Visit The Drowning Trout Pub from Snatch or in London at the Zeitgeist German Gastropub - FILM LOCATION

Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Sunday, April 01, 2007

Snatch The Drowning Trout Pub Film LocationToday I had some 3 way skype action with friends in Cape Town and New York. One of my friends had changed his Skype mood message to "you hav'in a laugh? - is he hav'in a laugh?".

I think this was done as - I had attributed one of Henry Hill's “ Goodfellas “ quotes to him (on a Flickr pic). So in response he cooked up a quote from Bricktop in the British gangster film Snatch.

Snatch UK Quad Poster
Snatch UK Quad Poster

I live around the corner from a pub used as a location in the film - The Jolly Gardeners is used as "The Drowning Trout". This is the pub where Sol and the boys catch up with Bullet Tooth Tony and it all kicks off. I had to pop downstairs for some "medicine" (better when said in Homer Simpson voice) and as it is was a beautiful day I thought I'd take a stroll and some pics.

Ha Ha. I was keen to see exactly how the "The Jolly Gardeners" was used in the film so I watched a bit of Snatch and took the screen dump on the left. "The Jolly Gardeners" is clearly named on the outside of the pub, but the exterior is no longer maroon.

Snatch film location, The Drowning Trout, London
Snatch film location, The Drowning Trout, London
Snatch film location, The Drowning Trout, London

I watched the scene shot in the pub, the dialogue and the close ups are incredibly well shot.
Ok so picture the setting Sol and his amateur "gang" have caught up with Bullet Tooth Tony and they are looking to relieve him of the stone the size of the Hope diamond. The following is the dialogue from the scene:

Bullet Tooth Tony: So, you are obviously the big dick. The men on the side of ya are your balls. There are two types of balls. There are big brave balls, and there are little mincey balls.

Vinny: These are your last words, so make them a prayer.

Bullet Tooth Tony: Now, dicks have drive and clarity of vision, but they are not clever. They smell p*ssy and they want a piece of the action. And you thought you smelled some good old p*ssy, and have brought your two small mincey balls along for a good old time. But you’ve got your parties mangled up. There’s no p*ssy here, just a dose that’ll make you wish you were born a woman. Like a prick, you are having second thoughts. You are shrinking, and your two little balls are shrinking with ya. The fact that you’ve got "Replica" written down the side of your gun.

[Zoom in on the side of Sol's gun, which indeed has "REPLICA" etched on the side; zoom out, as they sneak peeks at the sides of their guns]

And the fact that I’ve got "Desert Eagle point five O" written on the side of mine, should precipitate your balls into shrinking, along with your presence. Now… F*ck off.

Guy Ritchie in full effect.

The Drowning Trout Pub from Snatch 

The Jolly Gardeners @ Zeitgeist London,
49 - 51 Black Prince Rd London, SE11 6AB

Head over to the Zeitgeist Gastropub website to find the easiest way to get here


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Craig is a retired superhero, an obsessive hobbyist, comics fan, gadget lover & flâneur who knows an unhealthy amount about Ian Fleming's James Bond.

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