About us

Founded in 1982, Kings Newton Bowls Club is situated on the edge of the historic market town of Melbourne in the heart of South Derbyshire.

We’re a friendly, well-established crown green bowls club with a growing base of over 100 members, with nine teams participating in South Derbyshire, Belper and Burton leagues alongside regular inter-club competitions and social bowling sessions.

The club holds regular social and fundraising events throughout the year. Some say we’ve got the best beer garden for miles – but don’t just take our word for it! Our clubhouse bar is open to all, with locally brewed Tollgate Brewery ales on draught and a full range of bottled beers, wines and spirits all competitively priced.

New to the club? Enjoy your first visit on us. Join us for a Sunday afternoon open session and one of our friendly members will be happy to show you the ropes.

upcoming games


Kings Newton v Rolleston


Alvaston & Boulton v Kings Newton


Kings Newton v Chaddesden


Stretton v Kings Newton

Latest news

Record-beating season for Club

Record-beating season for Club

Sep 28, 2022
A thrilling season sees double success for our men’s first team with promotion for Vets second team and Tuesday team.
Men’s first team celebration

Men’s first team celebration

Sep 3, 2022
We are pleased to invite players, partners and supporters to a celebration evening at the club.
Cheese and wine night

Cheese and wine night

Aug 13, 2022
We were on cloud wine last night as we welcomed over 60 guests to our first cheese and wine night.

past results


Bye v Kings Newton


Kings Newton v Derby Co-op


Littleover v Kings Newton


Kings Newton v Stapenhill

our plans for

the future

upcoming events

There are currently no events.

What they’re saying


A friendly club with lovely people and great real ale

“The green is one of the best and the surrounding gardens are beautiful. I have never been made more welcome than the first time I went there.”



A lovely location off the edge of Melbourne

“A great place just to sit on a bench on a Sunday morning when the sun is shining. A better place to sit on a Sunday afternoon when the bar is open and you can enjoy a great beer.”



Everyone was so friendly and helpful

“Thank you to all at Kings Newton Bowls Club…everyone was so friendly and helpful. We will continue practicing.”


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