A very reliable source has just informed me that there is now once more a table in YE OLDE SIX BELLS, Billingshurst. One of my old stomping grounds.
THE SIX BELLS 76 High Street, Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 9QS
Well, I sounded this out, as is my wont, and paid it a visit last night.
Table has its own little room on the left as you go in. Room is plenty big enough.
A Tarratt rental, £2 slot. Has been there for 6 months-plus.
Two young girls were playing it (attached to the pub ?). Good to see the game attracting such interest from youngsters (also the case with New Moon, Crawley)
Table playable (well, just about) but a struggle to reach a thousand on it. I put this down - rather than to my own ineptitude - to the table being SLOW and with a slight left hand roll: once a few balls were up there spent the rest of the game trying to get 'em back.
The pub is vibrant, and the bar staff seem genuinely interested, so I do hope that league play returns there after a gap of 34 years. But some TLC will be necessary beforehand on the table to bring it up to an acceptable standard.