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Short Mat Bowls Holidays at Langstone Cliff

For those that don’t know, Short Mat Bowls is a scaled-down version of the indoor bowling that is seen on television. The only difference? It is played on portable lightweight bowling carpets which measure 45 feet by 6 feet (13.75 x 1.85 metres). 

Our air-conditioned Washington Ballroom is an excellent venue for Short mat bowls. With space for up to 5 mats, you can play whatever the weather! The game is played like other forms of the sport, with full-sized bowls being used to bowl up and down the carpet. In just a few short years, the sport has grown in popularity to over 100,000 players, and this popularity shows no signs of slowing down; many other parts of the world are taking up the sport and having fun!

Short Mat Bowls in the Washington Suite at Langstone Cliff HotelMen and women compete equally together, so techniques are truly tested. A great family sport, the ages of players range from 9 to over 90 (that we are aware of anyway!) If you want to play as a single player, it’s a fantastic opportunity to get involved in a welcoming social atmosphere and make new friends. 

The Short Mat Bowls holidays held at Langstone Cliff offer competitions in conjunction with Bob Weafer at

There are also many lawn bowls clubs located close to the hotel and we have hosted many touring sides. Please visit our lawn bowls page or for more information, contact the hotel or check our room availability here