For sale Hubble and Freeman maybe a George wright , NOW SOLD ! not available anymore ! 10fts are still popular though so advertise your table on GCL Billiards web site.


Having put people in Touch with the selling client ,  I have now been informed the table is no longer available

A reminder to all my selling clients please inform me if your table is no longer available

I do have people asking fro 10ft tables so anyone with a 10ft for sale get in touch with GCL billiards and put it up for sale in our for sale section



” They don’t make them like this anymore , Quality wood and craftsmanship ”

Circa pre 1895 . Priced to sell at just £750.

We have a client who wishes to sell their very nice tulip legged Hubble and Freeman renovated Billiard / snooker table
although thought to be a George wright table .
the asking price of £750 is required
The table is upstairs and the seller is willing to have the table dismantled and brought downstairs for loading
10 x 5 hubble freeman table
the table looks in excellent order
and comes with a full complement of table Iron shade and accessories to play the game of snooker
this table went through a very substantial refurb 25 years ago and has been looked after very well with a re-cover 5 years ago and very little use since then .
what you see in the photo is what you get for £750 plus dismantle and delivery set up charges ( contact GCL Billiards for a quote )

the table is located in Kent around the TN25 area

we have contact details of the seller and will pass these on only to genuine buyer enquiries
a quote for pick up and delivery and assemble can be got from Geoff at GCL billiards or you can organise our own transport

contact Geoff at GCL billiards for more information

Free tables offered then withdrawn the problems this can cause , please do not abuse our hard work in relocating your table.

We had a client who contacted GCL billiards to have a full size snooker table to offer for free in return for getting it downstairs and out of their home ,
we work hard to find a buyer or a person willing to pay to have a table taken downstairs , we are very good at doing this , and our past efforts are plain to see on our web site for sale section .
we arranged for another client in Northampton to have this table and all dates where arranged with the owner and the person who was willing to pay for Qualified people to take this table out without damage to property
we where due to remove this table on the 1st of June from up in North Yorkshire    , and then erect in Northampton on the 3rd of June
I had arranged for the extra men and booked all work out for these dates .
Only for today to be told that the owner , had another cash offer from somewhere else and they are withdrawing the free table offer , even though they where pleading to have it removed from their home and they had arranged all the date’s for the removal .
I have now had to cancel 3 men that I had also arranged for the 1st of June and also the person who was having the table on the 3rd of June
this has caused some embarrassment from GCL billiards who had to call all these people up and inform them that the work is now cancelled .
I do not take this lightly as it reflects badly on our image , so from now on if you have a snooker table that you wish to dispose of that no one will take away because it is upstairs and you undertake GCL billiard to remove it , then please stick to that agreement as it causes a lot of problems with clients and  other workers in re-arranging their days and also to find another table .

We do not buy or sell full size tables ourselves , we prefer to find buyers and help sellers to move tables on, rather than keep a stock of tables , this we find suits us better as we do not have to pay for warehouse storage space .
we offer this service in good faith that people will honour what has been booked out and not let the person down who was willing to pay for the removal of an upstairs table which in this day and age is not easy to get rid of , because of the cost of those 4 men and the distance to deliver it over two days .
I had worked hard in finding a person for this table which had been advertised for one month on our web site , keeping the owner informed of anyone willing to take the upstairs located snooker table away and pay for this service , so that the owner does not have to pay this to get the tbale downstairs .

here is that table in North Yorkshire and the staircase it had to come down

B&Watts liz hibbert-foy full table rippon

B&watts Liz hibbert foy end shot of table cloth
the cloth looks in very reasonable condition and there is also a light canopy
this table is built from mahogany and has the attractive turned and fluted legs with church window knee panels hiding the frame bolts
the cushions have a modern screwed on back panel to hide the cushion bolt holes , originally they would have been buttons to each bolt hole.
the table should have welsh slate fitted to it in 5 sections 2 inch thick and weighing a ton ( 1000kg ) alone , each slate weighing in at 200kg so very heavy to move .
this is not a DIY job to move .
B&Watts Liz hibbert foy stairs turning at top
now comes the only obstacle of taking up of this free table offer  , The Table is located in an upstairs location and has to come down this set of stairs with two turns .
this is a 4 man job , and has to be carried out without damage to owner’s property .
It is therefore our clients wish that any person willing to take the table for free , will take upon Qualified personnel to carry this part of the work out
GCL Billiards are fully Qualified in the removal of Full size snooker tables that are located in an upstairs location , we prefer downstairs locations but we take the rough with the smooth

Sorry to all that where booked in to move this table , but it is out of our hands if they just email me and say sorry we have now sold the tbale and it is not available for free anymore so please cancel the work booked in .

we are still looking for free or very low cost table in the style and condition of the above for our client in Northampton who is willing to pay to have it taken away .
this may suit people who have sold their home and the table has to come out before the new owners move in , if you have anything like this table then please contact GCL billiards .

Geoff Large
NBSA approved billiards fitter
GCL billiards

WANTED 8ft period snooker / billiard table for client

We have a client based in the cotswolds that is looking for a period style antique to semi modern 8ft snooker table.
The table must be of excellent build quality and my client favors turned legs but if the right square legged period table came up he may reconsider
my client after taking advice would like a three section slate bed , six legged, with bolts to cushions into slate
No wood screwed on cushions or one piece slate bed will be considered .
The table will also have to have good flat and true slate bed , things like rubber and cloth and nets and leathers can be replaced if required .
also polish condition depending on price if high then in A1 order all around , if low than my client can fund a total restoration .
8ft antique table fluted legs
fluted leg
8ft hennig bros
above Hennig Bros tulip leg
8ft table skegness chapel johnemery
a modern 8ft table
oak 9ft viceroy cloth draped
The Riley viceroy with deep archways .
Ashbourne 9ft glued and waiting to dry rubber and cushions
not an 8ft but an older design 9ft , my client definitely requires an 8ft
paul west snooker table 9ft 2
another larger table but the design may work
oxon 9ft george wright finished
8ft in Log Cabin George wright . reeded leg .
Oxon George wright 9ft
Same 8ft George wright table showing three section slate bed
oak 9ft viceroy finished balls on
a Riley Viceroy in Honey oak .
orme 9ft set up near yarmouth from retford
another three section slate bed table

Riley Aristocrat full size snooker table …..NOW SOLD and installed at Loughborough






We have a client who wishes to sell their full size Riley aristocrat snooker table with standard cushions on GCL Billiards web site by Sealed Bids .

*** please note this table does not have the tournament steel cushions on ***
The one stumbling block is that this table is located upstairs and requires up to 4 men to get those Heavy slates down stairs safely without damage to table or stair or property
Therefore it is recommended that you use a Snooker / billiards company like GCL billiards to get this table down safely and loaded onto the Van .
there are two stair cases that lead out of this room both are tricky to maneuver slates around both having a tight turn to negotiate .
Riley Aristocrat sheffield upstairs dark mahog standard
the Standard cushioned Riley Aristocrat is in good order woodwork wise an inspection on take down will let me know if the cloth or rubber requires replacing .
or for a Fee I can go upto Barnsley / Sheffield and inspect the table for any buyer and give a full report .
if you require a quote for dismantle and delivery and set up then please ask Geoff at GCL billiards for this by email ……
Riley Aristocrat sheffield from other end upstairs
a photo taken from the other end showing stairs to the far end .
the slates weigh in at 200kg each so there has to be enough manpower  to lift and guide these slates down those stairs safely, and GCL billiards have the equipment to do this .
this is not a DIY task , you have to have experienced Labour and men that are used to such removals , and a Billiards fitter on site to take apart .
the table has full extensive range of accessories but it may require a re-cover if the new owner wants one we can also quote for this too .
At this moment in time we are asking for offers and will get around three in before we present these to our client to see who he is willing to sell to .
so we are going for a timed Auction for this Table , this is a first for us to do this , by one week May 3rd we shall know who the most interested three people are in buying the table and we can then start talking to complete a sale .
All Bids to with name address and telephone contact , if you are using GCL Billiards to move the table we shall require a post code to work out milage charge .
we will put the top three bidders contact details to the seller who will look for the best sale that suits their needs .

Rare to find modern 10ft x 5ft BCE type snooker table for sale . Sutton coldfield @ only £500

We have a client who wishes to sell their 10ft by 5ft BCE type snooker table
the table I think is a BCE copy having identical legs but the cushions and pocket plates are designed differently to a BCE original .
10ft BCE sutton coldfield 1
The table is on Ground floor with easy acess to get to a parked up van
10ft BCE sutton cold 2
my client says it will require a re-cloth but any buyer can make that choice depending on what they require it for .
they may want to get any life still left in the cloth , and just have it refitted .
10ft BCe sutton cold cush scratch
10ft tables are harder to find for buyers so when one comes up that is a modern 1980s onwards  type they tend to sell pretty quick .
there are a few belt buckle and zip scratches on the cushions , a common occurrence on any table if belt buckle or zip is sharp and protruding
the rest of the woodwork I am told is very good .just wants a bit of stain / scratch cover putting over those scratches , it is not that bad
10ft BCE sutton cold leg 5
typical BCE leg design of the 1980s , but I would think this table is from the 1990s.
I would say this table was manufactured in Manchester or Leeds as I know the type of table was made by these two firms in the 1990s.
my client is asking £500 for a hard to find modern 10ft table which has 5 section thick slate bed .
Removal and delivery and setup can be quoted to any buyer by GCL Billiards , please ask for a quote giving post code
rex 8 van outside property

For sale Brand new chinese 8 ball 9ft pool tables with steel cushions…the next Big thing in Cue sports tables to hit the UK

We have teamed up with another UK Billiards importing and retail firm to offer Brand new Chinese 8 ball tables at £2,999
the tables will be supplied by our importer retailer and you get the expertise of Geoff at GCL Billiards who has over 40 years Professional fitting experience of all types of cue ball tables .
8 ball , Chinese 8 ball table
These 9ft 8 ball tables will have Professional Standard Steel cushions
We can offer as an Extra a cloth choice of colour and also cloth upgrade choice .
also table slate heaters and High Frequency Lighting also at Extra cost upgrade can be supplied .
I am awaiting more photo’s of pocket openings and sizes at the fall .
If you are interested in one of these tables fitted by GCL billiards , please contact Geoff at GCL Billiards .
these are official chinese 8 ball 9 foot tables with 2.1/4 inch balls on very tight pocket openings and have the Steel cushions most desired by top end players .
we predict a big market for the sales of these tables as Pool is now more popular than snooker here in the UK , and upgrading from a UK 7ft pool table to this is the Ultimate in quality and professional standard pool .
With 40 years in the Billiards snooker and pool trade as an Apprentice trained to Qualified  Billiards fitter ,I have seen snooker peak in the 1980s /90s and come down and now level out as a sport here in the UK
also I have seen Pool from the very early 1970s Reni pierre and Rutigliani tables with ring pockets , transform from Hazel Grove super leagues to Supreme Winner competition tables to now the next big leap forward in the cue sports trade here in the UK is the chinese 8 ball 9ft pool table .
it will not be long before you see TV covering this game here in the UK . with many snooker and pool players turning towards this size of table .
they offer excellent value when you compare the full size Star table to one of these 8 ball tables , around £7000 to £10.000 price difference .
I think they are very competitively priced for all types of people from the grand cue sports room to the shed / log cabin or Garage games room , they are definitely priced to sell .
8 ball pocket opening 4 and quarter inch ball

Price of table in photo with Steel cushions is £2999.00p and this includes set up in clients ground floor room .
long distance may require overnight Stay in B&B .
Sales outside the UK or long distance or upstairs or basement installation please ask for a Quote .

at Email

8 ball chinese steel cushion cross section photo 1
As you can see from this photo , the cushions have polished wood , then the thick steel plate ,
and then the block that the rubber is glued to which is ready to have the middle angle cut .
click on any photo to enlarge for a more close up photo.
they are a little different to normal steel cushions as used on full size star or the older burroughs and watts tables , but I think this design is better as it keeps the two parts of polished wood and steel together , this prevents the outer polished wood to bow or distort like on many older designed steel cushions , resulting in a ridge at some point between cushion cloth and polished wood surround , a common problem on many steel block Billiard and snooker tables .
these steel cushions are screwed permanently to the outer polished wood of the cushion preventing any distortion in wood surround and a good line up of join between cloth slip and wood .
the cloth slip rebate is in the capping of the polished wood and not in the block resulting from a better thicker block for the rubber to adhere to .
angles like a standard cushion at the middle and corners make for more ease of covering without any major flaws in pocket opening design .
These tables have gone through a stringent design process , resulting in the very high standard of table at an affordable price .
the above comments are Geoff Large’s own thoughts as a billiards fitter of 40 years experience , they are not copied or scripted from leaflets or book.

Large 8ft by 4 ft Sir Willaim Bentley billiards Dining snooker table for sale , Dual purpose , Attractive piece of Dining furniture that turns into a snooker table

We have a Client ( Julie) who requires a buyer for her very nice Sir William Bentley Billiard Dining table.
We have been instructed that a price of £1500 will take the table , which is a fraction of the price paid to Sir William Bentley billiards when new .
please study the following photo’s that Julie has provided to see just how nice this Dining table is
Being 8ft by 4ft it is around the largest you can buy and I have seen these tables in the original riley format sell for £5000 when fully renovated including delivery and I know that is around the price Sir William Bentley billiards sell them for too .
My buyer is realistic and knows during these times that that a high price is unrealistic so at just £1500 this should be an easy sale . it is priced to sell !
Please bare in mind that to remove a one piece dining table like this can take up to 4 men as that slate is very heavy .
A full size snooker table is actually more manageable to move than a one piece 8ft slate bed.
Also ask Julie if any stairs are involved as this can be a very big problem with one piece slate beds that do not bend to go around corners !
3 to 4 men are often required even on flat ground for these heavy one piece slate beds .
due to the highly polished nature of this table everything will have to be bubble wrapped to ensure the table does not get marked during transit , a cost of bubble wrapping to be met by the buyer .
We feel that the asking price is a good one based on the average cost to move a table like this and the extra cost of more men .
even with these costs added the total will be way below what the new cost of this table was.


Sir willaim diner julie Sir willam diner 3 sir willam diner julie 2 sir william diner 4 sir william diner 5
PLEASE NOTE the sale does not include dismantle transport or delivery , please ask Geoff at GCL Billiards for a price , please inform of any obstacles  like stairs soft ground grass gravel or steps that this table has to go over at assembly end , also post code .
We will be happy to quote for any removal work for this table .
*** the seller may have a bit of a bonus to offer any buyer saving you even further money , what this bonus is ? ….ask the seller to find out
Contact Geoff at GCL billiards for sellers contact details .

For sale Supreme 7×4 Winner pool table NOW SOLD within 24 hours of advertising .

NOW SOLD within 24 hours of advertising , Supreme winners looked after like these are always in demand


original advert

We have a client Stapleford cue club who we do a lot of work for
they are upgrading their current stock of 4 pool tables from Black to oak finish latest edition tables
Stabbo march 2016 strip down 2
the table for sale is the black one near the bar .
Therefore releasing good quality stock of second hand 7×4 pool Supreme winner pool tables one at a time as they exchange over
this week they have just put a new table in and dismantled one of the black tables which was a match table only 2 years ago and it is now for sale at just £395
this table is a free play type table and has no coin operation at all
it is ideal for a club or any up and coming pool player for his man cave or Garage or shed or log cabin at the bottom of the Garden
winners at stabbo cue club x 4
Stapleford cue club are having a change around , not because of bad tables but to upgrade to a different colour cabinet in light oak
Stabbo march 2016 close up match table 1 plus 2
They would like to exchange all the black ash tables for oak tables in the near future ,
they have done two so far so another table will also be available in the near future if you miss out on this one
Stapleford pool clean out june 2015
All these tables have been been maintained by GCL Billiards over the years .
So you can be assured of good maintained tables and not some table that has been banged and shifted about in it’s lifetime. they still have plenty of years left in them and have also had cushion upgrades at sometime too , so no dead cushions ! like some will sell you .
This table was a Match table and used by the local pool teams in the leagues as well as a few Finals .
all the black tables have had upgraded ball runs , the old type used to spit balls out onto the tbale so you will have the latest ball runs with the table for sale
these fully grooved and allen key bolted type are the very latest used by supreme
Towers ball rails all cleaned
If you are interested in buying this Black ash table,  then contact Jed Eaton at Stapleford Cue club Stapleford Nottingham . 01159 394504 ask for Jed
let me know if it has sold as I can then take this advert down as sold .

the tbale is  NOW SOLD !