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My question is this, do any of you guys know anywhere in Bristol that I can play Bar Billiards in? Ive moved back to the West Country from Norfolk where I got a taste of the game in my local pub after years of Snooker and Pool fun.
Id like to play more but google and the local forums are not really turning up any results.
Post by squirerichard on Apr 23, 2013 20:15:59 GMT
A friend of mine who lives down your way sent me through this info about Bar Billiards in Bristol and Bath:
"I was in the Commercial Rooms the other day and saw no sign of a table. That's not to say it isn't tucked away somewhere though, it's a big Wetherspoons place. I'll ask next time I'm there. The Avon Packet and The Highbury Vaults definitely have tables, the former isn't the best quality, the balls roll off line. The latter's table is lovely, as is the pub. Definitely go there first. I don't know anything about the Alma Tavern and The Ship. In Bath, currently the only table that I know of is the one at The Bell, but it's worse than the one at the Avon Packet, as DJs usually stick their equipment* on it at the weekend! The table at The Devonshire Arms, Bath is no longer there. *By equipment I mean mixing desks, records, obviously."
Only a small update, but the table in The Highbury Vaults on St. Michaels Hill is still present. The cloth is quite rough now, but it's perfectly playable for a casual game. Great pub too, the sort of place that feels like it hasn't changed in sixty years.