Winter Plans at Guernsey’s Gin Hotel

As we wave goodbye to British Summer Time for another year and welcome the darker evenings and colder weather heralded by the return to GMT, we are also busy with our winter plans here at Guernsey’s Gin Hotel. 

From the end of this week, on October 31st, the hotel’s bedrooms, bar and restaurant will be going into temporary hibernation for our period of winter closure.  The Bella Spa, small batch distillery and reception will still be open, however, and we’ll be opening the restaurant, bar and function areas of the hotel for private events and functions throughout the winter. 

The Bella Spa is Still Open

The Bella Spa is open for business as usual, offering a range of luxury ESPA and Carita full and half-day programmes and individual treatments.  Through the winter months (and particularly Christmas party season) the Bella Spa will be there to ensure that you look and feel your absolute best.


Distillery and Gin Experiences

The Small Batch Distillery will be distilling Wheadon’s Gin as normal, and is available to book for our range of gin experiences and tastings, with or without tapas or canapés.  Over the winter we are only taking advance group bookings* (with a minimum of eight people), so our regular twice-weekly (non-exclusive) half hour Gintroduction sessions that require no booking will be on pause until the spring. 

Business Functions

The Bella’s meeting room and business facilities will be available to book throughout the winter* should you require a space for an out-of-office meeting, negotiations, interviews or a team session located out of town and close to the airport.  With the rest of the hotel and restaurant closed to the public, we can also guarantee an even greater degree of privacy.

Private Functions

If you’re looking for a location for your party or event over the winter, then we’re here for you.  The Bella can host exclusive private parties and private dining from November through to the end of March*, and if you want to throw a party or event with an amazing menu in your own home or office then we can come to you (and we can bring our gin bar!).  In the run-up to Christmas we are already booking up for office parties on weekends, but whatever the occasion we can accommodate you and your guests with fireside drinks and canapés, dinner in our dining room, and should you so wish, a gin tasting experience in our small batch distillery.  We require a minimum booking of ten diners for private events.

Event Bar

The Bella’s mobile Wheadon’s and Tonic event bar is available for hire for parties, functions, family celebrations and weddings.  We’ll arrive with a bar and plenty of Wheadon’s Gin, tonic, ice, glasses and garnishes, ready to pour Guernsey’s finest gin and tonics for your guests.  We have various packages available, and can tailor our offering to your event and guests.


Whilst the bedrooms, bar and restaurant are closed to the public over the winter months, the Bella’s reception and front desk will still be open and our phones manned during normal business hours, should you wish to pop in to make a booking, ask us any questions, or purchase a voucher.  

The Bella’s bedrooms, restaurant and bar will be re-opening (and are now bookable) from April 1st 2020.  We look forward to welcoming you over the winter months, and seeing you again for a stay in spring 2020.

To make an enquiry about private functions, business facilities and distillery experiences, please e-mail [email protected]

*All private functions, business bookings and gin experiences are subject to availability and must be booked in advance.

Written by:

Bella Luce