Welcome to Pembroke Gardens Bowling Club - to all our members, friends and visitors.  

Members have recently enjoyed a Fun Day at the Club. Some enjoyable bowling and a bring your own picnic all played out in lovely sunshine. Last week we played our internal competition for the Charlie Macey Trophy. Visit our Club news page.....

Coronavirus Update -  The Club is now looking a bit more like it used to. The Clubhouse is open and we have a steward on duty in the afternoon (Monday to Saturday) and Sunday morning. We still ensure 2 metre social distancing and follow Bowls England guidance. If you want to come and have a go or find out more about the sport of Bowls then you will be welcome. If you can give us a call first or send an email via this website we will try to ensure you get the most from your visit. The green will close after Sunday 27 September and an announcement will be made on or after 1 October about our indoor Short Mat season.

Let's Roll - is a new initiative from Bowls England to get new players out on the green to have a go. It is an outdoor sport and can be played by young and old. If you want to come and have a free taster, make contact first - no fixed date - and we will make sure we have people on hand to show you the basics and start enjoying the sport. We can lend you some bowls for your visit. Just wear some flat shoes!


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.


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. Come and build on this success next year in 2021.

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.

Aerial view of Pembroke Gardens Bowls Club and surrounding area

Aerial view of Pembroke Gardens Bowls Club and surrounding area

Touring Teams

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.