Are you based in the West Midlands and seeking inspiration for a first meet, or new ideas for a more advanced stage date?
This medieval river city is home to many great eateries, idyllic outdoor spaces and fascinating historic buildings. Get to know one another better as you explore one of the country’s loveliest cities with these 11 romantic dates in Worcester.
Date ideas in Worcester, UK
Whatever the time of year, your tastes and however much (or little) you have to spend, we have some suitable recommendations that are sure to put you in the mood for love and romance. Here are our favourite romantic dates in Worcester…
#1 Rendez-vous in Worcester Cathedral
Add some drama and mystery to your initial meeting, by setting a historic and grand venue for your first glimpse of one another. This could be the knave, the imposing doorway, or seated in a pew – movie meet style. Then once you’ve made the initial introductions, you can wander this ancient and hallowed architectural triumph. Learn about its history (and connection with King John) together, or grab a coffee in the Cloisters Cafe.
#2 Unwind and recharge at The Malvern Spa Hotel
Seeking something a little more cosy for a third, fourth or fifth date? Pay a visit to this serene, upmarket spa, where you can unwind as a couple in the indoor-outdoor hydrotherapy pool. While away a few hours and boost your wellbeing in the crystal steam room, salt grotto, herb and kelo saunas.
#3 Sample the tasting menu at Ostlers at Number One
Foodies will revel in the seasonal, locally sourced menus on offer here. Enjoy fine dining with ten small dishes over six courses, ensuring plenty of variety and lots to talk about. Just across from Worcester Racecourse, the restaurant is named after the ‘ostlers’ who took care of patron’s horses whilst they were at an inn
#4 Take a Worcester Boat Trip on the River Severn
Head to the South Quay to depart for a 45 minute day voyage on a charming retro river cruiser. Or climb aboard ‘The Earl’ after dark when the vessel is transformed into a unique and buzzing music venue for Notes on the Boat.
#5 Wander through Croome Park
The Croome estate has an illustrious history, as home over the Earl of Coventry, as a second world war secret, RAF base, as a boys’ school and a sanctuary for Hare Krishna devotees. Now part of the National Trust, the stunning parkland is open daily, with a serpentine river, panoramic views over the Malverns and elegant garden buildings to discover. Pack some lunch, or keep your romantic dates in Worcester simple, with some low-key, but beautiful walks.
#6 Visit the Rock Houses at Kinver Edge
Another enchanting National Trust spot, are these quaint rock houses, found in the woodland of Kinver Edge. Peer through the doors and windows of the greenery topped homes built into the side of 250- million years old sandstone rock. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped onto the set of a Hobbit movie as you wander past the three buildings – Holy Austin, Nanny’s and Vale’s, all of which were inhabited up until the 1960s.
#7 Dine at Saffron’s Bistro
Go for a rustic and intimate vibe with a candlelit meal at Saffron’s Bistro. Savour some traditional favourites or more exotic dishes served with elan, along with a choice of 50 different gins. The pretty venue is adorned with fairy lights, trendy neutral decor and a smart blue frontage. It has a homely feel, aided by its team of friendly staff.
#8 Drink cocktails at the Cosy Club
Found in the central location of Cathedral Square, this is an ideal venue for after-work drinks and there’s a covered outdoor terrace if you want to make it alfresco. The glamorous, opulent and fashionable 1930s styled bar has a speakeasy feel about it. Share some champagne or cuddle up over some creative cocktails. If it goes well, you can stick around the plush club, for a tasty meal.
#9 Feed the ducks at Gheluvelt Park pond
The original Gheluvelt Park dates back to 1922. Its features including a brook, duck-pond, bandstand, War Memorial gate, Pump House Environment Centre, tennis and netball courts and exercise equipment. Take some birdfeed if you fancy getting closer to nature by the pond, or wander further along the park to picnic on the banks of the river. This is ideal for a first meeting, as it offers peace and quiet to chat, but in a very public place.
#10 Speed dating in Worcester
Perhaps you’re struggling to find the time to meet people in the first place. Or maybe restrictions have made it difficult to mix. If so, did you know that you can date several eligible singles in the Worcester area, in just a few hours? And you won’t even have to even leave home. So if you’re sick of swiping left, you can take a different route. Get chatting to a bunch of people of the opposite sex and seeing if sparks fly.
#11 Share a vintage afternoon tea at G&Tea
Organise a vintage Brief Encounter style daytime date, with an alcoholic afternoon tea at this retro tearoom. Take your gin tipple from a real ornate teapot and munch on fresh, home baking served on a tiered china stand. There’s a savoury cream tea for those without a sweet tooth. As well as gluten-free alternatives. All of which can be ordered for take-away if you’re planning a fancy date in one of the outdoor spots we’ve mentioned.
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