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Star Bowl, North Shields: Address, Phone Number, Star Bowl Reviews: 2.5/5

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Rosa L
Blyth, UK1 contribution
star bowel
Jun 2021
So glad this place didn't shut down, went there last week and it was like when I was small. Very "poggers", my son said this place was based, even though it was actually what caused me and his mother's separation! Brilliant service but there was a huge smear of shart on one of the lanes.
Written June 17, 2021
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Botswana Dog
1 contribution
Gave me the heebeegeebees (in an amazing way)
Jul 2020 • Family
Honestly had more fun here as a child than playing among us with my mates at its prime. Very cool floor with swirly patterns also cool motorbike arcade games i could sit on but not play cos i didnt have any money. 10/10 would live here (please).
Written June 17, 2021
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Linda K
2 contributions
Mrs
Jan 2019 • Family
Just visited here today what a shabby place over priced freezing cold u helfull staff I was embarrassed to take my grandson here never again it needs closing down poor
Written January 12, 2019
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Climber2690
Gateshead, UK13 contributions
The bowling alley that Time forgot
Nov 2018 • Friends
Walking in felt like I was in Royston vasey I was expecting the so happy member of staff to ask me if I was local and this is a local bowling alley for local people. Think he smiled or could of been wind ???? Broken lights and broken bowling lanes. No heating toilets disgusting . First and last time here for a Saturday night it was absolutely dead and I’m not surprised definitely needs work and customer service training.
Written November 19, 2018
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Escape01273654754
2 contributions
TOTAL DUNGHOLE Filthy,Dilapidated STAY AWAY
Nov 2018 • Family
I live near this dive and go repeatedly, it's the only local bowling alley since they closed the megabowl. It's repeatedly a disappointment. Toilets are always filthy, they use one card machine to service the front desk, cafe and bar. Most of the gaming machines are old and have issues so your constantly harping on to the unhelpful staff. The cafe is overpriced,revolting and always requires the cafe worker to acquire the card machine from the front desk, best on the menu is rollover hotdog. Biggest rip off is the soft play, Brewers fayre across the road have a bigger free soft play, star bowl charges upto £3 per child for 1 hour. Another disappointment is the ticket machines, exchange 50 tickets for a drum stick lolly, it's very tight and the prizes are dung.The cafe attendant today when ordering food asked me how many children for the soft play? I said no children as I intended to bowl with my children , the cafe attendant then informed me that he would remove my children from the soft play if he caught them, I then ate our food at went to bounce planet trampolining across the road, brilliant. This place is dung. The place is filthy, staff are unhelpful halfwits, management are greedy and maintaince shy, gaming machines and bowling alleys alike are broken and have been for years. I've been going to this dunghole for years only due to it being 1/2 mile from my house but would encourage all good people looking for a clean, safe, fun day out to steer clear of this dive.
Written November 10, 2018
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angel1826
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK3 contributions
Star Bowl North Shields - Terrible
Nov 2018 • Family
What a dreadful place - don’t waste your money visiting this place. Staff very unhelpful and didn’t want to help or couldn’t be bothered too.

Toilets filthy dirty with only one tap out of 4 trickling water out, dryer didn’t work either and they were awful.

NO adults allowed in soft play area - whatever age your child is (read the terms & conditions) they hide under the signing in sheet.

The whole place is dirty, run down and definitely not worth spending your hard earned cash.
Written November 3, 2018
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IordanisG
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK462 contributions
Terrible
Nov 2018 • Family
Not sure where to start, very cold no heating at all and you need to have a coat on , staff can’t be bothered , terrible music in the background , place looks like a ghost town ... sides either are up for all or none which is not great when you have kids playing with adults . Not sure how they manage to stay open
Written November 2, 2018
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feary
UK25 contributions
Birthday bowling party....not the best
Nov 2018 • Family
Ok so four children booked online for the "Gold" package, one game of bowling, food , icecream and a goody bag £43.00.. not bad until you see the palce.

I am sorry, i really am but it really really needs a good shake up, just the basics, the toilets, were disgusting, one of the children we were with refused to go to the loo because the lights were broken, in the ladies no soap, only one dryer worked and it had the front broken off.

The staff were ok but not interested in the slightest.

The kids ordered their foodand at this stag I really wasn't epectingmuch, the game lasted all of 20minutes (we had been advised to leave at least 1.45 for the party, ) The lane was ok but the seating literally fell apaprt in my sons hands, and not all of the lanes worked. The kids seemed to have fun though, The food was ridiculous, about 7 chips per child and a very small hot dog/pizza. followed by one scoop of ice cream. I ordered food for myself and my husband and spent 9.00 on one large hotdog and one small hot dog and two dirnks....I really really think this place needs to sort its priorities.

It was freezing cold as well with the doors being left open to allow the staff out to smoke....
What really frustrated me was the soft play. We paid to fill in some time to let the kids on, and there was a large group of teens who came in and created mayhem in the soft play, the staff only intervened when my husband and I went to complain.

Not impressed at all and I certainly wont be going back in a hurry unlessthey switch owners or improve the place.
Written November 2, 2018
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SD2791
Whitley Bay, UK63 contributions
Needs sorting out! 😠
Aug 2018 • Family
This place used to be really good. Not any more!
I went here last week and was told I had to wait an hour for a lane! We decided to wait, had a drink whilst waiting and the kids played on the machines.
The hour wait became 1 hour and 25 mins!!!
Staff were miserable and unhelpful. The young lad who served me the drinks was lovely however.
I came here about a year ago and there were plastic bins dotted around, it was to catch the rain dripping through the roof! I honestly thought things would have been sorted by now, but no! There were only 4 or 5 lanes open!
Don’t go, don’t waste your money. The place needs a drastic makeover, it’s an absolute dump!
Written August 28, 2018
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Margaret K
17 contributions
Dreadful
Aug 2018 • Family
There was an offer on line for family of 4 thought same offer would be at the desk very rudely told no offers! Told there was a 35 min wait even though nearly all lanes were free! She said if we wanted to wait we had to wait inside we were not allowed to go out! We told her we preferred to book for later she said you can only book on line!!! WTF... So we went away for lunch and decided to book on line waited an hour for confirmation only to be told the booking was cancelled! No explanation!! The place should just close or get some new staff and new management who have training in customer service!! Kids were so disappointed 😥 Disgraceful!!!!
Written August 27, 2018
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