If you’re booking a hen party in Bath then make sure you check out GoHen’s A-Z of Bath’s hottest bars, restaurants and retailers. Not only are GoHen the UK’s leading hen party provider but we’re actually based right here in the heart of Bath and so can have first-hand knowledge of what’s hot and what’s not in the South West’s party capital.
One of those fabulous shops that sells a little bit of everything, fashion, furniture, gifts and all of it absolutely gorgeous. If you find yourself kicking your heels in Bath then pop in to Anthropology and may be leave with some new heels… or a table… or a teapot…
Without doubt one of Bath’s top hipster hangouts, this trendy pub brews its own beer onsite in the Brewhouse microbrewery but (wo)man cannot live on beer alone and we have to confess it’s the food that keeps drawing us back. Sticky ribs, burgers, falafels and gorgeous puddings that will kick any diets guiltily into touch.
14 James St | Website
Some like it hot. And these guys have just the ticket, they also have an amazing array of chili knowledge and a quite simply stunning selection of chili products from fruit jams to wicked shots, all with a hint (or nuclear reactor) of heat.
Green Park Station
Ok, you caught us, we cheated, it’s actually called ‘Chandos Deli’ but we just love the food in the fantastic deli so much we just had to have them in our A-Z. Super friendly staff and absolutely amazing food. If you need a quick mid-day pick me up this is our go to spot.
Delightful bags and leather goods from this Bath’s resident bag lady (we’re not being rude, it’s her Twitter name). A fantastic range of designer goodies without blowing your budget.
13 Milsom Place
One of those fantastic shops it’s impossible to leave empty handed. The interior design emporium has everything from funky pineapple book-ends to socks, cards and jewellery. This funky style power-house is a must see stop on any Bath shopping trip.
1 Burton St
Green Park Station
This super funky former railway hosts some real gems (literally in some cases). On alternate weekends you’ll find a farmer’s market, artisan market (locally produced goods foods and more) and a vintage and antique market. Markets run on Saturdays and Sundays every weekend.
Green Park Road | Website
There’s steaks and then there’s Herd. Cooked to absolute perfection and your own specifications, this stunning steak house really does take it’s meat eating seriously and quite rightly so. All locally sourced but don’t ask them for a “mooooos bouche” they’ve heard that one.
12 Argyle St | Website
Independent Spirit of Bath
If like us you take your drinking seriously (and you certainly should) then these fun guys will totally turn that on its head with their amazing array of booze. But it’s their knowledge that’s most amazing, there is literally nothing they don’t know about the fantastic spirits they specialise in.
7 Terrace Walk | Website
Simply one of our favourite places to do a little window shopping (when we’re not peering into cake shops). Exquisite designer jewellery, watches, gifts and leather goods that gives telling the time, a touch of timeless elegance.
8 Windrush Close
Every conceivable funky kitchen gadget all under one trendy roof. This great cookery shop really does oose retro style and charm that will appeal to any budding foodies. The staff are also super friendly and really do know their onions… and their onion slicers, onions peelers, onion fryers….
4 & 5 Quiet St
Sally Lunn’s is a veritable institution and one of Bath’s oldest shops. Sally Lunn was the creator of the famous Bath Bun dating back to 1680 however the property itself is Bath’s oldest house built in 1482. Forthose in the present day, the teas and cakes are fantastic making it well worth a trip no matter what year you’re in.
4 N Parade Passage | Website
Magpie & Bear
This funky designer boutique really does have a range of glittering treats that draw us girls like the aforementioned magpies. Jewellery, scarves, bags purses and trinkets lovingly created by some big names as well as local artisan producers.
7 Green St
“Nonna” is Italian for ‘Granny’ and this really is food made with the same love and care that would be lavished by an Italian grandmother. Plus it just so happens many of the recipes are based on those of the owner’s own grandmother. Bravissimo!
39 Gay St
Rich decadent furniture looks right at home in the modern day grandeur of these underground vaults. Great cocktails, top tunes, there’s even a secret room you can hire for your own soiree at what is the perfect party venue.
Spring Gardens Rd | Website
Giving a nod to Bath’s world famous bridge and within earshot of the River Avon, this elegant restaurant delivers huge flavours in fabulous style that makes any dining experience a real occasion.
This well established luxury gift shop specialises in strong design and high quality products for the discerning customer and offers a little something for every occasion without breaking the bank. Featuring top designer brands such as Alessi and an abundance of watch brands and design led contemporary jewellery, it’s most certainly worth a stop on any shopping trip.
16 Milsom St | Website
Uber trendy Rossiters is a study in high end interior design done brilliantly. Creating aspirational design dreams that many of us mortals only wished we could achieve, Rossiters actually provide the avant-garde goods to make the magic happen.
Broad St | Website
Now this funky bar really does do magic. No honestly, the staff are close-up magicians and do amazing feats of prestidigitation that Dynamo himself would approve of. It’s a fantastic bar to boot so you get to order amazing cocktails and watch jaw dropping illusions. We love it!
TCS Style LaB
Quite frankly no shopping trip in Bath is complete without a visit to TCS Style LaB. This wonderful shop really does keep things simple in a brilliant way that allows you to see exactly what you want. The only problem is you’ll want all of it! This really is how shopping should be done.
3 York Buildings, George Street
Ok, we know what you’re thinking, but the American Museum in Bath really is worth a visit. It’s a history of America’s culture, the clothes, arts, traditions. Always diverse and incredibly interesting it’ll make you think of museums in a whole new way.
Claverton Manor, Claverton | Website
Vintage to Vogue
If you love your fashion to have a retro twist then you’ll love this fantastic vintage store. You’ll find shoes, clothes, jewellery and more from the roaring 20’s to the pop-tastic 80’s and everything inbetween.
28 Milsom St | Website
Home to the fabulous Badger Ales and even more fabulous food, Hall and Woodhouse is a stunning venue with gorgeous gastro pub grub, a cracking atmosphere and sleek design quicks that make it one of the city’s stand out venues.
1 Old King St | Website
Club XL is one of Bath’s hottest clubs, top tunes, great DJ’s, eye catching barman and mouth-watering cocktails. Close to plenty of fabulous bars and restaurants it makes for the perfect end to any big night out in this party loving city.
Yak Yeti Yak
This wonderful, family owned restaurant really is a fine dining experience, we don’t mean “fancy”, this is simply fantastic food, cooked and served in a restaurant that is determined to ensure every diner has the best experience with them. And the food is stunning!
12 Pierrepoint St
Zara Perry Hairdressing
Last but by no means least (we blame the alphabet) comes Zara Perry’s funky new boutique. While this might be a brand new location the customer care and cutting edge designs are already becoming an established part of this really trendy city.
30 St James Parade | Website