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Jersey's Best Country Pubs Out West

08 Nov 2019

We're used to welcoming country pub lovers to our rural hotel, here in the St Peter's countryside. And in autumn and winter, our guests often ask which are the best pubs to cosy up next to a fire and indulge in a glass or two.

Naturally, we recommend our own cosy lounge and bar area, but getting out and exploring Jersey's other country pubs is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon or evening. 

Here are five country pubs we are quick to recommend to our guests.

Le Moulin De Lecq

Le Moulin de Lecq is one of Jersey's historic landmarks and best loved country pubs.

Le Moulin de Lecq is an ancient watermill turned country pub that serves a fantastic range of real ales and ciders, as well as hearty selection of pub food.

The original building and wooden watermill date back more than 600 years, and the entire premises is now recognised as one of Jersey's historic landmarks. A blazing open-fire keeps the pub cosy during winter.

The pub is located opposite Greve de Lecq beach in the parish of St Ouen, roughly a 15 minute drive from Greenhills. 

St Mary's Country Inn

If you were to draw a country pub, you'd draw St Mary's Country Inn. It's picture perfect in every way, and only a five minute drive north along St Peter's Valley from Greenhills. You could even take a bracing stroll there.

The pub features a separate lounge and restaurant. In the lounge locals gather around the pool table and on the comfy seating to enjoy a wide selection of real ales and house wines. On colder days, the fire brings as much warmth to the place as the locals do.

The restaurant has been modernised, but retains plenty of original features to keep the country feel. The menu offers imaginative food at reasonable prices. 

The Farmers Inn

This local haunt is as 'country' as pubs get in Jersey.

As the name suggests, it's often frequented by St Ouen's passionate farming community. The pub is a little rough around the edges, and on first impressions it can seem a little intimidating. But strike up a conversation with the locals and you'll quickly learn there's nothing to be worried about.

The Farmers (or 'The Bahamas' as the locals call it!) has a good selection of real ales, and on Friday nights the boss puts on a limited food menu which is surprisingly good.

This is the real rural Jersey. Just head to St Ouen's Village and you cant miss it. A 10 minute drive from Greenhills. 

Old Smugglers Inn

Nestled in the sleepy beach hamlet of Ouaisne (say 'way-nay'), Old Smugglers Inn is a cosy seaside pub, steeped in maritime history. Back in the day, the Smugglers was the drinking spot of choice for the island's merchants, fishermen and pirates.

Today, it's a cosy family-friendly pub with great food and a brilliant selection of ales. It's still frequented by plenty of seafaring locals, but the only pirates you'll meet are in the photos.

Old Smugglers Inn is a 15 minute drive from Greenhills. 

Vic in the Valley

The Vic in the Valley pub is just a five minute drive or 15 minute walk south along St Peter's Valley from Greenhills. 

This leafy pub offers an authentic country feel, great value food, and a good choice of real ales and ciders. During the winter a beautiful open fire keeps the old building cosy, and in summer the al fresco area is a great place to relax after a day of exploring Jersey. 

For more information about pubs, restaurants and things to do close to Greenhills Country House Hotel, give our team a call on +44 (0) 1534 481 042 and they'll be happy to help. 

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