About Us

The Library Pot is a games club. We have hundreds of games: board games and table top games of all sorts (but not video games). You are invited to join in and play! For fun, for a laugh, ha ha ha! For a mere five of your English pounds you can stay from opening to the end of a session – up to 5 or 6 hours, choosing and playing game after game.

There is fun, competition and co-operation. The difference between winning and losing can be the falling of cherry blossom or the result of 10,000 hours of practice.

There is no universal definition of what a games café is or does, but there are a few of us now in the UK and more arriving all the time. At the Library Pot we have alcohol but also lots of teas – our Flora teas that bloom in the glass are beautifully popular. The menu includes both larger meals or smaller plates to keep you fuelled. Unlike a cafe we don’t chase you out once you have finished your tea: stay and play more games! Nor are we like a restaurant, trying to get your orders and food completed as quickly as possible to turn the tables over for another customer.

And did we mention the ball pool? Each of the games cafés in the UK has its own menu, its own pricing policy and own slots for open ended or time-boxed gaming. Some allow booking only during the week – you can book a table for any time we are open at The Library Pot – see the link at the top of the page.

Here is what some of our customers say about us…