Bristol is a West Country hen weekend gem.
When you're looking around at the various options for which city should host your forthcoming hen weekend invasion, few can compete with the style and likeability factor of Bristol. This is an extremely pretty city, resplendent with comely canals, cobbled streets and decorative churches in a compact, tightknit centre of chilled-out pubs, understated eateries and cracking nightclubs low on pretention but high on atmosphere.
A hen weekend in Bristol gives you a truly gorgeous city - big on coffee houses and restaurants, awash with various daytime activities and highly susceptible to fabulous shops. There's a treat for the eye everywhere in this purringly pleasant and leafy location - from Tudor beamed-Quayside lodges to student-friendly Georgian inns. There’s also a fantastic airport and excellent train connections. For the brighter cider life, bring the party to Bristol.
The last hen weekend I want on was in Bristol. We did the West Country Games and went to see The Dreamboys - we still talk about it yet!
In a city which boasts the Old Vic and Arnolfini for artistic leanings, the Academy for rock and pop gigs, the Zoo Gardens for animal and plant study, and the Clifton Observatory for.. er.. observation - Bristolians feel justifiably proud of this sophisticated city.
The city's university students are a big part of the culture of Bristol, and the nightlife reflects the hedonistic and free spirit vibe – boasting all sorts of cool bars and basement clubs. The city is now as famed for its beats and club scene as it is for its churches, docks and Shakespearean history - which helps it to tick all the right boxes when you’re sitting down to decide where to bring the girls. When you’ve this much class, there’s no need to shout it from the crow’s nest… and Bristol looks in shipshape to us.