Group bookings

Pétanque offers a friendly, relaxing and enjoyable activity with a difference for any local organisation or social club. Groups that regularly book the terrain include the U3A (University of the Third Age), Rotary Clubs, Lions, Round Tables, WIs, other sports clubs and office parties. We can supply all the equipment needed to play and can offer you a supervised, informal competition on our fully floodlit terrain followed by refreshments or a meal in the adjoining Peppone's Restaurant. Many groups return year after year and will testify that we can provide a fun activity par excellence.

All enquiries about group bookings should be made to:

George Edwards
Tel: 01252 653662
Mob: 07786 837847

We are also keen to discuss terrain bookings by companies interested in novel ways to provide corporate hospitality.

Bookings can be arranged for Tuesdays to Fridays — not Mondays. Whilst Saturdays and Sundays are not generally available for bookings they can sometimes be arranged. Just ask and we will endeavour to accommodate you.

Prior knowledge or experience of the game is not important. The club will provide one or more supervisors to explain the basic rules of the game and demonstrate how the boule is held and thrown. The usual format is for the supervisors to organise an informal melee where teams are selected at random from the visiting group and three rounds of games each lasting about 40 minutes are played in a session. The time spent on the terrain is therefore between 2 and 2½ hours.

We ask for a minimum of 10 people per booking, but the ideal size of a group is 12 or more players. Appropriate footwear should be worn - trainers are recommended - no high heels!

Bookings for the Restaurant must be made directly with Peppone’s (Tel: 01252 852103). The proprietor is more than happy to discuss individual requirements. According to the terms of our lease, excluding water, only food and drink purchased on the premises may be consumed.

A small temporary membership charge is made for each visitor and a non-returnable deposit is required to secure each booking.