Hollywood Bowl Stockton

Hollywood Bowl Stockton, Stockton-on-Tees: Hours, Address, Hollywood Bowl Stockton Reviews: 3.5/5

Hollywood Bowl Stockton
3.5
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Following a half a million pound overhaul, the 26 lane Hollywood Bowl has had a complete redesign - including the seating around the lanes as well as the addition of booths, a pool area and a new look bar. For those wanting to hire a private area there is a VIP area that can be used for all events from children's parties and teenage groups through to adult nights out and corporate functions. In addition, Hollywood Bowl is home to Harry's Kitchen - an American style restaurant serving freshly made dishes and amazing hand-made burgers. If visitors aren't bowling they can still go along for a cocktail or a bite to eat. Bowling's not the only activity on offer. Guests can make the most of the centre's amusement area too - including air hockey, pool tables and the latest games machines. There is an opportunity to play for prizes where guests can collect tickets won on arcade games and exchange them for goodies, from sweets to remote controlled toys.
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Stephen O
North Yorkshire, UK6 contributions
Birthday Bowling Disaster
Sep 2021 • Family
Booking experience was poor. Bowling score system was poor. Bowling mechanisms repeatedly breaking down. Management ignorance. Poor value for money.
Won't be going back.
Written September 20, 2021
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Hello Stephen, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review. Sorry to hear your experience did not meet our usual standards. If you would like to discuss your review further please email customerservice@hollywoodbowl.co.uk please include in your email: Centre visited, date, time and a brief explanation of your experience, along with a contact number for yourself. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Holly.
Written November 2, 2021
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Laura T
Middlesbrough, UK5,423 contributions
Group of adults on birthday night out - so much fun! :-)
Sep 2021
The experience is exactly the same as I remembered, but inside has been refurnished since I was last there - about 8 years ago! It looks very smart and everywhere was very clean. We somehow got a VIP lane which was extra nice with swish red curtains to make us feel special! and VIP lights. Maybe this was because we pre-booked the Just Add Friends offer or maybe it was because it was my birthday!

We had to pre-pay in full in advance, which can be tricky when organising a larger group as you never know who will cancel at last minute! But all went according to plan. The Just Add Friends offer is excellent value at 2 games plus a drink each for £12 p/p. We had assumed included drink was just a soft drink but actually this also includes alcoholic drinks! so basically by pre-booking we all got a free alcoholic drinks included in the price and we could pretty much order anything off the menu - beers, large wines and even flavoured ciders etc. All drinks were around the £5 mark I seem to remember, if had been bought separately.

After 6pm it is 'glow bowling', so the pins light up in a bright colour. I had thought the colours would alternate a bit more? (ours were always greeny/yellow but neighbours were pink?) and that inside would be a bit darker with more 'glow' around, but I guess they can't for health/safety reasons?

The only minor issue we had was with ordering our drinks. We were told someone would come to our lane to take our order, but after 10-15 minutes we pressed the call button as no-one had been. The girl arrived quickly then to take our drinks but somehow our order got lost? and we had to press the call button again, after waiting another half an hour, to chase our drinks. We than had to reorder all our drinks, but this time they were brought out promptly. All this however meant we were finishing our 1st game of bowling before our drinks arrived! Luckily the package was for 2 games of bowling and so our drinks lasted us over the 2nd game.

We then went to arcades and spent a few pounds having fun at air hockey, shooting hoops, shooting zombies and playing pool. Most of the games are £1 to play now. I noticed a few of the games were out of order though - only 1 of 2 air hockey tablets worked and the 4 player pacman version of air hockey was out of order too.

Masks no longer required, although we wore them to walk to our lane. Note: you are sharing bowling balls with the lane next to yours, if you would have a problem with this.

No open toed shoes or sandals as not hiring shoes at the moment due to covid, but I always hate wearing those shoes anyway though! Advised to arrive 10 minutes early but we were actually running 10 minutes late due to local restaurant taking 40 minutes to bring us the bill! Luckily the staff at Hollywood Bowl were very helpful and it was also not a problem to add an extra person to our lane (max 8 persons per lane). It was busy when we arrived at 8pm on a friday, but by the time we were finished it was quiet, which is why we were able to stay longer on the lane I guess.

We had such a fun night - a group of adults 30+, so bowling is not just for kids! We will definitely be returning soon and booking again the Just Add Friends offer, as it was such great value.
Written September 20, 2021
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Hi Laura. Thank you for taking your time to leave a 5 star review! We look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Holly.
Written November 2, 2021
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Clare M
Manchester, UK370 contributions
Fab family fun
Jun 2021 • Family
Queque was long to get in but prob cos of promotion that was on,which we took advantage of while on holiday at redcar.we had great fun and place was clean.
Written June 15, 2021
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Thank you for leaving a 5 star review, we are delighted that you and your family had a fabulous time bowling with us and we hope to see you again soon.
Written July 14, 2021
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lisamh736
Darlington, UK56 contributions
Fun on a miserable day
Oct 2020
came here today as a family of four after prebooking online. I was a little unsure how enjoyable this would be in the current Covid climate but i needn't have worried. we attended around lunch time on a Sat so a time popular with young families. The lane next to you remains empty the whole time and they rotate two sets of bowling balls and ask you to use only one set. We were early so witnessed the equipment being cleaned before our turn, they were very thorough. There is no eating at the lanes but you can still enjoy the diner after your game if you wish and they do allow you to consume drinks at the lanes. You can also pre order all food and drink before you arrive to reduce contact even more. You need to wear trainers as no longer expected to wear glamorous bowling shoes. It was a little weird bowling in a mask but i guess we are all getting used to those now. Staff were friendly and helpful. Only complaint is it can be expensive but they always have offers and we had taken advantage of one of these. Felt safe the entire time we were there and no concerns going again . The food wasn't brilliant but the portions were good and it was all perfectly edible. Overall it was a nice day out on a miserable day. Well done to the team
Written October 3, 2020
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Hi Lisa, Thank you for taking your time to leave a 5 star review! We look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Issie.
Written October 29, 2020
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AngiT850
Norton, UK38 contributions
Ok but overpriced.
Mar 2020 • Friends
Went with a group and enjoyed the game. Shocked at the overpriced drinks. Table and floor where we sat a while needed cleaning. No toilet roll in ladies. Think it's ok to visit but overpriced.
Written March 7, 2020
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Hi Angi, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review. Please let us know how we can make your experience 5 stars. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Issie.
Written March 9, 2020
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All A Muddle
Richmond, UK314 contributions
Rainy day fun
Feb 2020 • Friends
Always a good option when the weather is rubbish. Was emailed a 20% voucher which helps in the expensive school holidays.
Youngsters enjoyed their time there.
Written February 23, 2020
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Hi, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review! We look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Issie.
Written February 24, 2020
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Maria P
4 contributions
Family outing
Jan 2020 • Friends
Wouldn’t normally leave a review on Hollywood bowl because I am here quite often, it’s always really amazing however tonight I am going to write one because of the absolutely amazing service by Megan, so accommodating to myself and my party and even more to the kids! An absolute credit to the team! Nothing was too much to ask of her
Written January 11, 2020
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Hi Marie, Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and We hope to see you back again soon. Regards, Sophie
Written January 12, 2020
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Rhianna
1 contribution
Extremely bad hygiene
Jan 2020 • Family
Good bowling game however the women’s restrooms were appalling! It stunk and all the toilets were blocked with pee and poo also there was pee in every single cubicle on the seat.
Written January 3, 2020
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Hi Rhianna, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review. If you would like to discuss your review further please email information@hollywoodbowl.co.uk. Regards, Issie.
Written January 8, 2020
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Natalie S
Bishop Auckland, UK454 contributions
Enjoyed our time here
Dec 2019 • Family
Visited here as a family of 4.
2 adults and 2 kids age 8 and 10. We played 2 games and had great fun (apart from coming in last 🤣)
Even better we got the email to return again half price, which we did take advantage of.
Would definitely return
Written December 30, 2019
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Hi Natalie, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review! We look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Issie.
Written December 31, 2019
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Claire A
Middlesbrough, UK36 contributions
Fab family night out
Oct 2019 • Family
Our kids are 10 and 12, went with us and grandparents, everyone had a great night. Bowling was fab we went in the VIP lane. Arcades were fun we al loved it. It is a bit expensive but a good night.
Written October 13, 2019
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Hi Claire, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review! I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your time bowling in our VIP lanes. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Georgia.S
Written October 19, 2019
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