The Old Government House Hotel & Spa
“Fine dining at the old governor's residence” - AA Inspector
ST PETER PORT, GUERNSEY
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
In addition to notes for The Old Government House Hotel and Spa as a whole, when it comes to table allocations, the regulation of social distancing in Guernsey has been lifted and so we are not required to do so. Having said that, our tables are reasonable spaced out anyway and we tend to serve lunch and afternoon teas outside if weather permits.
Our Inspector's view
The beautiful white Georgian building was once the island governor's harbourside residence, converted into a hotel in 1858. Among several dining options at the hotel, The Brasserie is the place to be, offering fresh Guernsey fish as part of the menu at lunch and dinner.
Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes
Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 60
- Private dining available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 20
- Wines over £30: 94
- Wines by the glass: 19
- Cuisine style: Modern European
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About the area
Guernsey is far from being a large island – it covers only 25 square miles (65 sq km). But it does have a long and complex history, which has left it independent in most matters from its immediate neighbours; the UK and France. Both French and English are spoken widely here, as is a local French dialect, Guernésiais.
The island itself is mild in winter and warm in summer, making it an attractive place to holiday. As you’d expect it also enjoys a good range of coastal features, including charming bays, family-friendly beaches (sandy and pebbled; 27 in all), walker-friendly cliff paths, and many opportunities for kayaking or surfing. There is an airport, but no railway, and buses are plentiful. Those with cars should be aware though, that the speed limit is 35mph. Saint Peter Port is the capital and covers about 10 per cent of the island. Victor Hugo lived in exile here from 1855 to 1870, and his house is one of the many attractions of the town. Another is Castle Cornet, an impressive defensive complex, parts of which date back 800 years.
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