The heart of Guernsey
The only five-star hotel on the island, with panoramic sea views
St Peter Port, Guernsey
Throw open your windows and breathe deep: the sea air here is pure and sweet, and the views out over St Peter Port, the harbour, across the water to the islands beyond, are the most breathtaking on the island. And yet we are right in the heart of St Peter Port, just a short stroll from the centre, making it the perfect location in this charming seaside town.
The only five-star hotel on the island, the historic Old Government House sits proudly just up the hill from the main shopping street and a five-minute walk from the quayside. Exceeding expectations with exceptional food, service and beautifully-designed rooms, a dedicated team treats every guest as a friend returning home, with passionate pride for fine traditional hospitality.
7th and 21st July 2021
Summer Lodge head gardener Robin Andrews will guide you through the vital process of good soil management to help you make the most of your garden or allotment. Understanding the ecology of garden soil is essential for any gardener wishing to produce better and stronger plants. Robin will also explore the uses of compost and leaf mould as well as the concepts of a ‘no dig’ garden and how they can be applied every day. The session will begin with tea, coffee and pastries with Robin, with a homemade cookie break, and lunch served at the end in the conservatory or outside on the terrace.
Price: £75 per person
4th and 25th August 2021
Explore the amazing history and horticultural significance of these stunning plants with our head gardener Robin Andrews. The class will begin with tea, coffee and pastries with Robin before you learn how to propagate, cultivate and make the most of these most flamboyant blooms and their 42 varieties. Robin will also share how to take cuttings, giving the opportunity to take your own cuttings to grow at home, as well as how to lift and store the tubers in preparation for the next season. During the session, you will have a homemade cookie break, with a lunch served at the end in the conservatory or outside on the terrace.
Price: £75 per person
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We proudly serve Single Estate Teas from our ethical supplier, PMD Tea. Our Afternoon Tea Masterclass Experience marries a selection of the finest PMD Teas with our Afternoon Tea sandwiches, scones and pastries. The experience is hosted by Dananjaya Silva, Managing Director of PMD Tea. Dan will guide you through the history of tea and how to expertly pair tea with food, creating the ultimate masterclass experience.
Price: £240 for tuition | £29 per person for Afternoon Tea
Group bookings welcome
Dive deeper into the world of whisky with a tasting journey led by our resident expert.
Choose from a selection of tasting experiences, ranging from an introduction for whisky novices to a mind-blowing selection of rare and unique whiskies for the connoisseur, each comprising of three superb whiskies served with a delicious assortment of oat cakes, dried fruit, smoked fish, cheese and chocolate.
Join Eric Zwiebel, named Best Sommelier in the UK, in a virtual personal consultation session, as he takes a journey through our cellar, which is filled with the world's finest wines and exclusive vintages.More information