Also known as Hood skittles or table skittles, Northamptonshire skittles is a marvellous classic pub game from the English midlands. The game's ancestor is old English skittles, the most venerable of all the alley skittles games, which is still played in London. This version takes up a lot less space while retaining all the excitement and skill and has been popular for decades across the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Bedfordshire.
The hood skittles table surface stands at thigh height with the top of the hood reaching fully 6 feet high. The table top is made in solid quality yellow pine while high quality leather covers the surface and walls in the traditional way. The rear of the table sports the trademark hood in robust netting. Tables are made by a craftsman from Leicestershire who has been making and repairing them for decades.
The default table is for the Northamptonshire version of the table. Depth
140cm, Width 102cm. Leicestershire style tables can also be made, please
email for more information.
Hand-made in Britain
Northamptonshire Skittles table
Product is made/obtained to order. Please note lead time.
Occasionally, we have second hand tables for sale. Please see our second hand page for more information.
For the table, shipping within Leicestershire is free. Please email for a quote to other areas.
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