The Pinball Office
The Pinball Office
5
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
About
If you love Pinball, come and join our friendly Pinball Club for £12.5-£15 for a 3 hour long session. On site car park available. You will find over 30 well maintained pinball machines and arcades (Japanese Candy Cabs), all set on free play. A great place to play some of your favorite pinball machines, meet people that have the same passion for pinball as yourself and if you fancy, participate in competitions.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Simon
    1 contribution
    An absorbing and FUN 3 hrs !!!
    A fantastic, friendly and fun place with a great selection of very well maintained tables. The cost for 3 hours of play is a bargain ! Chris is a very friendly, welcoming and laid back host. We’ll definitely be coming back for a replay 😃
    Visited March 2023
    Written 12 March 2023
  • Scott D
    2 contributions
    Brilliant Pinball Experience
    I visited the Pinball Office with my 8yo daughter last weekend, having been thinking about it for months having seen an ad on FB. It absolutely didn't disappoint - a wonderful range of tables to play, classic and newer (check on the website to see what's available), and everything in amazing condition - keeping all of these tables in good order must be a whole job in itself! Most of the time my daughter and I were able to play on tables adjacent to each other as there were plenty of people there but it never felt overly busy, and they helpfully found a stool so she could be a little taller over the table (though I'd probably recommend bringing one of your own if you're bringing kids as I don't expect they have loads!) Brilliant to be able to play on some really classic tables, particularly having played some of them on games such as Pinball FX2/3. Will definitely go back another day!
    Visited March 2023
    Written 20 March 2023
  • dogsbody710
    Essex, United Kingdom17 contributions
    Excellent quality and value
    If you love pinball then you really need to go here, the standards are very high indeed. The first thing that hits you is just how clean the place is, the lighting is low and it’s quiet too, meaning you get the full audio experience from the machines. A note about these machines - they’re immaculate. They are the personal collection of the owner, Chris and it shows. I can well recall going to the arcades back when some of these machines were new and finding them ruined and broken but the ones at the pinball office are factory fresh. They are really well looked after. I didn’t even see one light bulb not working on any of the games! The only thing that goes wrong is maybe a ball jumps off it’s track which is nothing, especially when Chris is on hand to put it right. And at 12.50 for a THREE hour session it’s also cracking value too. We had a great time and hope to return one day.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 April 2023
  • Ivan
    London, United Kingdom1 contribution
    First time Visitor
    We visited the venue after finding it online . Plenty of easy parking and great selection of machines in a relaxed atmosphere . Drinks available on site or nice cafe a stones throw away . Will definitely return again .
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 8 April 2023
  • Bradley J
    1 contribution
    Fantastic place for some silver ball action !
    Had a great time at The Pinball Office ,friendly atmosphere and never felt too busy. Good selection of cabinets ,with a machine always available. Plenty of parking. If only this place was a little closer to home ! I’ll be back for sure 😀
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 April 2023
  • ConradsTrips
    London, United Kingdom1 contribution
    Another brilliant day at The Office!
    Everything about this place is top-notch. There is a great selection of machines from the 80s and 90s, and right up to the present day. This includes some machines rarely seen in public venues such as Oktoberfest, Super Hoop, Houdini, and one of my favourites, Black Knight Sword of Rage. All the machines are maintained to a very high standard - everything works as it should, and all are kept immaculately clean. The venue itself is very clean and comfortable with air conditioning keeping temperaures cool even if the weather, and the pinball action is hot. Everyone there is very friendly, and happy to give advice to anyone new to the machines. Chris is a great host, and as has been mentioned in other reviews, this is his personal collection of pinballs, so they are very well looked after. Other factors: Plenty of free parking at the venue - you just need to provide your vehicle registration number when booking (or let Chris know when you arrive if you end up coming in a different vehicle). Coffee and soft drinks are available at The Pinball Office at very reasonable prices. There is a cafe 5 minutes walk away, and another food outlet has recently opened in the same building. Highly recommended day out for experienced players, complete beginners, solo visitors, families, or groups of friends of all ages. I'm already looking forward to my next visit!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 18 April 2023
  • Rangi27
    Stevenage, United Kingdom113 contributions
    This place never ceases to amaze. It is simply brilliant
    I wish I had the time to go here very weekend. Unfortunatly work commitments mean that I can only go here once every few months but each time I land it has better. The machine upkeep is absolutely second to none and his machines aren't a load of classic ones that you sometimes find in such places, There was a 'Stranger Things 'one there last week. That can't have seen it's first birthday yet. There's three rooms, and Chris limits the players for each session so it's never crowded. Coffee and drinks are avilable as well. Genuinely great fun whether you're a serous silver ball fan or just play curious
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 April 2023
  • theburbs2015
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom12 contributions
    Great pinball experience
    Can't believe I'd never heard of this place before. So many pinball machines to choose from to play, hard to choose a favourite. All the machines are immaculate and well maintained unlike playing one in a pub or arcade. Owner is friendly and loves talking about his passion. Will definitely be back again with friends/family. I would love to say I couldn't stop smiling but I'm sure I was frowning more from concentrating on the games!! A great way to spend a few hours.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 April 2023
  • Andrew R
    Chatham, United Kingdom2 contributions
    A must for any Pinball fan
    Amazed at the the quality and variety of tables. The lovely Host has set up an excellent experience, nobody hogging tables and nice and cool on a hot humid day. Only downside for us is having to get through the Dartford crossing. We're already planning our second trip. Steep stairs stairs between the floors!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 12 July 2023
  • Tony
    Hertford, United Kingdom1 contribution
    Pinball Heaven
    Amazing place, pinball machines as far as the eye can see. All well maintained and sparkling clean. Chris who runs the place is a friendly guy and very helpful if you have any issues (as i did paying for my parking). First time here and i will be back
    Visited July 2023
    Written 15 July 2023
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Ahardyweed
Greater London, UK78 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Had a great time. Took a bit of time to understand the machines (haven’t played really since the 70s when 1000 got you a high score replay😀) but all 6 of us agreed we would return and we were a mixed bag of all ages. Such a brilliant activity to have within walking distance and perfect for a wet weekend afternoon. The only reason I haven’t given 5/5 is because when we arrived there appeared to be more people than machines available but it thinned out considerably as the session wore on.
Written 19 February 2024
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PeteC69
Cambridge, UK50 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Good number of machines, in perfect order. It was popular but not overcrowded, so we were able to try most tables and have plenty of goes at our favourites. Nice to have decent coffee and soft drinks available at reasonable price. It was our second visit and unlikely to be our last.
Written 31 January 2024
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Kelly P
Chelmsford, UK15 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
I visited The Pinball Office yesterday with my adult autistic son for the 2nd time as we enjoyed the first time so much.......huge varied selection of pinball machines in pristine condition......lovely friendly atmosphere.......great value for money......friendly staff..... definitely visit again....I highly recommend a visit here 🙂
Written 28 January 2024
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NeilWill
Great Dunmow, UK40 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Had an amazing time, loads of pinball machines to pick from, and all in perfect working order, and great value for money @ 3 hours for £15. Would definitely return and recommend to all!!
Written 27 January 2024
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Matthew A
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
Went with my 9 year old son and we had a blast ! Great machines, loads of options, had to drag my son out as they were closing . If you like pinball , you will love this place
Written 20 January 2024
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EJWalsh93
Leigh-on Sea, UK1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Couples
My boyfriend and I went yesterday and absolutely loved it! We played for 3 hours and the time flew by. We were able to try all the machines and never had to wait for one to become free. The machines were spread across 3 rooms so it never felt cramped to or too busy. The variety of machines meant that every game felt different and unique.
We spent the whole drive home talking about how we can’t wait to go again.
The machines featured lots of bright, flashing lights so just something to keep in mind if you are sensitive to things like that.
Highly recommend!
Written 14 January 2024
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Helen K
2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Amazing experience lovely well maintained pinball machines. It wasn’t packed so had easy access to play all the machines - fabulous!! We will be back great value for money !!
Written 16 December 2023
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Mr D
Hitchin, UK20 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
What an amazing collection of new and old pinball machines. All owned by the super passionate and knowledgeable Chris! His personal collection that we all get to play with. Are really great value fun thing to do! 5 stars
Written 26 November 2023
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Peter L
Stevenage, UK4 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Just had a fab day at the Pinball Office. So many tables in 3 rooms, so no crowding. Will definitely be back, Could only play so many tables, loved Hobbit and Mars Strikes Back. My misses and me are pensioners, but age is no barrier. It you are into pinball or just want some fun, this is the place.
Written 19 November 2023
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Andy R
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
A great way to spend a rainy November afternoon! The three hour slot passed really quickly! Limited booking numbers means you are never not near a free machine !! All the machines were working and a nice friendly atmosphere. Good variety and they have Space invaders !!! 😀
Written 18 November 2023
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The Pinball Office is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
  • Sat - Sat 10:30 - 17:00