Hen Party Houses in Somerset
Host the perfect hen party weekend away with your friends
The Clifton Residency
This fun, vibrant and colourful party house sleeps up to 18 guests and comes equipped with a large kitchen, comfy lounge and pretty garden. Private parking also makes it ideal for guests travelling from all over, especially as it’s ideally located near Central Bristol.
Spend your days basking in the sunshine with cocktails in the garden, and in the evening head to the hot tub with some fizz. Yes, that’s right. This incredible countryside retreat has a hot tub and is within driving distance of Bristol.
Cute and homely doesn’t come close to describing the gloriously stylish Hen House. Picture this: hardwood floors, deep-soak tubs (in three glorious bathrooms!), a sun-trap of a garden and room for 12 to 14 happy hens!
If you’re looking for a holiday home big enough for everyone to have their own space, then this is it. This magnificent period property combines home comforts with luxury decor, and there’s even an outside area for afternoon drinks.
This beautiful, recently renovated country mansion has a heated pool and a hot tub. It is situated on Bristol’s outskirts, not too far for a night out with you and your girls, and is also very close to The Cotswolds, so you get the bests of both worlds.
Queen of the West
You only have to look at the views from this incredible property to realise how amazing your celebrations would be here. But as well as that, you can enjoy a games room, hot tub and rooms that sleep up to 6. Midnight snacks here we come!
INTRODUCTION TO BRISTOL
Quirky, laidback and full of culture, there’s no other city quite like Bristol in the whole of the UK. Brimming with beautiful buildings, many of which house incredible restaurants, bars and clubs, we couldn’t think of a better spot for an utterly unforgettable hen party.
Just a two-hour train ride from London, Bristol boasts a wonderful range of ‘hen houses’. From sleek modern apartments to charming old townhouses, when it comes to top-notch group accommodation, Bristol really does have it all. Play your cards right and you might even be able to bag a bachelorette pad with a hot tub or swimming pool – pool party, anyone?
The fun definitely doesn’t end when you leave the house either. With a fantastic range of eating and drinking spots, Bristol has something to suit all tastes and budgets – no matter how picky! And, being in the midst of stunning south-west countryside and close to the coast, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for adventures during the weekend.
HOW TO GET TO BRISTOL
Once you’re there, it’s pretty easy to get around. Bristol was the UK’s first cycling city, so why not hire some bikes and explore on wheels? Walking is also a great option, as everything is pretty close. If your legs are tired, then you can make use of the city’s excellent public transport by hopping on one of the frequent bus services. Taxis are relatively inexpensive and can be ordered using the ‘BRAXI’ app – which means Bristol City Council will have licenced your driver.
BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN BRISTOL FOR HEN GROUPS
Don’t miss a trip to Bristol’s picturesque harbourside. Here you can get the hen weekend started by heading out on a paddleboard adventure, before continuing the fun at the many bars and restaurants which line the waterfront. There’s also the Harbourside Market on every Sunday, which boasts plenty of food stalls, arts & crafts vendors and live music – the perfect remedy if you’ve overdone it the night before.
One of the loveliest areas in Bristol, Clifton is famous for its beautiful Georgian architecture and an array of independent boutiques, cafes, restaurants and bars. What’s more, the area is home to the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, where you’ll find stunning views of the surrounding area.
Bristol City Centre
A trip to Bristol wouldn’t be complete without visiting the bustling, vibrant city centre. Those who’ve decided to take the saying’ something old and something new’ seriously, should head to Cabots Circus in Bristol Shopping Quarter. With nearly 100 shops and an array of restaurants and bars here, you’ll all be able to shop until you drop (preferably into a seat in a bar, cocktail in hand).
Restaurants & Food
If you’re a keen foodie, then you’ve come to the right place. Bristolians are very proud of their food and locally-made produce, and you’ll evidence of this wherever you go. The city boasts a wealth of incredible eateries, each with their own unique style and flavour and with menus to suit every taste and budget.
If you’re a group of dedicated carnivores, then head to The Ox for great slabs of juicy steak, washed down by a cocktail, or three! If you want to go one up on the steak, then make your way to the Spiny Lobster for one of their infamous ‘Jazz & Shellfish’ evenings.
Spice fiends should book a table at the small-but-perfectly-formed Chai Sai, which is one of Bristol’s best curry houses. Otherwise, if your hens love Italian food, then Bosco Pizzeria will be spot on. The menu here is packed full with cured meats, creamy cheeses, fresh pasta and, of course, utterly divine pizza – what more could a girl ask for?!
If the above is all sounding a little too fancy, then Chomp does some of the finest burgers in town, as well as cracking veggie options. If there are plenty of different tastes and dietary requirements in the group, then you really can’t go wrong with a burger!
BEST HEN GROUP ACTIVITIES IN BRISTOL
Nude Life drawing for an arty party
BEST FOR SCHOOL GIRL GIGGLES
Why is it that as soon as you see a naked man prancing around, we all turn into a group of giggling girls? Nude Life drawing puts the art into party with a personal and fun activity that will definitely see your bride-to-be blush when she has to pose with the model in the final shot.
Spa and champagne day
BEST FOR RELAXING BEFORE THE BIG DAY
Planning a wedding can be stressful and there’s no reason why hen do activities have to involve sweaty clubs, the cheapest vodka and a kebab at the end of the night. Instead, organise a pampering day to truly treat your bride. Whether you opt for a luxurious country spa or bring the pampering to your bride’s home, don’t forget a little bit of fizz to celebrate her special day. Take a look at these classy hen party ideas for more inspiration.
Hen party wine tasting
BEST FOR THOSE WHO PRETEND THEY’RE SOPHISTICATED
Sure if you wandered into a bar at 10am and ordered a bottle of your fave shiraz you’d get a few funny looks but organise a classy wine tasting session and it’s a completely different story. There’s hundreds of venues up and down the country or if you want to get truly sozzled, why not host your very own wine tasting experience at home?
DIY cheese and wine evening
BEST FOR VARIED GROUPS
Who said you had to go out out for an unforgettable hen party? Grab all your mates, get down Tesco (other supermarkets are available) and fill your trolleys with a range of cheese and wine. A great daytime activity to have a laugh and bring all the girls together while feasting on the good old stuff.
Macaron and Martini making masterclass
BEST FOR ALL THE SENSES
Tease your tastebuds, tantalise your nose and treat your eyes as this hen party experience includes unlimited martinis and macarons! Yes, that’s right. You’ll learn how to make your very own French delights in a variety of colours and flavours. Your creativity will then be put to the test as you take to the bar to shake up signature cocktails as well as creating your very own martini recipe.
Gin Masterclass and a private banquet
BEST FOR PLEASING EVERYONE
Simply hire a function room, enlist the help of a gin expert and get the caterers in. This fun and unique group experience will not only teach you how to make your very own gin cocktails but you’ll also be treated to a three-course dinner. Plus it’s the perfect activity for pretending you’re posh.
Pre-theatre cocktails and a musical
BEST FOR THE WANNABE ACTRESSES
Daytime performances are not only really convenient but there’s also bundles of pre-theatre meal deals just waiting to be snapped up. A great hen party activity for when the weather’s not on your side, simply book in advance or turn up to the box office on the day and see what tickets they’ve got left.
Bristol Central Townhouse & Pop-up Cocktail Bar
BEST FOR THOSE WHO PREFER TO STAY IN
Britain’s best-loved seaside is perfect for a hen party and has everything to suit a range of budgets, styles, ages and tastes. Plus, who needs to go out on a Friday night when you can bring the party inside. Hire a big house, arrange your very own pamper party or Bristol life drawing class, and bring the cocktail bar to your accommodation. Looking to head somewhere else?
HEN PARTY NIGHT LIFE IN BRISTOL
There’s a reason 20,000 students choose to study in Bristol each year and, let’s face it, it probably isn’t the city’s impressive architecture… Yep, you guessed it: Bristol’s nightlife is pretty legendary. With an incredible and diverse range of buzzing bars, clubs and pubs to choose from, you’re guaranteed to have an unforgettable night out.
If the weather’s looking good, then head for a sundowner at one of the city’s many rooftop bars. The White Lion Bar is an especially great spot, offering stunning views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge from the vast, sun-drenched terrace.
For fantastic cocktails and a unique atmosphere, make your way to Bristol’s original speakeasy, Hyde & Co or else head to Under The Stars for 1920s-themed cocktails and a nautical twist. Large groups have the option to hire out some space at Bar Humbug, which is a lovely little spot with great cocktails and fantastic service.
If you’re looking to dance ’til the wee hours, then Basement 45 has great DJs and plenty of vibes. If you want to carry on with the nautical theme, then continue the party aboard Thekla – an award-winning live music venue and club, set on an old cargo ship.