The Blind Pig – St Heliers Secret Cocktail Bar

The Blind Pig St Helier Jersey: Last weekend I had the pleasure of travelling to Jersey with some girlfriends. One of my eldest school friends was turning 40. Which did remind me that I need to look at my 40 before 40 list because I am not sure how good I have been at ticking things off of it. We had a wonderful relaxing weekend staying in a spa hotel right in the centre of St Helier. Naturally being away without the kids meant that we were on the hunt for some nice restaurants and bars. Which is where lovely Emma at Island Living 365 came in. Living on the Island meant she definitely had the authority on the best places to eat and drink.

Each of the restaurants we tried were gorgeous. But she also recommended a secret cocktail bar… so secret that we struggled to find it. Having to ask in one of the other bars for directions, which thankfully they happily provided. The Blind Pig does look from the outside like a bike shed. The only giveaway that you maybe heading in the right direction is the little black pig on the door.

Through the wooden door you are presented with another set of stairs leading down into what feels like someones house. The walls are a pale grey with ornate gold coving. It felt very strange descending as if you were going someone you shouldn’t. At bottom there were some thick drapes and you could hear laughter.

Building up the courage we entered the small bar, which is about the same size as my living room. There was one other small group who were just leaving. We got very lucky as by the time we left, it was very busy. It is possible to book a table. We seated ourselves at the back of the bar. The cocktail menu has the classics as you would expect. But there was also a selection of specials. Which is what we chose from.

Trying first the Lemon Pie and then Lemon Berry I couldn’t have been more impressed. The bar staff were really helpful, making a gin based cocktail for the Birthday girl with little hearts. The Blind Pig has a vey decadent feel throughout, reminiscent of the 20s. I absolutely loved the Chinese wall paper, velvet chairs, low lighting and the ceiling is covered in a mural. The facilities are actually in a different bar through a secret door, which did make us giggle. Since we had spent a large amount of the previous evening in said bar. Not realising what was through the door, I guess thats where the secret part comes in.

If we ever visit again we will definitely be going back. Its also started a little project between us. That is likely to end up on here. We are now on the hunt for further secret or decedent cocktail bars. So if you know any then please leave me a message in the comments below.

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21 Comments

  1. Shaun Hackney

    Looks fantastic, we are going next week so will try and find this. If you are in Nottingham city centre try the Boiler Maker another hidden cocktail bar.

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