The news of Peter O'Toole's OSCAR nomination for Best Actor for his role in Roger Michell’s Venus was greeted with a complementary round of Jameson's at the Old Neptune. The news is of particular delight to the staff and customers of the pub, as some of movie’s most poignant scenes were shot in its bar and on its doorstep. Landlord of The Old Neptune Dixie Flynn said: “We had a great time when they filmed here last year - one of the locals was asked to sit in on one of the scenes. “I expect all of us at the pub will go and see it and have a few more drinks. “I heard Peter OToole on the radio saying he doesn’t care about an Oscar nomination, but he wants an Oscar. We all hope he gets it.”

 Dixie and Peter O'Toole