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Romford Snooker Club

Probably... the most famous snooker club in the world

Snooker, 8 & 9 Ball Pool & Darts

Members Handicap Competitions held throughout the year
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All club memberships are valid for 12 months

About The Club

About The Romford Snooker Club

Probably... the most famous snooker club in the world

Snooker and Billiards have been played at Arcade Place Romford since the 1920's when the hall was first established as a temperance hall. It later became one of the Lucania chain of Snooker and Billiard halls which became famous throughout London, many situated over Burtons the Tailors.

Romford Snooker Club Snooker Hall

Famous Partnership


Barry Hearn

Richard Willis and Barry Hearn

In 1974 the Lucania chain was purchased by Barry Hearn and it was in the romford hall that Barry Hearn first spotted the talents of the young Steve Davis playing on table 13 (still retained by the club to this day, despite the club having only twelve tables) thus sowing the seeds of one of sports most famous partnerships and culminating in Steve Davis taking his first world championship just six years later.

In 1982 Barry Hearn established the Matchroom Club in what is now The Romford Snooker Club's darts and pool area.

Richard Willis buys the club in 1989


Richard Willis

Richard Willis

In 1989 Barry sold the Romford Snooker Centre to Richard Willis and his company Five Star Leisure who renamed the club 'The Romford Snooker Club'.

Looking Forward

Richard Willis says we are very proud of our heritage and with all our members, look forward to another 75 years for what is probably 'THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS SNOOKER CLUB'.

75 Years Old


Steve Davis

Richard Willis and Steve Davis

In July 2008, Steve Davis returned to the club to present his special Exhibition Evening celebrating the Club's 75th Anniversary. Many of today's top professionals have graced the tables at Arcade Place including Romford's very own Mark King who practised at the club during the mid 2000's before moving to Braintree.

For about the past 85 years the Club has played host to the most famous names in snooker and has probably seen well over six million frames of snooker or billiards played.

Jack Said


Danny Dyer & Simon Phillips

Jack Said

More recently the the Romford Snooker Club was used to film scenes of the film 'Jack Said' about an undercover cop infiltrating a notorious gang of criminals, starring Danny Dyer & Simon Phillips. The film also featured Jimmy White in his first acting role playing snooker club owner Vic Lee.


It was also in the 'Matchroom' that Chas and Dave recorded their hit song 'Snooker Loopy' with many of the Matchroom players in the chorus.

Beer on Tap

Beer on Tap



Snooker Table


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become a member

Romford Snooker Club operates a strict members only policy although we do permit members to invite up to two guests to the club. The relevant fees are listed below. Should you require any further information please contact the club. Guests of a member must sign in on entry to the club.

Full Membership

(Over 18's) £14.50

Membership also includes Club Vouchers to the value of £4.50

Junior Membership

(Under 18 years) £9.50

Includes £3.50 in Club Vouchers

All club memberships are valid for 12 months

Senior Citizens

(over 65's)

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Members are entitled to 'sign-in' up to three guests
who are charged a 'Guest Fee' of £2.50.

Full Members may also bring Juniors (8-14 years)
to the Club as guests any day between 10am - 7pm.

There is no guest fee for under 14's.

The club is open everyday from 10am.

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