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Drink Trends for 2014


The Crown Club is Guernsey’s latest and most discerning bar, having established itself as a firm favourite with locals and leisure and business travellers alike since its opening in the summer of 2013. Head Barman Gino, real name Karl Jein, has become a sought after man in Guernsey. Known for… [read more]

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Guernsey – a walker’s paradise

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Andrew Chantrell, General Manager of The Duke of Richmond and The Old Government House Hotel, shares with us his love of exploring the cliffs of Guernsey.
With 30 miles of cliff paths to explore in Guernsey, taking to the cliffs is the perfect opportunity for me to get back to… [read more]

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Top 10 attractions in St Peter Port – Guernsey


With its cobbled streets and picturesque seafront marina, it is easy to see why St Peter Port is considered one of Europe’s prettiest harbour towns – and there’s plenty here to keep you busy for several days.
1. The harbour
You could easily spend half a day wandering around the… [read more]

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Discovering Victor Hugo

Statue of Victor Hugo

We are so lucky in Guernsey to still have the home of Victor Hugo more or less as he left it in 1870 and to be able to see where he stood to write and complete Les Miserables. You might wonder what one of the most famous French writers was… [read more] Continue reading

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The perfect mulled wine recipe

Mulled Wine

One of the great things about winter is that as the nights get colder and darker it’s the perfect time to have a glass of mulled wine to keep yourself warm. Gino, barman at The Old Government House Hotel, finds there is nothing like the aroma of a good mull… [read more]

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A snap shot of Guernsey


We sent some of our marketing team for a quick flight over the water to Guernsey to try out our newest hotel The Duke of Richmond and sample the finest Indian cuisine in The Curry Room at our five star hotel The Old Government House.  Here are some quick snap… [read more]

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A few miles from France and way out of the ordinary

Andrew Chantrell

The great thing about Guernsey (and the even smaller Channel Islands, like Sark) is the fact that life here is almost entirely untouched by events in the wider world. Their most recent claim to fame was the fact that they were occupied in the Second World War by the Nazis.… [read more] Continue reading

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Two tiny islands, in a world of their own

La Seigneurie
The official home of the Seigneur of Sark, head of its government since 1730. Built on the site of the sixth century monastery of St. Magloire. The large Victorian watch-tower was erected so that signalling could take place between the island and Guernsey. The Royal Horticultural Society recognises… [read more] Continue reading

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Humble Pie puts Guernsey on the map

Like most people, I suspect, I knew nothing about Guernsey. It was only when I was appointed General Manager of the island’s best loved hotel that I became better informed about the twists and turns of its curious history.
When William the Conqueror defeated Harold in 1066 the Channel Islands,… [read more] Continue reading

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Gluttons for Punishment on Guernsey!


The festive season in the hospitality industry is full-on and at The Old Government House, on the island of Guernsey, this year has been no exception.  However, all work and no play is not the best way to go about creating a really good team spirit and a number of… [read more] Continue reading

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