1st Bowl

1st Bowl, Blackpool: Address, Phone Number, 1st Bowl Reviews: 2.5/5

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Teflon1961
Bakewell, UK182 contributions
Very disappointed
May 2017 • Family
On arrival the place looked dated and scruffy. On meeting the reception staff, 3 people found it hard to welcome us and then continued to be jobsworths and flippant. Sorry, no time for this place, better places to be. Never again...
Written May 30, 2017
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Debby294
Blackpool, UK231 contributions
great night brilliant value
Apr 2017 • Family
we got a voucher from one of the voucher websites and paid only £12 for 4 people to play 2 games of bowling. it was a good night and its great family entertainment.we didnt eat there but did have drinks, the bar staff are a little slow.
Written April 8, 2017
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YeOldeRatman
Blackpool, UK1 contribution
Not good
Mar 2017 • Friends
Went with friends a few weeks ago. Was not impressed at how dirty the place was and the fact that it looked like it hasn't been decorated since the 90s. The staff are russ and lazy.
Written March 17, 2017
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taffy90
Wrexham, UK12 contributions
rather sit in and watch paint dry
Sep 2016 • Family
in one word ( TERRIBLE) went on tuesday £2 each payed £16 for four of us to play 2 games each,we booked in the afternoon for 7 oclock lane 3, arrived just before 7 lane 3 was not available cleaner had just mopped the floor it was wet, moved to lane 1 great i thought, nothing but problem, i know we were only playing for fun, but the skittles didnt come down properly making some of us miss our turn, the barrier came down on several occasion after complainning around six times they asked us if we wanted to move to another lane, if i was asked this on the second time i might of moved. i then spoke to the supervisor on the night asking for a refund of one set of game at least £8 . im sorry our policy is a free game pointing towards a sign by the till she then offered me a voucher for a free game which i declined i dont want to go any where near this hole again. its so 70s decor is unreal. seats are covered with carpet to sit on. and the soft drinks are flat as hell. best thing about this place is THE STAIRS THAT LEAD OUT OF THE BUILDING will not be returning
Written September 7, 2016
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AranSmithson
Blackpool, UK37 contributions
Birthday treat ruined
Sep 2016 • Family
We visited 1st bowl on Saturday 3rd September for an 11 year olds birthday treat. What can I say the whole place is in a state of disrepair. The staff were great and helpful. But I think the place needs more staff and some basic maintenance like a lick of paint. The decor generally hasn't been updated since it opened under a different name when I was a kid over 25 years ago.

On arrival there were literally no balls in sight but a helpful member of staff went hunting for balls and soon returned with a few.

The balls need replacing, we struggled to find one that was chipped and rough.

Ceiling tiles on the floor in seating area and empty drink glasses all over was a bit off putting.

The graffiti decor is a absolute dogs dinner also!

The arcade swallowed £3 pound before we realised all the machines are generally buggered. I asked for our money back and was told they couldn't as the machines are owned by another company whom would contact me to refund the £3, but I'd have to come back to the place to claim it.

The management need to invest in a revamp and more staff at busy times would be great.

Written September 3, 2016
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darrenh82
edinburgh39 contributions
Pass the time
Jun 2016 • Solo
Went here to pass the time. Girl on reception was very pleasant. I was gonna play the 3games for £11 but she said for £5 I could play unlimited bowling til 4pm and I arrived at 1pm so thought yeah. Have to say, although I was on my own it helped me to practice my bowling skills. Highly recommend .
Written June 30, 2016
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Arabella C
London, UK85 contributions
Very Fun
Jun 2016 • Couples
Unlimited Sunday afternoon bowling was amazing. Love the music and lighting. The staff were very friendly, although can be difficult to find them when needing help - such as to buy a drink at the bar. Excellent value for money. Had an amazing night there with my partner. Fun for all ages.
Written June 14, 2016
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Ricky H
2 contributions
awesome night
Apr 2016
went here as a group , staff where very helpfull , would go again , first time ive visited , looking forward to our next visit .
Written May 9, 2016
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BlackpoolLass19
39 contributions
Good
May 2016 • Family
A little scruffy and some lanes don't work etc, basically needs updating quite a bit but over all it's a fun family day out! Good offers for families, drinks are cheap and the little arcade section is good. Can make an afternoon of it for cheap enough! Perfect for the rainy days.
Written May 2, 2016
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Tony O
Grimsby, England, United Kingdom119 contributions
Reasonably priced bowling.
Sep 2014
The bowling is cheap and my children enjoyed it very much. We visited with Groupon vouchers and was made very welcome.
If you was going to play a little bit more seriously than we were I think you may be a little disappointed though as the lane we was on sloped one way only. It didn't effect us as we had the gutter stops up for our children.
Food once again was ok, but nothing special.
Written August 13, 2015
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