Welcome to the City of Bath Pétanque Club

Where? – Larkhall Sports Club and many other terrains! (See details here)
When? – During the Summer, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (See our calender here)
Who can join? – Anybody! Come along anytime, we can organise boules for you or bring your own (Contact us)

Most people would call it boules however the game we all love and play is actually called Pétanque.

The Pétanque Club is open to all, with juniors and non-players welcome. If you haven’t played before, come and give it a go for a couple of sessions (we’ve spare boules) and if you still like it after three visits, please join the club!

The Clubs new piste at Larkhall Sports Club

Playing at Larkhall © Stuart Ross

For those who want to take it beyond the informal, there is plenty of opportunity to become more seriously involved.

The Pétanque Club provides regular coaching sessions to help members improve their skills, organises internal club events and forms teams to play in friendly and league matches against other clubs. We also arrange overseas trips to play against overseas clubs and join in and experience the culture of the countries visited.




The club is now based at Larkhall Sports Club where we have 2 terrains allowing us to have up to 16 lanes. A Club house is available for use by members, there is parking on site and we also have floodlights. Use of the pistes is free to all club members.

How to get there

The Club is located at the Larkhall Sports Club in Charlcombe Lane Bath  BA1 8DJ. The club can be reached by car . Click here for an interactive map

From the centre of the city the club can also be reached by buses number 6 or 7 getting off at either of the two stops in Hill View Road. Bus timetable for the Number 6 and 7.


City of Bath Petanque Club

A boules match underway at the new pistes in Larkhall © Stuart Ross

The club pistes are open to club members throughout the year.

Monday is Club Night at Larkhall Sports Club, starting from when the clocks go forward to when they go back. From 5.30pm onwards.

Informal daytime get togethers on Saturday mornings  from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm with lunch afterwards for those who’ve worked up an appetite.

If you’re part of the league matches, other evenings in the week as arranged with participating teams.




Playing away

The clubs run a number of overseas tours including visits to Aix-en-Provence in France, Braunschweig in Germany and Alkmaar in Holland. More recently trips have also been arranged to Jersey and Guernsey.

The club also runs a session on Wednesday mornings at Queen Square from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m


If you enjoyed your taster sessions and want to join: under 18s membership is £5 a year. Full Adult membership is £30 a year and both include membership of the English Pétanque Association, allowing access to regional, national and international tournaments as well as membership to Larkhall Sports Club.

Membership Form 2016

We look forward to welcoming you.




Comments are closed.