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MFA Bowl & Soft Play Newbury

Open Now: 10:00 - 23:00
Open today: 10:00 - 23:00
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Filthy, broken toys, awful staff

Went here for the first time on Sunday afternoon with my 7 month old baby. After paying 2 pounds... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
England, United Kingdom
Needs a bloody good clean!

Been here a few times as very much a last resort as its local and cheap. However after my last... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Thatcham, England, United Kingdom
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  • Average11%
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4 days ago
“Filthy, broken toys, awful staff”
30 Jul 2018
“Needs a bloody good clean!”
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went here for the first time on Sunday afternoon with my 7 month old baby. After paying 2 pounds we went to the under 2s soft play area. The 3 large electronic toys had no batteries and parts missing (balls that you drop down the...More

Thank travelbugHK1
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Staff were very helpful and friendly there wasnt any food ie burgers as were short staff but didnt mind that we had two free drinks in our bowling deal and a free bowling game we will def be doing it again sometime and we be...More

Thank colettepicter26
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Been here a few times as very much a last resort as its local and cheap. However after my last visit I shall not be returning. Tried to order food on a weekend visit but was told no food available as they had a party...More

2  Thank 1Sian-1985
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Went for a couple of games of bowling, booked online & got a good deal but not so pleased when we arrived here. The place was quite busy, we struggled to find some bowling balls to use & the couple we used were rather worn,...More

Thank 71flojo
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This is a fairly good place to play bowling with friends or family. The club also has a a pub and some games play stations. It could be a ideal rainy day playing place for families.

Thank gsw888
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Came to bowl which was ok but very outdated. The music was awful and it was turned up so loud that we couldn't hear each other talk. Also it was sex fueled r&b from the 90's. Not child friendly what so ever. Basically was like...More

1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We visited with 5 young children. The bowling equipment was in such poor repair it took us over 2 hours to complete one game. We had to call the technician over at least 10times! We visited during school holiday so got a very cheap rate...More

Thank WendyKizz
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We visit here over the weekend what a disappointment it was the staff don’t care the management are useless. I’m my eyes this place need a full refurbished and new staff then maybe it will be worth going. The food and bar was useless the...More

Thank Best_things1952
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

It’s pretty common knowledge that you’re not gonna get anything special here but it does the job. The sofas in the softplay area have massive holes/sink spots, the toilets are grim and the food is best avoided but it’s still cheaper than Eddie Catz softplay...More

Thank Foihnula K
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This place is so dirty! Food all over the floor and tables, toilets were disgusting! The car park is full of litter. When we went to order a drink it took us ages to be served, people just ignored us or were on their phones...More

Thank Natalien26
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