Portishead Bowling Club welcomes bowlers of all ages and ability

2021 Season:

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Thursday September 9th was the day of the Hardwick Cup, where a member from Portishead Men is paired

with a member from Portishead RBL and an all day, round robin pairs tournament of 4 matches, each

consisting of 6 ends, is played.

The winning pair is decided by: a) matches won, and if tied, b) shot difference and, if still tied, c) ends won.

The weather was not kind (understatement!) and there were several pauses for torrential rain, each of which needed an additional delay for the standing water to drain off the greens!

Difficult conditions aside, most (not all!) members of both clubs enjoyed the day and, at the finish, there

were 3 teams that had won all 4 matches. The team with the greatest shots difference, and therefore the winners of the 2021 Hardwick Cup, were Rod Hawkins (PBC) & Norman Rogers (RBL).

Very well done to them and to all who took part.

Thank you also to Cae Norris (PLBC) and Lin Cobb (PLBC) for the pre-match teas/coffees, to all those that manned the bar during the day and to Malcolm Leach (PBC), Duncan Day (PBC) and Les Tassell (RBL) for

organising the event.


(to view previous updates on the 2021 season, please click here)


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

for their sponsorship of the 2021 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.

Every year we support a charity from our events and raffles.

In 2019, Portishead Ladies won the Weston & District Triples League.

They donated their winnings of £220.00, along with a further £1,020.00 raised from club events, to their nominated charity of the year, the RNLI

Portishead Men 'A' won the Somerset Bowls League - North 2, only losing one match in the process! 

Added to this there were various fines levied throughout the season (mainly for 'wrong bias', although there was one for 'wrong trousers'!), and the men raised a healthy £700.00, which was donated to their chosen charity, the Portishead Macular Society

For the 2020 season the men supported St Peter's Hospice and the ladies, Children's Hospice South West

2021 Charities

The Portishead Youth Centre Mental Wellbeing project for young people 8+ years is the chosen Ladies President & Captains Charity for 2021. Young people can receive 6 weeks of 2 hours per week 1-2-1 mentoring under this project and also participate in activities at the Centre to support wellbeing.

Due to the 'lost' 2020 season, the Men's chosen charity for this

year is again St Peter's Hospice


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: