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Rachel’s Blog

We’re All Serious About Christmas !! Well the countdown has begun – not just to our next season of fabulous skittles weekends but of course it’s nearly time for tinsel and turkey. What’s the perfect gift for a skittler?  Anything from a pint to quite a few pints, I would humbly suggest.  Or go on,

The Ultimate Skittles Party

You had to be there.  Of course you did, but for those of you who weren’t, here’s the lowdown on what you missed.  For those of you who were, here are some more happy memories of a cracking weekend.  The standard of play and sportsmanship were beyond awesome, as was the singing and chanting. Hats

Rachels Blog –

WHO SAYS THE BRITS ARE WEIRD?  WE DO!! Last month we talked about pub etiquette – you know, all that ‘waahaay’ when someone drops a glass or that jolly rhetorical question, whose round it is?  Everyone knows of course – they’re just eyes transfixed on the skinflint who never pays up.  Any game of skittles
You never know, they might come up in a pub quiz… Agatha Christie was born a mile from the Derwent Hotel in a now demolished house called Ashfield in Barton Road. She was baptised in the church just up the road from the Derwent hotel. Henry Baskerville a Torquay coach driver who gave Sherlock Holmes

Skittles Extravaganza

A new competition like no other We’re monster busy at Skittles HQ getting final preparations ready for our Skittles Extravaganza in Torquay on the weekend of September 29.  The heat’s really on now as we’re organising the alley timetables and doing the draws for all the competitions, singles and pairs and teams events.  We’ll be
BEING BRITISH, BUYING BRITISH Over the decades, we’ve had loads of slogans about Britain, Cool Britannia and how great we are. Some of you might remember the I’m Backing Britain campaign in 1968, which started spontaneously when five Surbiton secretaries volunteered to work an extra half each day without pay to help boost Britain’s flagging


Back to the future We are delighted to say that we are almost fully booked for 2023.  This means we got our sums, dates and venues right!  But of course it has meant a bit of disappointment for a few teams whose chosen weekends were snapped up so quickly. Now let’s talk 2024.  It’s a
Well here we are hurtling towards the end of June, the month with the longest daylight hours.   Hence my favourite month.  June is supposedly named after Roman goddess Juno who was the patron of marriage and childbirth.  I also like to think of her as the goddess of gossip.  Juno……you have to say it out


You were all amazing All skittles seasons are special but this year’s is especially close to our hearts.  It was the year when we finally got back to normality after covid, lockdowns, the world of masks, cancellations and general mayhem. The sportsmanship was as brilliant as ever, the dancing wilder than ever, the fancy dress


Whether you’re a serious darts player, an occasional pub player or a total novice, find out more on our events page.


Absolute beginner or seasoned player? Skittles is seriously fun for everyone. Find out more on our events page.

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