Portishead Bowling Club welcomes bowlers of all ages and ability

2022 Season:

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Wednesday 10th August:

Well, what a hot day for Portishead Men hosting their annual Captain & President’s Day!

Play started with the usual 'Spider' (won by Gill Berryman) and then 2 games of 6 ends each

with the overall winner being Mike Berryman (keeping it in the family!).

This was followed by a fabulous 2 course meal with wine, speeches, jokes and much laughter.

A fabulous event and thank you to everyone who helped set up, Sandra for the amazing flowers and table decorations, our lovely ladies Sandra (again!) for manning the bar with Jenny B, and all our amazing guests.


(The 2022 fixtures are available on the Information page)

To view highlights of this and previous seasons, please click here


The Association of Portishead Bowling Clubs would like to thank Britton Associates Wealth Management Ltd.

for their sponsorship of the 2022 season

We consist of two clubs, men and ladies, both of which belong to The Association of Portishead Bowling Clubs.  The Association runs and manages our beautiful site adjacent to the Lake Grounds in Portishead.

This site has two bowling greens each with its own recreation and changing facilities.

Club sessions take place every Monday throughout the bowls season starting at 10.00am. Old and new members participate in these on a regular basis and we are always assured of a good turnout.

Prospective new members or anyone interested in taking up Bowls will be welcome at these sessions and coaching is available for everyone interested in taking up the sport.  If you think this might be you, please contact us to arrange a taster session.

2022 Charities

Every year we support a charity from our events, raffles and, for the Men, various fines for indiscretions such as "wrong bias" and "wrong trousers".

For the 2022 season, captain Rod Hawkins has chosen Children's Hospice South West

Rod has supported this charity for many years, even going so far as to undertake a sponsored "Firewalk" in November 2019.

" For more than 30 years Children's Hospice South West has been caring for children with life-threatening conditions by providing children's hospice and professional family support services. We are dedicated to making the most of short and precious lives through the provision of the best possible hospice care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions. The care offered at each of our three hospices is not just about medical and nursing support for sick children but enriching lives of the children and their whole family. "


For the ladies, President Gill Berryman and Captain Julia Hawkins have chosen to support The Beacon Hub which is situated in The Wesley Centre next to Portishead Methodist Church on Portishead high Street. 

" The new hub will provide safe, secure, welcoming spaces for those who are not adequately catered for in the town. "

 What started off as a project to provide an additional toilet has resulted in new meeting rooms, a community café and a light airy space for everyone to enjoy.  We are delighted to help this project at the beginning of their journey.  


Our facilities are operated by the Association of Portishead Bowling Clubs with the purpose of enabling four local Portishead clubs to bowl in harmony on excellent greens and with a welcoming atmosphere. The main club house contains a bar and lounge with dining facility.

There are two 6 rink bowling greens both in very pleasant and enclosed surroundings with views to the Welsh coast.

The greens are maintained to a high standard providing an excellent bowling surface throughout the season.

We are pleased to welcome a number of touring sides throughout the season, and without exception, our visitors are very complimentary about the facilities we are able to share with them.

Disabled access and toilets are available for those requiring them.

Address: The Bowls Pavilion, Lake Grounds, Portishead, BS20 7HZ

Phone: Club House 01275 848451


For many years now the club has toured to other South Coast resorts, including; Torquay, Falmouth, Tenby, Bournemouth, Babbacombe, Exmouth, Bideford, Southsea and Weymouth.

Tours generally run from Monday to Friday in early September. We hire our own coach for the period of the tour.

Mixed games are arranged with local clubs around the area in which we are touring.

Each year money is raised for a Portishead charity, for example, in 2018 the club toured to Bournemouth and we donated to our local Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

Weymouth - 2016

Contact Us

If you would like to join our club or just receive more information, please use the contact details or the email form on either the Men's or Ladies page as appropriate, using the links below, or visit our Facebook page: