Portishead Bowling Club welcomes bowlers of all ages and ability

2024 Season:

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Sunday 2nd June:

Today saw the Association hold it's 45th annual Open Pairs Tournament.

An all-day affair with 48 teams from around the area (7 different Counties this year!) battling it out over four rounds of 1 hour (max. 8 ends) to decide the winner.

The weather was glorious and the greens looked really good.

Two teams managed to win all four of their games to finish on 20 points, but the winners

with a shot difference of 24 were Adam Knights & Dan Rycroft from West Backwell.

Second place and only just "pipped at the post" with a shot difference of 20, were our very

own Trevor Hodgetts & Dee Dee Johnson

Very well done to them, and everyone that took part, whether playing or organising.


***The 2024 Fixtures are on the Information page***


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

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.

2024 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 2024 season Ladies captain Joy Murray and president Sandra Daisley, have chosen Home-Start North Somerset

and the Men's captain, Dave Taylor, The Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC).

Home-Start North Somerset offer confidential support, friendship, and practical help to parents in

North Somerset with at least one child under five years of age.

"Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life, particularly if they have little support from family and friends when they need it most. That’s when Home-Start North Somerset can help.  Their home-visiting volunteers regularly visit a family, in their own home, offering emotional and practical support to help them through difficult times."  

Support is confidential, flexible, and responsive to needs. This friendly parent-to-parent support is a simple yet effective way of enabling families to get back on track.


Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) saves lives across Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, North Somerset and parts of Wiltshire.

"We provide emergency care to people who are in a state so critical that they require the specialist

skills of our team at the scene of the accident or medical incident. Though we are part of the

regional 999 response service and work closely with NHS hospitals, we are a charity entirely

funded by local people just like you."


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.

Club mornings are held 10am to 12.30pm every Monday throughout the season and anyone interested in playing is welcome to come along.

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

Phone: Club House 01275 848451

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: