Tavistock Sir Francis Drake

The Club was formed in 1914 for outdoor Lawn Bowls. It was a gentlemen-only club until 1947 when a ladies section was formed. The indoor Short Mat section was formed in 1987.  There is a seven-rink outside green together with three rinks for Short Mat in the Clubhouse.

Facilities include men’s changing room, ladies’ changing room, visitors’ changing room, equipment store and machinery shed together with a Clubhouse which includes a licensed bar and kitchen with an outside patio area.

The Lawn Bowls season commences in April and finishes in September with the Short Mat running from September to April.  Both sections play League and Friendly matches during their seasons and host their own annual tournaments.

Contact Details

The Meadows
Plymouth Road
PL19 8BS
Contact - Club Secretary


Parking is available in the Pay & Display car park just off Plymouth Road. There is also some street parking opposite the Club.


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Club Personnel

  • Club Secretary

    Diana Smirles
    01822 612763
  • Match Secretary

    David Blair
    01822 833968
  • Ladies Match Secretary

    Sue Silcox
    01822 616892


  • Treasurer