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Hen Do at Springbok
Springbok Bar (Newquay)
Member Name: amyturtle
Springbok Bar (Newquay)
Date: 25/06/02, updated on 25/06/02 (223 review reads)
Advantages: Great atmosphere, Wide variety of music, Friendly people
Disadvantages: Expensive drinks, Loos like aeroplane toilets!
I went to Springbok last weekend for the first time and I absolutely loved it! It was exactly the kind of place we were looking for to spend Milly?s hen do in. You could say that we would have had a good night wherever we had been with it being a hen night but it all so very nearly went badly wrong.
Picture the scene if you will. Eleven (very) glamorous girlies that have had a minimum five hour journey to get down to Newquay earlier in the day are getting ready for a rather big night out. Two hours of showering, hair straightening, make up application, pouring of bodies into ridiculously tight trousers and shovelling of feet into barely there strappy shoes later and we?re ready. The bus to town leaves soon so we?re tottering down the street, coats held above heads in a vague attempt at saving the hair from the rain that?s lashing down. After waiting for ten minutes only for the bus to whoosh past without so much as a backward glance we then had to wait even longer for three taxis. Pretty drenched by this time as you can imagine with rather attractive mud splatters up our legs.
Anyway we eventually made it to Springbok having all got separated and ending up in different bars. With grim determination we set out to have a good night. And what a night!
We warmed up for a bit in the front part of Springbok which is just a pub type place and played some pool with some random lads that we accosted. There weren?t too many people in here but enough to create a good friendly atmosphere. Personally I like it when you can actually get to the bar inside half an hour so this was good. Also there was a good mix of guys and girls (which is a lot more than can be said for Berties where we had the misfortune to find ourselves for at least 30 seconds before escaping). The music was a good mix of old and new without too much cheese so it was good background for conversation. The drinks weren?t cheap but the majority of the girlies live in London
so it seemed pretty good to them.
Later on we moved into the back part of Springbok which is the club part and this has a completely different atmosphere. The music is loud but not stifling and they played a huge variety of stuff. You know, the kind of stuff that really makes you feel like you?re at a party. Everyone was thoroughly enjoying bouncing around to Vindaloo followed by Play That Funky Music. It wasn?t all cheese though, there was plenty of dance/pop to keep everyone happy. There?s also a huge screen but I can?t remember what they show on it apart from the dance floor. Funny how watching yourself becomes so much more interesting when you?ve had a couple of glasses of bubbly.
There are a few podiums around the edge of the dancefloor and these were definitely put to good use. There were a couple of other hen parties in there and they all seemed to be having a great time too. There are high tables with tall chairs around the edge too and an upstairs balcony bit where the loos are. There are loads of loos which was great because there?s nothing worse than queuing for ages when you really need to go!
Basically we all loved it and I hope if you go that you do too.