In Pétanque the objective is to score points by having boules closer to the target than your opponent after all boules have been thrown. This is achieved by projecting boules closer to the small target ball, called a cochonnet, or by hitting the opponents' boules away from the target, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground.
The game is normally and best played on hard dirt or gravel. It can be played in public areas in parks, or in dedicated facilities called boulodromes.
The current form of the game originated in 1907 or 1910 in La Ciotat, in Provence, France. The French name pétanque (borrowed into English, with or without the acute accent) comes from petanca in the Provençal dialect of the Occitan language, deriving from the expression pès tancats [ˈpɛs taŋˈkats], meaning 'feet fixed' or 'feet planted' (on the ground).
If you are thinking of having a Pétanque Event then please contact us for any Food or Alcohol requirements and we will do a bespoke package for you.
Simply Pétanque Set Hire
£10 deposit and £1 charge (donated to local charities)
Please order on the day at the bar
(for larger groups, we can reserve sets in advance)
Please note that no glass is allowed in Cleaver Square, we will provide you with plastics
The Prince of Wales is not responsible for the rules or running of the Pétanque games in Cleaver Square, this is down to each team to organise