The Royal Forest of Dean Bowling Club is an independent club which uses the bowling green and facilities at Bells Hotel & Country Club, Coleford. Members pay an annual fee to the Hotel which is £100 in 2023. This fee entitles members to use the green and gives discounts at the bar/restaurant on presentation of their membership card.

Members pay £20 a year to the bowling club to cover costs such as insurance, registration etc. There is a small charge for each league game to cover incidental costs.

Unlike many other clubs, members do not have to ‘volunteer’ to maintain the green and/or run the premises; this is all done by the professional staff at Bells Hotel.

Interested? No experience needed!

Come along on a Wednesday evening (6.30pm onwards, mid April to mid September) when you will be able to try the game without any obligation and meet club members socially.

If you have any questions about membership send us a message on the link below and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.

For queries about games or fixtures contact: