Plymouth Sir Francis Drake

The Club is situated in Whiteford Road, Mannamead, a northern suburb of Plymouth, about two miles from Plymouth Hoe, where Sir Francis Drake is said to have played bowls as the Spanish Armada approached, and where this club was based from its foundation in 1907 until 1922, when it moved to the present site.

The club is privately owned and administered by Trustees. There is one green which can accommodate up to eight rinks and a spacious clubhouse with changing rooms, bar, kitchen and a conservatory area, from where you can watch the play in comfort and warmth.

There is a full fixture list of friendly and competitive matches and a series of social events throughout the year. We regularly welcome touring teams.



Contact Details

Whiteford Road
01752 662294
Contact - Club Secretary


Street parking is available.


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Club Personnel

  • Club Secretary

    Bill Fisher
    01752 224913
  • Ladies Secretary

    Tracy Prater
    01752 952646
  • Match Secretary

    Bill Grantham
  • Club Captain

    Lin Pill
    01752 782277
  • Ladies Captain

    June Oaten
    01752 659031
  • Treasurer

    Jeff Gale
    01752 363523