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Mfa Bowl Ilkeston, Ilkeston

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  • Been there a few times but I'd say if you wanted to bowl to ring before hand and find out what is and what is not working before you go. Last time I was there it appeared not much was working. But the...  more »
  • Not our best experience today here after many visits and previous kids birthday parties. We had booked a lane for the kids summer offer with friends but the lady serving us had no idea what she was do...  more »
  • I used to bowl here regularly but stopped a while back. Attempted to go for my sons birthday but wasn't good from get go. Staff were unfriendly, unhelpful and down right miserable. Felt that we were p...  more »
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  • Great place to have fun! Staff are friendly and helpful. Some good offers. Provide food onsite, too. Some furnishings are aging but doesn't detract from the experience.
  • Amazing time out for kids, staff and friends very good with kids parties. Everyone enjoyed it and some will go again.
  • I have been bowling here now for over thirty years in three leagues with a low handicap, but I have never seen such fowl lane conditions as today. The owners of the bowl need to put money into the premises instead of just taking money off punters and league bowlers alike, it's daylight robbery. If you were wanting to bowl here on a night out, don't bother the centre as become awful. There are lots and lots of slot machines again positioned to take your money. Drinks are pricey, compared to the town centre, and food that's a joke just look around to see how many people are eating, or not. Many of the staff are very friendly but some are only there to pick up a pay cheque at the end of the month. The biggest problem is that it is run down and needs lots of refurbishment to make it fit for purpose. For a seasoned bowler the lane conditions are so erratic it is difficult to enhance your game. Get real owners or the financial rewards of this bowl will go down hill rapidly
  • Getting a bit dated, food is average and the only renovation it's had in the past few years is a repaint of the entrance, but everything still works well and I've been to worse MFA alleys. Cheap and cheerful. Special mention must however go to the arcade games, again not the newest ones but they have taste! OutRun 2 and After Burner Climax are both amazing games and will be sad if they get rid of them.
  • Nice place to bowl. However, from the outside it looks run down. And a few other things are needing a good fix. However, for bowling alone. I'd recommend it.

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