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Shiplake Village Bowling Club

Bowling is for all ages.  It can be family fun, a social activity, or a competitive sport – it’s what you make it.   It provides friendship and an absorbing pastime that provides plenty of exercise in the fresh air. Free instruction is available for new bowlers from qualified coaches. The rudiments of bowling can be grasped in just a few sessions.

There is a full programme throughout the season (late April to late September) against other bowls clubs in the area.  Some matches are friendlies, others are league games. The club is open every afternoon and evening except when there is a home match.  Members can have a roll up (practice) or complete a round of one of the club competitions.  Best of all what nicer way to finish the day than sitting on the patio with a drink.

The club also runs a programme of events in the club house throughout the winter. 

Contact: Clare Gutteridge 0118 954 5808


Bowls Club Facilities

Bowls Match in progress 

The present club house was opened in 1987. It was built by members of the club and stands as a permanent memorial to their vision, generosity and hard work. The facilities have been extended and enhanced over the years, and now incorporate:

  • a large club house which can accommodate (just!) sixty people at a sit down meal
  • a bar
  • a fully fitted kitchen
  • changing rooms
  • a paved patio

Flower beds, plant pots and seats shaded by plants scrambling over pergolas surround the green.

Article created / last edited: 11 March 2014