The Unlocated and Unidentified Pubs from Inspector Morse.


Hello Mateys, I hope you are all well. So, after the success of having two of my blog readers identify two pubs that I was unable to I decided to look at how many were left unidentified. The number of unlocated and unidentified pubs stands at 13. Though I write thirteen it is probably less than that. For example in the episode The Last Enemy it is obvious from the two clips in the video below that it is the same pub. But, I decided that since there are thirteen scenes with pubs unlocated in the Morse series I would keep that number.

The scenes are as below with the scene times following;

Service of all the Dead (2 pubs) 1h 1m 53s & 1h 30m 50s

The Wolvercote Tongue (1 pubs) 1h 13m 25s

Last Seen Wearing (1 pub) 31m 51s

Last Bus to Woodstock (2 pubs) 54m 57s & 1h 19m 11s

Ghost in the Machine (1 pub) 42m 32s

The Last Enemy (2 pubs) 35m 46s & 1h 38m 34s

The Secret of Bay 5b (1 pub) 53m 1s

Deadly Slumber (1 pub) 48 m 23s

Death is now my Neighbour (1 pub) 1h 37m 44s

So detectives get your thinking caps on and watch the video below and help me identify those pubs. Be aware that there will be spoilers in the video.

Author: Chris Sullivan

After having looked after my mum for some 11 years she is now unfortunately in a nursing home. I'm afraid her dementia worsened as did her physical capabilities. UPDATE: My mum died from Covid-19 on the 6th May 2020. So, for the first time in 21 years I find myself no longer caring for anyone. Apart from my mum I was also a single parent to two children and also looked after my dad who had Alzheimers, (he died in 2005). So, I have decided to return to University to try and get another degree this time in English Literature. (My other degree I got some 30 years ago is one in Ecological Science). After a year at college I have passed all grades and now will start Edinburgh University in September 2019. I am now in second year having passed all the requirements in first year.

7 thoughts

  1. I am a Canadian fan so identifying the pubs I cannot do but I would like to say thank you for allowing me to join your group, have a lovely day

  2. Hi Chris, having watched your video, I can confirm, yes, it’s the Rose and Crown in Rickmansworth not only in ‘Ghost in the machine’ but also in The Last Enemy (outside in the Beer Garden). Well worth a visit!

  3. Think I’ve Identified some: “Service of all the dead”: 1h 1m 55s and 1h 30m 52s ;”The Wolvercote Tongue”: 32m 13s and “Last Bus to Woodstock” 54m 57s and 1h 19m 11s are all The Crown at Bray.
    Its the Beams on and above the bar. That gave the two barrels behind the bar which was quite rare in the late Eighties. I Also noticed the Mirror behind the Bar in the “Service of all the dead” is the same as in the Opening shot of “The Sins of the Fathers” so must be a prop to cover the window.

    I read on IMDB that some of the first series was shot at Bray Studios. The Crown would be the “local”.

    1. Hi Neil. Thank you for the information. I will look into this and then update my posts with the new info.

    2. Thank you so much for the info Neil. I have updated the relevant posts with the new info.

  4. Chris , and again the screen grab at the top of the page looks very much like the interior of The Long and Short Arm Lemsford . By previous mention of it is a definite as you can see the High Street . And when I can remember the episode I’ll let you know ..
    Have you got in touch with the production company regards some of your research ? I have done similar regards Locations for Lovejoy , often filmed in Hertfordshire not Suffolk !

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