Sashay on down to this upmarket spot in the heart of Soho for a stab at one of the most bizarre pub games you’re ever likely to come across. It was conceived by Englishman David Gill in the 1930s as a way of bringing the ‘fun’ of billiards into tight spaces like small bars, and the idea is to pot balls into one of a number of variously high-scoring pockets while avoiding knocking over pegs, which incurs a penalty. As barely anyone plays it anymore, there’s a good chance with a bit of practice you can be world champion by teatime.
Whether you want to practise your ping pong, get your Scrabble on, or take on your pals at pool, the most natural place to do it is down the pub. Get competitive in these London bars and pubs where fun and games are always on the agenda. Know any other pubs with games galore? Tell us in the comments box below.