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Practical information : Take a break Channel Islands


Pubs open every day between 9 and 10 am (sometimes 11 am on Sundays) and usually close their doors around 11 pm. There are a few exceptions and some bars close at the stroke of 1am. We go to the pubs at 4-5pm for tea time and 6-7pm for a pint of beer.

Budget & TipsBudget & Tips

A coffee or tea will cost around £2 or £3. To enjoy a Cream Tea or Afternoon Tea you will need to spend between £10 and £20. Pints of beer cost around £3.50 or £4. If in general, there is no "happy hour" as we know it in France, some "beers of the month" are sometimes on special offer.

Age restrictionsAge restrictions

As in France and the United Kingdom, the legal age for entering an establishment that serves alcohol alone is 18.

What's very localWhat's very local

Cream Tea is a moment not to be missed. As with all British people, tea time is sacred in these islands. In the middle of the afternoon, sit down in a café with a view of the sea or in the room of a grand hotel. Order tea with cakes and pastries such as the famous scones, which are soft and topped with jam and butter, or a bowl of strawberries or raspberries with fresh local cream.

Like any self-respecting Briton, as soon as you leave the office at 6pm, head for the pub for one (or several) cold beer(s)


When you're out with your kids, most pubs and bars won't accept your toddlers after 10pm. Then it's time for a nightcap at the hotel!


As in France, you have to go out or sit on a terrace to smoke a cigarette.