Withnail & I - Drugs

Withnail and I wandering through a park

Despite popular misconception, there's actually very few drug references in Withnail and I. Undoubtedly the most famous is the Camberwell Carrot scene near the end of the film. This features popular culture's most legendary spliff.

Danny explains how to make a Camberwell Carrot

Danny: The joint I am about to roll requires a craftsman that can utilise up to twelve skins. It is called a Camberwell Carrot.
Marwood: It's impossible to use twelve papers on one joint.
Danny: It is impossible to roll a Camberwell Carrot with anything less.
Withnail: Who says it's a Camberwell Carrot?
Danny: I do. I invented it in Camberwell and it looks like a carrot.

Phenodihydrochloride Benzelex

In an earlier scene, Danny and Withnail fall out with eachother and Danny dares him to take a pill which he fetches from a doll's head.

Danny: Trade: Phenodihydrochloride Benzelex, Street: The embalmer

Surmontil 50s

Whilst walking to the pub, Withnail mentions Surmontil 50s...

Withnail: Right, here's the plan. First, we go in there and get wrecked, then we eat a pork pie, then we drop a couple of Surmontil-50's each, means we'll miss out on Monday and come up smiling Tuesday morning.