Before there were department stores, there were covered markets. This is one of them.
Built in 1882 in Victorian architecture it is just so airy and light it's a real pleasure to walk in it.
There's good food, yarn, postcards, fruits and vegetables, flowers, books, clothes, souvenirs, all you could possibly want.
There is also a post office for your stamps.
The market is a great place to shop for everything under one roof. Whether it's milk, flowers, souvenirs, books, this place has it all! You can even find the UK's first mailbox right here.
What to buy: Black Butter (Le Niere Buerre), organic Jersey milk or ice cream, Jersey royal potatoes.
This shop looks small from the outside but it has a nice selection of wines. The lady running the shop is very friendly and helpful in a non-intrusive way. It's good to keep in mind that Jersey is out of the EU so there are limits to what you can bring back to the EU. If I remember correctly the limit is 2 bottles of still wine + 2 of fizzy, but anyway the lady will be able to tell you.
The designs are unique. Particular favourites of mine are the tidal clock and ordinary clock. The piggy banks are also pretty and make a great gift.
For the kids you can take part in Glaze Craze. Basically you can paint any design of your choice for a small fee and collect the item once it has been fired. Keeps kids occupied for long enough for you to enjoy a homemade cake and coffee!
What to pay: anything upwards of £5.00
OPEN: THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
No entrance fees....
Take bus 12 -14 or 15
They buy and sell second hand and antique objects that have to do with ships.....
e.g. portholes, anchors, ship's lanterns, ship's chests, door and window furniture, locks and
EARTHENWARE AND SCULPTURES in wood or stone can be created to order.
What to buy: depends
What to pay: depends
The Craft & Shopping Village is in and around the hamlet "LIVING LEGEND" situated in the grandiose countryside of Jersey.
No entrance fees for the Village...
This Village houses ONE OF THE LARGEST GIFT SHOPS of the CHANNEL ISLANDS.
There are souvenirs, home-made fudge (caramel), traditional clothing, jewellery, kitchen utilities e.g. also modern casual clothes.
The Centre houses the well-known Jersey KITCHEN RESTAURANT and a playgarden for children.
What to buy: All tastes are catered for.......
Ample parking space and several bus connections.....
What to pay: how much do you want to spend??
The factory Gorey Village in GROUVILLE is the owner of this shop and sells here its wonderful products.
The factory is one of the largest industries in Jersey.
The emphasis is on highest quality and to achieve that objective there works a team of well known artists and some 200 workmen and together they manage to produce over 200 different earthenware objects in 32 different designs.
Depending on the decoration the objects sometimes have to be burnt in the kiln for 3 times at temps. that can be as high as 1.240 degrees Celsius.
(I am an amateur potter myself, so I know how difficult the glazing is)
They like using glazing with metals of 23 krt. GOLD, PLATINA and BRONZE in it which give amazing results.....
See my MUST SEE tip and go visit the factory first, after that the shop.....
There is ample info as for the production process and in another atelier artists are painting the decorations.......so special to see....
What to buy: Here you can buy complete coffee and tea sets but also 1 cup&saucer you like very much...
There is a BRASSERIE and a sun terrace.
The Garden Restaurant opens at noon and its speciality is local fish and French patisserie.
RECOMMENDED by AA and Egon Ronay (and me!)
What to pay: whatever you can spend.....
For over 4 Centuries the TRADITIONAL Jersey and Guernsey woollies are almost everyone's favourite.
The manufacturers of the MILLS still use the traditional model to make the jersies.....and only use 100 % of pure, oiled wool.
The oiling makes the woollie durable and warm.
Visitors can be eye-witnesses of the design and production process of these woollies and of course, yes, of course, YOU CAN BUY ONE....
What to buy: if you have a bulging wallet because they are quite expensive, but very good value!
A Restaurant with a bar serves lunch and tea inside and on the outside terrace, weather permitting of course.
There is a fine place where children can play safely!
What to pay: depends.
Everything you can need is there even a place to change nappies! Accessible for handicapped people.
There is a WORKSHOP where you can get all info you want about PEARLS.
There are also 2 shops: 11 Halkett street and 2 Broad street.
Here you can find the largest collection of pearls!! varying from wonderful imitation till perfectly grown pearls.
In the workshop you can see how they make the most wonderful objects and on request they will make something for you!
Have a great time, learn a lot about pearls and after that relax in their lovely TEA HOUSE!!
Lots to do for children so you can enjoy it all at ease.
What to buy: at least 1 wonderful little pearl, the most perfect one .......
What to pay: depends
OPEN: throughout the year Mondays through Saturdays 10AM - 17.30PM
No parking fees!
Accessible for handicapped people!
You can take bus 12A
There is also a very popular café with a terrace.
Also THE WORKSHOP, where you can see how the most wonderful jewels are being created!
Remarkable shop windows with THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF GOLD JEWELLERY you could find on the Channel Islands.
What to buy: I would like to buy lots and lots but.....
What to pay: depends
This shop belongs to the Museum: BATTLE OF FLOWERS......
The Museum was founded by Florence Bechelet and she is one of the persons who works for the Battle of Flowers and here you can admire lots of wonderful floats, also Florence's floats.....
All her floats have been made by hand and have been crowned with lots of prizes....
What to buy: depends.....
What to pay: depends.....
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La Route de la Baie, St. Brelade, JE3 8EF, United Kingdom
Good for: Business
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