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“Great night out”
Review of 1st Bowl

1st Bowl
Ranked #42 of 45 Fun & Games in Blackpool
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Preston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great night out”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Visited on a Wednesday night, and the place was surprisingly busy.
Had noticed the special offers on the website, but it wasn't clear on there that they had to be pre-booked - it looked like that was just an option to guarantee a lane on the night.
Having explained this to the manager, he very kindly allowed us the offer at the website price. Now that's what I call customer service, full marks to him!
We had a really fun and great night - we'll be back.

Visited February 2014
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Beckenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
139 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Dirty and run down”
Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

We popped in to kill a couple of hours but I definitely wouldn't go back. The whole space is run down and in need of some TLC. Worst of all was that after two games my hands were black with dirt from using the bowling balls.

Visited February 2014
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uk
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84 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Really sad and run down”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

We booked 2 games for 6 people on a Saturday afternoon. There weren't enough staff on duty to look after all the customers and the check in was very slow. We weren't offered the family deal which we should have been which was disappointing. We played our first game which took over an hour and a half as the bowling equipment was in such bad order we needed to change lanes 3 times as nothing worked. We decided to cancel our second game as the experience was so awful. This is a great product but is very run down, poorly run, poorly staffed and has not had any investment for some time. I wouldn't bother spending 5 minutes here - it's too depressing for words.

Visited February 2014
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Barkingside
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54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fun but run down ”
Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

We visited on the 1st November. 4 adults & 5 kids.

The bowling was fun but the place itself needs some refurbishment as it's looking run down

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great family fun”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We visited here for some family fun for a couple of hours. There was 16 of us in total, ranging from my gran to my 1 year old son. It was great fun, the staff were extremely helpful and made us very welcome. The food and drinks purchased were good value for money and overall this was a good event for the family to do something together. Will definitely visit again. Thanks.

Visited October 2013
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