Queen Victoria Pub - Located in
Walford E20 (in the East end of London), the the Queen Victoria
Pub (a.k.a. "The Vic") was the local pub where all the neighbors
of the square mingled and shared their successes and problems on
the popular British soap opera THE EASTENDERS/BBC/1985+.
The initial focus of the series was the Fowler family and their
day-to-day struggles with unemployment, overcrowded living
conditions, teenage pregnancy, mental breakdown, etc. The Queen
Victoria was their refuge from the world's troubles.
This British import first aired nationally on the PBS networks
in 1988 and later on the BBC Cable channel. The Vic was later run
by by Peggy Mitchell and her son, Grant. Pauline Fowler's
niece Mary Flaherty lives at the Vic and also tends bar.
The Vic was previously run by the womanizing Den Watts, his
vixen wife, Angie; then by Frank and Pat Harris; Eddie Royle, and
Sharon Watts (Den & Angie's daughter).
TRIVIA NOTE: Another popular British working class pub was the
Return Inn pub
located at No. 11 Coronation Street (at Rosamund Street) in Weatherfield, England on
the soap opera CORONATION STREET/GRA/1960+. The pub was opened in
Additional British TV pubs include the The Dog in the Pond
on the soap opera HOLLYOAKS and The Wolfpack on the soap
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