Sunday, 17 June 2012

A Compendium of Pub Game Images - Pt.3

This Northamptonshire Skittles Table resides in the bar of the Cross Keys Inn, Kingscliffe in Northamptonshire. Unusually, the pins and cheeses are the yellow plastic variety more commonly seen in Leicestershire. I'm not entirely sure whether the table is used for league play, but visitors to the Cross Keys are welcome to throw a few cheeses for pleasure.

These lovely cribbage board pegs were given to me recently as a gift. They appear to be made from bone and are quite crudely carved, and yet in a modern context are almost too good for day-to-day use.

The unique and famous Trip To Jerusalem in Nottingham lays claim (along with several others) to being the oldest pub in Britain. It certainly has one of the oldest traditional pub games in an original Ring The Bull. The game is located in the Ward Room, to the right as you enter the pub, though you'll have to get there pretty early for a game as the pub is often full to bursting with diners and tourists. The pub was also home to another game of some pedigree, with a (thankfully) defunct Cock Fighting pit located in the cellars.

League Darts, and regular Dominoes games are played at the George in Ashley, Northants. There is also a small barrel trophy for the annual pre-Bottle Kicking Tug of War between Ashley and Medbourne.

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