Get thee to a snuggery

Someone, maybe Snuff wanted pictures of the Ten Mile Well, aka the Wattleup Pub. Pete F obliges. The review, “No chill out lounge music, no doof, no indifferent service. Just your own stubby holder behind the bar & the soothing tones of the TAB race & results callers to accompany your (icy of course) cold lager. Snug in the snuggery.” Yeah. I can dig it. Barkeep de Manhattes – This be wot we be. And the third rule? Don’t talk to Commies, obviously. I kinda like it.

About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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93 Responses to Get thee to a snuggery

  1. The Legend 101 says:

    Yay First Comment, Where is Waddleup?


  2. sharon says:

    It had me at Well. But I think I’d leave the hegemony stick safely tucked up at home.
    That aside, I wouldn’t be surprised to find Winton having a cold one in a tavern like this.


  3. Snuff says:

    Twasn’t me, but now I’ve seen them, it could well have been. Classic, although I’m not sure about the iffy Snuggery.

    p.s. I clicked on the image for a closer look at the colour coordinated Honda, but all of the pics link to a larger version of the 3rd one. Maybe it’s just my overtweaked browser ?


    • Bag O'Turnips says:

      Hmm, “Snuggery”: either a place to solicit some sneaky buggery from a macho process worker at one of the nearby industrial facilities, or a surgery (kinda reads such at first glance, does the sign) to extricate broken stubbie tops from someone’s khyber pass.


  4. Pete says:

    I like the mobile library in the background. Snuff, just change 2a to 2 in the address bar & you’ll see there’s not much coordination going on.


  5. Grrr says:

    Whilst looking up the location I find myself discovering there is a suburb in Perth called “The Spectacles”, and if Wikipedia is to be trusted it is a mixed use suburb in the Town of Kwinana that is
    “considered to be the most valuable asset of Kwinana’s natural environment”.
    One third of The Spectacles is owned by Alcoa and was originally intended for residue disposal.

    With $250,000 spent on walkways and vibrancy I find myself stunned that this has never been covered on TWOP.

    I guess not many are brave to head that far south.

    (I like the pub. It feels like The Dianella Tavern, or the Midland one that was featured some time back. A little slice of suburbia in the country. And no one can tell me Wattleup isn’t a country pub.

    They just need some “Skimpy’s”.

    What does the Snuggery sign say? Something Black Bottle Something?


    • Pete says:

      Hardy’s Black bottle brandy. An integral part of early trifle.


    • Rouei says:

      Going to the spectacles would entail I head northwest. I’ve lived within ten minutes and never been there, even when in primary school and the science teacher took kids there to study frogs. I hear the vibrancy is worth the dosh spent on it, though.
      And no, you don’t want any of the skimpys that do the kwinana/rockingham/byford/wattleup area, trust me…there are things in this world you just cannot unsee…


    • Anonymous says:

      No tossers needed that far south stay north. Dick weed


  6. skink says:

    I see Teh West is still squeezing some more confected parochial outrage out of the George Monbiot story, with an actual editorial. They say that the Perth suburbs are quite wonderful, and many Perth folk have fond memories of growing up on a quarter acre of sand that they can call their own. Bet it wasn’t in Butler. Why else would so many Poms be coming halfway round the world to live here? The editorial acknowledges that the sprawl is unsustainable, and that planning is poor and that services and transport cannot keep up with the expansion, but that’s no reason to diss Darch. It’s really just about snobbery. Not a chip on the shoulder at all.


    • skink says:

      ooh, The West’s got a reader’s poll:

      ‘Do you think Perth’s suburbs should be protected?’

      protected from what? wolves? killer robots from outer space? Guardian readers?


    • Why poms are coming was covered in rising lunch. No Pakis apparently.


    • RubyRuby says:

      Why pick on the Poms when there are also all the South Africans who have been “packing for Perth”?


    • Paracleet says:

      How is the misty eyed reminisces of fat complacent baby boomers about how wonderful Manning or Shenton Park was in 1968 consistent with agreeing that our urban structure is unsustainable? It’s like an ex-colonial officer grandfather gathering you all around the Sunday lunch table, circa 1950, to regale you with tales of how butchering African tribesmen armed with fruit, back when the empire was great, ‘Seemed like the right thing to do at the time’.


      • orbea says:

        4 corners – Sri Lanka 2009


        • Paracleet says:

          Yeah didn’t sleep to well after that one last night.


        • Rolly says:

          I wonder if our local population will get as vocal about that as they have done over the Indonesian abattoir disclosures.
          Nah! Too far away, and they’re all black cunts and they don’t bring in any foreign exchange anyway.
          I too slept badly after seeing it, even though I had a fair idea of what was about to happen when I was there in 1982.
          The devoted Buddhists amongst the Singhalese people were very much aware that there were evil forces at play in their society which wanted to fulminate violent clashes between the two ethnic groups.
          Their prayers, unfortunately, had little effect on the perfidious machinations of their upper class feudally derived rulers.
          Ergo – as always – the non-combatants got used as cannon fodder and human shields in the most cynical and traditional manner.
          ‘Twas ever thus.


  7. Rolly says:

    Very old fashioned, indeed.

    It’s the 16.09344 km well, now.


    • Bag O'Turnips says:

      I’ve always wanted to act in my capacity as the Director of The Metrication of Popular Songs Board, where we replace any reference to Imperial or US Customary measures with their metric equivalent for the Rest of the World, excluding USA, Burma/Myanmar and Liberia (as well as the United Kingdom for road lengths), such as “And I will walk 804.672 kilometres, and I will walk 804.672 kilometres more, just to be the man who walks 1609.344 kilometres to fall down at your door”.


  8. skink says:

    Monkey has shown he can use a camera:

    this is nothing. The West Australian has been using trained monkeys as both photographers and journalists for years now.


  9. Russell Wolfe's Lovechild says:

    Those Rules appear to be inconsistent. I’m not sure the patrons of the Ten Mile Well Tavern would appreciate having this conundrum thrust upon them when they are splashing the boots. No skimpies?


  10. Rolly says:

    Lonely Planet had gained a bit of a reputation for vicarious comment, but it seems that this report is quite ‘hands on’.
    Making a plethora of restrictive rules and regulations, then failing to provide the means to police them, is a recipe for the social dysfunction that is becoming has become a hallmark of the Perth social scene.
    Political cop out rules. OK?!


  11. orbea says:

    Mandurah – cool!? who knew


  12. GWS says:

    LA, if you’re going to do the Winton show it would have to be here.


  13. The Legend 101 says:

    Yucky Pub


  14. Kieran says:

    Isn’t snuggery illegal in Western Australia?


  15. The Bartender's skills with a Manhatten says:

    Absolutely not a worst.


  16. Fiona of Mount Lawley says:

    Now I have an unsatiated curiosity about what Rule # 3 might be. This is going to bother me. Perhaps to the extent that I will have drive down to Wattleup to find out.


  17. The 10 mile well tavern eh? Having been a skimpy there myself I must say that it deserves some place in history. I always imagined tired bullock teams pulling in there in the 1800’s to water their beasts and have a beer on their way south, but that is probably romantic. I think it was probably built when it was a suburb called Wattleup which mysteriously disappeared, perhaps because it was too toxic to live there with the fumes blowing over it. Anyway, I have noticed that the Well has some rather sad habitués there, whenever I blew in, who always sit on the same bar stool, and “own” their spot, and I suppose drive home blotto because there are no houses within miles of there. But there are quite a lot of amusing fellows also, and a few aggressive drunks, (warning to skimpys: a big Xxxxxxxxxx with barely concealed misogyny, inflamed I suppose by the sight of my cute ass, but my favourite is an old fellow called George, well into his eighties, with a sparkle in his eye still. It’s run completely by women and that’s something, in a man’s world with men sodden with beer. I don’t know what they would do if a fight broke out…just leave them to it I guess. Anyway, it’s worth a visit on a friday night. It is strangely the worst positioned drinking hole in Perth but it’s sort of warm or cosy or something nice.


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