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    My pub quiz slot went well - The O J Borg Show...

    My pub quiz slot went well - The O J Borg Show 12th August 2021 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000ylnb 29 minutes 25 to 40 minutes 30 seconds, either side of Kate’s Bush’s Cloudbursting. This...
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    Radio pub quiz tonight / tomorrow

    My radio appearance asking the questions on the Midnight Mastermind slot on O J Borg's BBC Radio 2 show is on late tonight (early hours of Thursday) at 12.30 AM - Do listen in or catch it on the BBC...
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    There's also the RESERVED table with no RESERVED...

    There's also the RESERVED table with no RESERVED card on it. You are told to vacate the seat / table even though the people reserving it are not coming for several hours and it would be easy to just...
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    I have lots of pub and pub sign photos but I am...

    I have lots of pub and pub sign photos but I am not clear on how you add them to the pages on here, Arthur Chappell
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    Many pubs are requesting advance booking and / or...

    Many pubs are requesting advance booking and / or table seating deposits, up to £20. This deters casual drinkers popping in spontaneously and only wanting a few pints - less than £20 worth. Good for...
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    How can you ban someone from touching their own...

    How can you ban someone from touching their own face? I appreciate we should discourage it and have a wash if contact is made, but an itchy nose, something in your eye, even coughing into hand or...
  7. Illustrated talks on pub signs available

    I am a writer who has had some success in several genres and I give illustrated talks on pub signs, in any given town, or on themes ranging from history, royalty to animals and funny signs. My book,...
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    My Favourite Ten Pubs 10/. Bar Fringe -...

    My Favourite Ten Pubs
    10/. Bar Fringe - Manchester
    9/. Ma Egerton’s - Liverpool
    8/. The Black Horse – Preston
    7/. The Oddfellow’s Arms – Nantwich
    6/. Ye Old Boot In – Chester
    5/. Major Tom’s -...
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    Pubs outside the UK

    It would be great to see the listings expand to cover pubs outside the UK. I have a chance of visiting Dublin in Ireland later in the year so it's a shame there are no PG listings past the Northern...
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    Great suggestions, thanks everyone

    Great suggestions, thanks everyone
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    Good pub and beer writing

    What books would anyone reccomend relating to British pubs and beers, aside from the obvious Good Beer Guide from CAMRA?
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    Preston Lancashire

    Anyone close to Preston who would be interested in meet ups, let me know
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    Pub sign photos requests

    Hi, I have written a book on pub signs relating to science fiction, which is due out in April 2019. While I have photos from my own collection for many of the signs discussed, I need images for...
  14. the whole pub is now The Smokehouse - the...

    the whole pub is now The Smokehouse - the original sign depicting Deansgate in the heyday of tram-travel is now the words only Smokehouse address sign
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    point taken on the sachets v bottles / jars /...

    point taken on the sachets v bottles / jars / pots issue - I just find the sachets awkward to open and often end up wearing some of the content. I have seen diners dip chips and even sausages in...
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    Lol!

    Lol!
  17. Why does a change of ownership need a change of pub names?

    Whatever possessed them to recently change the name of the Deansgate pub, on Deansgate in Manchester, by Deansgate train / tram station to The Smokehouse And Liquor?

    New management - fine, but...
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    Nicholsons pubs do quite a few free and reduced...

    Nicholsons pubs do quite a few free and reduced cost beer promos - mostly through vouchers you can get on their web site - you usually get a print out voucher to pass to a friend who can getthe pint...
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    Pub annoyances #835 onwards People saving...

    Pub annoyances #835 onwards

    People saving seats for non-existant friends who never seem intent on turning up

    Your own friends arriving and deciding that you should move to another table over...
  20. people taking their own food into a pub

    Some friends I meet with in a pub got us told off last night for bringing their own food in. While it was just a few people sharing bags of crisps, no one cared, but it was turning into a runniing...
  21. why do some pubs close or stop serving early?

    I’ve been in a few pubs lately, notably The Bank, Mosely Street, Manchester, who close early, stopping their service before the official listed closing times. Is this acceptable and common practice?...
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    only just got round to posting here but I am...

    only just got round to posting here but I am happy to out myself as a member of the Inn Sign Society as well as CAMRA
  23. New group for discussing pub and inn signs

    I've started a pubs galore group for discussing pub signs, ideally with photos and why some pubs have no pub signs, etc - feel free to look in or join - Arthur :)
  24. football match days, especially derby days when...

    football match days, especially derby days when two local rival teams play as pubs may close, turn into a battleground or insist on catering to the fans with TV coverage of the neo-religion that is...
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    Mike Batt's The Railway Hotel...

    Mike Batt's The Railway Hotel http://www.metrolyrics.com/railway-hotel-lyrics-mike-batt.html

    had wanted much more for the first night with you,
    But the railway hotel was the best I could do. ...
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