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Mfa Bowl Ilkeston, Ilkeston

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  • I have driven past so many times and thought how run down the place looks. I visited as a group of friends and was pleasantly surprised. We were served quickly at the bar and was able to get a lane ea...  more »
  • The venue is very dirty and feels generally unclean, before bowling I stood at the bar for over 10 minutes waiting to be served, I was acknowledged twice and told "I'll be 2 minutes" both times before...  more »
  • The lanes are old and uneven. The balls are old and past using. We were told by the catering staff "we are not serving food we are understaffed". Give it a miss or go to Hollywood bowl in Derby Intu o...  more »
  • 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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