We’ve got some half priced cracked ice, and miles and miles of carpet tiles, TVs, deep freeze and David Bowie LPs… and, it turns out, a brand new pop-up Farringdon. Hookey Street is making a come back, and it promises to be magnifique.
If the last sentence made about as much sense as one of Grandad’s war stories then this one might not be for you, but for everyone else: there’s a new Only Fools & Horses themed pub arriving! Sure, it’s in Farringdon and not Peckham, but that’s probably because they were using one of Del’s dodgy GPS systems.
Nearly two decades since the BBC classic was finally put to rest, the sitcom is still ingrained in the British psyche. And to celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary as well as the fact that TV Channel Gold have the rights to endless reruns, the station has sponsored a faithful recreation of the Nag’s Head.
Over decade since the BBC classic was finally put to rest, the sitcom is still ingrained in the British psyche...
Open only this Friday and Saturday, tickets to Delboy, Rodney (Dave), Trigger, Grandad/Uncle Albert, Boycie and the gang’s favourite watering hole will give punters 45 minutes at a table and, most importantly, at 80s prices (83p for a pint).
Other 1980s classics include Crème de la Menthe and Britvic Orange – along with bar snacks like pork scratchings, scampi fries and cheeselets.
There are also plans afoot to hold an Only Fools and Horses quiz, giving patrons the chance to win a special prize (apparently TBC). And, of course, the best way to revise is to… you guessed it, turn on Gold and watch as they air every single episode ever made.
The recreation is set to be as accurate as possible, even down to the ashtrays...
The recreation is set to be as accurate as possible, even down to the ashtrays, channelling the downmarket vibe pedalled by the John Sullivan classic.
It seems the nation has Only Fools & Horses on the brain (perhaps at times of national uncertainty we default to nostalgia, many (well, Remainers) put the Brexit vote down to the fact that Dad’s Army was rerunning on the BBC during the post-crash austerity years. Only last week a garage door that covered Delboy Trotter’s Peckham lock-up sold at auction to a fan in one of the more bizarre stories of ‘silly season’.
Last week a garage door that covered Delboy Trotter's Peckham lock-up sold at auction to a fan...
And if a weekend pop-up isn’t enough for you, then there’s more Only Fools & Horses fun in store thanks to a new Brixton shipping container restaurant loosely based on (ie for copyright reasons not allowed to explicitly say) Only Fools & Horses.
Only Food & Courses serves fine dining with a Del and Rodney twist, majoring on the style of cuisine popular in the 1980s and clearly an homage to the show.
Grab tickets for the Nag’s Head pop-up here, though it’s been selling out fast. And just think, this time next week, Rodney, we’ll be millionaires. Or, at least, only 83p poorer.