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Address: Tower Parade, Whitstable CT5 2BJ, England (Formerly 1st Bowl Whitstable)
Phone Number: 0843 290 8919
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Friendly accomodating staff TERRIBLE COFFEE good parties

The staff try their best - The lanes are good and well kept - and the shoes are always fresh and clean - LOUD music always played - and everything is always working - Just a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2016
Abigail B
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is easy to get to by public transport with the bus stop pretty much outside. I had been here many of times with friends and family and had a great time. The price here is very reasonable for the bowling and for the food. They have the usual chips, nuggets, burgers but they are all really nice. I... More 

Thank emmie t
Kent England
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114 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had fun bowling witj my son and his friend. Really enjoy visiting. Offers available. Staff always friendly.

Thank honeypotkat
Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We visited as a work-do in April of 2016, the staff were all friendly and were more than happy to keep accommodating us, whether it was us buying 5 portions of chips, curly fries and nachos (each!) or bringing orders and orders of drinks over. The lanes ran very smoothly and the games were actually over relatively quickly, an 80's... More 

Thank Oli S
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We went for bowling & a burger, the food was not too bad however the actual building seemed to be very run down. It all needs a bit of a spruce up. Great fun for the family. A little expensive so great as a treat now & then.

Thank loulouiq
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Everytime I go to this bowling alley I always have a good experience - it is very reasonably priced. I went bowling at 11am on a weekday and 6 games only cost me £11.90 per person and I received a free jug of squash between 3 of us. The staff are friendly and very helpful.

Thank Sam L
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

This is small, but much cheaper than AMF Ashford. The staff were friendly and helpful. This is not the place to go for 'serious' bowlers, as it does not have the latest software updates, therefore the final bowl of the game needs manual operation (by the staff). However, this is not a problem for groups just having fun. It just... More 

Thank Rachel C
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

The staff try their best - The lanes are good and well kept - and the shoes are always fresh and clean - LOUD music always played - and everything is always working - Just a shame the coffee could not be better - it is undeniably the worst coffee I have ever tasted !! Parties always a hit !!!!

Thank Abigail B
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Always a good start to the evening when you arrive and the manager wants a fight, what a rude and obnoxious man, simple problem telephone booking didn't mirror what was written in the book, their error not ours,no customer service just wanted to argue the point. The lane was faulty, pins fell over before a ball was bowled. Couldn't wait... More 

1 Thank GreenDiner
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

When we arrived, we were greeted by a very arrogant manager, who certainly needed a bit of training in customer service. We arrived 10 minutes late and he was not prepared to give us a lane for another 20 minutes, we explained we had a meal booked but he didn't really want to know. Reluctantly, he gave us s lane... More 

2 Thank Peter B
Faversham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Ideal for taking 2 younger children as its not very big, less noise as the larger alleys and not to far from home! However did find the food disgusting so I won't be buying food there again.

1 Thank VickiFav

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