A Weekend in Guernsey

As I’ve mentioned before I have family in Guernsey and like to visit whenever the opportunity arises. CLB and I figured it’d be nice to pop over in February as we weren’t able to go at Christmas and nice it was; as soon as I stepped off the (teeny tiny) plane instant relaxation ensued, it really is quite magical how that happens!

Until Easter it is very much ‘off’ season on the island which meant we didn’t really actually do anything, but sometimes that can be the best thing when you’re after a chilled break away. When I say we didn’t do anything, what I mean is we ate (a lot), and walked (a little) and drunk (a lot) alongside visiting relatives.

For food, we hit up Cafe Victoria for tea and cake, The Slaughterhouse for dinner , The Farmhouse for a Sunday Roast and Octopus for yet another dinner.

To set the scene for you a little The Slaughterhouse used to be an actual working slaughterhouse which has been renovated whilst keeping some of the original features, it serves good grill food alongside a great wine selection and is situated in the St Peters Port near to the harbour and the yacht club.

Octopus opened recently following extensive renovations by the owners of popular French restaurants Le Petit Bistro, and as you most likely guessed they are a seafood specialist restaurant with fantastic views of the sea and Castle Cornet.

The Farmhouse is a hotel and restaurant with a pool open the summer and is conveniently located near to the airport. Their menu offers great food in a traditional setting with open fires.

It was such a relaxing weekend I barely took a single photo, oops, but here’s a couple shots from a drive around the island…

In terms of activities however, we did nothing, as most attractions will be opening up from Easter time. What a shame! We’ll just have to visit again then…

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  1. March 7, 2018 / 6:25 am

    Just realized that you would have been so close to France, well you were almost in France… heheh.
    And we also realize it is a dependency and not a typical borough… no wonder people park their money there…

  2. lpowell321
    March 7, 2018 / 9:47 am

    Very close! And yes it does have rather beneficial tax laws if you’re a local…

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