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Mfa Bowl Ilkeston

Derby Road, Ilkeston DE7 5FH, England
+44 843 290 8909
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A little gem

You could easily overlook this place as it has been going since the 1960's, but if you want... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Alan G
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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great fun night

I have driven past so many times and thought how run down the place looks. I visited as a group of... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Simon K
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Derby Road, Ilkeston DE7 5FH, England
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+44 843 290 8909
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

You could easily overlook this place as it has been going since the 1960's, but if you want something to do with the kids on a miserable day, get yourself down there. Ten pin bowling is a load of fun and you don't even have...More

Thank Alan G
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

I have driven past so many times and thought how run down the place looks. I visited as a group of friends and was pleasantly surprised. We were served quickly at the bar and was able to get a lane easily. We weren’t required to...More

Thank Simon K
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The venue is very dirty and feels generally unclean, before bowling I stood at the bar for over 10 minutes waiting to be served, I was acknowledged twice and told "I'll be 2 minutes" both times before I walked off unserved. The bowling itself is...More

Thank Ninety W
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

The lanes are old and uneven. The balls are old and past using. We were told by the catering staff "we are not serving food we are understaffed". Give it a miss or go to Hollywood bowl in Derby Intu or somewhere in the centre...More

Thank Cookie247
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Well for starters this place could do with a facelift not only does it look dated but the entrance doesn't look very inviting. Lanes are a matter of chance, some have broken parts but others are fine so try and get the best you can...More

Thank Ted H
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Just got home from visiting, we all had fun and will return. Its a lot nicer inside than the outside suggests (painting outside would rectify this). Didn't eat so can't comment on the food, thought the price was competitive and a good range of arcade...More

Thank poopeetoo
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Booked a lane with my son on the summer offer where he gets two games and a drink for £5- great deal. Arrived and seemed fine to start with, got told our lane and she said she would bring his drink over. We started off...More

Thank Derbyslass
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Been there a few times but I'd say if you wanted to bowl to ring before hand and find out what is and what is not working before you go. Last time I was there it appeared not much was working. But there is free...More

Thank benjamin w
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Not our best experience today here after many visits and previous kids birthday parties. We had booked a lane for the kids summer offer with friends but the lady serving us had no idea what she was doing and we had to wait for someone...More

Thank Anna S
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

I used to bowl here regularly but stopped a while back. Attempted to go for my sons birthday but wasn't good from get go. Staff were unfriendly, unhelpful and down right miserable. Felt that we were putting them out. We hadn't booked and we're aware...More

Thank Christopher K
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Management response:Responded 5 August 2017

Hello, I am sorry to hear about this experience and i do welcome your feedback. Please can you let me know the day and time you came to our centre so i can take this up with the staff to find out what happened.

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