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On Thursday 5th November, the UK entered another lockdown with restrictions in place to help protect us all against Covid-19.

Our production facility, customer service and sales teams remain fully operational and where possible our office team is working remotely.

We will be remaining open during this time to help support your business in any way we can – it’s business as usual on our end. We have huge stocks of contract furniture in a wide range of styles and finishes ready for delivery. You are welcome to contact us by phone or email or place an order online and we will be delivering as we normally would. Unfortunately, our showroom will be closed for the duration of the lockdown but we look forward to welcoming you back from the 2nd December so please call us to make an appointment.

We also understand that some customers may wish to place an order but delay delivery until a future date so please let us know if this the case and we will hold the stock until you are able to accept delivery.

Our Ongoing Safety Measures

  • We have huge stocks of furniture and are continuing to receive deliveries of products and materials in order to meet demand and maintain standard delivery time frames
  • Our production facility, customer service and sales teams remain fully operational and where possible our office team is working remotely.
  • There are zero confirmed cases of Covid-19 amongst Trent Furniture employees
  • We have a dedicated management team who are monitoring the situation and reviewing procedures daily
  • Staff have been instructed not to attend work if they experience any symptoms and/or they have been in contact with any one who has the virus and to follow government guidance on self isolation
  • Within our warehouse and offices, we are adhering to government guidance and operating a 2-metre distance rule between all staff to keep our colleagues and customers safe
  • Hand sanitiser, anti-bacterial wipes and face masks are widely available throughout the business and at all work stations
  • Spaces and walkways are clearly taped out to maintain social distancing throughout the premises
  • A strict cleaning regime is in place with regular deep cleaning of communal areas and equipment

Why not take a seat this winter and play some traditional British pub games? As the nights draw in, there’s nothing better than taking a comfortable seat and playing a game with friends. British pub games are proudly embedded in history and we have listed our top four favourites to give you some inspiration.

Table-top pub games make for a sociable, lively atmosphere and it is important to provide the best comfortable seating for your guests to sit back and relax. As we relive some old-school British pub games, we have suggested some of our fantastic comfortable furniture that gives that extra bit of comfort and style.  

Backgammon

Tracing back to over 5,000 years ago, Backgammon is one of Britain’s oldest pub board games. The aim of the game is for players to move all of their fifteen checkers off the board whilst trying to block their opponent’s checkers. This historic game spans back to Ancient Egypt and is still popular today as a table-top game in pubs across Britain. 

Backgammon is one of Britain’s most famous board games, and one of our compact armchairs makes the perfect seat for this game. Our Portobello Autumn Tub Chair is a popular choice as a versatile and stylish addition to your pub seating. With its tartan-style fabric and strong hardwood frame, this chair is traditional and comfortable, making the perfect seat for this traditional pub game.

Marbles

Marbles is another one of Britain’s most traditional pub games, with evidence of its use in Roman Britain. To win, players can work individually or as teams to hit their marbles inside a circle. For centuries, Marbles has brought people together as a sociable, classic pub game.

With this in mind, you might need to accommodate several people around a table to play this classic game, and our comfortable chair selection might provide the perfect solution. Our Regent Chair in Brown Faux is available in dark or light finishes and has a solid hardwood frame, making an ideal comfortable option without taking up too much space. To add some variation and a pop of colour to your table, our Regent Chair is also available in our tartan Autumn.  

Three Men's Morris

Dating back to 1440 B.C, Three Mens’ Morris is an ancient game better known by pub-goers as ‘Noughts and Crosses’ or ‘Tic Tac Toe’. Using a grid of 9, the player who gets three of their counters in a row wins. Each player has three pieces and players can win using one of 3 horizontal lines, 3 vertical lines and 2 diagonal lines.

For this classic two-player game, a large traditional armchair makes the perfect seat. Our Madison Armchair is made of high-quality leather for comfort and style and is versatile as a one, two or three-seater.

Dominoes

The final popular traditional pub game on our list is Dominos. Originating from the 11th century, this game involves matching sets of rectangular dotted white tiles. It is a classic logic game which has been played as a table-top game across pubs in Britain for years. 

Perhaps your guests want to play dominos at a high table: in which case, our high-top bar stools provide the perfect seats. Our tall square back bar stools are available with the options of padding and upholstery to suit your colour scheme. Having different levels of tables and chairs on your premises provides a more interesting and eye-catching interior style, so why not encourage your guests to enjoy a game of dominoes whilst seated at their bar stool?

 

Trent Furniture are the experts in all thing’s pub furniture, from dining chairs and tables to sofas and outdoor furniture. With more than 60 years of experience in the industry, you can trust in us to provide high-quality, long-lasting and fire-retardant contract furniture for your pub, restaurant, café or bar. To find out more about our range of products, browse our site or get in touch on 0116 2989 335.

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