Paignton Torbay

Paignton Torbay Bowling Club is situated in the centre of the English Riviera in Torbay, Devon just 200 yards from the fabulous Paignton Sands and just yards away from the shopping area, along with the mainline Train and Bus stations. Paignton Torbay Bowling Club was founded in 1920 and is affiliated to Bowls England and Bowls Devon.

The club consists of three sections the Mens, Ladies and the V1 club for the blind, totalling about 90 members which means that unlike several other local clubs, with more members, you are normally able to play a roll up on the Green when you want to or more likely to be selected for representative matches against other clubs. Sometimes small really is best ! We welcome new members of all ages to either play the game or become a social member.Social events are held throughout the year including barbecues and the club annual Tour all culminating in the clubs annual awards evening at the end of the playing season.

Our playing surface is maintained by DGM Turf Care in association with our own qualified Greenkeepers.

We offer bowling to suit all preferences, from friendly social bowls such as roll-ups and club days, then friendly matches against other clubs, going on to local leagues and competitions at club, county and national level for the more competitive player.

The club is represented in various County competitions along with the Men’s Mid Devon League (2 teams) and Over 55’s triples league and the Ladies in the South Devon League (2 teams).

We now have a short mat. Short mat is played in the club house during the Winter months and our players often receive invitations to play against teams at other local venues.

We extend a warm welcome to touring bowls clubs, so if you are thinking of touring Torbay then the Paignton Torbay Bowling Club is an ideal venue for a match. We can provide seven rinks, a bar,catering and Wi Fi facilities all at very competitive prices. There are many local Hotels along with B & B’s, within yards of the club that will suit all tastes. Together with the many Devon Pubs and Restaurants, this makes us the ideal location for a Club Tour to consider as the base for their visit.

The Paignton Torbay Bowling Club celebrates its centenary in 2020 so why not ensure that you are part of our celebrations by arranging a match against us during that year in particular !

For bookings call the club direct on 01803 557814 (  or Match Secretarys

Paul Gardner 07889771556 ( or

Bob Bushell 07875134754 (

Paignton Torbay Bowling Club welcomes both individual bowlers and Touring Teams who are visiting South Devon.

For the individual Bowler the Club is open Monday to Saturday from 10.00am to 12.30pm for a small charge. (Mid April to late September.) Our Day stewards will be happy to provide you with light refreshments.

For Touring Teams we can accommodate up to 7 Rinks and we have a well stocked Bar.

Take advantage of our Wi Fi to call home to family and friends –  ask a member for the required password.

We have our own small Car Park but there is also a large Multi storey Car Park nearby or roadside parking outside the Green.

Non bowlers are welcome to use the clubs facilities or visit the local shopping area or even beach which are both within a 100 yards.


Contact Details

Queens Park Road
01803 557814
Contact - Club Secretary
Club Email -


There is limited parking at the Club. Parking is also available at the nearby public car park.


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Club Personnel

  • Club Secretary

    Jackie Gardner
    01803 526052
  • Joint Match Secretary

    Brian Hamilton
  • Joint Match Secretary

    Mike Charlton
  • Men's Captain

    Dennis Crown
  • Ladies Captain

    Nicky O’Dea
  • Treasurer

    Terry Deaville
    01803 523395