LADIES! It’s finally happened! Restaurants, pubs, bars and hotels are fully reopened as of this week!
To celebrate we’ve pulled together our pick of the best places in Bristol to book for your hen do.
Higgihaus City House
Higgihaus turns stylish to the max. This Victorian house in Redland is warm and inviting, playing with colour and texture to create a homely, quirky place for our discerning hens to stay.We’re talking ivy hugging the front door, huge windows welcoming floods of light, and all a short hop from the excellent shopping, bars and restaurants on Whiteladies Road and Clifton Down.
The Bristol Hotel
The Bristol Hotel has an unbeatable waterfront spot in Bristol’s thriving harbourside. Right in the heart of one of the UK’s most exciting cities, The Bristol Hotel is in a fashionable area loaded with restaurants and nightlife – and absolutely perfect for our HenQueens.
Bristol Hen House
Stylish, spacious, modern throughout, the Devon Hen House is the perfect location to relax, celebrate and have fun! With 4 large bedrooms, en-suite, free standing bath, shutters, large kitchen opening into the garden, the perfect social space, think sipping coffee or champagne at the breakfast bar.
Surrounded by nature at its most spectacular – from rolling hills to stunning lakeside views, this hidden world called “Nature’s Spectacular” is set in 35 acres of illuminated woodland. Secluded retreats ranging from nomadic showman’s homes to traditional tipis are tucked away to ensure peace and privacy while a communal fire crackles at the camp’s heart. Absolutely perfect for a boho bride wanting a hen do with a festival vibe! There’s a Michelin starred pub nearby though so don’t be thinking you have to go rustic if you stay here!
Cool AF 1920s-themed British steakhouse situated in the heart of Bristol’s nightlife district. Eat your heart out in front of their very Instagrammable wall also!
Cosy and upmarket speakeasy cocktail bar and steak joint. Looking to save some pennies? Eat between 5 and 6pm and your party can enjoy the set menu for £25 per head – a bargain for delicious steak!
Root is an absolute dream for vegan brides – included in the Michelin Guide this vegetable led restaurant is making waves in the restaurant scene in Bristol.
A true taste of Spain in the heart of Bristol. A bustling atmosphere with delicious sharing plates makes this a go to spot for a guaranteed good evening for groups.
Pony & Trap
A country pub with a Michelin star featuring comfort food faves, close to Nature’s Spectacular. Well worth a visit and perfect for a hen party!
Serving good old pub grub located in a beautifully renovated Victorian pumping station. The whole menu is delicious but if you want to splash out there is an eight course menu you can opt for!
Seven Lucky Gods / Four Wise Monkeys
These sister restaurants are a favourite of the Henqueens team. Set in the achingly cool Cargo in Wapping Wharf, Seven Lucky Gods serves hip Japanese and Korean food out of a shipping container, and Four Wise Monkeys has an ideal spot in town. Try the Korean Fried Chicken!
In a restored Victorian walled garden 12 miles outside Bristol, also close to Nature’s Spectacular, the Ethicurean with views over the Mendip hills and beyond. This is a trip out of Bristol but SO worth it! You can even walk around the gardens to see where the veggies in your meal came from!
From the people behind the insanely popular Pasta Loco, Pasta Ripiena and La Sorella, Bianchis offers wonderful Italian food and a fantastic wine list. Perfect for the discerning foodie bride.
Once you find Red Light (search for a red light emanating from a graffiti-covered doorway) pick up the payphone, press the button and you’re in a late-night 1950s drinking den. Very cool!
Left Handed Giant Brewpub
A sweet spot on the river in an incredible building, with outdoor and indoor seating. LHG have their own brew (brewed locally of course) too. Great for a bride who’s a beer fan!
A simple outdoor bar situated on the river serving the jewel of the West Country – cider! Apple is located on a former Dutch barge now moored permanently at the end of King Street.
There’s a couple of these located around town offering cocktails (often 2 for 1!) alongside delicious pizzas in quirky spaces. Great for a day drinking session!
Low-lit, speakeasy-style bar serving award-winning cocktails. This place is incredibly Instagrammable!
The Milk Thistle
The Milk Thistle is another sister to The Ox restaurant and offers four floors of excess. Enjoy cocktails in the ground floor cocktail bar, perfect for groups!
Renowned for its independent food hall, lunch and breakfast offerings with seasonal and predominantly locally sourced produce. Enjoy incredible eggs or even booze spiked porridge amongst all of the local fans of a morning.
Well known amongst locals, this long running cafe has a hearty breakfast menu catering for veggies and vegans alongside classics like fry ups, Eggs Benedict and waffles.
There’s are a few different incarnations of the ‘Lounge’ around Bristol, with the original located in Bedminster. They offer an all-day brunch menu (with gluten free and vegan menus too), burgers, tapas and awesome cocktails with quirky decor and a lively atmosphere at any time of the day.