Sunday, January 28, 2018

Bar Billiards at The Smithfield Market Tavern in Manchester

Spotting a Bar Billiards table at The Smithfield Market Tavern.


Bar Billiards at The Smithfield Market Tavern in Manchester

While having a day out in Manchester we were wandering along Swan Street in the Northern Quarter and noticed a sign in a pub that said 'Bar Billiards'! We had to go in for a further look.

Bar Billiards at The Smithfield Market Tavern in Manchester
The pub has a nice Bar Billiards area

Unfortunately the barman told us the Bar Billiards table was out of order as somebody had poured beer down the 200-points-hole so the mechanism was broken.

Bar Billiards at The Smithfield Market Tavern in Manchester
Never a good sign

As the game is only getting rarer it's more difficult to find people to repair them, although he did say he hoped it would be fixed soon. We're looking forward to revisiting The Smithfield Market Tavern for a game or two in the future.

Bar Billiards Rules at The Smithfield Market Tavern in Manchester
Always nice to see The Rules of Bar Billiards on display - it can be a mysterious game to play without them

As well as Bar Billiards The Smithfield Market Tavern also has Table Skittles, Shove Ha'penny and Darts. The darts area also has a brilliant scoring machine!

Shove Ha'penny at The Smithfield Market Tavern in Manchester
Shove Ha'penny

Table Skittles at The Smithfield Market Tavern in Manchester
Table Skittles

The "Bisset" Automatic Dart Scorer by Kwiz Darts
The "Bisset" Automatic Dart Scorer by Kwiz Darts

Check out The Smithfield Market Tavern on Twitter for more info.

The Smithfield Market Tavern in Manchester's Northern Quarter
You can find The Smithfield Market Tavern at 37 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JZ

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- Bar Billiards
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