West Backwell Bowls Club

thrive with bowls in Backwell, an outdoor bowls club based in the heart of North Somerset, West Town Road, Backwell.

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Why try bowls?

Bowls at West Backwell is a sport for all - age, gender and ability do not matter. Bowls is as doable a sport as you can play. Physically, financially and practically, there are no reasons not to have a go.

It's vitalising - highly sociable - and it's a simple skill that takes a minute to learn, but a lifetime to master.

How can I try Bowls?

Everyone is always welcome at West Backwell Bowls Club!

Try Bowls Tuesdays

Pop along at 6pm on a Tuesday and meet fellow beginners. You just need flat trainers. It's run by our coaches and beginners from last year so they know exactly what its like to start something new!

Friday club night

Pop along and see the club - meet our members and enjoy a hotdog!

Novices Tournament 2024

For novices up to 3 years bowling experience (started bowling after April 2021). Details and entry to wbbcnovicetourn@gmail.com below

Who are we?

It's great fun! We like to create a sense of community - we pride ourselves on our kindly culture & community based spirit; we have a fully accessible clubhouse

Kitchen & Bar

We run Sunday lunches for our members throughout the year and have an engaging social programme that runs alongside the bowls.

Great location

We are in a great central location in the village with car parking and right by the Bus stop. Whats not to love!

Did you know that...

Our players range from teenagers to our eldest member in their 90's, we have a dedicated beginners section with qualified coaching and support, our teams play in 5 leagues countywide, we run over 20 competitions and tournaments for all our players and We host County and National matches as we have a well looked after green with 6 rinks and a fabulous club house.

How to start?

We are delighted to welcome you to WBBC.

When can I play?

We play from late April to early September. And you can play any time between 10am-9pm. We have an online booking system that's easy to use. Access will provided to the club when you join.

Opportunities to play

In addition to playing in several leagues we have a number of great ways for new bowlers to gain experience including a beginners playing group, coaching, Friday night mixed triples, regular mixed friendlies, internal club competitions and Friday night club roll up nights. There really is something for everyone whether you are a beginner or an experienced bowler.

What do I wear?

There is no dress code - the only thing we ask is that you wear shoes with flat soles. This is to protect the grass on the green (you can bowl in socks if you don't have flat soles). There is a dress code for matches and competitions which is club shirt and white or grey trousers depending on the competition.

Social Events

The club organises a number of social events alongside internal bowls competitions including BBQs, Sunday Carvery, Fish and Chips supper and Talks. As a member of WBBC you get access to all the social events along with the playing options.


There are separate Male and Female changing rooms and toilets in the clubhouse. Along with a disabled toilet. There are also lockers in each changing room. When you join you might like a locker to keep your bowls and kit in. There is a small cost please ask.


There is a well stocked bar that is open to members on game days and Friday Night Club & Coaching Night. The bar takes cash or card. There is also a kitchen along with a function room/bar area. And terrace seating outside.

Our Supporters

We are so grateful and delighted to introduce our sponsors for this season including our new main sponsor Parker's Estate Agents.

It's great to see so many local businesses wanting to engage with the local community and at the same time support our club.

This level of sponsorship means that we can promote Thrive With Bowls to the community, and in turn we will Thrive too.

If you know of any local business who might be interested in community engagement and supporting the club please contact us - we'd love you to get involved.

Parker's Estate Agents

West Backwell Bowls Club has signed a new main sponsorship deal for the season with Parker's Estate Agents. The Estate Agency has its headquarters in Backwell and the deal follows a link up last summer when Parker's sponsored a Ladies Invitation Triples Event at the club. Andrew Simmonds, director at Parker's Estate Agents, said: “We are keen to support the return of community events in the village following the restrictions of the last few years during the Covid pandemic. "The West Backwell Bowls Club is a wonderful asset to the whole area and is a great place where people are able to keep fit and socialise. We are involved in helping people buy and sell homes in the area - but it is assets like the bowls club that make it a great place to live."


Want to come have a go? Then get in touch:

Ian Wilson, Secretary

Please leave us a message if we don't pickup
0800 0835 198

West Backwell Bowls Club, West Town Road, Backwell, North Somerset, BS48 3HQ