Bristol Stag Weekend
Bristol is England’s sixth largest city and a manly one most worthy of your stag weekend partying. With so much to see and do in Bristol on a stag do, it is worth spreading the stag party over Friday to Sunday to get the most in, if not you may miss out on what the jewel of the West Country has to offer!
Bristol Stag Wekend Ideas
For a start 17th Century Bristol was home to the pirating legend Edward Teach, Blackbeard! We would advise against sending the stag out pirating and perhaps settle instead for a Bristol Packet boat tour of the many bars and pubs around the waterfront and docks.
Bristol is testament to the engineering excellence of the cigar puffing, stove pipe hat fan himself, Brunel. Arrive for your Bristol stag weekend at his magnificent Temple Meads Railway Station (there’s a night club in the railway arches alongside), see the glorious Clifton Suspension Bridge which you can view from a pub terrace and board his world famous ship the S.S. Great Britain.
Planning Your Bristol Stag Do
Of course the birth place of Concorde is Bristol too. We know the French did a bit one weekend but we’re ferociously proud. Furthermore the chaps here created one of the greatest gifts to mankind, Bristols. No, not those, we mean the cars! The transport of the true gentleman stag and hand built by dedicated local craftsmen…
If you want sports on your stag weekend we’re not too shabby with both Bristol City and Bristol Rovers (Ian Holloway was one of them you know) providing football fans with plenty to shout about, or at. Our local rugby boys, creatively named Bristol Rugby Club, have battled out premiership titles and continue to fill the local stadium with hardy types crashing into eachother like rutting stags.
There’s cricket too at The County Ground with club and international matches played. A relaxing way to recover on a Sunday after a heavy stag night!
Why choose Bristol for a stag party weekend?
Bristol has presented the universe with the ultimate baddie in the form of former Bristol Grammar School pupil Dave Prowse, aka Darth Vader. Sadly his fabulous west country accent was replaced for the film. We struggle with that decision although maybe “Luke, oim yer faather…” might not have sounded quite right!
The first white Stig, Ben Collins, is also a local chap and furthermore, fellow Top Gearist James May (who has a Man Lab!) was born in Bristol.
Being home to two universities means Bristol has a large student population. Students mean nightlife, massive party time at weekends and plenty to choose from for a great stag night.
From a staggering pub crawl round the fine pubs of upmarket Clifton to clubbing your way around the centre and up Park Street, every stag is guaranteed a great night out in Bristol. There are also casinos, karaoke bars and something called lap dancing clubs (more Bristols!), but we don’t know anything about that of course! What happens on a Bristol stag weekend stays on a stag weekend…
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Bristol’s many diverse weekend events include the harbour festival, balloon fiesta, Brisfest Ashton Court music festival, umpteen beer and cider festivals, the ever colourful St Pauls Carnival and many other sights and sounds to make it a stag weekend to remember.
So there we are gents, Bristol is a manly place fit for stags to have a grand day out, oh yes, Wallace and Gromit were born here. Is this getting a bit tenuous for famous links, now?
In that case we’ll draw to a close, oh there’s another, Banksy, possibly Bristol’s most notorious worldwide scribbler. You can see various pieces of his work around town.