Opening date set for re-opening of Bears in Ipswich as Bears Pool & Snooker

Robbie Williams outside Bears. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Robbie Williams outside Bears. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The former Bears Bowling will be re-opening as Bears Pool & Snooker this Saturday after renovations have been completed this week.

Bears Bowling, formerly owned by Charlie Manning, closed in October last year.

The Star Lane premises was bought by Robbie Williams, who previously owned Premier Pool and Snooker Club and the Drum and Monkey in Ipswich, and has converted Bears into a new pool and snooker club.

Now, after a month of dedicated work to get the club up and running, Bears has announced it will officially re-open from 5pm on Saturday.

“I am just over the moon,” the 57-year-old from Ipswich said. “I can’t believe how quickly we are going but we are hoping it will be the place for pool and snooker in Ipswich, there will be coaching for juniors and anyone else that wants to come in and play pool.”

The new venue will feature four English tables, two American nine-ball tables, two English eight-ball tables and five dart boards downstairs, with a further three snooker tables and two nine-ball tables set to be put in upstairs.

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