Welcome to Pembroke Gardens Bowling Club - to all our members, friends and visitors.
Coronavirus Update - Some good news at last! The Club is opening from Monday 1 June for limited and carefully controlled bowling. Following Bowls England Guidance, which mirrors Government rules for outdoor sports, the Club will be open for pre-booked sessions only. We shall be watching out for further relaxation of the rules on social distancing and look forward to even more activity, perhaps in July. Unfortunately the Club is not yet open for visitors and members of the public. Members only and pre-booked is the rule for now.
I'm writing this right at the end of May - Week 10 of lockdown. A lot of work has been done. Members have been busy gardening, painting and cleaning and planning for how we can open safely on 1 June. The green-keeper has been cutting, feeding, treating and scarifying the green. A local contractor Guy has been in trimming hedges and trees around the Club. So it's all LOOKING good. And what weather we've had! The warmest driest May on record.
About the Club
We are a mixed Club, normally playing social bowls on the outdoor green every day of the week in the summer in addition to lots of competitive bowling. We run three Men's Teams and one Women's team in local Portsmouth and District Leagues. We host half a dozen friendlies (usually touring teams), run two Tournaments, 5 social events like evening quizzes and horse racing and dozens of internal Club Competitions. We like to claim there is "something for everyone" whatever your bowling experience or skill level.
We try and fit in a couple of "Come and Try" days. They were fixed for 18 and 25 April. If conditions allow we will try and put something on at the end of the season. Keep an eye on the home page - if you want to make any enquiries do use the Contact Us tab above. Messages will be answered promptly.
Just click on the Events tab above to see a full diary of all games and events that we're all missing!
Our Women's Section enjoyed a really good season last year but we are keen to attract a few more ladies to come and join in. Click on the Club News tab to see what they have achieved on the bowling green during the 2019 season.
We are a friendly Club with a busy schedule of activities during the summer but it doesn't end there. The Club has two indoor mats where we play Short Mat bowls from the end of September through to April. Subscriptions are just £90 for a full season of bowling. So come in and meet us - find out what we can offer and join in the fun!
And just look at the photograph below to see where we are situated. Come and enjoy "Bowling by the Sea" in Portsmouth.
If you are a touring team looking for a fixture on the South Coast just look at what Pembroke Gardens BC can offer. Six rinks (seven at a squeeze), a spacious clubhouse with ample room to seat over 50 people, a small but well-stocked bar and a warm welcome. Just click once on the About Us Tab above to see a map.
There are lots of hotels to choose from, other bowling clubs in and around Portsmouth and there is plenty for the non-bowlers to do. The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard with the new Mary Rose museum, HMS Victory and the Submarine museum are just a few minutes away. Boat trips around the harbour, the Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays for shopping or even a trip to the Isle of Wight, are all waiting for you to come and enjoy. So get in touch and we will look forward to welcoming you to our green.