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Events on Herm Island

Herm Island is home to many diverse, interesting and enjoyable events which are easy to get involved with. Forthcoming events such as real ale and cider festivals, musical events, sporting events, yoga and wellbeing retreats, island discovery events and shopping trips will be highlighted on these pages. If you are interested in holding an event on Herm Island, please contact jonathanwatson@herm.com in the first instance.

21 - 23 April 2017 April Gourmet Weekend at The White House

Enjoy a wonderful spring gourmet experience at The White House Hotel, dining in The Two Rosette Conservatory Restaurant. And then there’s the walking and relaxation of the Island to allow your stresses to melt away.

This break includes two 6 course gourmet evening meals with wines served at each course to complement the dishes. Full English breakfast is served on both morning, with Sunday lunch served prior to departure.

2 NIGHTS FROM £250 per person
Price is based on two adults sharing a room.

To make a reservation, please call: +44 1481 75 00 00 or email: reservations@herm.com.

22 April 2017 Herm Island Short Stories Walk & Lunch - with author Paul Sherman

As part of the Heritage Festival – Take a walk to the different locations that inspired short stories of Herm Island, with their author Paul Sherman.

Each story recounts the myths and legends around Herm Island, whilst creating some brand new legends too! A two-course lunch will then be served at the Mermaid Tavern, with Paul reading another complete short story.

Time: Please catch the 10:30 boat, meeting at 11:00 at The Ship Inn entrance, Herm.

£39 per person
Price includes the walk, a signed book, a 2 course lunch and return Travel Trident tickets.

To book and pay please call: +44 1481 75 00 00
For more details please email: jonathanwatson@herm.com.

27 April 2017 Ghost Tales and Monk Mysteries of Herm - Walk & Dinner

As part of the Heritage Festival – Take an evening wander around Herm Island, hearing tales of ghostly encounters and legends of monks and burials. Following the walk, a two course buffet dinner will be served in The Ship Inn.

Time: 19:00 sailing from Guernsey to Herm Island, meeting at The Ship Inn entrance, Herm Island. Boat returning at returning at 22:45.

Price: £29 per person
Price includes the walk, a 2 course buffet dinner and return Travel Trident ticket.

To book and pay please call: +44 1481 75 00 00
For more details please email: jonathanwatson@herm.com.

28 - 30 April 2017 WINE TASTING WEEKEND at The White House Hotel

Enjoy tasting six wines each evening in the comfort of The White House Hotel lounges prior to an excellent four-course dinner in the Two Rosette Conservatory restaurant. Taste five sparkling wines and Champagnes on Sunday morning by the pool, prior to a traditional Sunday lunch in The Conservatory Restaurant.

The tastings will be led by wine merchants, growers and Herm Island’s CEO Jonathan Watson, who is fanatical about finding exciting wines to add to the wine lists of Herm Island. His searches not only include the wine merchants of Guernsey and the UK, but also exploration of the vineyards of France. You can expect to see some classics, and some lesser known wines of quality and distinction. The emphasis is on education, exploration and appreciation, with a good dose of humour along the way.

This weekend includes four-course dinner on both evenings and breakfast on both mornings in the Two Rosette Conservatory Restaurant, return Travel Trident tickets, two evening wine tastings, Champagne/wine tasting by the pool and Sunday lunch.

2 nights from £250 per person. An additional 3rd night can be added at £85.00 per person.
Price is based on two adults sharing a room.

To make a reservation, please call: +44 1481 75 00 00 or email: reservations@herm.com.

1 May 2017 Herm Island World Aid Walk

The walk is approximately 5¼ miles (8.5kms) long and takes in most of the coastal paths as well as the Spine Road which runs through the centre of the island. The walk starts at Herm Island Harbour and finishes at the Mermaid Tavern. There will be a checkpoint and water station at Robert’s Cross. Herm Island paths are uneven in places so appropriate footwear should be worn. The numbers for walkers taking part in the Herm Island World Aid Walk are limited. Once the number is reached, no more entries can be accepted. Entry for the Herm Island Walk closes at 20:00 on Sunday 30th April 2017.

Entry fee: £10 per adult, children under 16: FREE

The Walk will start at 09:30 by the Harbour. Walkers must check in at the Harbour walk desk before starting where you will be given your walker number which must be worn.

Boat ticket prices: £11.00 adult, £5.50 child, £1.50 infant, paid for by cash or cheque only. These prices are for same day return. The Travel Trident boat leaves Guernsey at 08:30 and arrives in Herm Island at 08:50. Return boat times to Guernsey on 1st May are at 12:35, 14:35, 15:35 or 17:35.

To register and for more information please click here.

Thursday 4th May (11.00 – 13.00) Herm’s Heroes, Myths & Legends

Let Herm Island resident, Lesley Bailey, take you on a tour through history, bringing life to Herm’s exciting and varied characters of the past. She will recount tales of the island’s rich tapestry of heroes, myths and legends, all of which have contributed to making Herm what it is today.

Cost £7 – booking advisable
Meeting point by the restored crane near Herm harbour
Telephone: 01481 711382
Email: lesleybailey@cwgsy.net

6 - 7 May 2017 Paranormal Investigation Evening on Herm Island

As part of the Heritage Festival – Spend a night with a difference on Herm Island!

Along with a small team you will be actively involved in exploring paranormal activities in different locations across the island. Using a full range of equipment, the team will stay awake throughout the night as you gather evidence to support the many supernatural sightings, myths and legends of this historic isle!

The evening will be led by the Paranormal Intelligence Gathering Service (“P.I.G.S”) who have held investigations in some of Britain’s most haunted locations.

Time: Arrive on the 17:15 boat and meet at The Ship Inn.

Cost: £75 per person
Price includes return boat tickets, investigation, snacks and tea/coffee, dinner and breakfast.

To book and pay please call: +44 1481 75 00 00
For more details please email: jonathanwatson@herm.com.

13 - 18 June 2017 The Mermaid Tavern Real Ale & Cider Festival

There will be an array of Ales and Ciders from around the Channel islands and the UK – many of which have not been seen in the Islands before. There will also be a wine and Champagne bar with some interesting wine finds from around the world.

Live music will be playing in the Mermaid courtyard on the Wednesday through until the Saturday evenings.

To book your place call Tom Jones at the Mermaid Tavern on: +44 1481 75 00 50

If you would like to stay for a couple of days either in The White House Hotel, Holiday Cottages or Camping to fully enjoy the atmosphere of the island and the festival, then please can our reservations department on: +44 1481 75 00 00 or email: reservations@herm.com

25 June 2017 LORD’S TAVERNERS CRICKET EVENT

Now in it’s sixth year on Herm Island, the Lord’s Taverners Herm cricket weekend is the pinnacle of the Guernsey Lord’s Taverners event calendar.

If you would like to watch the match, it begins at 11:00 in Moss Field, close by to Seagull Campsite. There is a beer tent along with a food stall operated by the Mermaid Tavern team. Entry to the ground is free of charge.

Celebrities from stage, screen and sport will be in attendance and playing the game, along with some of the Guernsey cricket team. Amongst the confirmed celebrity attendees are Chris Tarrant, Steve McFadden (AKA Eastenders’ Phil Mitchell), former England cricketer Andy Caddick, Lorraine Chase, Struan Roger, Felix Francis, Ricky Groves and Perry Fenwick.

The day is part of a three day event with the Friday and Saturday evenings in Guernsey.

The event raises money for the Guernsey Lord’s Taverners, who raise funds to give the young people of Guernsey a sporting chance. This would not be possible without the sponsorship of JT, who are in their sixth year of supporting the event.

Saturday 19th August 2017 Herm Fun Run

The Herm Fun Run starts at 3.00pm from Herm harbour. Register on the day.

22 - 24 September 2017 WINE TASTING WEEKEND at The White House Hotel

Enjoy tasting six wines each evening in the comfort of The White House Hotel lounges prior to an excellent four-course dinner in the Two Rosette Conservatory Restaurant. Taste five sparkling wines and Champagnes on Sunday morning by the pool, prior to a traditional Sunday lunch in the Conservatory Restaurant.

The tastings will be led by wine merchants, growers and Herm’s CEO Jonathan Watson, who is fanatical about finding exciting wines to add to the wine lists of Herm Island. His searches not only include the wine merchants of Guernsey and the UK, but also exploration of the vineyards of France. You can expect to see some classics, and some lesser known wines of quality and distinction. The emphasis is on education, exploration and appreciation, with a good dose of humour along the way.

This weekend includes four-course dinner on both evenings and breakfast on both mornings in the Two Rosette Conservatory Restaurant, return Travel Trident tickets, two evening wine tastings, Champagne/wine tasting by the pool and Sunday lunch.

2 nights from £250 per person. An additional 3rd night can be added at £85.00 per person.
Price is based on two adults sharing a room.

To make a reservation, please call: +44 1481 75 00 00 or email: reservations@herm.com.