About Whitehead Bowls - Bowls Equipment, Clothing and Accessories Since 1980

The Largest Bowls Specialist in Somerset and the South West

Whitehead Bowls was established in 1980, and over the past 37 years the family business has grown into one of the largest Bowls specialists in the South West.

Using our extensive knowledge and experience in the game we aim to provide helpful and honest advice to players of all abilities, along with bowls clothing & equipment to suit you. Whether your issue involves indoor or outdoor bowls, long or short mat games, Whitehead Bowls will endeavour to provide the best advice and supply the best bowls equipment we can.

Lawn Bowling Shoes & Clothing

We stock an extensive range of bowls clothing for both ladies and men from all the highest quality brands you would expect, including Emsmorn, Drakes Pride, Thomas Taylor and Henselite. Whether you're looking for a men's waterproof jacket for those winter outdoor games or a ladies' bowls blouse for the summer months, Whitehead Bowls stock a range of high quality clothing.

Never underestimate the importance of a good pair of bowling shoes whether indoors or out. Our stock of the most popular bowls shoes is guaranteed to couple comfort with the highest performance, so you can play at your best without worry. If you don't know which pair of shoes to choose though, visit our advice centre for the best advice on what bowls shoe is best for you.

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Bowls from Drakes Pride, Thomas Taylor and Henselite

Choosing the right bowl for you is an essential start to the game. We at Whitehead Bowls are committed to supplying you with the best bowls from the top brands, including the popular Thomas Taylor Ace or Drake's Pride Professional Bowl. If you're not sure which bowl you should choose, read our expert advice on the best bowl size or the ideal bias for you.

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Bowls Equipment and Accessories

Bowls Bags and holdalls, Umpire Accessories, Carpets and of course the back saving Electowind Automatic Bowls Carpet Winding machine are also available on our site - we aim to be the one stop shop for all your needs, but please don't hesitate to contact us if you can't find what you are looking for.

Advice from the Experts

For those in Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Gloucester, or those passing on holiday, a trip to our Bridgewater shop is well worth the time and you will benefit first hand from our experience and advice. However, if you can't get to see up in person, don't miss our great advice centre, which provides guidance on a range of bowls topics.

  • Bowls Size - How does it affect which bowl I choose
  • Choosing Your Bowl Size

    If you are new to bowls and have no idea about the various biases, weights and sizes, this article will help you to decide which bowl size will suit you.

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  • Which Bowls Shoes Are Right for You?
  • What Bowls Shoes Do I Need?

    Choosing the right shoes for playing bowls can make the difference between feet and back agony. Not sure what is right for you? We can help you decide.

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38 years of Quality Service

We have managed to grow and sustain our customer base over the years due primarily due to the Honest, Friendly and Efficient Service that we offer, supplying a full range of quality Clothing and Equipment, both in person and on our online store.

If you have any queries then please do not hesitate to telephone us on 01278 456966

Opening Times


Monday - Friday 9:30AM till 4:00PM

Saturdays 9:00AM till 12.00PM



MONDAY - FRIDAY 9.30am - 2.00pm

SATURDAYS - 9.00am - 12 noon



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