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British Pool Tables

The British pool table has seen a lot of competition in recent years from American tables. But despite that, the market for British tables remains strong for a variety of very good reasons. If you are in search of high-quality British pool tables for sale, you’ve come to the right place. Home Games Room have a wide selection of British pool tables that exude all the best qualities of the British game.

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Why Choose an British Pool Table?

Here are a handful of reasons you might prefer a British pool table for your home games room:

Comparison of British and American Pool Tables
  • A More Strategic Style of Play: Lovers of the British game are drawn to the more strategic style of play that the slightly small, felt surface provides when compared to the wide open, nylon surface of the American table. The smaller surface is widely believed to be a better test of a player’s skill.
  • Speaking of a Smaller Surface: The average American pool table is 8 or 9 ft long, compared to 6 or 7 ft for an English table, which begs the question: “Who has room for a 9 ft table in their house?” And it’s not just the size that’s prohibitive. A 9 ft slate table weighs much more and many homes are not built to accommodate so much weight.
  • Smaller Balls and Pockets: Whereas American pool balls are 2 1/4 inches in diameter, their British equivalent are 2 inches. As a result, the pockets on a British table are narrower, again requiring a higher level of skill to execute a successful shot.
  • Different Cloth: British pool tables employ a traditional wool cloth that is slightly nappy and dampens movement. This encourages the player to develop their accuracy. American tables by contrast use a nylon surface with very little drag which allows the ball to knock about, increasing the odds of accidental success.

High-Quality British Pool Tables for Sale at Home Games Room

Whether you are a purist or you simply do not have enough space to accommodate an American table, British pool tables are the way to go. Find a wide variety of British pool tables for sale at Home Games Room. To learn more email us support@homegamesroom.co.uk or ring us up on 0333 303 4992.

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Peter Johnson

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