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Bar Billiards Tables and Spares


Bar Billiards Tables and Spares

Bar billiards or Russian billiards is a fascinating traditional game first imported into England from Belgium in the 1930s. Designed for pubs and clubs, shots are taken from one end of the Bar Billiards Table only which reduces the required floor space. A Bar Billiards table can be pushed into an awkward corner or niche turning a little-used area into a money spinner.

The game is time-based, each coin lasting 12 - 17 minutes, after which the internal bar drops and no more balls return to the front for replay. Players score points by knocking balls into the holes at the other end of the Bar Billiards table while avoiding toppling the skittles - Bar Billiards games are often decided by the last ball on the table.


Bar Billiards Tables

Table-Top Bar Billiards Game

Out of stock.

A table-top, smaller sized Bar Billiards table - German design and layout

Supreme Walnut Bar Billiards Table

Currently unavailable

The Walnut faced version of the practical Supreme Bar Billiards Table

Supreme Oak Bar Billiards Table

Currently unavailable

The Oak faced version of the popular Bar Billiards Table from Supreme


Reconditioned / refurbished / Bar Billiards Tables

We sometimes have a beautiful old reconditioned / refurbished / restored Bar Billiards table available - most were made in the 1930s


Bar Billiards Accessories

Repairing a table can be tricky. Just because we supply spares doesn't mean you'll be able to fit them! Some people manage but the staff at our shop don't repair or make tables ourselves and so regret that we cannot offer advice for would-be DIYers. It's just that people often ask so we try to help out by offering useful spares and components.





Billiard Table Accessories - for Snooker, Pool and Bar Billiards

Billiard table cloth/baize, cushion rubber, brushes, irons, lighting and various minor accessories


History of Bar Billiards

The similarity of Bar Billiards with Bagatelle, the pub game that was most popular for at least a century after 1770 is so evident that it seems highly likely that Bar Billiards is a derivative of Bagatelle via some lineage but that lineage is, at present, unknown. Beyond that assumed and mysterious connection, it isn't known how Bar Billiards originated but in the early 1930s an Englishman called David Gill observed a game called Russian Billiards (Billiard Russe) being played in Belgium. A Russian link is therefore a possibility but it seems more likely that the game was named so as to sound slightly exotic to the ears of West Europeans at the time.

Gill convinced the English manufacturer Jelks to make a version of the game which he called Bar Billiards. Pubs seemed keen to buy tables and other manufacturers soon got in on the act. The first pub league was created in Oxford in 1936 and shortly afterwards leagues sprang up in Reading, Canterbury and High Wycombe. Eventually, a governing body was formed called the All-England Bar Billiards Association which supervises the game across 18 counties, mainly in the South of England.

There do not appear to be any standards to Bar Billiards rules and at least one other variation is in wide circulation that utilises 4 skittles instead of 3.

Bar Billiards is still popular in the South of England but has, unfortunately, lost a lot of its popularity due to the emergence of American 8 ball Pool.

For more information on the History of Bar Billiards, see the Online Guide to Traditional Games.

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Supreme Bar Billiards Table - oak or walnut finish available

Supreme Bar Billiards Table, complete with 2 cues, balls, scoreboard, mushroom skittles, chalk & rules. Oak or Walnut. Coin-Op or 'banana' token op

Supreme Bar Billiards Table - oak or walnut finish available

Supreme Bar Billiards Table, complete with 2 cues, balls, scoreboard, mushroom skittles, chalk & rules. Oak or Walnut. Coin-Op or 'banana' token op

Restored refurbished Skittle, Bar Billiards & Bagatelle tables

We occasionally sell restored / reconditioned used skittles tables, antique Bagatelle tables and refurbished Bar Billiards tables

Table-Top Bar Billiards Game | 4ft Table Made in Germany

A German made table-top Bar Billiards game complete with a full set of accessories. Features the German layout which differs slightly from English tables.

Bar Billiards Balls | Aramith Balls | Choice of Sizes

A set of Bar Billiards Balls. Each set consists of 7 white & 1 red, available as standard Bar Billiards ball size of 1 & 7/8 inch or smaller 1 & 1/2 inch.

Billiards Scoreboard

Billiards Scoreboard especially for Billiards & Bar Billiards, but could be used for other high scoring games. Has anodised brass runners & pointers

Peradon Snooker Cues | Wide Range of High Quality Snooker Cues

A fantastic selection of high quality Snooker cues from Peradon, the oldest cue manufacturer in the world. Exceptional Snooker cues in a variety of styles.

Snooker, Pool & Billiard Cue Racks

Snooker, Pool & Billiard Cue Racks. Freestanding or wall mountable racks for conveniently storing cues when not in use

Snooker, Pool, Bar Billiards Chalk

Pioneer Tournament Quality chalk for Snooker, American Pool, Bar Billiards and other cue sports

Strachan 777 Baize | Special cut for Bar Billiards cloth

Special Bar Billiards cloth package for re-covering your Bar Billiards table and cushions. High Quality West of England 777 baize.

Cushion rubber for Bar Billiards tables

Special Bar Billiards cushion rubber package for refurbishing your Bar Billiards table. High quality Northern Rubber with L shaped profile.

Bar Billiards Mushroom Skittles

Bar Billiards Mushroom Skittles. Wooden mushrooms for Bar Billiards in two different configurations.

Bar Billiards Skittles with wire crosspiece

Bar Billiards Skittle pins. Wooden skittle pins with a metal wire crosspiece to prevent them falling into a hole.

Bar Billiards Table Numbers | White Plastic Number Diamonds

Sets of 20 white plastic number diamonds for Bar Billiards Tables. Fix to the ball return tray & backboard. Quality Bar Billiards accessories.

Set 9 Bar Billiards hole lining rings - red

A set of 9 plastic rings for Bar Billiard tables. Inner diameter of 55mm, outer diameter of the larger end is 66mm. Need to be glued into hole.

15V Battery pack for Bar Billiards timer

A special battery pack for the electric timer in a Supreme Bar Billiards Table. This is a 10 cell, 15V battery.

Parts for Bar Billiards and Snooker Scoreboards

Parts and spare components for Billiards Scoreboards. For Bar Billiards, Snooker and other games that need a score board. Brass runners and pointers.

Billiard Table Cloth Brushes for Snooker & Pool Tables

Billiards, Snooker, or Pool Table Brushes - Billiards Table Brush (12 inch) and an Under Cushion Brush for getting right underneath the cushes

Buy Snooker and Pool Billiard Table Baize / Cloth

A wide range of billiard table cloth. High quality baize for Pool and Snooker tables in a variety of colours. Prompt helpful service. Great prices

Snooker / Pool / Billiard Table Iron

Snooker, Pool & Billiard Table Iron. Dowsing Thermostatic Iron suitable for domestic or commercial use. Spare Element or Thermostat available.

Bar Billiards / Pool / Snooker Table Dust Covers

Bar Billiards, Pool or Snooker Dust Covers. Protective covers for billiard tables of alls sorts, available in a range of sizes

Bar Billiards / Pool / Snooker Table Lighting Shades

Bar Billiards, Pool, Snooker Lighting. Three lights with coolie hat shades suspended by chains from ceiling hooks (hooks not included), 4 colours.

Snooker, Pool, Bar Billiards Table Spots

Snooker, Pool, Bar Billiards Spots. Self-adhesive spots for marking any type of billiards game - Snooker, Bar Billiards or Pool tables.

Billiards, Snooker and Pool Table Cushion Rubber

Snooker, Pool or Billiards Table cushion rubber suitable for full size snooker tables down to small home tables and old English bagatelle games.

Supreme LED Pool Table Light

The Supreme LED pool table light. Provides optimum light conditions for professional & casual play in pubs, clubs & at home. Hanging kit included.


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