One thing Cheltenham has been lacking since the closure of Cotswold Bowl in 2010 is Ten Pin Bowling! That was until the recent opening of Hollywood Bowl in The Brewery which brings more than a taste of the USA to the town!
To your right is the arcade area - the thought of visiting that after our game was genuinely exciting.
We had booked one game which we knew at the time was probably not enough. We did think £6.95 for a single game was a little steep, yet, it has been a few years! If you book multiple games the price does decrease a little. We checked in and to our delight were not forced to wear shoes that had been worn all day by others! A quick visit to the surprisingly reasonable bar we reached our lane. It did look shorter though that could be an age thing too! After 20 minutes it was over. Obviously if there were more than 3 of us the game would last longer. We decided to book another game (or two as it turned out) which we had to wait an hour for as it was all booked up. This gave us the opportunity to grab some food and "hit" the arcade! The menu (and the seating area) is very "American Diner" and pretty good value.
Although "a little confusing" (to quote our friendly and helpful waiter) the choice of burgers is good as you get to choose your topping/extras all for the same price, and they all come with a healthy side portion of fries. For all of our burger followers we are happy to report that the burger was good and you could tell it was 'properly' made!
This place was made for parties and it certainly has that atmosphere. There is a 4 lane VIP area which is the same price and the normal lanes but you do have to book the whole lot.
This is the perfect venue for any parties of any age and a fantastic alternative to the start of a Friday or Saturday night. We will return ourselves very soon.
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