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198 South Liberty Lane
Ashton Vale

Tel: 0117 963 3460

Congratulations to all at the club for being awarded the first Disability Kite mark

Bristol Indoor Bowling Club, located at 198 South Liberty Lane in Ashton Vale is a modern international standard 9 rink indoor bowling club.
We welcome new members from the age of 7 to 97+. Free coaching is available for bowlers of all abilities including those wishing to try bowls for the first time.

Economically priced refreshments are available whenever the club is open and a large function room is available for dining or special events.

For those visiting the club for the first time there are “indoor bowls club” road signs showing the route off Winterstoke Road or the post code BS3 2TY inserted into sat nav will direct you to the club entrance off South Liberty Lane.

The club, mainly run by volunteers, provides a warm friendly welcome to all.
Summer Opening Hours
Tuesdays 10.00am to 4.00pm
Thursdays 10.00am to 2.00pm
Saturdays 10.00am to 12.00noon

We provide three free coaching sessions with all equipment provided free of charge for all those interested in taking up the game. Just pay £3.50 for the two hour session rink fees. Come as you are, no special clothing is necessary, just flat soled shoes or socks on your feet to protect the bowls carpet. For the disabled we provide wheel chairs specifically designed for use on the rinks. Coaching Sessions can be arranged at a time convenient to you. Just contact the club on 01179633460

After the coaching sessions the club encourages novice bowlers to enjoy our umbrella sessions where those new to bowling integrate with more experienced bowlers.

As novices become more confident with bowling there is encouragement to take part in leagues, friendly and/or league matches.

Our BIBC coaching team also offers improver courses for those wishing to develop their bowling skills.
Disability Bowls

BIBC operates a policy of inclusivity encouraging people of all abilities to bowl at the club. If you are impaired in any way please contact the club and we will do everything we can to assist you to be able to play bowls.

Wheelchair user car parking spaces are located by the main entrance with a clear wheelchair route marked showing how to access the front entrance doors. Several car parking spaces have been allocated close to the main entrance for drivers with blue badges.

External access to the club is via a gently sloping wheelchair friendly ramp with automatically opening doors to assist easy access to the club lobby.

A visually impaired group of bowlers play at the club every Saturday morning and would be pleased to welcome other visually impaired people to join their group.

A session for people with learning difficulties operates each Friday from 12.30 until 3.00pm. The first hour involves a managed stimulating “memory” session which after a 30 minute break is followed by a one hour bowling session.

For those with physical difficulties access to the bowling area is assisted by use of steps on rinks 1 and 9 and rink access/exit helpers on all the other rinks.
For those who use wheelchairs the club has manual and electrically operated bowls wheelchairs for use by members of the club. These options give our disabled bowlers independence on the rinks. Wheelchair rink access is by a ramp on rink 9 from the rinkside on to the rinks.

Many of the club coaches attend disabled coaching courses providing them with the knowledge to assist players of all disabilities to learn how to play bowls.

As previously mentioned, the club operates a fully inclusive policy with bowlers with a disability being encouraged to become members and compete with or against non-disabled bowlers. The group of visually impaired bowlers play an annual match against junior bowlers and also enter a team for the BIBC Top Club competition.

For further information contact BIBC.
Junior Coaching Information


Junior Coaching is 10 am to 12 noon every Saturday.
Juniors are welcome to play at the club during school holidays, please contact the club for further information.
Cost £1.75 for a 2 hour session
Information For Parents

The City and County of Bristol Indoor Bowls Club is a nine rink international standard bowls stadium with a current membership of around 800. It is open for indoor bowls all year round. The sport is suitable for all ages and is fully inclusive. Our Junior section is run under the guidance of CRB accredited coaches. It is preferable that parents of children under 12 years of age stay at the club whilst their children are being coached. They are encouraged to also take up the sport.
Information For Children

Bowls is a sport in which the bowler delivers a biased wood to finish as close to possible to the jack.
It is a challenging, skilful, friendly, fun sport that is played both indoors and outdoors.
As you progress in the sport you are encouraged to participate in club bowling activities such as roll ups, umbrellas, leagues, matches, internal and external competitions.

Welcome to the City and County of Bristol Indoor Bowls Club positioned within its own grounds in an area of parkland on the outskirts of Bristol in South Liberty Lane, Ashton Vale.

The car park accommodates over 100 cars with several disabled parking spaces for easy access to the club.

The Function Room, provides an excellent venue for a variety of occasions such as weddings, family celebrations, wakes and meetings.

This room accommodates up to 100 people. It is carpeted with an area for dancing and an additional small raised area suitable for entertainment such as a DJ or a three piece band. There is Free wifi, OHP and large Screen available for that special gathering.

Clients are able to decorate the room as they wish within guidelines set out in the terms and conditions. There is a fully licensed bar and catering services are available.

For more information telephone 01179633460 or email

Meeting Room

There is also a comfortable room available for small gatherings of up to 25 people. The bar and catering options are available for those booking this facility.

The Bar

The well stocked bar provides an extensive range of beers, lager, cider, wines, spirits and soft drinks catering for all needs.
The drinks are set at “club price” level which provides members with refreshments significantly below pub prices.
Hot drinks costing 85p include tea, coffee and chocolate.
The bar is manned by volunteers who provide a warm friendly greeting to all.

The Hungry Bowler

The club utilises a franchise catering arrangement that provides meals varying from simple sandwiches to 3 course waitress service meals.

Monday to Friday the main mealtime is between 11.00 and 3.30 p.m. when freshly prepared hot meals are available. Outside of those times snack food is available.

Corporate Packages

For your Corporate/Team Building Event we are able to offer packages tailored to your needs.

Options available are:

The use of our large function room for meetings, with free wifi, OHP and large screen.

Choice of buffets or a more formal lunch using our catering services

An introduction to bowls with free coaching followed by a competition.

An end of event presentation or prize giving with an evening dinner. An end of day disco with time to relax in the bar/lounge area.

Please note the club is fully accessible with car parking for over 100 cars.

Typical charges including bowls and buffet refreshments start from:

Evening package £6.50 + vat per person, Half day £9.50 + vat per person, Full day £15.00 + vat per person.

You are welcome to visit and discuss your planned event.

For further information:


Tel: 01179633460