Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Jersey

Jersey is the jewel in the crown on the English Channel and the sunniest spot in the British Isles, so what better place to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this June bank holiday weekend? June in Jersey is all about feeling the sand between your toes and embracing the oddly British… (sort of) Jersey culture. Visitors can raise a glass to the Queen, who is also a Duke of Jersey (!), at La Mare Wine Estate, the southernmost vineyard in the British Isles, have high tea on the high street or place bets at the racecourse. of Les Landes as the sun sinks over the English Channel.

To stay: The Moorings Hotel and Restaurant

New to Jersey and the first island hotel to feature in Mr & Mrs Smith, The Moorings brings together the coast, the countryside and fine cuisine, all in the setting of a charming harbor town below a castle.

This ‘restaurant with rooms’ is a feast for the eyes and the appetite, with Gallic-flavored dishes, signature cocktails (not to be missed are the barrel-aged Negronis and Moorings Campari spritz) and a celebration of bonhomie that begins with appetizers at the bar and culminate with drinks after dinner. With cozy and luxurious rooms and the addition of owners Matthew and Iselin’s local knowledge, guests will be able to effortlessly maximize their time during a short stay. Located on Gorey Pier on the island’s picturesque east coast, beaches, Mont Orgueil Castle and clifftop walks are nearby. Prices start from £145 per night.

jubilee events

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon

To get the party started, Jersey will participate in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons initiative, a coordinated national program. The exuberant event will feature live music, food and entertainment before the lighting of a virtual beacon. Musical Originals will feature a choir of 60 elementary school children from the island singing the ‘Song for the Commonwealth’ as ​​part of the ceremony. The celebration will be held at Glacis Field (south of Fort Regent), looking towards Elizabeth Castle, named after Queen Elizabeth I in 1600. from 18:00 Thursday June 2; Free entry

Jersey International Festival of Motoring Parade

Motoring enthusiasts shouldn’t miss the Jersey International Motoring Festival, which takes place on the island’s stunning south coast. One of the Channel Islands’ premier motorsports events, the Rubis Jersey International Festival of Motorsports offers competitive drag racing and hill climbing for classic and vintage cars and motorcycles.

To mark the Queen’s Jubilee, a parade will be held, including a formal march by all of Jersey’s uniformed organizations followed by a procession of vehicles representing the seven decades of the Queen’s reign. Taking place along St. Helier’s picturesque waterfront, the event provides the perfect opportunity to stroll through Jersey’s main port or head inland to refuel at Central and Beresford Street Market, where visitors can sample some of Jersey’s delicious local produce and island classics. Don’t miss La Bouche, a casual eatery run by chef James Boothman, who recently appeared in Jamie Oliver’s new series, the ‘Great Cookbook Challenge.’ Parade: 11 a.m. on Friday, June 3; Free entry

The queen’s hat

Visitors should bring their fanciest hats and dresses to impress at a grand picnic at Elizabeth Castle. The celebration, hosted by Jersey Heritage, invites guests to bring a picnic and spend the day at one of Jersey’s oldest castles, which has defended the island for over 400 years. Take in stunning views of the south shore bay and stroll the causeway at low tide for a family holiday. From 10:00 on Saturday June 4; Free entry

High tea on the high street

For a royal tea experience, visitors can raise a glass with the island’s locals for High Tea on the High Street. Here, a festive table will be spread out along King Street, taking jubilant afternoon tea on a giant scale. The high tea commemorative celebrations will feature live music, themed decorations and afternoon tea for all. The tables will be available for purchase in the coming weeks. 12:00 on Sunday, June 5; reservation required

Platinum Jubilee Race Meeting

Place your bets on the Platinum Jubilee race meeting, which will take place at the Les Landes racecourse in St. Ouen, a picturesque coastal area in the northwest corner of the island. Whether you choose to take your chances or not, the uninterrupted views of the historic ruins of Grosnez Castle (and the neighboring islands of Guernsey, Sark, and Herm) are a sure winner. 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 5; from £15 reservation required

Leave a Comment