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    Acceptable wallpaper: BBC Four’s music archive...

    Acceptable wallpaper:

    BBC Four’s music archive
    Come Dine With Me
    Generic American sitcoms
    Gordon Ramsay losing his mind in awful restaurants
    Heir Hunters (not seen it for ages)
    Homes Under...
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    St Helens is about 4 miles from me and Wigan...

    St Helens is about 4 miles from me and Wigan about 5.5 miles but the pubs in both are good enough to justify stretching my definition of local.
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    Masons Arms, Billinge Turks Head, St Helens...

    Masons Arms, Billinge
    Turks Head, St Helens
    Talbot, St Helens
    Cricketers Arms, St Helens
    Swan & Railway, Wigan
    Wigan Central, Wigan
    Eagle & Child, Billinge
    Delph Tavern, Orrell
    Junction,...
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    Peel, Isle of Man

    I was trying to add this new micropub - Two Fellas - but couldn't get past the postcode stage
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    Noticed some of the pubs have green thumbs up or...

    Noticed some of the pubs have green thumbs up or red thumbs down next to them, what is this supposed to imply? Good pub/bad pub?
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    They haven't been accepting new pubs or changes...

    They haven't been accepting new pubs or changes to existing pubs for ages too. Meaning almost half the new reviews on there say things like 'this pub is now closed' or 'this pub is now called ____'...
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    Unwatchable: Any film that values special...

    Unwatchable:

    Any film that values special effects over plot
    Avengers/Superman/Batman
    The Hangover
    American Pie
    James Bond
    Star Wars
    Hugh Grant/Richard Curtis rom-coms
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    Oh, no one said Jack Whitehall yet?

    Oh, no one said Jack Whitehall yet?
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    Phoenix Nights was brilliant but I have found his...

    Phoenix Nights was brilliant but I have found his professional northerner act a bit tedious at times. However, he’s a genius compared to some of the nightmares listed on this thread.
  10. Thread: First match

    by Brainypool
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    Footy: Wigan 0-1 Liverpool, 11th February 2006. ...

    Footy: Wigan 0-1 Liverpool, 11th February 2006.
    Rugby league: St Helens 30-22 Warrington, 15th February 2008.
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    I feel sick

    I feel sick
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    I hardly ever watch TV. But have always thought...

    I hardly ever watch TV. But have always thought Father Ted, Phoenix Nights, The Thick of It and Royle Family are brilliant.
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    The Dreamers Ninotchka Grand Hotel Notorious...

    The Dreamers
    Ninotchka
    Grand Hotel
    Notorious
    Lolita (1962)
    Amélie
    Good Bye Lenin
    Quadrophenia
    Lost In Translation
    This Is England
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    1 Beatles by a long way IMO 2 Coffee 8 Indian...

    1 Beatles by a long way IMO
    2 Coffee
    8 Indian
    10 Coast
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    My desert island records. Sorry, 10 is just...

    My desert island records. Sorry, 10 is just impossible!

    1. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks
    2. Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express + Computer World
    3. OMD - Architecture and Morality
    4....
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    Solo artists: Bowie, Jacques Brel, John Cale,...

    Solo artists: Bowie, Jacques Brel, John Cale, George Formby, Astrud Gilberto, Françoise Hardy, Robyn Hitchcock, Morrissey, Scott Walker

    Duos: Pet Shop Boys, Proclaimers, Nancy Sinatra & Lee...
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    No way!! Esther had one of the most pure and...

    No way!! Esther had one of the most pure and exotic voices of her era, they were capable of real beauty. Shame they came to be known for one piece of novelty fluff!
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    As well as the above: Belle and Sebastian,...

    As well as the above:

    Belle and Sebastian, Buzzcocks, Cocteau Twins, The Cure, Dexys Midnight Runners, Dubliners, Felt, Go-Betweens, Housemartins, Makthaverskan, Pet Shop Boys, Los Planetas,...
  19. Thread: First Gig

    by Brainypool
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    I wasn’t fortunate enough to grow up in a time...

    I wasn’t fortunate enough to grow up in a time with many high profile bands that are worth seeing. I think my first was the rather mediocre Feeder, though I enjoyed it enough at the time.
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    1 first pub you drank in - Game Bird near St...

    1 first pub you drank in - Game Bird near St Helens, 18 years old
    2 last pub you visited - Masons Arms , Billinge
    3 last beer you had in a pub- I think it was Black Sheep bitter
    4 first beer fest...
  21. Thread: Pub Snacks

    by Brainypool
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    I’m not a fan of the standard bar snacks really....

    I’m not a fan of the standard bar snacks really. My friends always get crisps and peanuts but I find they get annoyingly stuck in my teeth for hours on end. Pies are too often disappointing.

    Free...
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    1987 Taken from Twitter. Pubco’s under...

    1987

    Taken from Twitter. Pubco’s under pressure to waive rent for tenants during COVID-19
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    Software engineer for major glass manufacturer....

    Software engineer for major glass manufacturer. Safe at the moment, but currently working from home
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    Music is the one bigger passion than pubs for me....

    Music is the one bigger passion than pubs for me. In my spare time (lots of it at the moment) I rate music and occasionally write reviews of it on a website called RateYourMusic, very much similar to...
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    As long as I can actually get through to the bar,...

    As long as I can actually get through to the bar, I don’t have any problem with it. As you say it’s a sign of a proper pub where the regulars are part of the furniture. And the bar blockers will very...
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