Oct 2023

Lincoln Bowl Acquired by Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl has acquired Lincoln Bowl and announces plans to invest in upgrading the centre in 2024 with immediate changes to pre-booking online and allowing guests to bowl in their own shoes


Monday 2nd October: It is a winning strike for a ten-pin bowling centre in Lincoln, after Hollywood Bowl announced its plans to invest in upgrading the centre following its acquisition.

The UK’s leading ten-pin bowling and competitive socialising business, which operates 71 centres nationwide, has acquired the 20 lane Lincoln Bowl and plans to transform the centre with a half-million-pound refurbishment in early 2024.

David Williams, Operations Director at Hollywood Bowl said: “We are excited to be bringing the Hollywood Bowl bowling and entertainment experience to Lincoln and are committed to investing in the centre’s future with exciting enhancements taking place early next year. We are also delighted to be welcoming the existing Lincoln Bowl team into the Hollywood Bowl family.

“To get the ball rolling, we will make some immediate changes including allowing guests to pre-book online and to wear their own shoes to bowl in. We will ensure Hollywood Bowl Lincoln offers a great value experience for friends and families of all ages to have fun and make memories together, whilst they enjoy great bowling, quality food and drinks, as well as an exciting amusement area.” 

Lincoln Bowl’s signage will immediately change to Hollywood Bowl with some notable other changes including:

  • Pre-book online via an integrated website and reservation system – making it easier to guarantee your lane
  • Wear your own shoes to bowl in
  • Take advantage of some great offers, such as Hollywood Bowl’s family deal and Kids eat, drink and bowl offer
  • Choose from a new range of party packages including Hollywood Bowl’s famous Christmas parties.

Visit hollywoodbowl.co.uk for more information and be the first to hear of the latest offers and discounts by signing up to the VIP mailing list on the website.


For further information and images,  please contact Ke-arn Haddad at Stripe Communications on  07442691430 or email: [email protected]

About Hollywood Bowl Group

Hollywood Bowl is part of the Hollywood Bowl Group, the UK’s leading ten-pin bowling and competitive socialising business with 71 centres operating under the Hollywood Bowl, and Puttstars (mini golf) brands in the UK, and nine bowling centres in Canada operating under the Splitsville brand.

Specialising in modern, high-quality bowling centres, Hollywood Bowl has built a reputation for delivering outstanding family entertainment in venues that, due to their unique nature, are also aspirational leisure destinations for young adults and perfect for corporate parties and events.

Hollywood Bowl has transformed the customer bowling experience. Centres offer state-of-the-art booking systems, premium American diners, licensed bars, Costa Coffee outlets and exclusive pre-bookable VIP lanes.

The company employs 2,200 team members, 100 of whom are based at its central support centre in Hemel Hempstead. Customers can save money by booking early and online at hollywoodbowl.co.uk​​

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