Fans of Alan Partridge (Aha!) will already know Norwich is a fast-paced thriving 'metropolis', with charming waterways, and a fine selection of petrol station pasties. But it's also stuff full of top draw stag action including High Ropes Course, Bubble Football, Paintball, Kayaking, Quad Bikes, Go Karts and more...
Best Bars in Norwich
Frank's Bar - Without question one of the best bar's in Norfolk, eat, drink be merry at the start of a big night or chill out on Sunday morning with a superb breakfast.
The Murderers - A proper boozer as all good pubs should be, great bands, superb food, the best sporting action on big screens and a fine range of stag-quenching beverages.
July - Laugh in the Park. Top comics and TV favourites get together to tell all at a huge weekend of outdoor stand-up.
August - Sundown Festival. The region's biggest festival with top headline acts.
August - Body Art Festival. Some of the UK's best tattoo artists show off the best of their ink and latest ideas/techniques.
September- Reload. Legends of the 70's, 80's and 90's take you back in time to your glorious school disco days!
Where to Head...
The Golden Triangle is the epicentre of Norwich's party scene, Prince of Wales Street has a wide variety of pubs, bars and restaurants. Exchange St and St Andrews St are also hotspots for evening stag action. To save you shelling out for cabs or wasting time on the road which could be spent at the bar all StagWeb's accommodation is situated right in the heart of the city centre ensuring you're always within staggering distance of your hotel at the end of the night.
Thankfully you won't find many hills to overcome in Norfolk which means walking off those hangovers is easy on the hamstrings. The Broads and canals in and around the city offer quiet paths to get away from it all and let the lads recover from the Stag Dares and Drinking Games.
Failing that, Norwich has a Mustard museum! "Kiss my face!"
Norwich is the home to the UK's greatest ever radio personality, Alan Partridge. So as fitting tribute here are a few quotes from Lord Alan of Partridge... Back of the net!
- "Let me tell you something about the Titanic, people forget, people forget that on the Titanic's maiden voyage there were over 1000 miles of uneventful, very pleasurable cruising before it hit the iceberg!"
- "Lynn, get rid of her. She's a drunk racist. I'll tolerate one, but not both."
- "There's never any graffiti in the hotel. Although in the Gents a couple of weeks a go I did see someone had drawn a lady's part. Quite detailed. The guy obviously had talent."
- "The temperature inside this apple pie is over 1000 degrees. If I squeeze it, a jet of molten bramley apple will squirt out. Could go your way; could go mine. Either way, one of us is going down!"
- "Smell my cheese you mother!"
A Taste of Norwich
Eats - Perfectly situated in the city centre Bill's cool vibe, funky décor and great drinks are ideal to kick start any big night out. The varied menu offers something for everyone, great food at a good price.
Drinks - If you want to keep things 'local' then a pint of Redwell is just the drop. Made using the region's finest ingredients Redwell's have been chasing pint perfection for a number of years and by jove we think they've got it!
On Ya Bike! Getting Around Norwich
Norwich city centre is really compact and much of it pedestrianised so there's no need to shell out for cabs for a big night out as all StagWeb's hotels are right in the heart of the city centre keeping you close to the action.
If you are looking for a cost effective way to get the lads around the Fusion ticket allows you unlimited bus travel around the city.
"Arternune" - Good afternoon.
"Floater" - Type of dumpling .
"Bootiful!" - Jolly good.
"'errre, therrrre's a floater in moy stu." - I say, there's a dumpling in my casserole.
"Oil do it dreckly" - I'll do that right away/tomorrow/sometime-ish
"Muckwash" - Sweat
"Jiffle" - Fidget
"e's got a proper muckwash on and 'e can't stop jiffling. Oi reckon 'e knows whar'appens" - The groom seems most perturbed, do you think he knows our evil plans?!?
like its 1929!"
Home of Alan Partidge & the world's only custard museum.
A guide to your Norwich stag do
Birthplace of the mighty Alan Partridge, Norwich is a real hive of stag weekend activities and entertainment that might just come to surprise you all!
There's always something going on and the leisure industry here is really taking off, with clubs, bars and restaurants to suit everyone, as well as a wide variety of outdoor and nightlife activities when you book through us. Lively Great Yarmouth is just down the road too, so if you fancy a dip in the sea or some exhilarating watersports, this stunning coastal resort is absolutely perfect! And if none of that convinces you, then know this: Norwich has the highest concentration of pubs per square mile out of anywhere in the UK. Heavyweight stag do destinations like Newcastle and London should be quaking in their boots when faced with the sheer volume and variety of options available for your Norwich stag do when you fancy a pint - and they don't let the quantity overshadow the quality either, with a strong reputation for some great real ale too.
When to visit Norwich?
"I don't like big feet. It reminds me of gammon." - AP
Just like the rest of the UK, the weather in Norwich isn't necessarily to be relied on but in summer, some really great sunshine days can be enjoyed by the sea or in the Norfolk broads, making it ideal for outdoor activities with the boys. We've got plenty of indoor options on hand too however, so this city is perfect all year round, as there's always something to suit. In May, pay a visit to the Norfolk and Norwich Festival on your Norwich stag do, which has been running for over 200 years and includes music and dance, performances, theatre, comedy and concerts. In late June to early July, there's the Wymondham Music Festival and around the same time is Worstead Festival, the largest village fete in the country! In September, the city runs Bidwells Norwich Food Festival which celebrates all of Norfolk's very finest food produce and then in October the Norwich Beer Festival has to be worth a look, with a huge selection of beers and top quality entertainment. In December, Norwichristmas is an ingeniously named festive period in the city which is sure to kick off the Christmas spirit with a bang, including markets, food and entertainment. Whenever you visit, there's something going on!
Where to be in Norwich
During the day, the Norwich Chapelfield mall on Chapelfield Road houses some great shops and is close by to everything you'll need over the course of the weekend. It used to be a Cadbury's chocolate factory and has a distinctive 'cigar wrapped in wire' statue sticking out tall beyond the city skyline - well, each to their own... Both cathedrals in Norwich are well worth a look and the area around the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist has plenty of bars, restaurants and green spaces surrounding it. Although Prince of Wales Street is the main drag when the sun goes down, travel a little further towards the centre and enjoy great food and sights around Exchange Street and St Andrews street. Norwich is a gourmand's paradise, so if you're a bit of a foodie or are just feeling particularly peckish, make sure to check out the famous Coleman's mustard shop and see who can handle the hottest blend or head to local cult favourite The Waffle House on St. Giles Street for a real Belgian sugar rush on your Norwich stag do!
Your Norwich stag
"I was a bit bored so I dismantled my Corby Trouser Press."
Norwich has so much to offer your group, not only is it located in the beautiful East Anglian countryside and Norfolk Broads which are perfect for outdoor activities, it also boasts a well-equipped city centre that has everything you and the boys will need for any successful Norwich stag do. We have epic Norwich packages to choose from to find the combination that's right for you. Norwich isn't the first choice for most groups making it perfect with a massive range of awesome activities to get stuck into. Why not try our free and convenient callback service and chat to one of our experts about your stag do at absolutely no cost to you?
Alan Partidge - King of Norwich
Perhaps one of Norwich's most famous residents, radio DJ and sometime chat show host, Alan Gordon Partridge is a comedy classic and has recently re-entered the public eye with his new radio station hostage film, Alpha Papa.
Here are ten things you might not know about our favourite cult comedy character...
- He began his career as a sports reporter on The Day Today
- After his production company Pear Tree Productions folded, he developed a dangerous addiction to Toblerone bars and had to be pulled back from the brink by his ever-faithful PA, Lynn.
- The Spy who Loved Me is his favourite film.
- His son is named Fernando.
- He invented a cocktail named the 'Ladyboy', which features lager, gin and Baileys.
- He once advertised a new drink named 'Sprunt' by sitting in a Jacuzzi in hotpants.
- Partridge first appeared in the radio 4 show On the Hour in 1991.
- His ex-girlfriend Sonja was 14 years his junior - 'cashback!'
- His first book Bouncing Back didn't sell well and had to be pulped.
- He has an extensive collection of What Car magazine.
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