Banbury Bowl set for reopening

With the continued easing of lockdown restrictions the Banbury Bowl is expected to reopen its doors for bowlers on Saturday August 1.
Banbury Bowl set to reopen on August 1Banbury Bowl set to reopen on August 1
Banbury Bowl set to reopen on August 1

Banbury Bowl, located in Cherwell Centre in George Street, was refurbished in November 2019 featuring intelligent multicoloured lane lighting, shabby chic bar, DJ hosts, Namco arcade, a pizza menu and far improved drinks offer. The venue had previously closed in February 2019 after the collapse of the MFA Bowl UK chain.

Pete Terry, managing director of the company, said: “We as a company have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure all safety procedures and Covid requirements are surpassed so that our customers and families can concentrate on having a great bowling experience once again.

"We found the people of Banbury loved the changes we made to this bowl and we were blown away by their support when we launched. We’ve taken the time to make a few more changes whilst closed and can't wait to welcome people once again."

Banbury Bowl set to reopen on August 1Banbury Bowl set to reopen on August 1
Banbury Bowl set to reopen on August 1

Initially they will operate at 50 per cent capacity with groups of up to six people from a maximum of two households, using alternate lanes.

Some of the COVID measures taken include:

* Hand sanitiser stations throughout the venue

* Disposable food packaging

Pizza available at Banbury BowlPizza available at Banbury Bowl
Pizza available at Banbury Bowl

* Lanes will be spaced 1 on 1 off for social distancing

* They will be using their new Disco Bowl app so that food and drink comes to you to reduce queuing at the bar and reception

* Restricted balls on the lanes cleaned after each game

* Track and Trace facilities via online bookings

* Additional bowl hosts to clean surfaces, machines and ensure that customers are kept safe

Banbury Bowl also plans to show its appreciation to the NHS by offering 50 per cent off all bookings during the months of August and September for any NHS staff member who has their NHS ID card.

To book all you have to do is e-mail [email protected] with your details and one of the team will contact you and get you booked in.

Banbury Bowl will also soon be a part of the Blue Light Card discount scheme.

Kieran Graham, general manager of the Banbury Bowls, said: “The team and I cant wait to get the doors open again and provide some safe family fun to all our customers. Our new focus on at your lane service will mean people can enjoy bowling and have everything brought to them with just a few clicks of our app. ”

Bookings can be made online at

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