YOUR LOCAL CLUB – Just off the A414 behind the TALBOT

YOUR LOCAL CLUB – Just off the A414 behind the TALBOT

YOUR LOCAL CLUB – Just off the A414

behind the TALBOT

Welcome to our website. If you live in West Essex you'll be glad you've found us. We're a small friendly club offering access to outdoor bowls, indoor short mat bowls and other activities like table tennis, bridge and social events. We're always looking for new members and our subscriptions are the lowest in the area. We'd especially like to hear from bowlers or anyone wishing to take up bowls. Thanks to a major grant from Sport England and the National Lottery, we had a new artificial green put down in 2017.

Thanks for your interest and feel free to explore the website further.

Give Bowling a Try

Bowling is a great sport, very easy to learn, relaxing and sociable; it can be as competitive as you want it to be. If beginning you can borrow a set of bowls and don't need any special clothing other than flat shoes. We have club nights on a Thursday evening after 5.00pm., come along make yourself known to any member and within minutes you could be putting up your first bowl and learning all about the many things Bantham & Ongar Bowls Club has to offer. Alternatively contact our membership secretary, Sue, at or telephone 01992 571535


At Bantham & Ongar Bowls Club whilst the overwhelming majority of our existing bowlers have now been vaccinated, we understand there is a degree of nervousness about returning to the sport. We will be working alongside our National and County Bodies to continue to create a Covid-safe environment. We will continue to follow Government advice on the coronavirus outbreak

We wish all members and friends well.

Bowls will always be our raison d'être but if not sports minded, how about the social side.

Regular activities include

  • Whist nights - on many Saturday evenings (6.45 pm) See our calendar for full details.

  • Bridge - at any level then we'd be glad to see you at our Wednesday morning sessions starting at 9:45 and finishing around 1:00 p.m.

  • Table Tennis - club on Thursday evenings at 7.00 p.m.

  • Short Mat Bowls – Monday & Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 pm.

  • Dementia friendly Short Mat Bowls - Tuesday 10.00 a.m.

Keep checking the website for more information, see our latest news below.

For further information about the Club contact Maurice Jones – tel. no. 01992 571535 or check out our contact details by clicking here

What's the Best Thing About Our Club?

Everyone's so friendly...there's always something going on...we can play outside in any weather...there's a professional yet relaxed attitude to the events and holidays mean it's much more than a sports club.......anyone can play, experienced or not, able bodied or not - everyone is welcomed.

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Look out for our other popular events like our Bingo, Quiz and Race Nights.