MFA Bowl

MFA Bowl, St. Peter: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, MFA Bowl Reviews: 2/5

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L'Avenue de La Reine Elizabeth the Second Opening Times, JE3 7BP

2.0
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Kirstyamber
Jersey, UK77 contributions
Absolute Disappointment!
Aug 2019 • Family
Having recently moved to the area we thought we'd check it out. Our visit was really ruined by greedy family on a lane who despite looking foot, healthy and able to carry a normal bowling ball.. would not let my children 6 and 11 use the lightest ball. I asked and a lady behind desk kindly got us a light ball. Apparently they're is only meant to be 1 ball per lane. Said family had around 6 to 8 on 1 lane. Watched our family struggling on and on as when I went to the toilet someone took the ball back! Struggled on with 1 really heavy ball that kept getting stuck on the lane. This place would be great if someone invested and was more strict.. but 1 ball per lane and no light balls for children in the school holidays? Doubt we will book again because of the lack of the correct equipment. ! No balls at a bowling alley? Come on! Will not be reccomending neither
Written August 13, 2019
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Christl C
Jersey, UK15 contributions
We were 19 People to Bowl
Feb 2019 • Friends
We all had a very good time and we also had a Basket meal which also was very good, we shall got back there again, Staff was very Friendly and helpful
Written April 2, 2019
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EmaC73
Nottingham, UK2 contributions
No refund policy
Mar 2019 • Couples
Constant lane problems, staff brillient but owners need to invest. Not allowed to give refunds, they have to be requested from headoffice so heres the number as its quitw hard to find - 01634 405400
Written March 1, 2019
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Linda D
Jersey, UK43 contributions
Family Gathering 10/10
Feb 2019
We went to MFA Bowl on Saturday 9th Feb,a specific table was pre-booked so that the 6 Nations could be watched at the same time as eating. However my son and his Fiance were delayed flying in and we didn't eat until a bit later than our time of 2pm. We were not asked to leave the table they just let us sit there enjoying ourselves whilst having a drink or 2. The food was excellent, so were the staff and Rob the Deputy Manager was a very nice bloke he made us feel really welcome. The food consisted of Trio of Fish, Burgers, Duck with noodles as well as Fish 'n' Chips and every single dish was cooked extremely well. We haven't been there for quite sometime and we heard that it had new management so we thought we would give it a go. I am so glad we did. We will definitely be going back.
Written February 12, 2019
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Julie R
3 contributions
Birthday party
Jan 2019 • Family
Booked a party for my daughters 12th birthday, paid online for 16 people to bowl & have food.
Paid for the silver party package which includes unlimited drinks, free gift for all children & free pass for other games.
The whole experience was a shambles, party room was dirty as the previous party had been cleaned up, vacuum clean still in room with the lead stretched across the floor, dirty used ketchup on the tables & used cups in the room. No unlimited drinks given, had to ask for the children to get a drink with their food.
Once the bowling ended I asked to speak with the manager, as I asked twice for one of the children’s names to be added to the games which didn’t happen so actually there was only 12 names on the bowling board. I didn’t even get an apology at this time. All the manager said was “ yeah we are short staffed “ I highlighted this isn’t our problem we paid for a service and they had failed to provide. He offered £40 compensation which I explained well I had actually paid for 4 children too many so he hadn’t gave me anything really.
He checked my booking as I could give him my booking reference. He went on to say I had only paid for 13. So we left & once I got home I rechecked my booking and just as I had said I paid for 16 children so I sent a email to request a refund as the party was awful from start to finish.
Today I had a email back from the manager saying he agreed with me and offered my family a free meal. I had to email he again explaining we won’t be returning to this awful place so this is not an option. I will take this further if I have no response by 1700 tomorrow. With my experience do not consider this venue for any kind of a party.
Written January 27, 2019
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jackiemoreton
Derry, UK9 contributions
Gone down hill
Nov 2018 • Family
Just been to Jersey Bowl and what a disappointment. Booked by phone and requested no for restaurant but was advised that they would book restaurant for me. The lane we had ( which was one of only 5 in operation at that time ) was dismal with between 7-8 pins only appearing for each game . On 3 occasions it seized and no pins at all came down, resulting in a walk to reception to request intervention. On the 4 th trip I expressed my disappointment only to be moved to another lane. We then proceeded to the restaurant at 2pm only to be informed that we didn’t have a booking but they could squeeze us in but we must be finished by 3pm. Cannot complain about the food which was plentiful and good value hence one star as would have been zero for bowling experience
Written November 11, 2018
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WJWJSY
22 contributions
Complete Shambles
Sep 2018 • Friends
Used to visit often when I was younger, back when it was Jersey Bowl.
Since then it has gone down the pan BIG STYLE!
The place is now completely run down and poorly staffed.
Started off in the bar, which was understaffed. Waited ages before ordering. beer ran out. The barmaid went to change the keg but came back a while later saying she had actually not been taught how to (not her fault I understand, bad management)
Asked for a different beer, looked for a table to sit at. They’re all full of sh1te.
Now onto the bowling.
All of the racks where there was once a wide selection of all different weight balls all clearly labelled, are now all empty. Just a scattering of random balls at the lanes.
The balls got blocked coming back to us every single time meaning someone had to stick their hand in to retrieve it.
Half the lanes were malfunctioning regularly, you could see many problems across all the lanes.
Ours packed up completely. We waited well over half an hour for it to be sorted.
The lane next to us packed up and they had about 10 balls jammed down there with nobody attending to it.
Once we saw the staff hammering away at the machinery we thought it wasn’t going to be fixed quickly and it was best we leave.
Asked for our money back as we had paid for two games and got not even half.
They don’t do refunds apparently. Despite charging for a service they clearly aren’t capable of providing.
Have to contact the head office. Surprise surprise no contact details.

There are plenty of other things to do in Jersey. If I were you I’d save your time and money and do something else.
You would actually be better off with 10 empty tin cans and an old football in your garden.
Written September 25, 2018
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itsfi15
Jersey, UK2 contributions
Horricifly rude staff
Sep 2018 • Friends
Having a nice day out on a rainy day with some friends began great but ended up very unforgetful. The staff members were very rude but the one that dealt with us was another level. I won’t be coming back again and highly don’t recommend it. I have high hopes for it here but they really need some new staff. Horrific.
Written September 23, 2018
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HKMLHC
Jersey, UK9 contributions
Falling apart
Jul 2018 • Family
Really disapppinted. The deterioration in the machinery since our previous visit was shocking. We sometimes didn’t receive all the pins we should. The whole machine froze a couple of times. Several times our ball sat in the return machine spinning for ages and we couldn’t get hold of it. Staff were fairly disinterested - not particularly pleasant. Usually enjoy a good game of bowling but won’t be going again in a hurry.
Written August 28, 2018
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Gigi
Amersham143 contributions
Wet weather activity
Aug 2018 • Family
This place is fairly unprepossessing. Understaffed and a bit grubby, disorganised. There seemed to be lots of problems with the bottom of the lane as someone was constantly having to fix problems. The bowling balls didn't reappear, the skittles got stuck.
Not one of Jersey's finest places.
Written August 16, 2018
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