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Welcome to the Friary Bowling Club.  

The Club is opening for the 2021 season on Saturday 24th April.  We hope to run as near a normal season as we can this year, but we are dependent on the progress of the government's staged approach to the easing of restrictions.  We will be following the advice of Bowls England who, in consultation with the government, have produced some guidance for bowls clubs.  For more information on the measures we are taking to ensure we can open safely, please read the Guidance for the Reopening of the Club.


The Friary Bowling Club is in a delightful setting not far from the city centre. The club was established in the 19th century and welcomes both men and women.

If you would like to join a small, friendly club with plenty of activity why not use our contact page to send us your details. Our membership secretary will be only too pleased to give you more information.  

It doesn't matter whether you have never played before or are an experienced bowler, you will be very welcome. Every assistance and encouragement is given to beginners.

For the convenience of members and visitors we have parking permits for use in the surrounding roads. They are available at the clubhouse.

Winchester Cathedral seen from Friary clubhouse Winchester Cathedral seen from Friary clubhouse

You can read some history of the club here.