ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Shaun of the Dead - Where is The Winchester

Updated on January 4, 2015

My Infatuation with Shaun and The Winchester

Hmmm, now how do I write a review about one of my favourite movies without using the Z word? Which is a joke you'll get after spending the quickest and most laughter filled 99 minutes of your life watching Shaun deal with relationships, life, the apocalypse and of course Zom.... I mean the undead, who were once dead, but have come back from the dead... and now feast on brains.

Paying homage to such genre classics as George Romero's 1968 Night of the Living Dead, Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his drinking buddy Ed (Nick Frost) bumble through a world now inhabited by the undead who are hell bent on satisfying their daily brain eating requirement.

Needless to say their life and grand survival plans revolve around their local drinking establishment, The Winchester Tavern or as it is affectionately known, The Winchester.


What's Your Cornetto Trilogy Favourite?

See results

Just Don't Mention the Z Word

I Lived 3 Doors from The Winchester

And here is where my claim to fame comes in. I lived in the UK for many years in a part of London called New Cross and it was whilst I was looking for a new flat to live in that I came across a small gem of information about my favourite movie of the undead. Apparently The Winchester was located in New Cross. A quick google search revealed that it was located 50 yards away from the flat I was looking at. Needless to say and even though The WInchester had been converted into a block of apartments, I moved in as soon as humanly possible.

There are actually several scenes shot outside The Winchester where if you squint hard enough you can see exactly where I lived, oh and don't get me started about the number of times I would wander home from the local pub after a few pints of lager and replicate the walk and brains mantra of the Zom...oops, undead. Much amusement was had, or at least I was amused.

So if you are like me and a fan of British comedy and films about the undead, then watch a movie which future generations will refer to as a Zomb..damn.. undead, classic.

Just remember, I was so impressed with Shaun and his tussles with the undead, that I based my living choice on its location to The Winchester, because as we all know, if the world is coming to an end as we know it, what could be a better place than the local pub to take refuge.

Just don't mention the Z word.

Here's what The Winchester looks like now!

A Cornetto
A Cornetto

Watch the entire "Cornetto" trilogy.

The Cornetto in Shaun of the Dead is red, to symbolize blood.

Hot Fuzz (Widescreen Edition)
Hot Fuzz (Widescreen Edition)

Part two where you will have to look for the Blue Cornetto, which was chosen to symbolize police blue.

 
The World's End
The World's End

The final segment of the trilogy, look for the green Cornetto, because as we all know, all aliens are green.

 

Would You Have Gone to The Winchester?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • vkwok profile image

      Victor W. Kwok 

      3 years ago from Hawaii

      I watched that movie before. It was pretty funny.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)