Stag & Hen Parties
If you are reading this we would like to say congratulations on being the best man or maid of honour! You may have a lot of organising to do, but the good news is that we are here to help you as much as we can.
We think that the main part of a Stag or Hen party is making sure that fun is at the centre of what you’re doing and that everyone has a good time. We have produced a range of activities for all abilities and ages which we are able to tailor to your needs.
It’s always good to meet new people and catch up with old friends but the one thing that always seems to happen is that you end up travelling between activities, experiences or trying to find places for a good beer and a bite to eat. At Hillside Brewery you will save time travelling from place to place and battling with Google Maps as we tick all (well most) of the boxes for you, with a 5* rated kitchen, beers brewed on site and lots to do.
What we offer:
Brewery Tours & Experience Days
We are first and foremost a Brewery, making some very tasty beers too if we do say so ourselves. We offer a fantastic brewery tour which explores the ingredients used in brewing, a tour around the brewery seeing how the ingredients relate to the process all the while tasting 4 of our beers. This is a great introduction to beer and brewing even if you don’t normally drink it, if you don’t believe us – have a look at what other people have said about us here. If you want a more in depth exploration into the life of a brewer, you can spend the day brewing one of our beers on a brewing experience day. There’s more than meets the eye to creating a beautiful beer.
Battlezone Archery is like a mixture of archery, dodgeball, paintball and lazer tag. Battlezone Archery is played on a small pitch with inflatable barriers, bows and foam tipped arrows (they don’t hurt unlike paintballing where you will go home bruised like a peach) with several styles of gameplay to take part exciting and challenging you throughout your experience.
The aim of the game is to get the maximum amount of points, which can be scored by hitting an opposing player with an arrow, catching an arrow (yes it can be done) or knocking a target out of the opposing teams barrier. We will have you shooting like professionals in no time and have created one very special game especially for the Stag or Hen within your party which always goes down well. It’s a great activity for an ideal group size of 8-12 people, with the maximum being 20 people.
Zorb Football is an adrenaline filled and hilarious game of football with the added fun of being able to knock into each other to win the ball – highest score wins. You basically have a big inflatable surrounding you like a big pillow, while being supported inside it with a harness so don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt! Even if you’re not a football fan this is a great activity I am sure you will find entertaining for people aged 12 and above.
Classic Stag & Hen or something a little different?
If you would like a more relaxed challenge, why not give our Beer Pilates a go? This is an hour long session of pilates developing your fitness and overall wellbeing having the added benefit of using a beer of your choice to be incorporated into your moves. Sound easy? We have had a team building day trying this out and its harder than we thought, but the bonus is – you can always take a break and you already have a beer in hand! We can accommodate any group size for this.
If you are looking for more of a classic stag do experience, we can arrange lazer clay pigeon shooting here or we have the real deal a 5 minute drive away at Chessgrove Shooting School. If you have never had a go at this it’s great fun, testing your hand-eye coordination.
Depending on how competitive you are we have the classic games of tug of war – the real test of communication and strength!
Why spend the day with us?
As you can imagine the more activities you want to do, the more the price reduces. With that being said, if you have a budget and a group size but we haven’t listed the package on our experience days page, contact us and we can put something together for you.
We’re set on a beautiful 40-acre farm with our recently converted Hop Barn, containing a 10m fully stocked bar to quench your thirst, ping pong table, table football, old school Nintendo 64 – so even when you’re having a break there are things to do.
We are located in-between Gloucester and Ross On Wye, directly off the A40, not far from the M50 and M5 so there are no issues finding us or travelling to us. We have a great relationship with local taxi, minibus and coach companies, so if you want us to help arrange this for you, we can do that for you no problem.
We would love to speak to you about your event, so please do contact us to find out more.
We would love to hear from you if you are interested in having your stag or hen do at Hillside Brewery, simply fill in your details below and we will get back to you shortly to discuss your event.