So what did we get up to in Chester? Well let me tell you.... 

Afternoon activity - The Spa
The bridesmaids had booked us in for the spa at the Hilton Double Tree Hotel in Chester (formerly known as Hoole Hall). It cost us £6 to get there in a taxi from the train station. There we got changed into our swim suits and bikinis and headed for the spa area (robes, towels and slippers were all provided). The spa had a couple of pools including a fun outdoor jacuzzi and waterfall area, as well as a sauna, steam and aroma room. After working up an appetite with a little swim, we headed for lunch, all dressed in our brown robes which was highly amusing. We had a lovely three course lunch accompanied by a few bottles of Cava, and then bridesmaid Liz read out a very funny poem for Anna (the bride to be) - with the last verse almost bringing a tear to a few people's eyes. After lunch some people went back to the spa for more relaxation time where as a couple of others - including Anna - were booked in for beauty treatments. 
7pm – Cocktails

After a lovely day in the spa, it was time to get glammed up, as we were heading to BarLounge on Watergate Street for some pre- dinner cocktails. This is a really nice bar in the centre of Chester that did indeed serve the most unusual range of cocktails I have ever seen (including one classic that did actually come served with bread and blue cheese! Ask Debbie for more details!)

9pm - Dinner
After a few drinkies we then walked round the corner to Convivio on Grosvenor Street. This is an Italian restaurant set in a gorgeous building just opposite the law courts in Chester. We had pre ordered our food and were all served with a lovely three course meal. After dinner we retired to the sofas in the bar upstairs.

12am - more drinks....
The survivors then went on a mini tour of Chester town centre to find a suitable late night drinking establishment. We ended up in Revolution bar drinking Jugs of Love! The hen seemed a very happy drunk (in that she seemed very happy and drunk, rather than being a very happy drunk if you know what I mean).

After breakfast we went for a mooch round the shops and then we were booked in for afternoon tea at The Coach House on Northgate Street. They served us with so much cake per person it was brilliant!!

All in all a fab weekend and it sounds as though the hen (judging by her Facebook comments) had a great time too which is the most important thing. Can't wait for the wedding in two weeks!

Super bridesmaid Liz organised this hen do in Chester. Read her hen do tips on this blog.