Why hen in Bristol?
Looking for an exciting, fun and memorable hen party in the UK? A place where you can not only enjoy the buzzing nightlife, great parties and restaurants, but will also feel the friendly atmosphere? Grab your girls and head to Bristol!
This vibrant city will welcome you and your gals with the most beautiful sceneries surrounded by nature, excellent cuisine, unique activities and the best places to stay!
Though Bristol is currently in Lockdown, like the rest of the UK, we are still waiting for you and ready to help with your hen party preparations!
So, if you want your bride-to-be to have an unforgettable experience, keep on reading and get ready for your hen party in Bristol!
Best bars in Bristol
On the bride's last single night you will definitely go out for a few drinks..well probably more than a few! And that’s just perfect! So, to make your night unique and special, we prepared a list of the best hen party bars in Bristol, where not only will you be served the most delicious drinks, but will also find great entertainment!
The Bristol fringe
Great for: LIVE MUSIC!
The Bristol Fringe is all about live music, comedy and a friendly, relaxed vibe. If you’re looking to spend a night full of laughter, folk music, blues and jazz, this is the place to check out! Extremely cozy, welcoming and entertaining - the Bristol Fringe has it all! Not to mention the great selection of wines and beers served by the friendliest staff ever!
Great for: Cider
As the name suggests, The Apple is one of the best places in Bristol to grab a cider. It offers a huge variety of delicious and refreshing ciders, served in a beautiful garden with magical lights at night, and the boat bar next to it! This unique and spacious place is just perfect for bigger groups!
Great for: Club nights
Thelka is Definitely one of the best music venues and club spaces in Bristol! Located on an old German ship, it is always full of vibrant people and exciting events. Fantastic music, a great nightclub space and an astounding array of drinks at the bar! Truly a hen party oasis in Bristol.
Great for: Cocktails! Stylish and intimate
A classy and unique bar with beautiful decor and lighting - The Crying Wolf will definitely steal your bride's heart! Known for its excellent staff, delicious drinks and snacks that not only taste but look simply amazing! This hidden gem will surely make your hen’s night a memorable experience.
Fancy a place with an amazing vibe and exquisite cocktails? Take your girls to the Bootlegger! The space is cozy, artsy and has the most delightful staff that will prepare you all the delicious drinks you can dream of. Not to mention, you can book a cocktail making class beforehand!
Where to stay in Bristol
There are many accommodation offers available in Bristol, but with a hen party in mind it’s important to get that perfect spot! Check out three choices below that will allow you to discover the city in no time and will provide great hospitality adjusted to your budget and needs!
Brooks Guesthouse Bristol
Looking for a mid-range hotel in Bristol to stay with your gals? Brooks Guesthouse Bristol might be just the one! Cozy, located in the center, with plenty of open space and a relaxing patio with a courtyard garden. One of their delicious features is the “Breakfast in Bed” service, which is true heaven after a hen’s party night out!
SACO Bristol - Broad Quay
When it comes to renting full apartments, SACO Bristol has it all! Beautiful decor, outstanding view over Bristol's popular Harbourside and is located in the best area to grab some drinks and eat out. Make sure to ask for an apartment with a balcony or terrace from which you can enjoy the outstanding panorama of Bristol.
The Berkeley Square Hotel
This 3 star hotel is located in the very center of Bristol. Gorgeous rooms, with the most tasteful style and access to many commodities will make your stay a true wonder. Within the hotel you will also find an award winning restaurant, a stylish bar and a beautiful garden space, where you can relax and enjoy some drinks with the ladies.
What to do in Bristol
Harbour Ferry Tour
One of the best things to do in Bristol is taking a waterbus around the harbor. You can hop on and off at any stop to see the city from a completely different point of view! If you’re interested, and if sea sickness is not an issue, go for a sail with lunch included with Bristol Packet Boats.
Clifton Suspension Bridge
Bristol’s glory and pride, the Clifton Suspension Bridge is a true architectural masterpiece. The city's icon is a true gem and a beautiful sight to gaze at from Clifton Village no matter the weather! Cloudy, sunny or rainy - the sight takes a breath away! Don’t forget to go to Leigh Woods by crossing the bridge, and enjoy a natural getaway on the other side of the river.
Discover Bristol trough street art
While Bristol has plenty of art galleries and museums worth visiting, it is the graffiti culture that really shows you the uniqueness of the city. Take the hen party to Nelson Street and Stokes Croft to take a look at some of the most outstanding murals and street art.
Swim and dine at Bristol Lido
Not only a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, but also an outstanding restaurant! What else do you need for a fun and unique hen party plan? Hidden away down a residential street, this swimming pool and spa facility offers a great variety of treatments to make l sure you’ll have a blissful time. After a swim, make sure to grab some delicious tapas and enjoy a glass of refreshing wine.
Grab a coffee around Small Street area
With plenty of small indie coffee shops, Small Street is one of the best places in Bristol to grab a unique brew. A great spot with delightful and cozy shops, where it’s all about coffee and good vibes! You’ll find many independent coffee shops, where you can try different flavours, types and blends.
Discover the charm of Clifton Village
Clifton Village is known to be Bristol’s most picturesque spot. As the name suggests, it has a charming village vibe, and is a very unique place to take the hen party for a relaxing walk. With plenty of cute cafes, shops, restaurants and boutiques this area is a must see in Bristol. Be sure to stop by the Royal York Crescent and the Clifton Woods to see some amazing georgian architecture and one of the most gorgeous colorful buildings in Bristol!
Best restaurants and coffee shops in Bristol
Looking for the best breakfast place in Bristol? Check out The Crafty Egg and get ready to start the morning in the most delightful way possible. A soft and artistic decor accompanied by the charming staff and delicious breakfast options and homemade cakes make this place one of the best coffee shops in Bristol! Make sure to try their delicious Hummus Poached Eggs and the Pancake Stack.
WHen it comes to lunch time you simply must come to Poco Bristol! Beautifully prepared meals (plenty of vegan and vegetarian options), delicious vine and fresh juices, a lively and friendly atmosphere is what makes Poco Bristol such a treat. Make sure to make a reservation beforehand and try their Seasonal salad plate with English bean falafels or Slow roast salt marsh lamb!
The Coconut Tree Bristol – Glos Rd
A hen party dinner should be colorful, fun and exciting! The Coconut Tree has it all and will be a great place to take the bride to be for her last single supper. A vibrant and energizing interior, great cocktails and drinks and the most delicious and fresh menu you could ever ask for! Inspired by the flavours of Sri Lanka, The Coconut Tree is one of the most charming and fun places to eat in Bristol.
Anna Cake Couture
There is no hen party without a sweet stop! For one of the most amazing and tasty desserts take your girls to Anna’s Cake Couture. Delicious muffins, colorful macaroons and amazingly decorated cakes are all waiting for you at this gorgeous and petite cake shop. You can also make an order for a special occasion cake or set of smaller sweets to make sure to have the best dessert experience ever!
How to get to Bristol
Travelling from London, Birmingham, Gasgow, Edinburgh or Newcastle? Bristol is just over an hour away!
Take a direct train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads - 1h22m.
Take a direct train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads - 1h30m
Take a direct bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bristol City Centre (Bond Street) - 2h45m.
Take a direct bus from Birmingham Navigation Street to Bristol Cabot Circus - 2h
If you live somewhere that’s not well served by trains or planes but you’ve got your heart set on a Bristol hen party then it's time to hit the road!
Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Bristol (BRS) - 1h05m
Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) - 1h10m
Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS - 1h10m