About Rileys Sports Bars

About Rileys

Rileys Sports Bars are a national group of members clubs that offer you the perfect place to relax with a game of pool, snooker or darts. 

Rileys also shows both Sky Sports and BT Sport on large screens in dedicated sports zones, with cold drinks and food available.

 

What we do

Rileys are large venues with (up to 30) quality pool and snooker tables, with the ambition to give you the best playing conditions in town all set in a relaxed and comfortable environment. 

We also offer you quality darts lanes, which uniquely play host to the Professional Darts Corporation Qualifiers, with winners entered to the UK National Championships.

 Rileys isn’t just for the players. Sporting occasions really come to life with all the sports action shown on HD screens around the club as well as a dedicated sports zone with a 3 metre screen and HD projector.  

 

History

Rileys is one of the oldest names in British bars and has been synonymous for over a century around the globe with the games of pool and snooker. Its proud heritage dates back to 1878, when entrepreneur Edward John Riley walked out of his job in a local bank and turned his passion for cricket, tennis and billiards into his lifetime’s work. EJ Riley began by opening his first sports emporium. Shortly after, he started his fledgling manufacturing business by developing new types of cricket bats, sports toys and goods for the citizens of Great Britain.

 

Today

Weight Partners Capital (WPC), an operationally-focused private equity investor, acquired Rileys in December 2014, rescuing it from administration. WPC specialise in businesses that haven’t had access to the resources they need to fully realise their potential. Now WPC are investing to ensure that this British icon continues to serve long into the future.