Tuesday, 28 August 2012

A Compendium of Pub Games Images - Pt.8

The Priory in Grantham is a substantial estate pub, set amongst a large expanse of mostly post-war and more modern housing, for which this pub was presumably built to serve.

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.

The Pétanque Court at the Olde Black Horse, Houghton on the Hill, features five Pistes for play, and possibly the most attractive signage in the Rutland & District League. The five pistes are required since the pub hosts 'home' teams from several other pubs, including at least one which is now closed.
A nice Billiards/Snooker scoreboard hangs redundant in the bar of the Masons Arms in Bourne, Lincolnshire.

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