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“Welcoming Friendly & Family Orientated”
Review of Xcel Bowl

Xcel Bowl
Ranked #1 of 6 Fun & Games in Carmarthen
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Welcoming Friendly & Family Orientated”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Have visited Excel Bowling a few times now and have always been greeted with helpful, friendly staff willing to help. We took our young daughter who thoroughly enjoys bowling, she was also able to go and play in the indoor play area when she'd had enough of bowling.. There is a café also, which serve plenty of choice of food and drinks and always had good food. Keep up the good work!!

Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Miss B
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Wales
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

We were a party of 8 made up of adults and kids, so had 2 lanes and booked them over the phone in the morning, as there wasn't an online booking facility. The place was easy to find, just a couple of minutes drive from the town centre and there was plenty of free parking. Set up was really quick. The atmosphere was great, busy, but not too crowded and there was plenty of seats by your actual lane. There's a cafe inside, at set up we were told we could pre order food for when we finish and it will be ready. We didn't eat there but had a look at the menu and it seemed to be a mixture of meals and snacks for adults and kids. We had hot drinks though; when you order, you give your lane number and the staff bring them over. The kids were chuffed with their slush puppie drinks, both reasonably priced. Next to the lanes there was a soft play area for under 7's, and also a pool table and table-ice hockey. There was plenty of seating and comfy sofas and the place seemed nice and clean, including the toilets. We all had a great time and thought it was good value for money. We'll definitely be returning!

Visited January 2014
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2 Thank gr33neyes
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Wales UK
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“good fun”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

Not too noisy like some bowling centres. Only one criticism - there were no lightweight bowls with adult sized finger holes. So game was much less enjoyable than it could have been. In fact there seemed to be a general shortage of bowls. Would not rush back until this improved.

Visited December 2013
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Thank NellWalesUK
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Group booking”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Arrived with 10 children with learning disabilities and 8 staff. Friendly staff, it was busy as it was half term and we had to wait 20 mins for food, it was worth the wait as the food was hot and presented well.

Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Alex Y
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Carmarthen
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 795 helpful votes
“A great family night out in friendly surroundings”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Having met up for a family night out bowling, we stretched out on the comfy leather settees and ordered tea, coffee and hot chocolate whilst we waited for everyone to arrive.

We booked our lane in advance and paid a very reasonable £22 for one hours bowling.

Having pre-ordered our food half way through the game it was ready for us as soon as we finished playing.

The six of us enjoyed a selection of tasty 'Bowled Over' Burgers, Chilli and Rice, a Steak Sandwich and a Hot Grilled Vegetable Salad together with side orders of Chips, Sweet Potato Chips and Potato Skins with Cheese for just over £40.

After our meal we retired to the settees again whilst the youngsters enjoyed a few games of Pool and Shufflepuck Air Hockey and we enjoyed another cup of coffee.

A great family night out in friendly surroundings.

Visited October 2013
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10 Thank JCA1000
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