going to love this, its 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 Cr me 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 Golds 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,

Were excited to be celebrating 40 years of Only Fools and Horses, the nations favourite sitcom, with our recreation of the iconic Nags Head pub. We cant 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 nations 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!

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Notes for Editors

As with Del and Rodneys local, The Nags Head bar will be cash only.

For more information, please contact:

Francesca Holden - fh@taylorherring.com - 07973 353130

Marie-Claire Minter - mcm@taylorherring.com - 07398 777747

About Gold

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Dedicated to celebrating the best of British comedy, Gold is the nations favourite comedy channel. Classic British comedy series loved by all the family sit comfortably alongside new UKTV Original scripted comedies crafted by some of the nations finest comedic minds, such as Dads Army: The Lost Episodes, Murder, They Hope, The Cockfields and Sandylands. Meanwhile Golds unscripted series reunite the stars and partnerships of the nations best-loved shows to get to the heart of what makes them so evergreen - from passion projects such as French & Saunders: Funny Women, Billy Connolly Does..., Lenny Henrys Race Through Comedy and Ricky and Ralfs Very Northern Road Trip to the retrospective likes of dinnerladies diaries and The Fast Show: Just A Load of Blooming Catchphrases.

Gold is the perfect tonic to make you laugh whatever the time of day.

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About UKTV

UKTV has been at the forefront of branded television for over 25 years, entertaining the nation with programmes they love. Its leading brands - Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday - span comedy, entertainment, natural history, factual and scripted drama, and are delivered to audiences through UKTV Play, Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat and Amazon Fire. The broadcaster is a significant investor in British creativity and is committed to working with new and established writers, directors and programme-makers.

UKTV is part of BBC Studios, the UKs most-awarded production company, a world-class distributor with international branded services, and a commercial subsidiary of the worlds leading public service broadcaster, the BBC.

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