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by Robyn Bardgett

Whether you enjoy exploring memories past or living in the moment with activities like watersports, spa time or treasure hunting in picturesque shops, the Town of St. George will match up nicely with the must-dos on your list.

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itting at the eastern end of the island and home to the Town of St. George, the parish of St. George’s may be the oldest inhabited part of the island. Serving as Bermuda’s capital until 1815, the Town of St. George was established back in 1612, shortly after the Sea Venture was shipwrecked on nearby reefs with Bermuda’s first settlers on board. Today the area is constantly being pumped with a fresh and youthful energy.

King’s Square, on the waterfront, is the heart of town. Colourful reenactments take place here at the Stocks and Pillory and the Ducking Stool, where town gossips met a watery punishment for their loose lips back in the day. Across the small bridge from the square is Ordnance Island, with great views looking back at town and Somers’ Wharf. The St. George’s Foundation operates the full-scale replica of the Deliverance, one of the two ships built by the castaways of the Sea Venture wreck of 1609. Explore above and below the decks and follow the audiovisual

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000, St. George’s features historic attractions that are worth exploring.


exhibits that portray what life on board would have been like and how this ship became famous as “The Ship That Saved America.” As a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000, St. George’s features historic attractions that are always worth exploring, whether they’re the reenactments in King’s Square or learning about the history of the town and its settlement at the World Heritage Centre on Penno’s Wharf… or simply wandering the town’s meandering lanes. T I M E T R AV E L L I N G A walk through any of the town’s narrow streets feels like a step back in time, with quaint names like Needle & Thread Alley, Featherbed Alley and Old Maid’s Lane, and will quickly reveal examples of buildings dating from as early as the 1600s — many now occupied for residential or commercial use. Several of the buildings in the town have been lovingly restored by the Bermuda National Trust and are home to museums that hold a glimpse into the town’s past. Whilst the buildings that are for private use can only be viewed from the road, they are still fascinating examples of Bermuda’s early architecture. Take a stroll along York Street to find St. Peter’s, Their Majesties Chappell, which has proudly stood sentinel over the town since 1612. The church is one of the oldest continuously used churches in the Western Hemisphere. The interior of the church is worth a look; the exposed cedar beams in the church were all harvested from Bermudian cedar trees. The church’s graveyard — where many early Bermudians are buried — is fascinating; read the weather-worn-but-still-legible epitaphs on crumbling headstones. Just on the outskirts of the town sits the Unfinished Church, which was meant to replace St. Peter’s in the 1870s after it was damaged by a storm. Whilst the interior of the church is no longer accessible, it’s a picturesque ruin that’s worth exploring.

GETTING TO ST. GEORGE’S St. George’s is easily accessible by scooter or electric car, and you will find charging stations in the town. You may also take advantage of Bermuda’s excellent public transportation and head out to St. George’s by bus or ferry. Sea Express Ferry offers a seasonal Orange Route that operates from April to November to St. George’s from Hamilton, via Dockyard (295-4506; marineandports.bm). To take the iconic pink Bermuda Breeze bus ride from Hamilton to St. George’s, choose routes 1, 3, 10 or 11. Or you can take the bus from Dockyard, via Hamilton, to St. George’s (295-3851; www.gov.bm/bus). Pick up a Transportation Pass, which is good for unlimited rides on the bus and ferry system. Passes cost $19 for one day, $31.50 for two days, $44 for three days, $48.50 for four days and $62 for seven days, with discounted rates for children ages 5 to 16. Children under 5 ride free. VISITBERMUDANOW.COM |

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St. George’s also boasts several military fortifications and batteries, including the island’s largest fort, Fort St. Catherine. Along with exploring the tunnels, ramparts and cannons, Fort St. Catherine also offers one of the most spectacular views on the island. Nearby are several beaches, including Tobacco Bay, which features a calm bay surrounded by limestone rock formations and is home to a variety of sea life, including parrotfish — it’s the perfect place for children to snorkel.

fall off, don’t worry — the boat captain will pick you up. Or you can go a more relaxed route by zipping around on a Jet Ski on a tour led by a fun and knowledgeable guide. If you feel like commanding your own vessel, aye-aye, captain: Rent a 13- or 16-foot Boston Whaler or a larger 23-foot pontoon boat and explore St. George’s coastline at your own leisure. For something a little slower paced, try kayaking or rent a paddleboard, which can be perfect for all ages and skill levels.

P R E S E N T - D AY P A S T I M E S Whilst some of the back roads in St. George’s are a little sleepy, there are plenty of activities to take advantage of in the East End, whether by land or on the water. A great way to explore the East End coastline is by horseback. Trail rides can be organised to take in many of the sites, as well as along the beaches. There are also plenty of watersports to choose from here. Thrill seekers can hop on a wet and wild ride aboard an inflatable banana boat as they try to hang on and not fall off. But if you do

TA K E I T E A S Y If you’re just looking to take it easy with some chill-out time on the beach or centre yourself with some blissedout yoga, there are plenty of ways to unwind. The town offers places for a few quiet moments of reflection, whether it’s in the well-manicured greenery of Somers’ Garden — featuring an iconic Bermuda moongate — or strolling along the waterfront on Ordnance Island whilst checking out the boats in St. George’s Harbour. In neighbouring St. David’s, you can find more beach options and amenities

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at Clearwater Beach and Turtle Bay. Further off the beaten path, explore Cooper’s Island Nature Reserve, which also boasts several beaches. The nature reserve is only accessible by foot but is well worth the trek. PURCHASING POWER Shopping in the Town of St. George has undergone a bit of a renaissance recently, with new boutique shops popping up. There are still several outposts of island favourites selling clothing, shoes, souvenirs and, of course, the eponymous shorts. Unique finds include jewellery inspired by the sea, locally made soaps and handmade Bermuda products, as well as books, health and beauty supplies, and cigars. The Town of St. George is also home to Bermuda’s iconic perfumery, Lili Bermuda. Here you can find all of the perfumer’s Bermuda-inspired scents, as well as take a tour and see how each bottle is lovingly hand-crafted on-site.

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BON APPÉTIT After a stroll around the shops or a day out on the water, there are plenty of options for enjoying a bite to eat. Whether looking for a tempting baked good, an invigorating cup of coffee, a chance to cool off with an ice cream or to sample a delicious range of seafood, there are a variety of eateries from bakeries to waterside restaurants located within the town. You can also take advantage of resources for visitors by stopping by

the Visitor Services Centre on the corner of York and Queen Street to pick up a map, a guide or up-to-date information on St. George’s events, attractions and tours. You can also pick up your public transportation passes and tokens for the buses and ferries (297-0556). The Town of St. George offers free Wi-Fi around King’s Square (sponsored by the Visitor Services Centre and The Corporation of St. George’s); just connect to the Destination St. George’s network.

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• Rated #1 in Jet Ski Tours by visitors and locals alike. (Several Jet Ski Adventures to choose from + private tours) • WildCat takes guests on a fun, thrilling sightseeing adventure tour around Bermuda’s coastline and shores. • Parasail above Bermuda’s turquoise waters & coral reefs. • Plan your very own adventure on one of our Boston Whaler Boats, Pontoon Boats, Kayaks or SUP rentals. • 4 Locations • Charter your own private boat & captain. • Reservations are advised • Open daily from 8am-7pm

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HISTORIC HIGHLIGHTS With its charming architecture and cultural treasures, the Town of St. George has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historic gem is also known as the oldest continuously inhabited English settlement in the Western Hemisphere. Be sure to check out these historic points of interest during your visit.

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•4 00th Anniversary Monument • Alexandra Battery • Barber’s Alley • Bermuda National Trust Museum • Bermudian Heritage Museum • Bob Burns Park • Bridge House (BNT) • Buckingham (BNT) • Building Bay • Deliverance Replica

•F ort St. Catherine & Museum • Gates Fort •T he Globe Hotel (BNT) • King’s Square •M itchell House (Historical Society) • Old Rectory • Pilot Darrell’s House • Reeve Court (BNT) • Segregated Graveyard at St. Peter’s • Sir George Somers’ Monument

• Somers Garden •T he St. George’s Foundation • St. Peter’s, Their Majesties Chappell • State House • Stewart Hall • Stocks, Pillory and Whipping Post • Town Hall • Tucker House • Unfinished Church • Whitehall • World Heritage Centre


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FOR A FRESH WAY TO DISCOVER ST. GEORGE’S AND ITS HISTORY look no further than

the guided walking tours of the town. Whether walking, biking or cruising in a minivan, there are several options that will offer a chance to explore the town and surrounding area through the eyes of a local, as well as sample some of the food and local gifts unique to the East End. Bringing to life the town’s past, a Haunted History tour is a novel approach to learn about the town’s history. Whilst there are certainly stories of hauntings within the walls of many of the town’s 400-plus-year-old buildings, the tour also revives the stories of the people that inhabited the town and those that made their mark on the history of the island. Storytellers in period costumes appear to guide visitors through the narrow streets and alleyways that tell tales from slavery to witchcraft. As the sun sets, the backdrop of the centuries-old town creates an eerie atmosphere offering a way to experience the history of the town — and the island — like no other. The Bermuda National Trust also offers tours around their historic properties and sites, many of which are situated in St. George’s, including The Globe Hotel, which houses the Bermuda National Trust Museum. The 17th-century building is one of the oldest stone buildings in Bermuda. The tour guides visitors through the island’s former capital and its historic streets and buildings, with a unique perspective on St. George’s role throughout history. Within one of the town’s historic properties is The Lili Bermuda Perfumery, which operates tours daily (except Sundays and public holidays). Along with exploring Stewart Hall, the former 18th-century home that houses the perfumery, the tour offers the chance to sample Lili Bermuda’s exclusive perfumes, as well as get a glimpse inside the techniques of their hand-crafted perfumes, which are still individually bottled and packaged at the perfumery.

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Insider’s Guide

With so much to fill your itinerary, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for here in St. George’s. Here are our top picks for what to see and do. ACTIVITIES

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ANA LUNA CATAMARAN GROTTO BAY BEACH RESORT 11 BLUE HOLE HILL, BAILEY’S BAY TEL: 504-3780 WEBSITE: ANALUNAADVENTURES.COM

Adventures in paradise depart from the Grotto Bay Beach Resort dock, just 10 minutes away from the Town of St. George. Ana Luna Catamaran offers regular scheduled group cruises: “Champagne Sunset Cruise” sails Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings; “Sail Away

to Turtle Bay” sails Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m.; “Full Moon with Bubbles” sails on the evening of the full moon, once monthly; “Glow Worms Safari” sails two and three days after the full moon. Ana Luna Catamaran also offers private cruises for up to 40 guests, overnight stays and scuba diving trips, and has a sailing school. All are customised to perfection. Constructed in France, 45-foot Ana Luna features lots of deck space, shade, a swim platform, four cabins with en suite bathrooms, a full galley and plenty of seating. All perfect for your enjoyment of Bermuda’s stunning marine environment.

historic building with exposed cedar beams, this studio offers a beautiful view of the bay. The Just Breathe space is dedicated to healing and nourishment of the body, mind and soul. Their mission is for this space to attract a tribe that can come together to uplift one another and help shine their brightest light. The studio has daily classes and hosts multiple workshops, retreats and teacher trainings throughout the year. Visitors of all levels are welcome!

JUST BREATHE YOGA 32 WATER ST. TEL: 707-5001 WEBSITE: JUSTBREATHEYOGA.BM

K.S. WATERSPORTS (ADVENTURE TOURS, RENTALS & CHARTERS) 8 KING’S SQUARE LOCATED AT THE WHITE HORSE PUB & RESTAURANT TEL: 441-297-4155 E-MAIL: INFO@KSWATERSPORTS.COM WEBSITE: KSWATERSPORTS.COM

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TOWN OF ST. GEORGE below the water? Then join one of their two-stop snorkelling tours, which are great for experienced snorkellers who want to explore Bermuda’s amazing underwater marine life and vibrant coral reefs. Snorkel gear is provided for all snorkel excursions, plus private snorkelling tour options are available upon request. Are you looking for that amazing Bermuda on-the-water experience? Then privately charter one of their amazing premium charter boats or luxury yachts ranging from 23 feet to 55 feet long, which are perfectly priced for smaller groups, families and friends who want to relax, cruise and explore Bermuda’s waters in style and comfort. Swim, snorkel, cliff jump, tour the island, picnic, spot sea turtles and more. Your dedicated captain will customise your experience to suit all your needs. Don’t forget to visit their other locations in Dockyard, Southampton and Hamilton, which offer Jet Ski tours, parasailing, WildCat high-speed boat tours, boat rentals, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkelling tours and private boat tours and charters. For reservations, please call or book online. Reservations are advised.

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beginners and the experienced jet skier. Two-hour, three-hour and half-day private Jet Ski tours are available as well. Instructions provided to all participants to ensure a safe and memorable experience. All ages welcome. Must be 16 years or older (by law) to drive a Jet Ski. Looking to plan your very own adventure? Then rent one of their brand-new 13-foot or 16-foot Boston Whaler boats or their larger 23-foot pontoon boats. Whether half day or full day, beginner or experienced driver, their instructors will have you up and ready to captain your own boat in no time, so you can head out on the water and explore Bermuda at your own leisure. A detailed map with routes and points of interest to see is provided with every rental. For something a little slower paced and still very fun and exciting, try renting one of their brand-new kayaks and paddleboards (SUP), which are perfect for all ages and skill levels. Are you the adventurous type and want to explore Bermuda from

Experience Kinezumi’s thrill-seeking and adventurous watersport toys, including Jet Skis and Banana Boats. Extreme fun, extreme laughs and lasting memories. If you are a thrill seeker, look no further as your quest for the ultimate watersport entertainment is over. Enjoy some of the best adrenaline-fueled watersport activities Bermuda has to offer. Kinezumi Water Sports is for those individuals who are adventurous thrill seekers, fearless, bold and exhilarating explorers. LA BELLEZA SPA RETREAT 3 BRIDGE ST. TEL: 297-1929

La Belleza’s mission is to create a tranquil environment to rejuvenate their clients. They are dedicated to providing a memorable experience through exceptional service and technical excellence. Pamper yourself with a manicure and pedicure or if you are looking for a new hairstyle, colour

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Tours, Rentals & Charters), Bermuda’s No. 1 watersports company for fun and adventure. They offer Jet Ski rentals and tours, Boston Whaler and pontoon boat rentals, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkelling tours and private boat charters out of St. George’s. Experience the thrill of a lifetime on one of their amazing Jet Ski Adventures, which are rated one of the best tours and fun activities to do in Bermuda. Splash and dash throughout Bermuda’s aqua-blue waters as their friendly, fun and knowledgeable guides show you some of the best places to see on the water, plus point out many historic landmarks, too. Some of their Jet Ski Adventures even stop at a pink sandy beach area for a short swim, explore hidden coves to spot sea turtles or to snorkel vibrant coral reefs and marine life. Regular Jet Ski Adventures range from 75 to 90 minutes long in St. George’s, with the lowest Jet Ski rates in Bermuda plus several Jet Ski Adventures to choose, which are perfect for

KINEZUMI WATER SPORTS 6B PENNO’S DR. TEL: 296-9595 WEBSITE: KINEZUMIADVENTURES.COM


enhancements or a creative updo for a special occasion, treat yourself to some luxurious pampering and expertise of professionals. THE LILI BERMUDA PERFUMERY STEWART HALL, 5 QUEEN ST. TEL: 293-0627 / 800-527-8213 WEBSITE: LILIBERMUDA.COM

The historic charm of St. George’s is epitomised at The Lili Bermuda Perfumery. Since 1928, artists in the sense of smell have created masterful scents here that capture the essence of Bermuda. Today, Stewart Hall houses a history room, retail store and the fragrancemaking studio of master perfumer Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone, where occasionally she hosts intimate perfume-making workshops. Come for a free tour to experience it all and leave with your very own Lili Bermuda fragrance and toiletries. Open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in summer, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the winter. Also stop by their Lili Bermuda retail store at 67 Front Street in Hamilton. MORAN MEADOWS BERMUDA HORSE TRAIL RIDE TEL: 537-0400 WEBSITE: BERMUDAHORSETRAILRIDE.COM

Travel back in time as you ride along the country lanes, lush trails, pristine beaches and historic forts of the north-east coastline whilst enjoying a relaxing and personalised trail ride tour of St. George’s, Bermuda’s original settlement and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sink your hooves into the beach where the first settlers swam ashore in 1609 and enjoy views of Fort St. Catherine, Alexandra Battery, Gates Fort, the Unfinished Church and the famous Sea Venture Monument. SHOPPING CHUNK E DUNKS 1 WATER ST. TEL: 535-1304

Chunk E Dunks is the newest souvenir apparel and gift shop located in the beautiful little town of St. George’s. They are your source for “generously sized souvenir apparel” and currently stock sizes up to 5X. You will also find unique souvenirs and made-in-Bermuda gifts, Bermuda pink-sand jewellery and sea glass jewellery. Stop by and visit… they will be waiting for you.

Better pick up your beach essentials: sunscreen, drinks, snacks, games, hats, toys, book, really big bag…

Drug Store Open 8-7.30, Sun 2-6. Call 297-1828

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TOWN OF ST. GEORGE CHURCHILL’S LTD. 27 YORK ST. TEL: 297-1650 WEBSITE: CHURCHILLS.BERMUDAWINES.COM

When visiting the Town of St. George, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, don’t miss the aptly named Churchill’s for your wines, spirits and cigars. With the only walk-in humidor on the island, this is the place to stop for your Cuban cigars, fine wines, cold beer and sodas. Winston Churchill said, “I am easily satisfied with the very best,” and now you can be, too. They offer the finest selection of cigars, featuring the newly formed Bermuda Cigar Co. line of cigars as well as Cubans, fine wines — over 250 references — and gifts such as cigar cases and cutters, lighters, glasses, decanters and wine openers. Hours of operation are Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. DAVIDROSE STUDIO 20 WATER ST. TEL: 295-7673 WEBSITE: DAVIDROSESTUDIO.COM

FRANGIPANI 13 WATER ST. TEL: 297-1357 E-MAIL: FRANGIHAM@LOGIC.BM

Frangipani now has two locations. In their lively St. George’s store, you can find an eclectic range of beautiful and elegant clothing like cheerful batik sundresses, shoes and sandals, bags, jewellery and gifts to take home. Their Hamilton store in Washington Mall sells a similar range in women’s clothes in cotton, rayon and jersey but also has a fantastic selection of unique larger items such as lamps, cushion

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covers, throws, bedspreads, paintings, large chests and unique gift ideas like trinket boxes. Whether you’re stepping off a cruise or relaxing at a resort, be sure to take the time to visit either one of their stores if you are looking for something special and unique to take home. ROBERTSON’S DRUG STORE 24 YORK ST. TEL: 297-1828 PHARMACY: 297-1736 FACEBOOK: ROBERTSONSDRUGSTORE

At the heart of St George’s is Robertson’s Drug Store, where the townsfolk have congregated for generations. This is the shop that has that special something they, and you, won’t find anywhere else. There are the usual medicines and prescriptions, drinks, snacks, toys, beach games and gear, plus sun creams and toiletries; but it’s the gifts, from Bermuda, Europe, the U.S. and beyond, that Robertson’s is famous for. That, and their friendly staff,

make it your one-stop shop at the start of your discovery of St. George’s. SALTWATER JEWELLERY DESIGNS 8 WATER ST. TEL: 519-9906 WEBSITE: SALTWATERJEWELLERY.COM

Saltwater Jewellery Designs is an elegant boutique specialising in one-of-a-kind hand-crafted jewellery that’s deeply alluring to the eye. Brilliant colours inspired from the beauty of Bermuda’s turquoise waters, coral pink shores and the daring bright hues across the island. Designers Kelli and Rose Thompson create the jewellery using Bermuda sea glass, Bermuda pink sand, semiprecious stones, Venetian glass and freshwater pearls. SEAGLASS STUDIO 8 YORK ST. LOWER SHOP TEL: 735-7181 WEBSITE: BERMUDASEAGLASSBYKELLY.COM

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Celebrate your Bermuda vacation all year with Davidrose’s luxury collections, inspired by the island’s beauty, history and culture. This award-winning brand, helmed by a husband and wife design duo, is renowned for its fine jewellery, silver and one-of-a-kind bridal and custom works of art for any occasion. Take home one of the signature Ocean Collection pieces inspired by the turquoise waters surrounding Bermuda. Their flagship store in the Town of St. George is open during the summer months only. Visit their new Hamilton location on Front Street in the Walker Arcade year-round.


Visit beachcomber Kelly Diel in her new studio, just across the street from her old location, and eight steps off Water Street. She has a treasure trove of unique hand-crafted gifts in the heart of St. George’s. Seaglass Studio is where Kelly creates one-of-a-kind jewellery from sea glass found on the local beaches. You can see the rarest colours of sea glass in orange, red and yellow. She also uses driftwood, sea pottery and other sea debris to create decorative signs, mirrors and ornamental sculptures. Visit Kelly at her studio, where you can find that special unique gift to take home. THE WHISTLIN’ FROG 14C WATER ST. TEL: 297-1304

The Whistlin’ Frog is one of the oldest souvenir stores in the Town of St George. Here you will find a selection of adult and children’s clothing apparel, including the famous Bermuda jacket. Check out their quality T-shirts, hats, footwear and sunglasses, the must-have beach apparel; stunning jewellery; local hot sauces and jams and many other trinkets to take home. A wonderful selection of quality gifts at great prices. FOOD AND BEVERAGE GO JO’S COFFEE SHOP 7 KING’S SQUARE TEL: 297-0614

Go Jo’s Coffee Shop sits on the water’s edge next to the infamous Ducking Stool in the King’s Square, St. George’s. Enjoy some of the best local cuisine, coffee and home-made drinks, all freshly prepared for you each day: the cowboy breakfast; the bacon, avocado and tomato sandwich; home-made traditional codfish cakes or their No. 1 bestseller, the fresh local fish sandwich. A must-try is their ever-popular amazing carrot cake, assorted rum cakes and other delicious baked goods. TEMPEST BISTRO 22 WATER ST. TEL: 297-0861

Tempest Bistro is situated in a restored former military warehouse on Water Street, Somers’ Wharf, and offers international-style bistro variations on local favourites that have proven to be pleasing to both locals and visitors alike. The exposed brick and original archways throughout give warmth and comfort, providing a relaxing atmosphere for any dining occasion. TEMPTATIONS CAFÉ 31 YORK ST. TEL: 297-1368

Temptations Café is a lovely sandwich shop which offers its customers a chance to experience a quaint slice of Bermuda. Whether you stop in for a piping hot beverage, an egg and bacon breakfast bagel, delicious home-made soup with a hearty sandwich made to order, or a sweet treat, you are wel-

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White Horse Pub & Restaurant

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Restaurant, Pub & Sports Bar comed like you’re at home. Eat in or take out, Temptations is affordably priced and open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. WAHOO'S BISTRO & PATIO 36 WATER ST. TEL: 297-1307 WEBSITE: WAHOOS.BM

Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio is centrally located in the heart of St. George’s and boasts panoramic views of the harbour. It offers a wide range of menu choices guaranteed to satisfy any picky eater, from the famous locally caught fish items — including wahoo nuggets, rockfish Picasso and, of course, the award-winning fish chowder — to the delicious schnitzel sandwich and ever-changing pasta special. Bring your family for a nice relaxing meal or come for a romantic dinner overlooking the moonlit harbour. WHITE HORSE PUB & RESTAURANT 8 KING’S SQUARE TEL: 441-297-1838 WEBSITE: WHITEHORSEBERMUDA.COM

The White Horse Pub & Restaurant is Bermuda’s most popular pub and seafood restaurant in St. George’s, well known for its creative and colourful dishes, friendly service and breathtaking views of St. George’s Harbour. The pub offers inside dining, covered waterside dining, an outdoor waterfront bistro area and their brand-new upstairs outdoor patio seating overlooking the historic King’s Square. The White Horse serves a wide selection of fresh local fish, flame-grilled steaks, as well as popular English and Bermudian pub favourites. Great food, great prices, great menu selections, all in a relaxed and casual atmosphere for you to enjoy. Fancy something cool and refreshing? Then sit back and relax at their inside or outside waterfront bar whilst sipping on one of their signature cocktails, mojitos or frozen drinks made especially for you. For all you sports fans out there, this is Bermuda’s No. 1 sports bar in St. George’s. Enjoy wall-to-wall sports coverage of your favourite teams from morning to night. The White Horse Pub & Restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; bar open until 1 a.m. or later. Takeout is available. WONG’S GOLDEN DRAGON RESTAURANT 13 YORK ST. TEL: 297-0408 WEBSITE: WONGSGOLDENDRAGONBDA.COM

Wong’s Golden Dragon Restaurant offers the most captivating, high-quality Chinese takeout food in the Town of St. George. The distinguished chef, Chunlee Wong, serves a fusion of Szechuan, Thai, Malaysian and Cantonese-style food, providing a rich pageant of the foremost seafood, meat and vegetarian meals. Check out their lunch and seasonal specials and their party-to-go menu. Open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Bermuda’s favorite pub & seafood restaurant in St. George’s ...with excellent service, great prices and a relaxed atmosphere, the White Horse is sure to please. • Waterfront dining & views • Excellent menu selection • Happy Hour 5 to 7pm daily • Indoor and outdoor bars Food Served: 11:00am to 10:00pm Bar Open: 11:00am to 1:00am

• #1 Sports Bar in St. George’s • Live satellite sports coverage • Popular place for locals and visitors alike. Best Location!

Tel: (441)-297-1838

8 Kings Square, St. George’s, GE05

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36 Water Street St. Georges, GE 05 Bermuda Phone 297-1307 wahoos@logic.bm www.wahoosbistro.bm