Finding our first Bar Billiards table in Stockport.
On our walk back from a visit to the wonderful Christmas Tree Festival at St George's Church in Heaviley we stopped off at The Blossoms pub on the A6. We went in the main entrance and were very surprised to see a Bar Billiards table in the room to the right!
|The Bar Billiards table at The Blossoms pub in Heaviley, Stockport|
We're big fans of the old game and had searched online to see if there were any tables in the area when we moved here last year. It's brilliant to know there's a table just up the road from us.
|We didn't play the finest game of Bar Billiards using the four-peg arrangement|
We had three matches - the first using all four pegs and then two using the three peg rules we are more accustomed to.
|Emily in action|
We haven't seen too many four-peg tables on our Barmy Bar Billiards Trail. The ones at The Cheshire Cheese pub in London and The Chequers Inn at Knebworth spring to mind.
|A great game in a nice pub|
Game 1 - Richard 790, Emily 200 (had wiped out a score of 110, but then potted the last ball in the 200 hole).
Game 2 - Richard 880, Emily 450 (potted the last ball in the 200 hole).
Game 3 - Richard 1,060, Emily 720 (potted the red ball in the 200 hole).
You can find The Blossoms at 2 Buxton Road, Heaviley, Stockport.
Last year we played Bagatelle, another old cue game, at the Union Vaults pub in Chester.
Related blog posts:
- Bar Billiards
- Pub Games
- The Blossoms