Lane7 Rolling Awesome Bowling Venue Into Durham

Lane7 have been opening bowling alleys across the country for nearly 10 years. Having started in Newcastle, Lane7 now have 10 sites in locations from Bristol all the way up to Edinburgh.

Their next target destination is the historic city of Durham. Lane7 will be located in the Walkergate Leisure Park, where Fat Budda used to be.

Lane7 venues offer boutique bowling alongside a range of other great games and activities, with each site having its own unique and striking vibe.

Quite often you’ll find shuffleboard, interactive darts, ping pong, arcade machines, karaoke, pool and beer pong. However, as yet, the team at Lane7 are keeping the Durham line-up top secret.

Whilst the Durham site undergoes extensive renovation the Lane7 team are going to be recruiting for over 30 job roles. If you’re interested in joining Lane7 Durham then whisk your CV over to

Some Lane7 venues serve food, the menu of which is usually determined by the street food venue fortunate enough to secure the location.  Leicester, for example, have food provided by Deckards (bao buns), What’s Your Beer? (burgers) and Thai Express (curries / noodles).

When it comes to the bar you can expect to find a broad selection of beverages, as well as a carefully curated menu of cocktail classics.

Graeme Smith, Chief Operating Officer for Lane7, said, “I can’t wait to bring our premium bowling offering to Durham. The chance to open another site in a region that has supported us tremendously over the past decade was a no-brainer.

“Every Lane7 location is fiercely independent in spirit, décor, and activity; designed with the locals in mind. It’s bowling, but not as you know it.”

Tom Beaumont, associate director in the leisure agency team at Colliers said, “I’m bowled over to strike a deal with Lane7 to become a new anchor tenant at Walkergate, Durham’s prime city centre leisure destination. Lane7 will undoubtedly bring new job opportunities and dynamic to the area with their consumer-focused experience which will include bowling, cricket batting cages, darts and arcade games.”

Where: 6b & 6c Walkergate, Durham, DH1 1SQ
Age: 18+ after 7pm

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