Welcome to the City of Bath Pétanque Club

Where? – Larkhall Sports Club (LSC), Queen Square, and many other terrains.
When? – During the Summer on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 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 five 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.

We also play in Queen Square in the centre of Bath on Wednesday mornings, weather permitting. These sessions run from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm and there is a small charge of £1.50 per session to cover hire of the pistes.

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.

Club sessions are on Tuesday and 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.

Overseas Tours

The clubs competes in a number of overseas Open competitions. More recently trips have also been arranged to Cork, Jersey and Guernsey. The Club is also a member of the Friendship Games competing annually against teams from 6 other European countries.


If you enjoyed your taster sessions and want to join the club fees are as follows:

  • Full Adult membership for 2020 is £45.00.
  • Under 18s membership is £5.00.

Both include membership of Pétanque England, allowing access to Regional, National and International tournaments as well as membership to Larkhall Sports Club.

To join the club you have two options: you can either join online, clicking “first time logging in” and following the instructions or, alternatively, you can print and complete a Membership Form and forward the form to the Club’s membership Secretary.