A stag night in Bude is a fantastic choice for the adventurous but quieter folk among us. Based in north Cornwall, the small seaside town is a great stag night location if relaxation is what your after. The town has little to offer except for a fantastic beach which is the main reason why many people travel to the town. However due to Bude’s location it enjoys a temperate climate in the summer months and it is a cheaper choice than travelling abroad.
The easiest way to travel to Bude for a stag weekend is by National Express bus or by driving yourself. The nearest rail stations to the town are Barnstaple and Bodmin Parkway, both over 30 miles away. Once in the town, public transport is very limited although with everything being so close together, travelling by foot is a good option. The only other option is car or bike rental.
Must See/Must Do:
There is not a great deal to do in the town, although if you like adventure sports or just want to relax on your stag weekend in Bude there are options available. These include:
• Take a guided walk along the Bude canals
• Learn to surf at Summerleaze beach
• Go dragon boating on the historic Bude Canal
• Have a go at climbing at the towns climbing and bouldering facility
• Give caving a go in the intricate network of Cumbrian caves
• Have a laidback game of golf at the Bude and North Cornwall golf club – a fun stag party day out
• Relax on the beautiful beaches or explore the rock pools at Northcott Mouth.
There is very little known about the history of Bude although it is thought it may have been a landing place for early Christians. Its early importance was as a harbour, and then as a source of sand used for fertilising other parts of the country. In Victorian times the town enjoyed a short lived popularity and a railway line was built to the town in 1898 enabling travel from London to the town. In 1966 however the line was discontinued and the station was demolished.
Bude’s industry now relies completely on tourism and with it relatively difficult to reach it is not as popular as it once was. Many historical buildings were demolished in the 1980’s although a £5 million scheme is now in place to restore the town’s historic canal.
A stag weekend in Bude is guaranteed to be a quiet one although there are a few night time entertainment options. There are a number of pubs in the town centre including The Carriers Inn, the Brendon Arms (popular in the summer months) and Bar 35 where live music is enjoyed most weekends. There is a nightclub in the town called Rogue, and although small would make a great stag night out. If that doesn’t appeal, some of the bars close to Crooklets beach have a late license which is used through the summer months. Another option would be to have your own stag party on the beach. This is tolerated in the town as long as you clean up after yourselves.
Eating & Drinking:
There are a number of places to eat out on a stag weekend in Bude. A popular place is the award winning Rectory Farm tea rooms, not far from the cliffs. The tea rooms have a full menu of homemade food including pastries and soups. Other popular places include the ‘Life’s a Beach’ cafe at Summerleaze beach, the Olive Tree and the Brendon Arms Pub.