It's a tidy, well maintained and friendly pub, and features Pool and Darts in the bar to the left-hand side. Until very recently the pub also had a Bar Billiards table and Shove Ha'penny, both of which were unfortunately sold when the previous licensee left. Perhaps these games will return to the pub one day.
The nostalgic old image of Darts play shown above is a close fit for the setup at the Priory, and hangs adjacent to the pubs own board.
No league play here, but the Skittle Alley can be hired for functions at the Rose & Crown, Houghton on the Hill. Unusually, the game is closer in style to the West Country version rather than the traditional Leicestershire Long Alley game normally seen hereabouts.
|A nice Billiards/Snooker scoreboard hangs redundant in the bar of the Masons Arms in Bourne, Lincolnshire.|