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“Won't be going back”
Review of Namco FunScape

Namco FunScape
Ranked #34 of 37 Fun & Games in Ipswich
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Owner description: Ten Pin Bowling Centre Sports Bar Cafe Arcades Pool tables Ping Pong Kids parties Adult parties League Bowling Family entertainment centre
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Went for a pre Christmas trip here and won't be returning. The staff were extremely unhelpful and rude and looked at us like a piece of dirt. This place is quite dirty, the bowling lanes don't work properly and there were quite a lot of drunks in the bar area, certainly the language being used was not suitable for young children. It was very expensive, 2 games for £30, when we phoned to book we were told that it would be equivalent to 2 hours, we were finished within an hour! The food was good though. Will now bowl at Martlesham where the staff are friendly and extremely helpful.

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

The place is filthy and run down the shoes are awful and the bowling lanes are broken with the kid's rails down the side's all bent up also the bowling balls have seen better days.
The arcade part is worse with half the machines broken and in poor order add to that the amount of tokens needed to buy something that is cheap anyway is ridiculous.
It looks to be run by kids with no adult supervision.

2  Thank Dan P
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We visited here after using bowling as a reward for my 3 yr old son behaving all week - got here paid & were placed on a non functioning bowling alley complained 3 times (having to queue each time then being told lane 13 bumpers don't work - so why put us on it!) then asked for a refund as the bumpers didn't work & kept getting stuck. Manager came over and told me he expected me to manually pull them in & out - when the staff did this for us he had to walk half way down the alley in order to get them out properly! There were sharpe bits of metal on the bumpers & was simply dangerous to even attempt it. The manager refunded the money for bowling after a battle but refused to refund the £20 we had spent at the bar on refreshments which we then had to leave as we went to a bowling place that we could actually bowl at! Avoid at all costs!

1  Thank Cjhume
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Waited about 15 minutes before someone came to the desk. Thought £15 for 1 game of bowling is expensive. Shoes were rubbish, kids shoes didn't stick so every time my daughter walked they came undone and didn't have Anymore size 11's left. Had to wait another 10 minutes for a member of staff to help with the keypads coz we couldn't enter the names. All in all, rubbish and not clean!

Thank Foodporn84
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

All very basic. The bar wasn't too badly priced, although you can be stood there like a lemon waiting for half an hour for bar staff to serve you. I think they are also next door in the kitchen taking orders and cooking. Saves the company money, but not very fair on the staff, or the customers who spend a fair bit of time just standing and waiting.

The bowling balls all have chinks or dents in them, there isn't enough small sized balls, so my 9 year old was having to attempt to heave a Sz12 down the lane.
Very overpriced arcade with ticket machines. As an example 100 tickets may get you a chuppa chup.
It could potentially cost you about £10 to get 100 tickets!
Food is very very basic, pizza, burger, nuggets etc. Best thing about it? They now serve Costa!

Thank Kirsty Y
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