What’s New in Jersey Q3 2020

See & Do

Heritage on Tap, Pub Walks

Jersey Heritage’s popular series of pub talks, Heritage on Tap, has been transformed into a series of self-guided walks this year inviting you to discover stories about the history of an area.

The starting points for the walks are St. Mary’s Country Inn, The Dolphin in Gorey, The White Horse at Havre des Pas and the Old Court House in St. Aubin.

Each walk takes between 30-45 minutes and will lead people along leafy lanes in the heart of St. Mary, along the coast at Havre des Pas and around the picturesque harbours of St. Aubin and Gorey. There’s always the option of a pint in the pub, before or after the walk!

Castle Yoga

You don’t have to scratch far beneath the surface to discover Jersey’s colourful history. Try yoga and pilates at Gorey and Elizabeth Castle. Unwind and rebalance your soul in the dramatic landscapes of Jersey's Heritage sites with yoga studio Kalimukti. The classes run until October. 

Secret City Trails

When was your last ‘a-ha!’ discovery moment in St. Helier? Go for this self-guided walk around the historic town centre and find its hidden gems. Solve fun location-specific riddles to unlock fascinating local stories prepared by Callum and Philippa, travel bloggers from Jersey. From historic battles to life during the occupation, from castles to cattle markets, to tales of thousands toads, St. Helier has it all – waiting for you to explore!

This playful walk across St. Helier sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and often hidden – details around you. Whether you know Jersey or just start exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next.

GeoTourist Liberation & Occupation Trails

The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by German forces in World War Two. The Occupation has left an extraordinary legacy on Jersey, with hundreds of concrete bunkers, walls and tunnels ringing the coast and scattering the island’s interior. Collectively, they represent the finest range of World War Two fortifications found anywhere in the world. Explore relics of the past and discover the big story of our little rock.

Download the FREE GeoTourist App on Apple iPhone or Android. Search Jersey to listen to the Occupation & Liberation Discovery Audio Trail.

Walking Through Autumn Festival

The National Trust for Jersey is staging its annual ‘Walking through Autumn’ festival next week from 9th – 13th September.  Sponsored by Jersey Water, the festival offers the public the perfect opportunity to enjoy the very best of the Island on foot at a beautiful, and quieter time of the year.

Eat & Drink

Savour Local Menus This Autumn

Jersey Hospitality Association and Genuine Jersey have teamed up with the Appetite Eating Guide to launch ‘Savour Festival’, allowing islanders to enjoy a feast of local food at affordable prices. Launching on 1 October. 

The Potato Shack at Woodlands Farm

Woodlands Farm is nestled in the heart of Jersey less than a mile south of the centre stone. Here you can not only find the herd going about their daily business, but The Potato Shack - the gateway honesty box and farm tearoom, the Farm Butchery and the Crémière Kitchen making artisan dairy products sold on the farm and around the island. Feast on homemade, seasonal dishes celebrating the best of local at The Potato Shack.

The Ranch Café and Farm Shop

Opening its doors on Tuesday 15 September, The Ranch is located in a converted barn in the parish of St. Peter in the west of the island. With only a sneak peak of the menu released so far, the delicious looking cakes and cheesecakes look well worth a visit. You could also choose to relax and refresh, resting your head in the beautiful 800 year old farmhouse of Chestnut Farm, and taking part in a well-being retreat.

Tides Restaurant and the Voyager Curiosity Bar at the Somerville Hotel

This year has seen the Somerville Hotel reinvent and redesign their bar and restaurant. Take a step back in time to the splendour of the Victorian era whilst enjoying simple, top quality, traceable, seasonal ingredients overlooking St. Aubin’s Bay. First opening its doors in 1881 it is one of the oldest restaurants on the island with one of the of the newest facelifts. The Voyager Curiosity Bar aims to take you on a  journey across the 7 C's of curiosities, cocktails, Champagnes, craft spirits, craft beer, cake and above all the original builder and proprietor of the Somerville hotel from 1881 to 1934 – Mr J.W. Chapman.

The 3 Arches

A little shop in an iconic spot. 200m along The Breakwater at St. Catherine. Grab a coffee, a delicious ciabatta, #Seafaristash & don’t forget the brownie. Pick up a picnic before your Seafaris RIB adventure. You can also buy some Seafari merchandise to take home to loved ones!

The Yard

The Yard opened its doors at The Jersey Museum on Wednesday 9 September. Serving up banging coffee, house baked treats and brunch.