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Don’t Bother Going, It’s A Dive, Needs Total Refurbishment, Every Absolutely Filthy

We went for 2 games, We Asked For Sides Up They Came Down And Put Them Up Manually (Being Supported... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
George S
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Derby, United Kingdom
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
stonytoaster
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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Derby Road, Ilkeston DE7 5FH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited over xmas with friends and family. Must say this time round was excellent. Staff seemed more helpful and to see the manager out and about and actually working was brilliant to see. The centre was much cleaner than previous visits. The food was delicious...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alimay1978
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for 2 games, We Asked For Sides Up They Came Down And Put Them Up Manually (Being Supported By Plastic BOWLS!) Half Of The Sides Were Snapped In Half Across All Lanes, The Service Was Poor, One Person Doing The Tills And Kitchen,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank George S
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Just left here after waiting 10 minutes at the reception, only staff we could see were talking in the kitchen who had clearly seen us but not bothered to come out. After deciding we weren’t going to wait any longer one of the ones talking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Francesca S
Reviewed 31 October 2018

After initially looking past the state of the place (both outside and in) we decided to give it a go over half term. Whilst the lane to my surprise functioned without issue the food and subsequent customer service fell far short of expectations. Ordered 'Rollover...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Nick C
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We came bowling as we were in the area. We had heard read on here there was a new management team. Well... I think the visit before was better and that was saying something.. Who looked like management sitting in the bar laughing and doing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Alimay1978
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Ordered food - sign says 20 mins wait. An hour later no food and no sign of it being cooked! Asked for refund, not possible as a sign above reception (nowhere near the food area) says no refund. Offered bowling vouchers! What an absolute joke!!!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank CT1980
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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank stonytoaster
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank simonderby1971
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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank JoeRuz
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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Cookie247
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