John Gent 9ft Snooker table NOW SOLD


NOW SOLD after just one  day on advertising , the buyer arranging dismantle as we speak ….just shows people do look at GCL Billiards web site for sale pages as they know they can get a table without middle men fees .
keep a look out we have a nice 8ft one coming up for sale in Beeston Nottingham , again another private table  sale this time due to bereavement .

We have a client who wishes to sell their 9ft snooker table which is located in Bingham Nottingham

John gent produced tables for the local East midlands from 1880 to 1920s  ,
above photo of Gent tables being installed in Nottingham for John Hopkin at Burnaby billiard hall . circa early 1920s or just after world war 1 .
the tall man in the hat is John hopkin my old boss’s Grand Father .

John Gent 9ft table that is for sale in very good unmolested order .
all accessories you see are with the table , a three section slate bed 6 legged table .

any inquiries to

Pool table for sale 6ft sized in Stapleford Nottingham . £325 ono BEEN informed it is sold ?

Been informed by the second person I sent over to this seller that the table is now sold , but awaiting confirmation from seller .

SOLD ????????


Here we have a 6ft pool table , I think the manufacturer is Optima but no sure , it certainly looks like one of there older series tables .
this is the smaller 6ft version so would fit into most homes , you could make an over sized dining top for this and use as a dining table if you had high enough chairs .
so if the Mrs says no just tell her you are buying her  a new dining table …

a much better alternative to most small snooker tables that use tiny balls and bag nets and leathers .
much easier to maintain and lower costs to re-cover than a small snooker table .
you can purchase a set of snooker balls and play snooker on it too .

it comes with balls and triangle only . A PRIVATE SALE ! not part of GCL Billiards stock .

although cloth is in good un-ripped order it may be slightly faded .

the table is in Stapleford Nottinghamshire not far from junction 25 of M1 and just down from Bramcote roundabout and  this is a private sale for Steve Bates a friend of mine .
please email and I will forward his contact details onto you .

Wanted 10ft snooker table .

Date of inquiry of wanted ad 17th April 2017…………………….  WANTED TEN FOOT snooker table

We have a Client who is moving to a new home in Pulborough in West Sussex , and he has a nice large Loft area for a 10ft tbale .
If you have a Snooker  / Billiards tables for sale please send photo’s by email and we will forward these onto our client  to
any table considered from Modern to old , but must be a 10ft slate bed sectional slate table . 6 or 8 legged .

FOR SALE – 9ft Burroughs and Watts Snooker table , location in Scotland on the Taymount Estate. £995.00p Fantastic Value for complete table and lights and accessories

For sale a very nice 9ft Burroughs and watts 6 legged table circa 1900 / 1910 .

if any Scottish based  buyer wishes to buy the table I can recommend a more local fitter to dismantle and transport the table for you .
my clients have added a period table light to this table’s photo’s to follow and add to advert.

there is also a small round cue rack and various cues and rests and a Vintage scoreboard all for a complete price of £995 now that’s really good value for this type of table

I have copied and pasted this previous report to show that the table was only installed at Taymouth house in December 2013 , our clients wish to use the room for other purpose’s
so the table sadly has to be sold rather than waste away in dismantled form stored somewhere on the Estate .
the table cost my clients a pretty sum to buy it then have it transported all the way up from Derbyshire and then set up , as you can see it was a two day job .
I am informed that the table did not get the use that my clients where expecting hence why the change of mind over the room use .
the table has not had much use since the install so is in good condition , but by all means if local By PRIOR ARRANGEMENT with the owners  go over and inspect the table .
please no casual callers , all inquiries to GCL billiards  at

Again any inquiries to GCL Billiards who will pass any details onto the seller to Arrange viewing appointments or sale .
you have a choice of fitters in Scotland and over the border in England to relocate this table , the cost would have to be calculated and post codes and if upstairs or basement location is required .

here is the previous story put on our blog of the table being installed at Taymount Estate in December 2013 .


The last couple of days we have traveled up-to Scotland having dismantled a 9ft snooker table for our Scottish buying client’s John & Amelia  from one of our selling clients , Carol  in Ashbourne Derbyshire loading the 9ft table the previous day.
We set off at 6am arriving at 12.15 in Stanley near Perth , the house is located down a 1 mile Forest road , where the Holiday let properties are located at the end of the drive with stunning views of the river Tay and it’s salmon jumping falls .
Taymouth house is the largest of the properties and this was the location for the snooker table to be fitted , a large building that has stood on this site since the 1700’s
Scotland Taymount house main house

Taymouth house pro photo

please click on the details here for further information about this holiday let
There are three properties the main house , West house which we where allowed to stay overnight in , and the Gardeners cottage.

Scotland taymouth house cottages
The West house which is to the left of the main house is where we stayed for a night , and very comfortable it is too ,
the best bed I have slept in for a long while and that includes my own .

Scotland Taymount veiw across the TAY
With views like this in December , it must be stunning in summer months . and when the snow is on the ground ,
we where around 6 weeks too late for all the colour of autumn leaves on the trees.
Scotland Taymount water fall veiw salmon
once the table was set up level with the slate on the filler was put in the slate joints , while this was drying , it gave us 30 mins to explore the outside views of the river
this part of the falls was where we saw at least 3 salmon jump the fall on the far right of this photo.
Scotland Taymouth house billiard table
Oops what is wrong with the table ?  green and yellow balls on wrong spots , just shows I don’t play the game !
This is the very nice condition Burroughs and Watts billiard table that our Scottish clients bought from one of our selling advertisers ,
who used the Free to advertise feature on our web site , we assisted both the buyer and the seller reach a price that was acceptable taking into account that the table had to be transported up-to Stanley near Perth in Scotland some near 700 mile round trip and taking two days to complete and get back , plus the half a day for loading in Ashbourne.
I think the seller got a good price as it had been up for sale for over a year , and the buyer got a period table for his period holiday let , also at a good price as a buyer as he was buying direct from the seller .
Scotland Taymouth house billiard 9ft
The client is fitting some period looking lighting within the next day or so , ready for their new year booking of the house . the main house has just gone through a complete renovation ready for the 2014 season , so book early to avoid the rush , when word gets around about these holiday let’s, I am sure the Fully booked signs will be up for most of the season , they offer extremely good value and as a billiard fitter I have worked in a large holiday let house  similar in Lincolnshire , but it has not got the Location and stunning views of this House  , and I will let you into a secret , the Lincolnshire one is more expensive .
this Holiday let is very good in that if enough people fill the house then it is extremely better value than any Bed and Breakfast .
You have a choice of different activities in the area , Walking with stunning views , Golf , Shooting , Fishing , Skiing , Glasgow and Edinburgh are around 1 hour away , there are many historical points of interest within the area , Castles and distillery’s to mention just two , plus famous battle grounds like the William Wallace memorial at Stirling just 30 minutes away.
then relax back at Taymouth house with a beer or whisky or wine and play snooker or pool on the period circa 1900 Billiard table . or just 1 minute  down the slope in front of the house and you are standing on the bank watching salmon jump the falls .


For sale full size Riley snooker table Satin black frame and cushions in Northampton . SOLD SOLD SOLD !



Table is now sold and could be on it’s way to Italy or Norfolk for storage .

Hi , we have a client who wishes to sell their full size snooker table
a Riley Imperial circa 1920s to 1960s square leg which has been renovated by the Billiards Barn I think he said .
the table has been finished in a satin Black polish to blend in with modern decors .
the table looks to have had some modern cushion replacements recently ?
please study the following photo’s

full size table with all accessories , including dust cover .

matching satin black polished scoreboard . as new condition

table has only had 15 months home use so the cloth is still in very good condition
the table is a Riley imperial model with chunky square legs and deep side and end frame between .
a very well made table when it left the factory , manufacture period is 1920s to 1960s for this model .

all new pockets nets leathers and rails fitted . hardly any use at all .

offers are invited fort his table , the seller is aware of the low prices full size snooker tables are fetching at the moment , it is a buyer’s market as we all know
but I think that the table is worth a bit more than a rough table , as it has been renovated in the past 15 months .
and would have been around £2000 to £2500 when new fitted with all accessories.

Renovated tables like this at low prices sell quickly , as there no extra cost having it renovated or re-covered , it is ready to go once delivered and installed .

if you would like a quote to have the table collected and installed then please contact Geoff at
for more details .

Geoff will be happy to guide you with a price to offer for the table .

Full size Karnehm & Hillman …….NOW SOLD ,


Table is now sold ………SOLD after being priced for Quick sale .

We have a client who has what looks like a Karnehm & Hillman table , the cushions and pockets certainly are .
but I have not seen a frame and legs like this on a K & Hillman unless it was an experimental designed one or a one off for a client .

as you can see it is a very attractive table with good cloth condition and polish .
The legs are a nice turned design , and has the buttons on the cushions concealing the cushion bolts rather than the slide in panels .
How can someone turn this down at just £400  NOW SOLD

as you can see the cloth has some fair wear but plenty of life left in it if you did not want to have it re-covered Geoff at GCL Billiards could refit this cloth .

but at just £400 for the table you may wish to spend a little extra and get a full re-cover in strachan 6811 tournament 30 0z napped wool cloth  , the choice is yours.
the nets and leathers are also in very good order .

The full size snooker  table is a Private sale direct from the Private seller . no middle men fees you are buying direct from the owner .

The Snooker table is close to Junction 17 of the M1 , if you would like a quote for GCL billiards to relocate the table and set it up in your new Home or club
then please contact Geoff or Carol at


Fantastic Burroughs & Watts full size snooker table for sale with sought after STEEL CUSHIONS , circa 1930s in Superb condition …..Offers



We have a client who wishes to sell their full size snooker table
The superb quality of Burroughs & watts circa 1930’s and has the important steel block cushions so sought after .
please study the photo’s to see the condition of this Fantastic table , rarely offered direct from the seller with no middlemen fees .
if you require a quote to relocate the table please get in touch with Geoff & Carol Large at GCL billiards by email
giving your post code and if the table is to be sited on ground floor.

the cloth looks to be in hardly used condition .
all though if you prefer we can re-cloth the table on set up in your home .

classic 1930’s design , comes complete with lighting and Scoreboard plus accessories .

the woodwork looks superb condition .

We are looking for offers at the moment on this Beautiful example of British manufactured Billiard table made in a time when they used only top quality materials .

Full size snooker table for sale …. NOW SOLD

NOW SOLD and due to be moved on 20th February 2017



We have a client who is looking to ( Now SOLD ) their full size snooker table due to house sale .
the table was supplied by a firm I used to work for in Nottingham , so I can recommend it .

Above side shot of table showing leg shape .

above shot of table showing cloth condition , I suspect it is now due for a re-cover and maybe a new set of nets to bring it up to standard

End shot of table , the table is complete with a nice velour covered shade and a full range of accessories .
the scoreboard is not included in the sale though , but new ones can be bought for a round £65.00p