"Amazing value and went down a storm as a 21st birthday present! Thank you."
Louise - Odiham, Hampshire, 19th September '11
"I have had a very similar table before which actually had baize cloth (as a poker table should have). The material on this table top was just a nylon green cloth.... but then it was cheap so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised."
Peter Turner - Brighton, UK, 31st May '11
Drinkstuff says: Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments Peter. This is the first complaint we've had regarding the Octagonal Poker Table Top - like you have mentioned, this is a budget table top designed for casual home use so can't be compared to high end poker tables.
"This is a great table for the price and decent quality considering. There was a bit of glue on the top of the table near the edge and fold. A very minor cosmetic imperfection, however.
One thing to note is that the edge of each octagon (i.e. the space for each player) isn't that big. It's not that it's uncomfortable to sit round, although you are quite close to your fellow players. It's more that if you all have drinks on the table there's a very narrow space in which to deal through. As a result and fairly inevitably, as the evening progressed someone knocked a drink on the floor. Not a huge problem as it was lager, just don't let anyone drink red wine!
One of the other things about this table is that it only folds in half. I believe this gives it an advantage over other tables of this type which fold in four, in that it's more durable (less places for it to break) and sits flatter even after wear. The downside is it's not as compact folded away, or as easy to transport, but easy enough to leave it behind the sofa if it's not going anywhere.
As a review mentioned below, the handles are very long and thin.
Overall, definitely worth the money and great service and delivery as well."
James - Brighton, UK, 6th March '11
Drinkstuff says: Many thanks for your review James. As a thank you we've added 5 points to your drinkstuff account which is equivalent to £5 off your next order.
"Excellent tables, well made 10/10"
John Parratt - Croydon Area, 16th February '11
"Needed more room on my league tables and at the price I couldn't let it go, excellent feel and quality. Just stick down the chip trays with some tidy glue or they will fall out and break."
Jon Gould - Barry, 10th February '11
"Great product, great delivery, was told 2-3 days delivery got it in 2. Excellent value for money, bought it for £20. Table is thicker than I expected. The chip holders hold an adequate amount of chips and the drinks holders are a good size. The carry bag it comes with is o.k. but just that. I can imagine after a few months it will have a few tears in it as it is made of really thin material and the carry handles are way too long, I've had to have them shortened as it it was causing the bag to scuff the floor when carrying. I would highly recommend this product."
Stephen Forbes - Sheffield, 7th February '11
"Great product, fantastic value, I'm actually ordering another today and buying some cards to go with it."
Jon Gould - Barry, 26th January '11
"Great product - heavier than expected and chip holders all had come unstuck, but soon repaired. Slight glue mark on baize (not our glue!) but we think it will go down a storm with our son on Rugby away weekends!"
Pat Berkley - Berkhamsted, 8th December '10
Drinkstuff says: Many thanks for your comments Pat. If you ever have issues with a product you order from us, you are more than welcome to call our customer services
"After playing in a casino, I decided to buy some equipment for home to practice live play. I have brought Kem cards, nice weighted chips and this table top, from Drinkstuff, and it makes the game feel more realistic. I found getting the top into the bag a bit tight, it may give over time. The prices on this site are fair and the service is very good."
Daniel Newland - London, 17th February '09
Drinkstuff says: Thank you for your comments Daniel. The bags for the tables do fit, just. We are aware they are tight and have requested some larger fitting bags on our next order. If the bag continues to be a problem and doesn't loosen up, then please contact us.
Argos's sale confusion
"I really want to get one, but Argos was selling this exact table for literally five pounds. I stupidly didn't get it at the time, then when I went back it was out of stock and then the sale ended. I can't find this table anywhere for a properly reasonable price, it's almost stupid. (And no they weren't just selling the bag for a fiver, I checked on the site before I went back and it was this tabletop)."
Jamie - Leigh, 6th January '09
Drinkstuff says: Thank you for your comments Jamie. Although the tables may appear the same, we have found that the quality can differ enormously. We strive for the best quality product at the lowest possible price. For Argos to achieve such a low retail price, we can only guess that either the quality is lower or they have chosen to discontinue this line and have set a clearance price. At £5 they will be making a significant loss. We hope you find a similar table within your budget.
"I bought my poker table from Drink Stuff three Christmas's ago and at the time the bag wasn't available. Over the past few years my table has been shipped from mates house to mates house as we move our b-monthly 'Curry & Poker Nights' around. The case fits perfectly and hopefully I'll get another 3 years out of the table now."
Greg Haigh - Rochdale, 26th February '08
"What an excellent addition to my home poker set. Makes it easy to transport my table to friends houses for our Poker games.. Well worth the cash! Which I'll win back anyway ;-)"
Andy F - Stirling, Scotland, 27th October '07
"Good, fast delivery. These tables are excellent value for money and are just right for use in the regular tournaments that I organise. The single fold is much better than the similar tables that fold into 4."
Gary Hammond - Gloucestershire, England, 30th August '07
"Good quality tables, though the prices seem to go up and down like a yo-yo. I bought mine for 19.99 each now they are 29.99. I was looking to by one of the proper fold up tables, but they have increased from 89.99 last month to 119.99 this month. Wont bother now!
drinkstuff says: Thank you for your review John and we apologise the price of this table has changed recently. Prices are dependant on whether we import direct (which was done originally) or buy in the UK (which we're doing at the moment). In either case we always offer the best price possible which is proved by the fact that other retailers sell this table for £180."
John Lawson - Bristol, 12th August '06
"quality fine but green baize comes out of groove when opening and closing table. Great to use outdoors in the good weather.
drinkstuff says: Thanks for the comments Gerald, unfortunately yes when the table is folded the felt raises at the table 'hinge', this is because the felt is not pulled tight around the table so it doesn't split. However when the table is laid out the felt is flat and perfect to play poker on."
gerald booth - west yorkshire, 15th June '06
"Very good product, well done and usefull. The only thing wrong is that the things that are written on are for a blackjack table and not for poker.
drinkstuff says: Thanks for your comments Accinelli, the table top is reversible so on one side it has marking for blackjack and on the other is plain for poker games!"
Accinelli Gian Nice - Italy, 19th May '06
"Fantastic quality. Real solid table and well worth the money. Can't believe how big it is, perfect for any big poker night!(Or Black Jack if thats your thing)"
Colin Buchanan - Peterborough, 9th May '06
"this fitts my large kitchen table a treat..very weighty and its advisable that 2 lay it out..just in case you drop it on your toe..blackjack on one side and plain green on other, very nice..i was impressed..good value too"
jim gillan - thurso caithness, 2nd April '06
"Table is great for home poker games. Pleased with the product and the price(was in the sale) cost half as much as similar products that are available. Very quick delivery time."
Carl Ramsden - Northwich, 23rd March '06
"Delivery of this heavy item very quick to Germany and the shipping costs was very reasonable. The table is OK quality for the price."
Peter Miu - Germany, 23rd February '06
"Just getting interested in some friendly poker games at home, it was a start to get some cards and poker chips, but the simple addition of a table top like this really set the scene right from the very first poker night. The main thing everyone commented on was the table, not the chips, not even the beers and nibbles laid on (not included with the table, as they say in disclaimers!). Not only is it an excellent playing top but a great price compared to other ones I'd been looking at. P.S. delivery was also very quick and well packed up in box, bubble wrap and polystyrene. RECOMMENDED PURCHASE TO ANYONE THINKING ABOUT POKER 'GET-TOGETHERS'"
Mark Webster - Chesterfield, 15th February '06
"Table top is great!!!!!!!!!"
Angela - Croydon, 10th February '06
"Excellent product. Great at the price. We will have many hours enjoying the table top poker table, until of course all the money goes! Speedy delivery. Thanks"
Jim Thomas - Letchworth, Hertfordshire, 4th February '06
"I bought the Poker Table for my boyfriend as a christmas present. Firstly he was soo excited to see that he had the biggest present by far, and then he was even more delighted when he saw what it really was!
However my brother was very envious, so I have had to buy another one for him for his birthday!
I get the best of both worlds as I now have one in my flat, and another one at my parents house!!
It is definitely one of the best presents I have bought (twice)!"
Marika - London, 25th January '06
"My brother said it was the best present ever!
He now has the chips too!
So easy to pack away with the bag when not in use."
Laura May - London, 12th December '05
"Good Product ! Good and fast delivery ! Thanks for all !"
Lemarchand Sylvain - france, 11th December '05
"well happy with this product and what a price cheers to all at drinkstuff.com very quick delivery to ireland."
michael - ireland, 3rd December '05
"just received my table and WOW it is brilliant thanks drinkstuff prompt delivery and excellent price anyone thinking of getting one STOP THINKING AND BUY! Thanks again many hours of fun going to be had."
phil campbell - cleethorpes, 11th April '05
"I ordered this but there was a minor fault with the table. They sent me another the same day without asking for a return. Excellent service. Table is great and the chips I bought are superb as well. Can't wait to play."
Neil - Midlands, 14th January '05
"I haven't received mine yet, but just ordered it.
Got a phone call from a pleasant guy from drinkstuff.com assuring me he would do all he could to make sure it's at my work place before 1pm as requested.
Excellent customer service!!"
Chris Pottrell - Cheltenham - UK, 30th September '04
"Top notch product i have scoured the country for something of this nature, highly recommended."
Gash - Barnsley, 17th September '04
"When i bought this i was a bit unsure as to what the quality would be like due to it being so cheap. When it arrived, i was amazed at the quality...absolutely fantastic!!! I would definitely recommend this to everyone, and what a fantastic birthday present it made. Everyone i have told the price to have been speechless!! There is also another internet site selling the exact same table for £45 more!! Many thanks."
Vikki Sadotti - Croydon, Surrey, 10th June '04
"Brilliant product and rapid shipping all the way to Spain too !"
Jon - Costa Blancs Spain, 9th May '04
"Excellent product, excellent service. Now all I need is the visor and bow tie!"
Michael Neyland - Milton Keynes, 26th March '04
"Brilliant table, and you've got two sides so if someone spills a drink just flip it over. Only drawback is the chip holders are a bit small, especially if you're winning."
Phil - Bristol, 16th March '04
"This is fantastic. Have had poker nights before but this will really finish it off!
Jonathan - Newmarket, 12th March '04
"This poker table is superb!!"
Kirk - Herts, 26th February '04
"Now I know why I only shop at Drinkstuff.
The quality of this product is second to none.
Can't wait for the first poker night."
Graham McCoubrey - Millisle, Northern Ireland, 7th January '04
"Thanks Drinkstuff! My poker games are going to much more comfortable now!! The table top was delivered as promised the next day, and Drinkstuff kept me informed all the way along. This is a great table for those who enjoy the game of poker"
Dave Randall - Watford, 23rd December '03
"Cheers drinkstuff. Overall a good quality product, The printing on the Blackjack could be improved a little. Looking forward to my first poker tournement over christmas. Have a good one you lot. Merry Christmas to all your visiters."
Andy Leadbetter-Simms - Bognor Regis West Sussex, 8th December '03
"I was worried that for the price I would get some cheapie wood table that would break after two months - but instead this is a very good table (we play fortnightly! Highly recommended)"
Rodney Joyce - London, 20th September '03
"I found the chip holders to be very useful (kept everything tidy).
How about another version with legs?"
Curt - Leeds, 18th March '03