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

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It's a small local bowling alley. It is exactly what you would expect

This is a small local bowling alley that has a bar and if you are hungry it does the usual fired foods that you expect. The staff are very friendly and helpful and there are about... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2015
Lisa W
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Merstham, United Kingdom

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I have waited 6 months to write this review, awaiting on how MFA responded themselves. Myself and 20members of staff attended the Whitstable MFA Bowl on Sunday 7th June for a team building exercise. First impression from the staff was unenthusiastic and bored. We got our shoes, settled into our lanes, and ordered drinks (the barman used his hands to... More 

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2 Thank Clare P
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We visited the bowling alley with our two grandchildren on a Saturday morning. Our grandsons are 4 and 6 years of age. We booked in advance. When we arrived the staff were very helpful and soon booked us in. We asked for them to put the guidance rails up to help the young ones, they also supplied a ramp to... More 

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Thank Burt_Thatcherher
Merstham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This is a small local bowling alley that has a bar and if you are hungry it does the usual fired foods that you expect. The staff are very friendly and helpful and there are about 8 lanes. It looks a litte old and tired but the lanes are fine and there is lots of parking outside which costs £1... More 

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Thank Lisa W
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I love this place used to come hear as a kid for birthday parties im now 24 & love coming here just as much with my friends its like it has stood still in time but i mean that in a good way. The games are good value today we got 3 games for £8 also the staff are always... More 

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Thank Thrutheeyesofchloe
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Visited with my children on a rainy afternoon. When I was younger this used to be the place to come and bowl. Sadly, over the last X years nothing seems to have changed and the whole environment looks tired. The machinery of the alley is clearly poorly maintained as we had to ask for assistance at least half a dozen... More 

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Thank tuscan777
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

we had a great time bowling,Staff very helpful and the food was good.Place was clean and didnt look dirty at all.Must be popular at it was full all lanes being used.

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Thank Richard K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

The bowling itself was fine, the staff are friendly but considering it's always busy and it cost around £15 for me and a 7 year old and a 3 year old I would have thought they could have cleaned the place adequately and painted it! I wish u had taken a photo of the doors in the ladies loos. I... More 

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2 Thank Rmummy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Will not be going back here in a hurry its old and dark filthy dirty to the point the drink my daughter had was off !!! She was sick the rest of the day! Would I return? NEVER!

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1 Thank Kim T
Rainham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Won't be going back in a rush. It could do with a revamp as its dated and dirty looking. Some of the staff were polite and helpful and some looked like they could do with being given a clean uniform !! Wasn't impressed with food. When I called to make the bowling game booking, I wasn't told the kitchen wouldn't... More 

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Thank Sue E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Slightly grubby inside, reasonable price. As a health conscious person, disappointed by their lack of healthy food alternatives on their menu. Their staff are adequately friendly and the bowling itself is nice and modern and great entertainment for children and adults alike.

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