Ordering a pint of cider should be easy. Especially in Bristol. But throw a film crew from Germany into the equation and it complicates matters somewhat. My most recent visit to the Llandoger Trow saw me accompanied by a cameraman, boom operator and director. It’s astonishing how difficult the most simple tasks can become with a camera in your face:
I had been contacted out of the blue by television channel Deutsche Welle, who wanted me to act as their guide as I took them on a tour around Bristol. How could I refuse?
It all made for a rather strange day, as I was filmed perusing the stalls at the Corn Street farmers market, walking up and down the Christmas Steps, and finally ordering a pint in the Llandoger.
Also watch out for visits to the M Shed, ss Great Britain, Queen Square, Clifton Suspension Bridge and Stokes Croft, in an action-packed day of filming.
Here is the five-minute curiously old-fashioned piece:
It was only after filming that I remembered that the grade II* listed building used to have five gables, but two were destroyed by a German bombing raid in World War II. Probably best not to mention that to a film crew from Berlin.
The Llandoger Trow, King Street, Bristol, BS1 4ER