Norwich Bowling & Entertainment Center

Norwich Bowling & Entertainment Center

  Name: Norwich Bowling & Entertainment Center  
  Address: 188 W Town Street  
  City: Norwich  
  State: CT  
  Zip: 06360  
  Phone: (860) 889-3361  
  Lane Type:  
  Pro Shop: No  
  Comments: The Center has been purchased and the renovations have started. Norwich Bowling was once the OLD Norwich Ten Pin. We plan on being the PREMIERE Bowling Facility in Southeastern CT. Come check us out! We are going to BOWL you over!!  
How Does Norwich Bowling & Entertainment Center Rate?
Votes:    99
Lanes: Actual Value is 2.7Actual Value is 2.7Actual Value is 2.7
Food: Actual Value is 2.6Actual Value is 2.6Actual Value is 2.6
Price: Actual Value is 2.3Actual Value is 2.3Actual Value is 2.3
Fun: Actual Value is 2.9Actual Value is 2.9Actual Value is 2.9
Overall: Actual Value is 2.7Actual Value is 2.7Actual Value is 2.7
 All bowling center ratings are the opinions of visitors to this web site and do not reflect the feelings and opinions of
Norwich Bowling & Entertainment Center Comments

Comment Date: 2/25/2011 Name: Anonymous
When this place first changed owners it got fixed up and the equipment worked well and there was a nice shot. BUT since they lost the PBA the lanes are dry, the approaches as sticky, the fun is gone.

Comment Date: 2/16/2011 Name: Amy LYnn
I like the place, but there isnt enough staff to do everything. I like the arcade but no one is ever there when I go … Hell I asked once if someone would come down cause i lost two quarters and the lady straight out said here is your quarters but i cant come down there im busy so you will have to keep your tickets for next time. im like wow what after spending a few dollars wanted to get my cheap toy …

Comment Date: 6/20/2010 Name: Lee Silby
Choice between Holiday and Norwich Bowling- go to Groten (at least the owner’s son doesn’t set the lane conditions) The lanes are soooo dry. Just because he cannot bowl and needs the lanes this way, doesn’t mean we like them this way. What happened?? A couple of years ago the lanes were awesome.

Comment Date: 3/20/2010 Name: marcus fenix
they must pay the pba alot of money to come there because this place is a real dump,one of the dirtest,smellest bowling centers around this place make our state look bad,pba please go back to bradley or milford.bathroom smells like dried up urine,just a real {deleted}.i was shocked the pba would lower their standards to come to this red neck infested dump………….awful

Comment Date: 11/21/2009 Name: Bowling fan
I remember the bowling alley from years back (the bar used to be the arcade if I rememeber that correctly), and it didn’t look that great to me, but with the work they did on the place I love going there. Granted yes the lanes are drier then what I had hoped, but with proper adjustments I don’t see a reason to stop bowling there. Awesome Job.

Comment Date: 3/27/2009 Name: elite bowler
this house is much cleaner than holiday bowl but much drier. There needs to be more oil. I have heard rumors that it is dry because the manager or someone can’t bowl on oil.

Comment Date: 3/23/2009 Name: michael kopp
This past weekend Iset foot in this center for the first time in 21 yrs.
1.looked 100% brighter
2.Had a modern feel
3.Staff were very helpful
4.enjoyed myself
5.will return

Comment Date: 3/21/2009 Name: Tony C
Kind of funny, went there in early 06 and never bowled on a dryer lane in my life. Then they renovated, put in the new 3 surface lanes, and went last monday and have never bowled on a dryer lane in my life. If they are to be a premier bowling center, they need to put some oil down, even if it’s not a league night. The experience was frustrating and unenjoyable.

Comment Date: 2/8/2009 Name: anonymous
we are sick and tired of going on sunday mornings for OPEN BOWLING only to be told they have a party or a tornament coming and we can’t bowl. I guess it’s time to go somewhere else!!!

Comment Date: 12/20/2008 Name: League Bowler
This bowling center is GREAT. Not just for the bowling but its great as a family center. Arcades, Pool, Resteraunt, and of course the bowling. I thank the managers for doing such a great job in keeping this place around.

Comment Date: 11/19/2008 Name: anonomous
i think that shawn should get fired for wat he did let his familyy bowl for 1 dollar and then other people came in paying for more money and shawn didnt kick them offf so now we have to pay 4 dollars a game

Comment Date: 8/4/2008 Name: someone who bowls
These must be the most stupid owners on the face of the earth. They get rid of their GM and try to run it themselves?? What in the world are they thinking? One just says yes to everything and the other is dating an ex-lane waitress employee of the bowling center. Now that is class.

Comment Date: 6/18/2008 Name: norwich resident
I would have NEVER stepped foot into this center a year ago. I heard that they had and excellent Manager that has come in and clean the place up. What a wonderful improvement. The new owners may have put in new scoring and a billiards room, but as long as the place continued to look like a dump inside and out no one would bother to take the time to step inside the door. Kudos to you for bringing in someone with the foresight to see what would bring people like me in the door: Clean center (inside and out) and great customer service. If you have not checked this center out, now is definately the time.

Comment Date: 4/9/2008 Name: jimmy johnson
someone told me about fanatic2828,& bounces around websites,like baketballs.i see.i’m not impressed with you or any1 until you bowl on the conditions that the pba bowl on,and make it on tv.

Comment Date: 3/6/2008 Name: bowler of 40 years
I bowl at Holiday bowl…I bowled the pro-am yesterday..Let me just say..If the new owners keep the house the way it is now..and keep the lanes consistent…What an awesome house to bowl in..don’t judge..try bowling at Holiday bowl..then about filthy..

Comment Date: 2/25/2008 Name: Wow
All I have to say is WOW, not in a good way. Yes the PBA is going there but common now, the price to watch the show is $85. To bowl the pro-am is $40 more than it was at Bradley last year. The people are criminals that are probably trying to make their money back for renovations.

Comment Date: 2/14/2008 Name: BowlingFanatic2828
Yea they changed the lanes, big D, the approach is slippery as ice, and the rest is a crapbox.

Comment Date: 1/27/2008 Name: Someone who cares
so many new changes and now the PBA is coming to the norwich Bowling alley in march sooooo exciting!! the website is up with league standings and specials. go to

Comment Date: 12/27/2007 Name: A past and present bowler
I have been bowling at this center for the last 30 years, took a break when it was the old NTP due to smoke and just bad conditions. I returned this year and my first thought was “WOW”. I am now bowling again and its wonderful. The new owners have done a wonderful job, the staff is excellent, food is good, pro shop is easy to do business with. Just want to say “Thanks”

Comment Date: 7/8/2007 Name: Anonymous
We just had a 7-year-old boy’s birthday party here, and it was great! The staff was super, took care of every detail. We would definately recommend it, especially in the morning, before it gets busy. Can’t wait to go back..

Comment Date: 3/29/2007 Name: school legue bowler
this league is very clean and the staff is helpful and nice!! The lights are cool and they have great food, everytime i think of going bowling i audimatically think of going to the norwich ten pin!!<<3

Comment Date: 10/17/2006 Name: Some one who bowls
I’ve been by and seen the rennovations – – and the place looks 100% better. They have sweet new lanes down, clean graphics, new furniture and have really paid attention to all the details. Neither the game room or the billiard room were complete when I was there – but if they put as much love sweat and money into those as they have the bowling alley…they are going to be sweet too!

Comment Date: 9/7/2006 Name: someone who PAYS
I’ve been giving my money to the NTP for 30 years and had to watch the place turn into a dump. Finally somebody has managed to pry it out of the death grip(no pun intended)of the former owner and is in the process of turning it around. It has been years since I’ve said this so here it goes. I CAN’T WAIT TO START BOWLING THIS YEAR. Good luck to the new owners and I expect it won’t be long before we start taking people back from Groton and Willi.

Comment Date: 9/6/2006 Name: Someone that KNOWS
Well, looks like MAJOR renovations are going on NOW! The roof will be patched for this year and completely fixed next..New Lanes, New Pinsetters, Lots of EXCITING improvements going on. Website is being created now and will have pictures of updates etc. Check out
We are going to BOWL YOU OVER!!!!

Comment Date: 7/12/2006 Name: Anonymous
Well, the summer’s half way over and not one improvment has been made. It looks like another season of breakdowns and damaged balls is upon us. unless it doesn’t open, thats always a possibility. can anybody stop the wave of bowlers walking out the door and not looking back?

Comment Date: 5/30/2006 Name: no name
Have heard that we will be getting new lanes. But I can not see getting new lanes if they do not repair the leaky roof!!

Comment Date: 2/21/2006 Name: SOME ONE WHO CARES….
I would like to see some one buy this place real soon now that it is on the unadvertised market. We need to keep this place a bowling alley great location. Needs to be renovated this summer. PLEASE BUY SOON…..

Comment Date: 1/13/2005 Name: Anonymous
Staff is very nice. Don’t care for the pro shop. I go to Bradley bowl to have my balls drilled. The lanes are the dirtiest I’ve ever bowled on. I do like bowling here except for all the breakdowns of the lanes. This house is definitely
neglected and I have never seen anyone sweep the lanes.

Comment Date: 4/3/2004 Name: Josh Plante
This bowling ally definately needs new lanes ,they still have wood lanes and approaches. We have to buy balls for the house conditions (which are never constant) but when we go to a tournament our balls don’t react.

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