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“A day out ”
Review of Tenpin

Tenpin
Ranked #25 of 29 Fun & Games in Northampton
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Owner description: A 26 Lane Bowling Alley, Located in the Sixfields area of Northampton. We have Bar/Diner, Sky Sports, Pool Tables and Table Tennis, as well as a full range of Amusement Machines. We can cater for any size group, and cater for Children and Adult parties.
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

The tenpin bowling alley at the sixfields complex is worth a visit with plenty of lanes to used it also has other things going on there like pool tables and A bar that serves beer and some continental largers so for a evening out i do recommend a visit to this establishment

Thank Richard G
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Came here on an Thursday online deal where for £10 per person you get 2 games of bowling, a drink and a platter (which i was told would be made for the number of people booked). I booked in 6 of us for the deal.

On arrival it we came a bit before the rest of the group and enjoyed playing on the arcade games and 10p machines, feeling a little like when on holiday at the seaside. When we then went to confirm our booking and get our lane, it was quite delayed in getting anywhere as the staff looked very stretched in relation to how busy they were.

We then wandered down to our lane to begin bowling, and there was a good 10 minute wait for our drinks to come to us, and even then the wrong order was bought to us. They went back and returned this time with right drinks. Disappointingly it felt like the beer had come straight out of a can and was flat, no life in it at all.

The bowling itself was really good fun, thoroughly enjoyed it and not being forced into having to change shoes made for an even smoother more comfortable evenings bowling.

Huge disappointment in the very small portion platter we paid for, I would strongly suggest avoiding buying this as they say they provide it in relation to the group but in all honesty it was only enough to feed a couple of people and barely any chips there at all.

In summary, I enjoyed the bowling and arcades and for what we paid, then it feels value if only for that. The food and drink for me are massive disappointments and on my next visit will have to think over whether its worth getting food and drink again or just bowl and go. Also this is an excellent evening out if two things are also improved, the centre could do with sprucing up a little more, still feels the same as it was when i first went a good 10 years ago and more staff would not hurt, service was so so slow.

Thank NewAleRecoveryKid
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We visited for my sons birthday treat with some of his friends. The skittles are now on strings and while this was fine for the boys I prefer them not on strings.
You don’t need to wear bowling shoes anymore and can play in trainers. The lady in the lane next to us was wearing stilettos!

Thank adamcg97
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We booked in advance for Friday 16/02/2018 on line, and got a good deal including a burger, we have used this deal before and it seems popular.

2 games of bowling and something to eat at quite a reasonable price (£8.70 per child and £11.20 for adults)

With a lot of Tenpin establishments this place needs a few quid spending on it, and is a bit dark in places, and a bit tatty in others. I have previously reviewed the Star City, Birmingham Tenpin and said the same thing.

Lane 26 was a bit of a nightmare as the balls kept getting stuck in the gulley's and we had to ask the staff to come and remove them which took some time to sort out. This then made the game fr the next people to use thelane late for their game which will then of course have a knock on effect for those people who have booked.

The staff were all very friendly, some were a lottle too efficient trying to take ur food away before we have even eaten it, fortunately I was looking when the young man tried to walk off with the food.

I would recommend booking as during school holidays it gets very very busy. There were actually people complaining that they could not get a lane, but this is to be expected during a very busy half term week

Thank Crazybaresi
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

The alley was never the best and although it did need updating why on earth would you put them on strings. This massively effects the pin scatter so no fun anymore, why why why.....

Avoid this place if you are used to a 'normal' alley.

Thank ReeceT82
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