Top 10 things to do on your Brighton Hen Party
We love a good Hen Do at Strawberry Fields. Over the years we can honestly say we’ve seen everything! We always love listening to the tales and adventures of our intrepid hen guests the morning after the night before. So we thought it was time to share our thoughts on what makes a good Hen Party in Brighton. Here’s our top 10 things to do…
1. Brighton Pier
The first rule of a Brighton Hen Party is you must visit the Pier. No matter how cultured you are, everyone loves the Pier. We recommend a visit on the Sunday morning before you head home, it’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face when you most need it. And if you’re feeling peckish you’ll struggle to find better Fish and Chips than at Palm Court.
2. Tea at the Grand
Another Brighton tradition. The Grand is perhaps Brighton’s most famous hotel and they do a lovely traditional high tea complete with triple tiered platters of fancies, scones and finger sandwiches, complete with a pianist tinkling the ivories in the background. For an alternative tea experience, try Metro Deco, just round the corner from us in Kemptown.
Brighton shopping is fab – u – lous. Churchill Square and Western Rd offer all the well-known brands. But if you are after something completely unique head for the Lanes or the North Laine area. The latter has some fantastic pubs so you can let the fanatics carry on while you have a glass or two.
As with the Pier you must head down to Brighton beach to blow the cobwebs away. You can saunter along the buzzy area between the two piers, there’s plenty going on; art galleries, bars, shops, fairground rides, cafe’s, even a fishing museum. Head left of the Pier and you’ll find the Volks railway which takes you to Yellowave, a beach volleyball centre complete with bar and restaurant.
Brighton is the home of Choccywoccydoodah, famous for it’s outlandish cakes. Book their Witches Kitchen experience for a few hours of chocolate making and eating heaven! If fairy cakes are more your thing try the Angel Food Bakery in the Lanes
6. Spa treatments
We know a bit of pampering is often on the menu for you hens. Brighton has choice of spas to choose from including the award winning Treatment Rooms and The Lanes Health and Beauty salon.
7. Eating out
If you are in the market for fine seaside dining we’d recommend champagne and oyster bar Riddle and Finns. They have two great locations in The Lanes or on the beach. For smaller budgets try Italian at Donatellos or tapas at Casa don Carlos.
In the unlikely event you might be up for a bit of partying (hah!), we’ve heard Fun Fair is good. Coalition is also a bit safe bet. What about karaoke you say? Try Lucky Voice.
9. A bit of culture
Why not mix up your weekend with a little bit of culture at the Royal Pavilion, easily accessible in the centre of Brighton. In its day it was the original party palace so visit on a Saturday afternoon to get inspiration for the night ahead. If you have cars why not venture out of Brighton and visit Charleston, a gorgeous eccentric farmhouse which was once the home of the Bloomsbury Group which included Virginia Woolf. Pop into Middle Farm on your way back for some delicious home made food or a bit of cider!
10. Stay with Strawberry Fields
If you’ve got this far you must have found our tips useful so we hope you don’t mind a plug for our humble Bed & Breakfast. We offer dedicated hen accommodation for a great price and all our rooms have been recently renovated. Better still we have our fruity suite – a special group area at the top of the hotel – perfect for hens. In this area we have seven bedrooms which can accommodate up to 16 hens.
There you have it! I hope you found some of our tips useful.
Until next time.