From luxury country retreats to hidden city hotspots, we round up the best stag and hen destinations in the UK and the perfect hotels for a stag weekend.
While we are preparing for a summer of love and fewer lockdowns and crossing our fingers for the wedding industry to bounce back bigger and better than ever, international travel can still be a sticking point when it comes to planning your chicken weekend in 2021. Fortunately, the UK has plenty of stag and hen party options.
Whether you’re on a city break in the capital with your best girls or want to escape the hustle and bustle of the Big Smoke for a luxurious weekend in the country air, these UK hotels know a thing or two about hosting stag and hen parties and are guaranteed to make you blow last as a single lady to remember.
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The best destinations for stag and hen parties in the UK
Chewton Glen, Hampshire
Gather all of your chickens in a luxurious coastal tree house and indulge in five-star luxury (just a 20-minute walk from the beach) at this country house hotel on the edge of Hampshire’s old New Forest. When it comes to stag weekend activities, you and your best girls are spoiled for choice at Chewton Glen. Take a cooking class at James Martin’s Cooking School in The Kitchen, relax in the newly renovated spa and hydrotherapy pool, or play a round of golf or croquet. From £ 370 per night.
The Lygon Arms, the Cotswolds
The quaint four-star The Lygon Arms Hotel is located in the quaint village of Broadway in Worcestershire and is a cozy Cotswold retreat that promises ultimate indulgence. Treat yourself to an Elemis or Oskia treatment in the spa, which has a pool, sauna and steam room, or grab a pair of Le Chameau boots from the new shoe room and take your loved ones for a long walk to the Broadway Tower. After a long day of strolling or soaking, try the delicious afternoon tea and relax in the wine bar for a drop or two. If you’d like to test your sommelier skills, book a tasting at the hotel or head to The Cotswold Distillery across the street to sample some local gins. Rooms from £ 195 per night.
Rockliffe Hall, County Durham
The Rockliffe Hall is an 18th-century hotel more reminiscent of a private members’ club. Located on the banks of the Tees River, it offers a range of exciting activities for the outdoor adventure lover. Explore the 365 acre estate and get back to nature with fly fishing, hiking on marked river trails, cycling, and mountain biking. After all these activities, you want to relax and recharge your batteries. The ultra-modern spa with spa garden and Neom wellness treatments is just the thing. Be sure to book an afternoon tea outdoors in the forest among the trees and end your stay with some breathtaking group viewing. Rooms from £ 210 per night.
Left House, the Scottish Highlands
A once-in-a-lifetime highland experience Links House is a five-star luxury hotel in the rugged and romantic Scottish Highlands. Take a guided group tour of the stunning region organized by the Highland Concierge and just an hour from Inverness. There are also a variety of activities available in the square across from the hotel, including fishing, shooting, cycling, or even golf lessons. In the evening you can enjoy a 5-star gourmet experience and the brand new Mara restaurant and wash down the culinary delights with a whiskey tasting. Rooms from £ 225 per night.
Cliveden House, Berkshire
Experience high life at Cliveden House, a five-star Italian mansion and stately hotel nestled in 376 acres of formal gardens and forests owned by the National Trust. Enjoy a five star chicken weekend suitable for a king and rent the Spring Cottage for the ultimate luxury chicken weekend. You and your chickens can play ladies of the manor and stroll through the beautiful National Trust grounds or even take a boat down the Thames before indulging in wonderfully opulent afternoon tea. Rooms from £ 495 per night.
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The best hotels for a chicken weekend in London
The miter, Hampton Court
There are two words that are guaranteed to send a chill down the back of a blushing bride-to-be: Whispering Angel. So you can understand why The Miter is considered one of our top stag and hen destinations in London with its exclusive Whispering Angel terrace on the river. The Miter is a retreat of royal ancestry and sits right on the banks of the Thames with 36 individually designed rooms. Take a short stroll to Hampton Court Palace or take a boat trip down the River Thames to explore the beautiful banks of south-west London before bringing the girls together for an old-fashioned sleepover in the Catherine Parr Suite. Rooms from £ 178 per night.
11 Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea
This luxury London hotspot was built by Lord Chelsea in the late 19th century and originally consisted of four separate Victorian townhouses. 11 Cadogan Gardens is Relais & Châteaux’s only London hotel and is on the doorstep of all of Chelsea’s best bars, boutiques and restaurants. Choose to stay in one of the new T.The apartments at 11 Cadogan Gardens for ultimate privacy on your rough girls weekend and make sure the girls are ready for a private dinner in the highly instagrammable mirror room. Don’t forget to try the famous cocktails in the Chelsea Bar. Rooms from £ 310 per night.
The Goering, Belgravia
London’s last family-owned luxury hotel, the Goring is a hub of romance from interior design to history. A great hotel with impeccable manners and an air of humor and wonder. Stay in the Royal Suite for the ultimate royal treatment and make your first stop. The Goring be the Cocktail Bar, where you need to enjoy at least one or two perfectly blended Negroni cocktails to kick off the stag weekend celebrations. A fine dining experience in The Dining Room will also pamper your palate (and soak up something for those cocktails). Rooms from £ 455 per night.
The Mayfair townhouse, Mayfair
There’s something about a Mayfair chicken weekend that promised to be equal parts glamorous and mischievous. Of the people behind Cliveden House and Chewton Glen, Mayfair Townhouse is a high-end neighborhood hotel that is redefining what it means to be a London hotspot. While the sister hotels dominate the classic luxury hotel offer, the Mayfair Townhouse, thanks to its playful personality, has secured itself as one of the best destinations for stag and hen parties in Great Britain. Think: Oscar Wilde meets Alice in Wonderland. A hedonistic chicken weekend in town awaits you and your best girls on the doorstep of Mayfair’s best clubs and restaurants. Shake things up with a cocktail master class at the Dandy Bar before heading out into town. After a few more cocktails, enjoy a girly sleepover in one of the incredible multi-bedroom suites (like the two-bedroom garden suite with terrace). Rooms from £ 348.
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