Ilfracombe bowling club is a mixed membership club founded in 1893, it is one of the oldest clubs in Devon. We have up to seven rinks on one of the best greens in the county and offer a warm and friendly welcome to both members and visiting clubs.

Our membership has reduced in recent years, and we are keen to increase our numbers. The Club has a number of County players, and members take part in the County Competitions as well as our own Club Competitions.

We offer a well stocked bar and an excellent clubhouse which reflects not just our history but also the present day. In the winter we have short mat bowls practically every day we also have a full sized snooker table and can also offer 9 pin skittles, darts and cribbage. We are keen to extend our winter activities and try to hold at least one social evening every month.

Ilfracombe is a seaside town near Exmoor, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The town itself has a number of good hotels and guest houses and offers a wide range of activities other than bowls.

Contact Details

Highfield Road
EX34 9LH
01271 865059
Contact - Match Secretary


There is limited parking at the Club with easy street parking for any overflow


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Club Personnel

  • Club Secretary

  • Match Secretary

    Derek Carter
     01271 866880
  • Club Captain

  • Ladies Captain

    Shirley Hesman
    01271 862421 
  • Treasurer

    Ron Wintersgill
    01271 879646