Bespoke Pool or Snooker tables designed especially for your home.
The past year has taught many of us the value of staying indoors and making our own entertainment and a pool or snooker table is a sure-fire way of providing hours of fun. Not only will they guarantee hours of entertainment for your family and guests alike, but they can also be objects of beauty in themselves.
The craftsmen at Sir William Bentley Billiards’ workshop, in Marten, England, have designed and made some of the world’s most beautiful bespoke billiard tables; working with private clients and their interior designers to create unique items that are designed specifically for the homes they are made for.
Games rooms, or multi-function social spaces seem to be increasingly popular in contemporary domestic design, and many of the company’s most popular designs are simply stunning Snooker & Pool tables, designed as statement pieces for their space. Some great examples of these are in the Design and Custom gallery on their website: https://billiards.co.uk/design-custom-pool-tables-snooker-dining-tables/
In other homes, the dining room – often only used for special occasions – is an ideal place to install a convertible dining table. A quick look at their dual-purpose pages (https://billiards.co.uk/dual-purpose/ ) illustrates just how varied in design a Pool & Snooker table can be – and the company’s designers and table-makers are always keen to create something new. Often this will mean combining design elements of previous tables and working with particular materials, chosen by the client. Sometimes the design will be completely new, created from pencil sketches and prototypes through artwork to completion. In every case it will mean working with clients for whom a basic indistinctive billiards table just isn’t enough.
The origins of this family-run business lie in their restoration, renovation and reproduction of Antique billiard tables and billiard-dining tables, especially of the Victorian era. This was a time when billiards was hugely popular, billiard table making was at its height, and the quality and craft of furniture making was extremely important. Sir William Bentley Billiards aim to continue what they call “a tradition of excellence” – crafting bespoke pieces with the same attention to detail and insistence on quality of the Victorian table makers. Across 40 years of restoration and bespoke creation, they have refined and developed the designs, detail and mechanisms, to meet their client’s increasingly diverse & contemporary requirements.
Using only the finest wood, metal, slate and cloth, their focus is on producing individual pieces of the highest possible quality, striving for each client’s complete satisfaction. As a result of their craftsmanship and their collaborative bespoke approach to table design, they have become globally renowned for the beauty of their bespoke tables, as well dual-purpose dining tables, lighting and accessories.
Every piece is hand-crafted to order and installed worldwide – from Macau to Mayfair, Australia and Aberdeen. Production times can be a few months, but they always have a few ex-demo and pre-owned tables in their showroom, and on the special offers page of their website: https://billiards.co.uk/special-offers/