Welcome to your new cue.

Barry Broadbent, the founder and owner of Ebbro Cues, known to many as the “original” Cue Doctor of Oldham and Royton is now to be found in the village of Mellor between Preston and Clitheroe in the heart of the Ribble Valley.

Ebbro Cues exists to satisfy the needs of the cue purist while also being on hand for the many repairs and personalised alterations the cue owner requires.

Ebbro Cue Doctor Old Image and collection of cue badges
Ebbro Vintage Cues Logo

EBBRO Philosophy

When Barry became a cue maker 45 years ago it was to satisfy his intense curiosity of the old craft methods of cue manufacture. Having seen several vintage ornamental cues of the 1880’s and (in his opinion) the “Rolls-Royce” of the 1920’s the Willie Smith cue by Burroughs and Watts, he decided that the name “Vintage” admirably portrayed the excellence of cue that he was striving for and which has now become such a prized possession of so many people as reiterated on the cues n views/essential cue collection website. However advertising and shouting about how our cues are the best, has never been our forte preferring to let distinctive style and workmanship coupled with the use of quality materials and traditional tools speak for themselves in the understated way of the true artisan.

  • Experience: 45+ years
  • Materials: Responsibly sourced
  • Work Ethic: Attention to detail
  • Custom Designs: Accepted
  • Repairs: Undertaken
  • Alterations: Completed

Repairs and Alterations.

Don’t throw away your cherished but damaged cue as we can rebuild anything (almost)!

Quality and attention to detail are the by-words of the business from the simplest cue tip replacement to complex repairs and rebuilds of a favourite cue. While we strive to produce bespoke cues fit for purpose they are also intended to become a treasured heirloom.

We regularly service cues making them ready for the new snooker season or those brought out of retirement after a period of time lying unused readying them for use once more


We use sustainable Canadian Maple and Ash shafts, ethically sourced Ebony and other exotic hardwoods such as Brazilian Tulipwood, North African Thuya Burr, North American Birdseye Maple, French Guianan Snakewood, Kingwood and Mexican Cocobolo for butts.

We can also incorporate coloured wood veneers. Traditional brass joints are used as part of the finishing process.

wooden coloured venners


Here is a selection of completed work and work in progress. This is just a fraction of our work so please contact us to discuss a build to your custom requirements.


Virtually any repair can be carried out once your cue has been evaluated by ourselves and your instructions received, NO price will be given before such evaluation and inspection has been carried out.

Yellow Snooker Ball

Ferrules and Tips

Brass and steel ferrules can be made to specified size. The tips provided are generally Elk Master but clients own tips can also be fitted on request.

Green Snooker Ball


Tapering is generally done towards the tip of the cue but can be extended through the full length of the cue.

Brown Snooker Ball

Weight adjustment

Weight adjustments can be made upwards or downwards. It should be noted that this will also adjust the balance point.

Blue Snooker Ball

Lengthening Cues

Cues will be lengthened following the 4 Point Splicing Method, this being the accepted traditional way of professional lengthening.

Pink Snooker Ball

Brass Screw-In Joints

Brass joints can be fitted to create ½ or ¾ cue splits and butt extensions using normal or our own quick release joints.

Black Snooker Ball

Bespoke Cues

We can make bespoke cues to customer instructions in relation to materials, length, weight, joints, splicing, extensions and final finish.

BJB Art in Wood

Barry has recently joined forces with his wife Janine to create BJB Art in Wood where Barry takes his years of experience in cue making and industrial model making in a new direction creating beautiful sculptured items in exotic timbers and other mediums.

Jan at work on a lathe
Selection of BJB Arting Wood Work


A few comments from happy customers. It is always nice to hear about how our work has been enjoyed and especially nice to hear how it has improved customers play.

Complaints from my opponents on the new cue. It has transformed me from a zero to a hero! Thank you so much for your amazing workmanship. I will be asking you for more shafts soon.


Bespoke Cue Purchase

Hi, Thanks for the exceptional repair and workmanship that you carried out on my friends snapped off cue has gone down very well. He is now playing with it again week in week out he loves it.


Cue Repair

I've always preferred a 1 pc cue but this is the first jointed cue I've played with that sounds and plays like a good 1 piece cue I'm just tapping into the magic of this wand at the moment lol .

Keith Ward

Cue Build

Just given my new cue a run out – can play shots really well with this cue that I found hard with my old cue. It’s absolutely the best thing I’ve ever played with. Over the moon with it.


Cue Build

Barry I would just like to say that your service was fantastic and a wonderful experience chatting to you. The cue is silky smooth and I do believe I will be ok with this cue.

John Davis

Cue Building


We would love to hear from you and discuss your requirements. Please use the contact information here or complete our contact form and we will get back to you shortly.


22 St Mary's Gardens, Mellor, Lancashire. BB2 7JW


0776 3955 425

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