• Wine Tasting in Manchester at The Bridge Tavern

    We've Added a Super New Manchester Wine Tasting Venue!

    It's a hidden gem.

    The Bridge Tavern, Manchester

    The Bridge Tavern, Manchester

    Check out our pictures and look at the superb function room.

    There's even a small hide away on the hidden roof terrace. Perfect when the sun is shining.

    We are holding our first event this Sunday the 1st. of May at The Bridge Tavern on Bridge Street. This is just that bit nearer to Deansgate than our regular venue many of you are familiar with- Manchester Hall.

    The Function room is stylishly furnished with great facilities. The Bridge Tavern serve lovely food and we look forward to creating some exciting new events to take advantage of their skills and expertise.

    Wine Tasting Manchester. The Bridge Tavern Function Room.

    Wine Tasting Manchester. The Bridge Tavern Function Room.

    This Sunday we are hosting a private party for a hen and her guests. The bride to be recently came to one of our wine and cheese tasting courses in Manchester. She was so impressed that she asked us to host her hen party.

    We have all had great fun in choosing wine and the menu for this wine tasting in the heart of Manchester. The Bridge Tavern is ideally located between Spinningfields and Deansgate, so is very easy to get to from anywhere in the region.

    Wine Tasting Function Room

    Wine Tasting Function Room

    The Bridge Tavern Roof Terrace.

    The Bridge Tavern Roof Terrace.

  • Hen Party Planning Tips

    Planning and Organising a Hen Party

    If you are planning a hen party then there is a lot for you to consider:

    • Making the Bride happy
    • Single night or weekend?
    • The budget
    • Who is going to be invited?
    • Communication with the guests
    Bride & Bridesmaids

    Bride & Bridesmaids

    Use The Doodle App to Help

    "Your main contact centre to coordinate your meetings. Partners, colleagues, and friends want to meet you. Show them when you are available and how you want to be contacted."  Read more...

    You may find these other apps useful for organising your event and keeping in touch with everyone.

    Other Useful Apps 

    Google Docs

    Google Docs allow you to view, share and edit documents, spreadsheets and PDFs from computers or from your phone. Use spreadsheets to store information such as who’s paid for which bits of the hen event. Keep all details together in one place.

    Google Docs for iPhone

    Google Docs for Android

    City Mapper

    "The ultimate transport app." Allows you to check on transport & map your location & directions to where you want to go.

    City Mapper iPhone

    City Mapper Android


    A good free way of keeping in touch with all the other hens.

    "WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages."


    Finally two sites with very useful information and downloadable guides:

    Plan a Hen Party-a Step by Step Guide

    You can download this guide as a PDF at the bottom of the page:

    "Step by Step guide to planning a hen party."

    "Step 1) Ask the Bride to be what she wants! - Sounds simple but so many people forget who the hen party is for and start planning what they want instead. Imagine if the bride wants a relaxing spa day with a few close friends and family and you start planning a weekend away.." Read more...

    Budget Planner & To Do List Downloads

    These two documents can be downloaded from links at the top of the page.

    "Hen Tips - To help you along the way...."

    "Calculate budgets and keep track of payments with our Budget Planner."

    "Don't forget a thing with our To Do List."


    We're Biased of Course!

    But we think wine tasting is the ideal fun activity. It suits all over 18's including the older ladies. 

    An ideal start to your activities getting everyone in the mood ​for what's to come! However hens who just want to come to part of the celebrations can enjoy them and leave the rest of you to "dance the night away"

  • Five Reasons to Have a Wine Tasting Hen Party

    Lets face it-finding a Hen Party activity that suits everyone isn't easy!

    • ​Not everyone is a "dance around the handbag" kind of gal.
    • Wearing "L Plates" and waving plastic willies is not for all.
    • Don't you yearn for something more classy but fun?
    Bride To Be at Lock 91

    Bride To Be at Lock 91

    Wine Tasting is the Answer-Here's Why:

    1. Different and Sophisticated

    Yes different and classy, but still lots of fun. Have a giggle with the girls learning to sip and swirl with the best of them.

    2. It's Very Sociable with Lots of Interaction

    Very light-hearted with enjoyable quizzes and activities. Wine is the best ice breaker of all.

    3. All Ages Will Enjoy It

    Wine tasting can be enjoyed by all, no matter what their age. Pregnant ladies and under 18's can be catered for too. Everyone can join in and enjoy the tasting even if they are not going on to any other activities.

    4. A Perfect Way to Start Your Celebrations

    ​What better way to get a big night out started?

    5. Wine Gets the Party Off to a Flying Start

    Wine is a social pleasure that all can enjoy. What better way is there for everyone to get to know each other?

    Get in Touch to Discuss Your Hen Party

    ​For free advice and to discuss your hen do, fill in the form below:

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  • Clare’s Hen Party 26 September 2015

    Great Fun Hen Party on Saturday

    All Set For Bride To Be

    All Set For Bride To Be

    A lovely group of ladies on Saturday at the wine tasting Hen Do in Manchester.

    A big thank you to all who came and made Clare's day so special!

    Good luck to you all on the big day, here's hoping this lovely weather holds up . There is nothing better than Autumn light for stunning wedding photos.​

    Food Ready to Go

    Food Ready to Go

    Hens At Lock 91

    Hens At Lock 91

    Bride To Be at Lock 91

    Bride To Be at Lock 91