Bowled over by a successful first year

Rogue Bowling owner Aidan Kirwan with the ten-pin bowling lanes going in behind him. Picture from November 2014.

Rogue Bowling owner Aidan Kirwan with the ten-pin bowling lanes going in behind him. Picture from November 2014.

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It has been a successful first year in the life of Aylesbury’s latest ten-pin bowling alley, according to its managing director.

Rogue Bowling opened in Gatehouse Way, Aylesbury, in December 2014, more than two years after the closure of the much-loved Jardines Tenpin Bowling Centre in Friars Square.

Managing director Aidan Kirwan said: “The first year has been a great success and it has been brilliant to have bowling back in Aylesbury.

“We are continuing to go from strength to strength.”

Mr Kirwan added the facility is averaging between 1,200 and 1,500 visitors a week.

He said: “We have a lot of groups. such as the University of the Third Age (U3A) and regular customers.

“We have had great feedback regarding our customer service.

“We have got our staff on training courses and recently took on our first apprentice.

“The feedback has been very positive and we have had a lot of nice comments from parents and groups.

“We have tried to listen to our customers and will rise to any challenge.”

Rogue Racing runs a go-kart track at Stocklake in Aylesbury, and this will be relocated next to the bowling alley in March, according to Mr Kirwan.

The bowling alley celebrated its year anniversary on Sunday when it offered 10% off to customers.