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Hollywood Bowl, Basildon

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Address: Festival Leisure Park, Basildon SS14 3WB, England
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+44 844 826 1451

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Great location but expensive

Located on Festival Leisure Park this branch of this bowling franchise benefits from a recent refurb (last couple of years) which has improved the lane apperance and eating area... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located on Festival Leisure Park this branch of this bowling franchise benefits from a recent refurb (last couple of years) which has improved the lane apperance and eating area. Beyond the actual bowling area, there is a fast food outlet which I have not tried but does contain an amazing looking car/seat area. There is also a game zone and... More 

Thank Cheekycockney190757
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked for one game, 2 adults and 2 children. The Lane we were given had drinks spilt in the communal area and crisps all over the sticky floor. The touch screen monitor was filthy. You'd think they would give the seats & tables & monitors the once over in between users. But no.

Thank GillH725
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waited for a very long time for our very simple order and we were the only ones dining at the time. The staff were friendly but were more distracted having a laugh and giggle amongst themselves rather then caring for the customers. Had to wait several minutes after finally getting our food while the waitress went to find some cutlery... More 

Thank troyedkins
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to praise Hollywood bowl in Basildon. We have a wonderful birthday party. The staff was very helpful and friendly. My son forgot a couple of birthday cards there and the staff put them aside so I was able to pick them up next day. Will definitely recommend.

Thank Natalia W
Basildon, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took our Son bowling here a couple of weeks ago. Had a couple of games and discounted online pre booking. You don't have to change your shoes anymore if you are wearing flat shoes (trainers). Had a couple of drinks and used the arcade afterwards. Good value for money and enjoyable.

Thank Andy M
Essex, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Booked a lane online for a date night for me & my husband for something a bit different to do. Booking was simple and quick. We arrived on a busy Saturday night and got our lane without any fuss at all. The staff were prompt and very helpful. We got a few drinks at the bar and began our game... More 

Thank Vicky C
Canvey Island
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

A great way to spend an afternoon with the children . Reasonably priced, prompt service . We were greeted by Harley, superb customer service from beginning to end

Thank Anna C
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Hi my name is Jimmy I've come here for a few drinks with family and friends and I got ignored from a member of staff called Nathan not once or twice but 4 times I think this is because of my ethnic Community I would not recommend and not come because I think I was singled out very racist.

2 Thank jimmy9486
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

I took my team to Hollywood Bowl for our works Christmas party, I ordered the Christmas package and 2 extra drinks for everyone which was just shy of £470 for 18 of us. For that money we received nibbles on arrival which equated to two medium bowls of Nachos between us. For our drinks package costing £3 per token only... More 

2 Thank Andy F
Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The bowling experience is ok. If you have a "VIP" lane, drinks can be ordered, but I dont see the relevance. The prices are very high, and couple with drinks, the overall cost for four people is £50+ per hour. Worst thing about the place, and it really is off putting, is the local gypsies seem to have attached themselves... More 

Thank DarenWessex

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