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Guernsey and the Bella Luce have so much to offer, whatever time of year you visit us; from fantastic food and drink through to island hopping adventures, wildlife watching, fascinating historical sites and artisan producers.  Experience Guernsey like a local with us.


Simply Citrus: Joyce Hardy's Vinery Revival

Joyce Hardy has given one of Guernsey's old glasshouses a second lease of life, growing an incredible range of citrus including the mandarin limes used to produce Wheadon’s Gin mandarin lime and hibiscus infusion here at the Bella Luce. We joined Joyce for a tour of her vinery to learn more.

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Guernsey Oysters

If you really want to taste Guernsey, then try a Guernsey oyster. There aren’t many foods whose flavour is so determined by the environment in which it grows as the oyster, and as an island of 25 square miles Guernsey has an unbreakable bond with the sea that surrounds it.

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Guernsey Cans: Coppersmith Trevor Rogers-Davis

The traditional Guernsey copper milk can is an island icon that was in daily use for almost a thousand years. Trevor Rogers-Davis is the last remaining coppersmith in the Channel Islands, working out of his atmospheric workshop behind Sausmarez Manor.

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Le Hechet Guernsey Farmhouse Ice Cream

Guernsey cows are famed around the world, and islanders are rightfully proud of our dairy farmers. Le Hechet farm, run by Julian and Katherine Ogier, produces the fantastic Guernsey Farmhouse Ice Cream, and we caught up with Katherine at a summer show recently to ask about how she got into making Guernsey's favourite ice cream.

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Haut Maison Liqueurs

Behind the bar here at the Bella Luce is a shelf dedicated to small bottles bearing a pair of puffins and the St Peter Port harbour tower on their distinctive labels; the produce of local artisan liqueur makers Stephen and Katherine Paine of Haut Maison. We stopped by Haut Maison this spring to learn more about how they produce their wonderful fruit liqueurs and flavoured vodkas.

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Le Douit Beuval Golden Guernsey Goats Cheese

Peter and Mandy Girard of Le Douit Beuval keep a herd of indigenous rare breed Golden Guernsey goats on their smallholding as part of a conservation effort, and use their milk to produce the wonderful Golden Guernsey Goat’s Cheese. We visited Mandy to learn more about Golden Guernsey goats and how she came to become an award-winning artisan cheesemaker.

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