About Us

The home of friendly bowls

Founded in 1977, we take pride in being the first purpose-built indoor bowling club in the area.

With a thriving, growing membership, East Dorset Indoor Bowls Club is a friendly club offering six full length rinks equipped with electronic scoreboards, a licensed bar and restaurant. During the Winter season, we operate some 20 leagues during the week and participate in local, County, Regional and National competitions as well as many friendlies. In the Summer we offer a shortened set  of weekly league games and an Aussie Pairs competition.

New members are always welcome and we offer a comprehensive novices programme and have several excellent accredited bowls coaches for old and new member training alike.

All  club facilities are accessible and available for private hire.


Do not pass up the chance to book a friendly match with East Dorset Indoor Bowls Club. 

Our Facilities

We are very proud of our six full-size rinks which are used not just for internal leagues and competiitions but are often called upon to host  rounds of regional and national competitions between external clubs. Each rink is equipped with its own electronic scoreboard linked into the main scoreboard, together with two that can show external scores when inter-club matches are played at home and away simultaneously.

Licensed Bar

Function Room

Conference Room

Our fully-licensed bar offers players tea, coffee and light snacks through most of the day, plus a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at certain times of the day.

Used for regular committee meetings and other small gatherings, our first-floor conference room offers privacy.

Also available for private events such as regular meetings, conferences or presentations.

Our 80-seater Function Room has its own bar and offers a viewing area over the bowls rinks. Tea and biscuts are served for weekend matches, friendlies and regular social events.

Available for private functions such as regular meetings, conferences, presentations, parties, weddings and wakes.

What we offer


What our internal leagues are, the types of games we play - and the rules we play by - and how teams are managed.


What internal competitions we run - and the rules we play by - and which external competitions we challenge for.