About Barrington Sports

About us

The Sports Specialist

Established over 30 years ago, Barrington Sports is an independent, family owned sports retailer passionate about sport, and even more passionate about customer service.

Our aim is to offer the UK's leading retail experience for sports men, women and sporting families of all abilities; ranging from those already at the top of their game to those just starting out in the wonderful world of sport.

We focus on sourcing the best specialist product ranges, delivering market leading prices and promotions, as well as ensuring an unrivalled personal customer service both online and in-store.


Our Philosophy

  • Our Promise
    Trustworthy Advice, Quality Products, Competitive Pricing, Reliable Delivery and Excellent Service.
  • Our Aim
    We aim to improve the sporting experience of every person who plays our core sports.
  • Our Heritage
    Barrington Sports first opened over 30 years ago and has grown from a store, to mail order to a successful online retailer.
  • Our Enthusiasm
    We continuously strive to be ahead of the game, always keeping an eye out for new brands and customer facing innovations.
  • Our Expertise
    We are devoted to selling high quality sports products, which are specially selected by our experts. We focus upon dealing with the sports we know best: Hockey, Rugby, Cricket, Netball and Running.
  • Our Staff
    Barrington Sports is run by people who are passionate about sport and delivering an excellent customer experience.
  • Our Stock
    We are committed to holding good levels of stock for our customers. Our live stock level updates are always visible online, ensuring that you can see if we have what you are looking for in our warehouse.
  • Our Delivery Commitment
    We aim, at a minimum, to dispatch items ordered before 3pm on that same day - excluding weekends and bank holidays. With the help of our couriers, we aim to then deliver all orders to your door within 24 hours of dispatch (for UPS, City link and Interlink options). Our online estimate and courier updates will help keep you informed along the way if anything changes.
  • Our Outstanding Customer Service
    We have exemplary customer service and satisfaction. We take pride in guaranteeing that our customers get the right equipment, on time, at the right price and that they are satisfied. See http://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/www.barringtonsports.com for our latest independent customer reviews.
Trustpilot: Over 3,400 customers have used the independent review service Trustpilot to collectively rate our overall service as Excellent (9.6 out of 10)SagePay: To ensure quick, efficient and secure payments we partner with SagePay.Comodo: We use Comodo SSL encryption technology to ensure all sensitive data is kept secure.UPS, City Link, Royal Mail: We select only the best available delivery partners to ensure we offer cost effective, reliable delivery.

Our Showroom

Showroom Cricket SectionShowroom Hockey SectionShowroom Strike Zone

As part of the move to our new premises in July 2012 we have incorporated a stunning new 5000 square foot showroom. The custom built space offers visitors an attractive, spacious and welcoming atmosphere with areas dedicated to our complete range of sports including hockey, cricket, rugby, netball and running.

The new retail space enables us to showcase a large proportion of our extensive selection of sporting goods including equipment, footwear, clothing and accessories in a clear and customer friendly manner.

Our new and extended indoor Strike Zone offers our customers the opportunity to try out a large selection of demo hockey sticks and cricket bats, free of charge, helping them get a real-world feel of exactly what each product has to offer and ultimately making a more informed product choice.

In addition we now offer our customers a free gait assessment using our in-house gait analysis system, enabling us to recommend the best-match footwear to ensure optimal peformance.

Showroom Opening Times

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri10:00am – 5.30pm
Thursday (Late Night Opening)10:00am – 8.00pm
Saturday09.00am – 5.00pm
Bank Holidays10:00am – 4.00pm
Christmas, Boxing & New Years DayClosed

A Brief History

Barrington Sports logo evolution

Barrington Sports was established in 1982 by keen sportsman Barry Dolby in Goostrey, Cheshire. From the beginning our focus has been on being a true sports specialist, focusing on sports we know well.

By 1984, Barrington Sports had moved to a larger outlet in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.

In 1986 we moved to Knutsford, Cheshire, where we are still located today, albeit in much larger premises in order to accommodate our various offices, expanding warehouse and successful retail outlet.

Our specialist knowledge, founded upon our in-house IT and expert customer service teams, has gained us a reputation for excellent customer service, delivering quality brands at competitive prices. Crucially, our staff is littered with keen hockey, cricket, rugby, netball players and runners; enabling us to excel at providing top class advice in those sports we specialise in at Barrington Sports.

In 2012 we moved to a brand new 25000 square foot consolidated site. Our new headquarters incorporates state of the art retail and warehouse spaces with interactive playing areas for customers and an even broader range of products. Come and visit us if you are in the area.


Find Us

Directions from M6

Exit Junction 19, follow signs to Knutsford town centre.

At first roundabout in town centre, turn right (3rd exit) and continue past Shell garage to main traffic lights with 3 lanes, take left lane and turn left.

Continue down the hill past the train station and round right-hand corner to next traffic lights and turn left again.

After approximately 1 mile, immediately after the fire station, next to a row of shops, turn left onto Parkgate Lane.

Continue over humpback bridge, then follow road round tight right-hand bend, then after approximately 150 yards turn right into our signposted customer car park.

Postcode: WA16 8DX


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