The club is sited in the beautiful Abbey Gardens on the seafront of Torquay in South Devon referred to more popularly as the English Riviera.

The gardens with their palm trees overlook the beauty of Torbay encompassing the towns of Brixham, Paignton and Torquay. All easily linked by car, bus or sea ferries.

Within easy reach from Torquay is the beautiful National Park of Dartmoor (20 miles), Plymouth (26 miles) and Exeter (20 miles).

Adjacent to the gardens and to the rear of the Club Pavilion is Torre Abbey . This is an ancient building to which Torbay Council with English Heritage have carried out extensive restoration taking almost four years to complete.

Visitors to Torquay and touring the interesting Abbey, can also visit the Spanish Barn, so named after the Spanish prisoners of war who where held there following the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588.

There are two full size lawn bowling greens in the gardens, the upper lawn green being used by visitors to Torquay who wish to try their skills at lawn bowls and the lower green being used by Victoria Bowling Club. The Club green is used annually in June for the prestigious Torquay Bowling Tornament whose participants have come afar as South Africa to take part. 

Our future plans are to extend the present pavilion in order to make our visitors even more comfortable and to support a winter social side to the club including the facility of short mat bowling etc.

The club is affiliated to Bowls England, Bowls Devon, Mid Devon League, South Devon Ladies Bowling League., Men’s Over 55’s League and the Riviera Mixed Triples League. The latter was formed by two of our members in 2006.

Our Club colours are Blue and Gold.


Contact Details

Abbey Gardens, Torbay Road,
07555 527352
Contact - Club Secretary


There is street parking in Avenue Road and area and four Pay and Display parks close by.


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Club Personnel

  • Club Secretary

    Terry Bailey
    01803 393160
  • Ladies Secretary

    Pam Slaughter
    01803 559426
  • Match Secretary

    Brian Wildbore
    01803 391894
  • Men's Captain

  • Ladies Captain

    Maggie Molloy
    01803 389176
  • Treasurer