Fri, 19 Oct 2018
THATCHAM’s bowling alley will reopen its doors today (Friday) after undergoing a complete refurbishment.
Newbury-based BDZ Holdings purchased the MFA Bowl and softplay business at the Newbury Leisure Centre in Lower Way in September.
Following the acquisition, the site’s original name – Lakeside Superbowl – was reinstated.
Members of the public will have the opportunity to try out the revamped facility when its doors open at 6pm.
Lakeside Superbowl will offer 24 newly-polished lanes of ten pin bowling with new balls and bowling shoes, together with new pool, air hockey tables and arcade machines.
The soft play area for two-to-11-year-olds has been deep-cleaned and rejuvenated to include a sensory room for autistic children and others with special needs.
The sports bar has also been renewed with a new range of beers and wines with wi-fi points and charging stations.
The alley also boasts a new gin bar called Zacharys, offering upmarket cocktails and wines, which has its own access and will operate as a business in its own right.
A new range of Italian pizzas to complement the range of burgers and sausages will also be available.
The alley’s new menu options will also feature A Taste of Arigato – a range of Japanese and sushi taster dishes and a limited offering from the menu of BDZ’s Newbury-based Japanese restaurant, Arigato.
A function room facility with its own bar for live music events and party hire is another new addition.
BDZ Holdings chief executive Bob Rae said: “When we bought the business, our plan was just to bring it back to a serviceable level and leave the major works until January, however, we ended up with a complete renewal of everything.”