5 of the best: Cosy country pubs

Just because you’re on holiday doesn’t mean you can’t find the perfect local.


A bracing country walk that ends in a country pub is always a good idea. Particularly in autumn or winter. So in the season where all you want to do is hibernate, find a roaring log fire, a pint of ale and some hearty comfort food, we’ve selected five of our favourite Jersey country pub hideaways - which will you choose during your Jersey holiday?


St Mary’s Country Inn

Log fire? Tick. Excellent modern British pub cuisine? Tick. St Mary’s Country Inn is a real village pub with a vintage feel that scores highly for a winter hideaway - look out for a good selection of ales and wines and a tempting menu of comfort food classics and grills.


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The Vic in the Valley

Named for Queen Victoria who visited this valley in 1859 - these days you’re more likely to encounter Jersey Royals than actual royals. But no complaints here, this traditional country pub serves a great selection of British pub food, beers and ales including Butcombe Bitter and Jersey’s Mary Ann, and there’s a roaring log fire in the winter.



The Smugglers’ Inn

The best pubs always have colourful heritage. Dating back to the times when pirates used to venture into St Brelade’s Bay for a pint or two of ale, the Smugglers’ is only a short stagger away from the sand at Ouaisne. It still serves a good selection of real ales, but these days with fewer pirates and more daily specials on the menu.


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The Priory Inn

After walking along the winding coastal path to Devil’s Hole… and back up, you’ll be ready for a drink. Thankfully, the historic Priory Inn - one of Jersey’s oldest pubs - is at the top of the path. Head inside in the winter for a cosy log fire and a menu of comfort food classics including ribs and a rather good fish & chips. Also on the menu - real ale, beers and lagers.


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The Rozel Pub

A high standard of home-cooked food at the Rozel Pub in St Martin - right at the heart of this pretty fishing harbour. Explore the coastal cliffpaths and work up an appetite for their excellent seafood and gourmet modern British classics. It’s been recommended by the Michelin Guide and is set to make an appearance in the AA Good Pub Guide for 2017.


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