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Who are Jelkes, why are their bar billiards tables so special?

If you're looking for a bar billiards table, have you considered Jelkes?

Billiards are one of the oldest surviving recreational table games, outlasting pool and snooker in terms of how long they’ve been around. This is a truly iconic game, and although it’s one we see less of in public nowadays, it’s still well loved and holds a special place in a lot of people’s hearts.

If you’re on the lookout for a billiards table, you’ll probably want to put more research into finding the perfect model before you make a final decision. Jelkes Bar Billiards | Games Room CompanyWhether it’s for your own personal use, or to be installed in a commercial location (they go down really well in pubs!), it’s likely that you’ve either never seen a billiards table before, or that you’ve spent a lot less time around them than a pool or snooker table. For that reason, you’ll want to make sure that the table you select is one you can rely upon, and one that will really impress your visitors. One of the best names in the game? Jelkes billiards tables.

Jelkes tables are a brilliant choice when it comes to billiards - here’s what you need to know about the world renowned brand...

Jelkes were the original billiards table manufacturers

If iconic brand names are important to you, Jelkes will be right up your street! They were the UK company who first began to design and build billiards tables back in the late 1700s, so they’re a real heritage brand and were the first on the scene back in the day. These guys were an authority when it came to billiards and can really be credited with making the game popular in Britain. Their name on some gaming equipment is a huge sign of credibility and quality.

Jelkes table are beautifully designed

These billiards tables are designed and built to the high standards of the era when craftsmanship was taken incredibly seriously and no corners were ever cut. Not only are they stunning to look at, they’re built to be durable and sturdy enough to last decades - with only a little bit of care and attention, they’ll become family heirlooms, passed through the generations.

They’re a collector’s item

These billiards tables are a piece of history. Due to their heritage, Jelkes billiards tables evoke a real sense of a bygone era, when these tables were a common sight in pubs and community centres, and they add an old fashioned charm to any space they’re in. Add to that the fact that Jelkes games tables of any kind are no longer in production; these are real antique pieces that should be snapped up. Once they’re gone, who knows how long it will be before another is found?

If you would like to find out more information about Jelkes billiards tables, please contact us here at Games Room Company and we can tell you everything you need to know. And if you want to try out a game of billiards before you make a commitment, head down to our showroom for a practice run!

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