We're big fans of the traditional pub sport and the tables can often take some hunting out.
|The four-pin layout of the pegs is a tough variation on the three-pin game|
The table at the Golden Star pub used the four-pin set-up, a variation on the rules that makes the game trickier to play as two of the pegs/mushrooms partially block the 'easy route' into the 50-pockets.
|It's a neat set-up at the Golden Star|
The table had some nice features, including the cue holders at the baulk end.
|I really like the cue holders built into the end of the table|
It was a very old table owned by Alfred Sams & Sons of Hoddesdon, Herts. We hadn't seen that particular badge on other tables we've played on our travels.
|Some lovely old design and features|
|An old National Bar Billiards Association badge|
In our game (played using three-pins) I won with a score of 980 to Emily's 0. Emily had knocked down the black peg with her shot at the 200-hole to wipeout her tally of 510.
|Emily in action|
|The final score|
|Emily going for it on the final black mushroom shot|
The Golden Star is worth a visit and the Bar Billiards table there is well worth a play. It's only 50p a game too.
|The Golden Star pub - you'll find the Bar Billiards table at the back of the pub, by the blue door on the left hand side of the photo|
It's great to know that the pub plays host to competitive events as part of the Norwich Bar Billiards League too. Check out the links below for more info.
- Golden Star, Norwich
- Norwich Bar Billiards League
Related blog posts:
- Bar Billiards