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MFA Bowl Newcastle

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Tatty but ok for a quick game

Looks very run down from outside and doesn't get better when you're inside! Paid £20 for a family... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2016
Christine R
Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
needs a makeover badly but cheap and cheerful

Decor is a bit rundown and dated. but got some good family deals on. Food and drinks reasonable... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2016
amanda l
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  • Excellent34%
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  • Average10%
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  • Terrible31%
3 Jun 2018
“Birthday party”
3 Nov 2017
“The manager/owner lacks manners.”
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Had a birthday party today for my son & 6 others, the staff could not be more friendly and helpful. It could do with being modernised however the prices are very cheap and I’d rather go here than the likes of lane 7. I really...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sarah s
Reviewed November 3, 2017

The manager/owner lacks manners. As students we were regular bowlers at this venue attending on a weekly basis. His staff members seem able to remember our faces and really help to make this atmosphere enjoyable. Their manager's hostility and attitude however has definitely put us...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Leon F
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

This is genuinely one of my favourite places ever. Yeah it's a bit run down but total 90s vibe, the music was awesome, the staff were super friendly and the bowling is an absolute bargain. If you want a bit of chilled, nostalgic fun with...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ryan S
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Visited for the first time in years over the Christmas holidays with a group of family and friends including kids. It looks grim as hell from the outside and could do with a makeover inside as well as out. However its 10 pin bowling, the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
3  Thank geordieboy034
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I learned to bowl here with 12 yo daughter and my partner on Sunday afternoons. The staff friendly and the other bowlers are respectful. It is cheap and relaxed. It is a quite a time since the place was done up, but on Sunday if...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Alistair_Newcastle
Reviewed July 21, 2016

The friendly staff are pretty much the only good thing about this place. As many other reviewers have said - it is extremely tatty, run down and outdated. I found the website online and booked 2 games for a date since it was cheap. Well...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Jade James N
Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Not worth a star whole attitude of staff manager was the worst ever person I've spoken to bowling lanes kept breaking hopefully the heap of s*** wouldn't return if I was paid

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Ashleigh B
Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Looks very run down from outside and doesn't get better when you're inside! Paid £20 for a family game, it was good fun. But I wasn't comfortable leaving my car parked round the corner for much longer so we left. Friendly staff.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Christine R
Reviewed January 16, 2016

Decor is a bit rundown and dated. but got some good family deals on. Food and drinks reasonable. Staff happy to help with requests. i went to a kids party here and was overall happy. have been back and would visit again.

Thank amanda l
Reviewed November 29, 2015

We went on Friday night 5pm - 7.30pm with 7 teenage boys, was a bit dubious based on previous reviews but had a great night. The staff were very helpful and assisted us with getting a better offer for our bowling/meal. They helped us set...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Christine M
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