Sir William Bentley Billiards are specialist dealers in the finest Antique Billiard tables and makers of the world’s most beautiful Billiard, Snooker and Pool tables.
A family-run business, established for almost 40 years, that began with the restoration of Antique billiard tables, has earned an enviable reputation for bespoke Pool & snooker tables of the very highest quality, handmade in classic & contemporary styles to suit individual clients, all over the globe.
The craftsmanship, quality and bespoke nature of the business are widely known within the Interior design industry, and a significant number of the tables made are for Interior Designers and their clients. As a result, the table designs are increasingly diverse and contemporary, and the finishes, and attention to detail are subject to the scrutiny of this most discerning and demanding audience.
Long-time exhibitors at the International Interior Design trade show ‘Decorex’, Sir William Bentley Billiards tables have been a highlight of London’s ‘Grand Designs Live’ since its inception, were long-time exhibitors at the House & Garden fair, and have also exhibited in the US, Middle-east and China.
A particular speciality is designing and making dual-purpose tables that combine top quality, slate bed playing tables with beautiful custom made Dining or Conference tables, to seat up to 20 people.
Of course, every table is individually hand-crafted to suit the style and period of interior décor, and whether the table is made from Walnut or Maple, Oak or Metal, in Classic or Contemporary style, the significant choice is which precision engineered mechanisms is used to transform the table; the Rollover or the Wind-up.
Antique tables are still a part of the business, and the business has a large stock of beautiful and unique tables, restored by the same craftsmen that make the new designs. It is the striking beauty of their most contemporary tables, however, that attracts the most attention.
This comparison can best be made by a visit to their workshops and showrooms, which are open 7 days a week by appointment, to see antique & modern tables and accessories side by side, and to witness the making process.
The companies showrooms, situated in the beautiful countryside on the borders of Berkshire and Wiltshire, house many of the world’s finest Antique Billiard tables alongside exquisite examples of the Contemporary and Classic fixed height and dual- purpose dining & playing tables that are handmade in the adjacent workshops. One of the great joys of a visit to Marten is to see their team of craftsmen at work. It is fascinating to watch the processes of design, carving, marquetry, veneering, inlaying, polishing, metal and wood working, and to appreciate for yourself the skills involved in the creation of each table.
To enter the showroom is to delve into an Aladdin’s cave of burr Walnut, rich rosewood and finely grained mahogany, maple, oak and ash. Intricate marquetry, polished metal, delicate inlays and beautiful veneers, lie side by side with fine Scottish leathers and English wool-nap cloth. Whether your search is for an Antique, second-hand, bespoke or replica table, for billiards, snooker or for pool, for a stunning contemporary rollover or an elegant wind-up dual- purpose table for dining and playing, you are sure to find either exactly what you are looking for or the inspiration to specify your very own custom-made and designed tables.