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Tenpin Bowling Colchester

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Address: Cowdray Avenue, Colchester CO1 1YH, England
Phone Number:
+44 871 221 0000
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00

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Good venue and friendly staff

Visited on a Thursday evening. I have been a few times, and notice that they are always way under staffed, but that doesn't stop them from being super helpful and friendly. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited on a Thursday evening. I have been a few times, and notice that they are always way under staffed, but that doesn't stop them from being super helpful and friendly. The lanes are fun and reliable. The gaming area is nice for the children while the adults chill in the bar area. An all round good venue.

Thank PoshNosh2011
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As a family we have visited here many times. The staff are always helpful and friendly. This was an evening visit. As always the staff were great. You are not required to change your shoes if yours are flat and suitable. Alcoholic, soft drinks , tea, coffee and hot chocolate are available at the bar. Good can also be ordered... More 

Thank Debn67
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for date night with my partner, we've been loads of times before and always enjoy it. We didn't book but they had lanes available even though it was super busy! Unfortunately the selection of balls for our Lane was pretty poor which is a shame, all super heavy. We checked other lanes but because it was busy couldn't... More 

Thank Stacey S
Marbella, Spain
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176 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to go bowling for an hour or so before heading into town for dinner. Managed to get 25% off which is standard on a Friday which was great! Had a couple of games, staff were helpful and reasonably polite. Toilets however are a disgrace, for a family type activity the standard of hygiene just isn't acceptable. Feces all... More 

Thank Alex G
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53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We always come on Tuesdays as it's half price and half price drinks. There were 3 adults and 3 kids under 3 years old. They love it, was good when the lights went off. we decided to eat here as well. I went to order before my two friends, Jamie behind the till seemed more interested in his mobile and... More 

Thank sjayne89
Essex, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Don't know what everyone is moaning about! Been here loads of times and think it's a great and the kids love it! Yes it is pricey but would pay it again if it means everyone has fun! There are loads of deals anyway if you come at the right time! Never had a problem with staff being understaffed as never... More 

Thank aimee333mad
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48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

1 adult - 2 kids costs just shy of £20 for 1 game, NO weekend deals offered. The venue is good, the staff were excellent. The time I visited at 11 it was very quiet but the staff asked if everything was ok and whether we wanted drinks etc. Free parking for 4 hours is bonus. Video games and pool... More 

Thank dave12312
Colchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Came here for 2 games with family. What a disaster, several times the balls got stuck and wouldn't come back. The lane completely shut down in the middle of a game and the screen we had to look at was completely fuzzy, all I got told about that one is the monitor wasn't good. Well surely it should be replaced... More 

Thank Jackie P
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I went here with my partner over the weekend just gone, and it was somewhere we had never gone to bowl before. We got parked up in the leisure park where it's situated, and it was very difficult to find at first, because it's right around the back of the car park, tucked away from the other buildings around it.... More 

1 Thank Jtc1996
Crawley, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

My partner and I visited here as we love a good game of bowling. We can on a get away weekend to Colchester, and needed something to do in our spare time. We visited her as we love a good old game of bowling. We are so use to going to Hollywood Bowl, which is very updated, this was a... More 

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