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Address: Tower Parade, Whitstable CT5 2BJ, England (Formerly 1st Bowl Whitstable)
Phone Number:
+44 843 290 8919
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Regular league Bowling

Never a dull moment at this bowling alley where we bowl every week in a organised league. Having been bowling for a number of years it is a shame to see how little has been... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Trevor1958
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Kent
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Kent
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Never a dull moment at this bowling alley where we bowl every week in a organised league. Having been bowling for a number of years it is a shame to see how little has been invested in this establishment and how often the equipment breaks down and how late on some nights we finish our matches Firstly you have to... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Went with friends and hired two lanes. Pins were lying in the gutter area and the machine broke every two or three goes. Grumpy old lady then came over and told us to hurry up as a bowling team were waiting. A few minutes later we were asked to leave as time was up. Cheap and cheerful it may be,... More 

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Thank Page2302
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Went bowling last night with friends for something different to do with the kids. Was very disappointed. The place is sad and tired looking. Everything looks worn out and dirty. Toilets grubby and staff unenthusiastic. The bowling machine stopped working once and had to call a member of staff over. Highlight of the evening was my daughter's plate of chips.... More 

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1 Thank SIANSC
Faversham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I do agree with earlier comments, in as much as the bowling alley is looking a little 'tired'. But that said it is still very good fun and the staff couldn't have been any more friendly.

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2 Thank Burdles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Took my daughter there for a treat.the machine kept on breaking so we did not have fun with the game .after the game we orderd some food it was empty so no excuse to take 50 min to cook nugetts and chips and the portion was very small .I will not be going back again this is the second time... More 

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1 Thank chris c
Basildon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Popped in there for a drink, most of which are only available via machines I bought a slush puppy from the counter but the male behind the counter seemed more interested in chatting to the "cook" than giving me my chance. Would not recommend it for bowling as every other of the 4 alleys in Kent that I gave visited... More 

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Thank Hoppityskip
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great but wait a long time for the pin a to set back up sometimes but most of the time it fast and staff are frendy

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Thank DidNotFinish
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The manager isn't the warmest of people however the bowling alley does have its own sort of charm, it's old school great for kids just wanting to run around, beer could be improved but rather enjoyable.

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Thank Will465
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Told us to get a move On and hurry up!!! We ask politely if he could take a picture and he said no rudely! Will be letting all my pals know how absolutely dreadful this place is and I will never be returning! Also the slushy was over priced and not juicy enough! DO NOT GO UNLESS U CAN FINISH... More 

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1 Thank atlantat123
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Come here very regularly. Every Monday night and the machines are terrible for breaking down. You cannot have a proper game without it needing some manual input from staff. A three game bowl took from 7:30-11pm one evening. Appalling! Machines need to be updated, along with the decor of the facility. Other bowling allies are great and you can bowl... More 

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