Win: Bowling lessons with a pro!

By Lee Isherwood | 10 July 2013

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This Summer, Dog Bowl is giving people the chance to learn to bowl like a pro with tuition from a professional from the British Female Bowling Team in the brand new bowling alley.

Jo Allsebrook, who will be competing as part of the UK team in the 2013 Bowling World Championships in Vegas at the end of August, will teach winners techniques such as curling and hooking, and of course… how to bowl the perfect strike.



Private lessons will run for two hours on Wednesday afternoons or evenings throughout July for up to four people and guests will receive a complimentary drink upon arrival.

Dog Bowl will also be hosting a special Summer School to teach the kids of Manchester how to bowl. Jo Allsebrook will be on hand to teach a group of children how to spin, line up shots, and curl the American style bowling balls down the full length ten-pin lanes. There will also be techniques specifically for younger players to upgrade them from the ramps to the ‘Pee-Wee method’.

The course will run for four weeks taking place on a Wednesday morning from 10am – 12pm beginning on 24th July 2013. All kids registered will get a two hour group lesson followed by lunch while parents relax in the venue’s restaurant and enjoy a chat over coffee and cake.

The package will cost £50 for the four sessions and is suitable for children between 5 and 11 years of age. There is also the chance to book individual sessions for £15 each. Those who would like to register interest in the Summer School should email

Expect ball dispensers inspired by the brand’s own black dog, Bruce the Patterdale Terrier, gleaming wooden floors and fantastic Tex-Mex dishes made with only the best local produce. Dog Bowl serves delicious quesadillas, BBQ grilled steak, fried chicken and fajitas plus it’s bespoke cocktail list late into the night.


Dog Bowl is open 12pm – 3am Monday through Thursday, 12pm – 4am Fridays, 10am – 4am on Saturdays and from 10am – 3am on Sundays. Children are welcome in the venue 10am – 3pm at weekends and it will also open earlier in school holidays.

One game of bowling costs £6 off peak (until 6pm Monday – Friday) or £8 on peak (from 6pm Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday). £5 for children and students with an NUS card.

To find out more about what’s going on at the new Black Dog Ballroom visit the website or follow them on Twitter