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From North to South Our Maddening Quest for UK Dart Shops

Scanning the darts forums, Reddit and Facebook groups we were amazed by the number of people looking for a good darts shop close to them. With the casual darts fans now looking to get playing darts in such high numbers we assumed that it shouldn’t be so difficult to try before you buy and pick up a good set of darts at a local shop. Join us as we highlight our maddening quest for UK Dart shops.

UK Dart shops: Table of Contents

  1. Our maddening quest for UK dart shops
  2. How we went about our search for UK dart shops
  3. Problems we encountered
  4. Struggles UK dart shops face boosting their profile
  5. Our list of dart shops in the UK
  6. Dart Shops in Belgium
  7. Dart Shops in The Netherlands

Our maddening quest for UK dart shops

Having compiled lists of dart shops where you can try before you buy for both Belgium and The Netherlands (see the end of this article to see both lists) we assumed that a similar list for the UK would be a piece of cake. How little we knew…allow us to take you through what turned into a frustrating attempt to finding all we neeeded to know about UK dart shops.

map of UK showing counties in search for dart shops ner me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caveat: We are 100% certain we have missed some/many wonderful dart shops run by passionate darts fans and players and apologise for this in advance. The reasons for this will become apparent in this article. Feel free to get in touch with us by email or on our social media posts if you own or know of a dartshop near you.

How we went about our search for UK dart shops

As with any good search we reached for our mobile phones and opened up Google expecting hundreds of results for our query “UK dart shops”. As many of you will have noticed in recent months, the search results on google were flooded with paid ads from the “big guns” of the dart world offering their services, and a bunch of Reddit threads where people asked the exact same question we had typed in.

Swiftly heading over to Bing to ask the same question we were dissapointed to find a similar lack of information being forth coming, seeing the reddit posts being replaced in the results by links to Facebook groups with people asking the same question.

For good measure we asked google maps the same question hoping to find hundreds of pins over which we could hover and note the information or click through to the website or google business information. Sadly the pins reflected that one kid in the class who hardly noticed they had chicken pox whilst we were covered in the damn itchy things. It was quickly become apparent that we were struggling and would be driven mad in our quest to scratch the shop itch just like we were all those years ago with the chicken pox.

Despite the frustration we were sure that we could provide a great list of dartshops to try before you buy with the search results, forums and social media groups providing the soothing release that chamomile lotion did back when it was still allowed.

searching for dart shops near me

Problems we encountered looking for a dart shop to try before you buy

With our browsers open on the search results provided and armed with a tonne of bookmarks to the reddit and facebook groups we got to work compiling our list. Hours of trawling through the excellent replies provided by helpful users on the social media groups gave us a number of results with which to top up the information gathered from the search engines.

Speaking of search engine results, a large percentage of the informtion provided led us to google business profiles which provided incomplete information (lack of opening hours info, no website, no contact info etc). We came across a number of websites masquerading as physical dartshops when they were online only, old websites that had been left to die out, webshops which were nothing more than a well known online retailer who had bought them up in an attempt to monopolise, or simply to websites that no longer existed or took so long to load they timed out.

Facebook groups which appeared in the Bing search provided a similarly frustrating feeling with some providing fantastic posts informing their followers of the latest darts the had in stock, but no directions or pening times. Some groups were even set to private with a number of questions needing to be answered before an admin approved or rejected membership.

Given all of these problems we have provided a list of dart shops in the UK but as per our earlier caveat we know we have missed many great vendors. Please get in touch so we can update the table and provide a more comprehensive overview.

Struggles UK dart shops face in boosting their profile

Having owned a number of websites and having run a forum (non-darts) and some facebook groups in the past we are more than aware of the problems you face when starting out. Finding suitable webhosting can be a nightmare, ensuring that the website and groups are protected from hackers and spambots seems to be a never ending battle, and one misclick can crash your website or delete the group you spend ages building up.

Darts don't have to be expensive and try before you buy dart shops don't have to face huge costs

 

 

 

 

 

The vast majority of local dart shop owners don’t want the hassle of running an online store and almost certainly don’t have the floor space needed to accomodate one either. Staffing costs, unit rental, and the vast sums of money one gets quoted by web designers to build their websites are all too high and detract from the owner’s true passion, selling darts and providing darting tips and tricks to the customer who relies on them for qualified and valuable imformation.

Combined with the huge amounts of marketing budget online retailers have to ensure their number 1 spot in search results, the willingness to profile just seems out of financial reach for most. However, with customers and their preferences coming in all shapes and sizes, there is plenty of room for physical and online dartshops to co-exist, and there are a huge number of ways in which dart shops can increase their online presence (and their clients and potential clients therefore being beter informed) for a fraction of the cost many webdesign agencies would have them believe. The best thing is that most of the work can be done for the shops so that they are free to keep making the customers in the shop happy. Drop us an email to see how we can help.

Our list of dart shops in the UK

As mentioned and despite what might seem as an expression of disappointment above, we have found a number of wonderful dart shops where you can try before you buy, and some of them will be dart shops local to you. We do know the list is far from complete so we do once again ask you to message us with any we have missed.

Dart Shops in the UK

LancashireSt Helens Darts Shop1A Folds Ln, Saint Helens WA11 9NB
WalesSiop Darts4 Bangor St, Caernarfon LL55 1AT
MiddlesexGB Darts216 Baker St, Enfield EN1 3JY
YorkshireCraftsman Cues51 High St, Kippax, Leeds LS25 7AH
LeiscestershireThe Darts Shack36 Charles St, Sileby, Loughborough LE12 7RJ
Lancashire9 Dart FinishUnit B2 Oswaldtwistle Mills,Oswaldtwistle,BB5 0EY
County AntrimBVD DartsUnit B2, Valley Business Centre, 67 Church Rd, Newtownabbey BT36 7LS
WiltshireSwindon Darts Hub117 Cricklade Rd, Gorse Hill, Swindon SN2 1AB
EdinboroughBorlands 7 Croall Pl, Edinburgh EH7 4LT
ShropshireCue and Dart World116 Frankwell, Shrewsbury SY3 8JU
MidlandsCue and Dart World20 Station Rd, Codsall, Wolverhampton WV8 1BX
HampshirePompey Darts204 fratton road , Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO15HD
NorfolkArrow Headz NorwichComing soon
SuffolkEvolution Darts84 Hill Rise, Stowmarket,Suffolk,IP14 2JJ
BedfordshireAS SportsUnit 12c Old Bridge Way,Shefford Industrial Estate,Beds, SG17 5HQ
WalesPub SportsSt Clements Road, Milford Haven, Bridgend
CheshireBully Darts25 Regent St, Runcorn WA7 1LJ
LancashireT20 DartsDerker St, Oldham OL1 4EN
StaffordshireDartsgear4u69 Stafford St, Wednesbury WS10 7JX
WalesSmart Darts3 Fairwater Cl, Shops, Cwmbran NP44 4TA
KentJus Cos SportsWells Court, Wells Rd, Rochester ME2 2PW
LicolnshireLincs Darts & AccessoriesAddress unknown, Spalding Lincolnshire
SussexHouse of Dartsunit 4, the Mall, Western Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DX
WarwickshireBW9 Darts50 Gilbert Avenue, Rugby,CV22 7BZ
StaffordshireLongton Snooker and Pool club37 Normacot Rd, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1PL
NottinghamshireSherwood SportShireoaks Trading Estate, Unit 3 Coach Cl, Shireoaks, Worksop S81 8AP
LancashireH Perrigo Darts and Trophies79 Market St, Droylsden, Manchester M43 6DD
LancashireRed Rose Darts Pop Up storeVarious loctions Lancashire as Pop Up shop
EssexD B Darts144A Old Road, CO15 3BA Clacton on Sea
WalesBrad's DartsWellington indoor market,Wellington road, Rhyl, LL18 1BN
CheshireUpstart Darts338 Booth Ln, Middlewich CW10 0HB
BerkshireDouble topShowrooms Building, Toutley Industrial Estate Toutley Rd Unit 5, Wokingham
CambridgeshireOuter Rim Darts & Toys8a Station Road, March, PE15 8LB
BristolDartshop Bristol2 Downend Road, Bristol, BS15 1RS

Dart Shops in Belgium

AntwerpenHerenthoutMega Darts Shop
AntwerpenKasterleeDarts-Online
AntwerpenLaakdalDK Darts
AntwerpenMerksplasThe Perfect Dart
AntwerpenMolDartshop de Kempen
AntwerpenNielSchoondart
AntwerpenNijlenDartshop Hurricane
AntwerpenRijkevorselJC Darts
AntwerpenSchotenDartstime
AntwerpenTurnhoutDartsfun
LimburgAsDartsplekje bij Nele
LimburgBeringenPro Darts
LimburgNieuwekerkenDartshop Pro
LimburgSint-TruidenDartshop Elly&Mario
LimburgTongerenDarts Company
LimburgLanaken180's Dartshop
LimburgDilsen-StokkemDarttastic
Oost-VlaanderenAalstAlosta Darts
Oost-VlaanderenAalterDartshop Madhouse Aalter
Oost-VlaanderenBrakelDartshop Dartsproject Brakel
Oost-VlaanderenDenderleeuwDenderdarts
Oost-VlaanderenDenderleeuwTops Out Dartshop
Oost-VlaanderenDendermondeDartshop Madhouse Dendermonde
Oost-VlaanderenGentDartshop Plus
Oost-VlaanderenOudenaardeDartshop Oudenaarde
Oost-VlaanderenStekeneDartspaleis
Oost-VlaanderenZelzateDarts Square
Vlaams BrabantTienen Dartshop Elly&Mario
West-VlaanderenKortrijkQueen of Boards
West-VlaanderenMenenDartshop Vanhee
West-VlaanderenRoeselareDartssupplies
West-VlaanderenVeldegemShafts ’n Flights

Dart Shops in The Netherlands

BrabantDartshop TilburgTilburg
BrabantMijndartshopNoordhoek
BrabantDartshop SteenbergenSteenbergen
BrabantDbdarts‘s-Hertogenbosch
BrabantTriple One DartsBreda
BrabantTrudartsHeeze
BrabantBosch Darthuiss-Hertogenbosch
BrabantEasy-DartsOss
BrabantBullseyeCuijk
DrentheOssel DartsEmmen
DrentheVan Epen DartsEmmer-Compascuum
FlevolandVan den Broek BiljartsAlmere
FrieslandInto DartsDrachten
FrieslandFrieslanddarts Sneek
GelderlandDiscountdartsEwijk
GelderlandVanRooijdartsDieren
GelderlandDartshop Midden NederlandKootwijkerbroek
LimburgD.A.S.Roggel
LimburgJelti DartsBrunssum
LimburgDartkoningTegelen
Noord-HollandSportenspelAmsterdam
Noord-HollandPrima DartsLutjewinkel
Noord-HollandDartshop KennemerlandKennemerland
Noord-HollandDartsshop ZaanstadZaandam
OverijsselDibo DartsDeventer
OverijsselRook DartsZwartsluis
OverijsselDartschuur HaardenbergHoogenweg
UtrechtHouse of Special SportsUtrecht
UtrechtDartwinkel MijdrechtMijdrecht
Zuid-HollandRuud’s Dart WorldDen Haag
Zuid-HollandDartshop LeidenLeiden
Zuid-HollandDouble Trouble Darts en LegoKatwijk aan Zee
Zuid-HollandAndy’s DartsRotterdam
Zuid-HollandSonny’s DartsRotterdam
Zuid-HollandYour Darts ShopRotterdam
Zuid-HollandShop DartsGoeree-Overflakee
Zuid-HollandDartshop KattestaartNieuwe Tonge

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