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The queen of the English Riviera, Torquay's not just about Agatha Christie and Fawlty Towers - it's also got an incredible nightlife, one that the girls won't soon forget. As the sun sets across the sands, Torquay comes to life, revealing a wealth of clubs, pubs and bars which buzz with lively partygoers well into the small hours every weekend. It's well known as one of the best destinations in the UK for offering a seaside vibe with a twist.
Your guide to hen nights in Torquay
Exotic palm trees line the iconic promenade and it has an impressive 9 clean and beautiful beaches, all of which are sure to keep the group happy! You'll be able to party in style with a friendly welcome and warm, holiday spirit everywhere you go in this charming town which boasts a coveted 'purple flag' status for its nightlife, ensuring top safety and quality all around. Catch the laid back vibe on your hen night in Torquay and get ready for a taste of the tropics on English shores! Set the pace for a great night out with a couple of our brilliant entertainment options, such as a spin in the casino, a glamorous ride around town in a stretch limousine, or guestlist clubbing in one of the town's lively venues.
The areas around the waterfront, such as Torwood Street, The Strand and Victoria Parade are the main party hotspots in Torquay and are well stocked with a variety of both independent and favourite, great value chain bars to suit all tastes, as well as eateries and top quality clubs which keep the party going all night long. Massive Union Street which runs all the way through the town is not to be sniffed at either and is the main drag for more traditional pubs like The Jolly Judge, The White Hart and The Printer's Elbow, which are perfect for a cosy and chilled out drink or two. When you fancy a few more stylish and classy drinks before hitting the nightclubs, definitely check out Café Mambo on The Strand. Well-known for attracting a more mature and cosmopolitan crowd, sit out on the stunning rooftop bar and sip at a cocktail whilst you take in breathtaking views of the English Riviera. Hole in the Wall is a great all-round group pleaser, with everyone's favourite beers, wines and spirits in plentiful supply - and it's the town's oldest pub, too! Whether you're looking for classy cocktails or value drinks deals to get the party going, you'll find everything you need in Torquay.
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Torquay is a wonderful, traditional Victorian holiday town which continues to be very popular with families and groups today. Because of this, it means that there's still plenty of great stuff to do at night time even for those who don't fancy partying 'til the wee small hours! Once clear of its jolly family holidaymakers, a walk along one of the 9 beautiful, sandy beaches after dark becomes a truly magical experience not to be missed - perfect for getting some great photos to treasure with the girls. If you're in the mood for a quality show, settle down in the Babbacombe Theatre for a good variety of musicals, magicians, opera and the like, or alternatively the Little Theatre for a warm and friendly cast who present musicals or funny, geographically apt Agatha Christie spoofs. Try your luck at the local casino and win some extra cocktail money, or get competitive with your friends in a good old fashioned game of ten pin bowling. Strike!
Getting Around Torquay
Torquay is a fairly small town and most of the nightlife action is concentrated around the bay, meaning that you can get from beach to bar to club in a matter of minutes and try out lots of different activities without having to go far or take public transport. Both of our accommodation options for Torquay are excellently located only a short walk away from all the best shops, bars and restaurants. If you really can't face the walk in those skyscraper heels though, simply book up a taxi with one of GoHen's trusted firms and arrive in comfort.
Musical offerings in Torquay are second to none and are always up to date with the latest chart and club tunes. Many of the clubs here offer more than one dance floor all under one roof so that everyone can have a taste of their favourite tunes. Look out for dance anthems, RnB nights and top guest DJs, as well as chart hits, funky house and dance. The biggest and most unique club in the area is somewhat special, as it's home not only to a six-metre bar offering yummy fresh cocktails and huge varied dance floors, but also a giant robotic bull! How long can you stay on? Torquay is a really hot place to party on the Devon coast right now, so look out for celebrity appearances and famous DJ sets during your stay. With 5 seriously stylish clubs to choose from in Torquay, you can hardly fail to find something that all the girls will love!
You'll certainly never go thirsty in Torquay. SoHo bar is a definite must for your group trip, offering up seriously yummy and surprisingly affordable cocktails in plush modern surroundings with a cutting-edge 'Emulator DJ' system to keep the party tunes flowing. Their menu lists all the usual drinks you'd expect to find in any old place, but also plenty of exciting new creations that you've probably never heard of too! Try out the zanily named Love Junk, which involves vodka, Midori, Archers and apple juice or the Pharmaceutical Stimulant, containing delicious vanilla vodka, Kahlua and espresso. So-fizzy-ho is an exclusive take on the classy Bellini, mixing up tequila, elderflower and fizz and don't pass by their unique selection of an incredible 7 different mojito options! The Offshore Bar and restaurant has a very impressive wine list, as does the Mousetrap Wine Bar. The Hennessey Restaurant and Wine bar is well-loved locally for its tasty food and charming cocktail bar and is well worth a visit.
There's no shortage of great places to eat in sunny Torquay and cuisines from all around the world are available, but owing to its close proximity to the sea, fresh seafood and traditional English cuisine are really where it's at in this classic Victorian town. Leaving Torquay without tucking into a crispy, tasty fish and chip supper on the seafront is nothing short of criminal, so make sure you look up Hanbury's Fish Restaurant on Princes Street. They serve up platefuls of hot and delicious fish and chips to takeaway every day, but if you fancy dining in for a touch of class, there's a charming restaurant attached as well. Hennessy Restaurant is the place to be for fresh seafood, serving up delights such as pan-seared scallops, crayfish and cod fishcakes as well as deep-fried king prawns, much to the delight of hungry locals and tourists alike. Chain restaurant favourites are to be found too, as well as Indian, Italian, Thai and American eateries.
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Torquay is an absolutely fantastic destination to visit with your hen group, the town really does have it all - wonderful, sandy beaches and quaint shops to enjoy by day, some of the best seafood in the UK and a buzzing nightlife scene which lights up the whole bay when the sun goes down. Great clubs, delicious cocktails and holiday spirit make Torquay an entirely uplifting must-visit which will be remembered by all of your hens for many years to come! Choose one of our fantastic Torquay hen night packages to really get the most out of your stay, for example, our 'Search and Shake' option, which includes a fantastically fun pub crawl, cocktail mixing master class, a meal and guestlist nightclub entry. If none of our packages are quite perfect though, we're happy to help you create your own unique package from our wide variety of options. There's something for everyone to enjoy in the cheerful holiday hotspot, Torquay!