Bowling Alleys in Manchester

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Bowling Alleys in Manchester

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  • AbiM05
    Manchester, UK16 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    After much deliberation, we decided that it would be more cost effective to go for the ‘Bowl & Pizza’ deal. This allows up to 6 people to have 1 hour bowling + a 12” pizza to share, for £30. This works out cheaper per person if there are several people going, as opposed to the standard bowling. We ‘checked in’ with no hassle and we’re assigned our lane with no issues. However, when we began bowling, we noticed that nearly every time one of us bowled, the ball started off straight but always skewed in the same direction towards the end. This didn’t seem to be the case for any other lanes; unless my whole group are terrible bowlers, we suspect that there was a defect in our lane. Another problem was that at one point, no more balls came up the ball return system. Although a worker came quickly and radioed for someone of fix the problem, we were left stood around for quite a while, eating into our 1 hour bowling time. At the end of the game, we were left with 10 mins of our 1 hour left, although you can have a 2nd game, we we’re told that if we started another game, it would automatically cut off after the 1 hour time, so we decided if wasn’t worth it. We were thinking of highlighting to the bowling alley about the suspected defect, but after all the technical difficulties we forgot, hence this review. As an additional point, the bowling alley is noisy and quite stuffy, so bare this in mind if you struggle with these things. A couple of my friends have been to Ten Pin Printworks, in Manchester City Centre, where they had a much more enjoyable, hitch-free experience. This site is also much cheaper, at only £3.25 for one game, per student (Parrs Wood did not seem to offer student rates). We will probably go to the Printworks site if we were to go again.
    Written 10 August 2023
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  • O1515USmikec
    Manchester, United Kingdom10 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went as a group of 7.
    The place itself is really good, karaoke was great and the Irish girl who set us up in the karaoke room was great

    Most of the drinks upstairs arrived timely but then orders started to not get delivered and we had to go out to chase the bar up

    We enquired about bowling but they said they were fully booked even though half the lanes were full

    We went downstairs and waited 20 mins for 2 pitchers of cocktails. Don’t mind the wait but the bar was dead and the girls were literally stood doing nothing and on their phones. Chased up the drinks and the girl was not helpful. Staff training needed and an education in manners and customer service. Having around spent around £500 here we were very disappointed with the attitude so decided to leave

    Hopefully management review this as it’s a great business they have but the staff, the downstairs bar staff in particular, probably need replacing as it seems to be a comment trend judging from other reviews

    Written 12 November 2023
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  • sofia S
    2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great environment, lighting and vibes are quite great only downside is that it is very busy and it is hard to get a hold of actives you would like to do! But overall was a fun place to go with a group of friends, tenpins, arcade, food, pool, multiple things to do
    Written 28 May 2024
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