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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17 Comments

  1. Alica
    October 7, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    Looks like a place to have a great night out! Wish I lived nearer!

  2. Margaret GALLAGHER
    October 7, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    Looks a fabulous place – not had a cocktail night for ages

  3. October 7, 2018 / 2:23 pm

    What a fantastic looking place – very decadent and the decor is just gorgeous. I imagine you had a lovely time there and I bet you’ll be back for another visit or two.

  4. October 7, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    What a beautiful setting for a catch up. Those cocktails look so scrummy, how did you choose which to start off with! Secret bars and restaurants are my favourite x

  5. October 8, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    My lord, these look amazing! It sounds like you had a great night out.

  6. October 8, 2018 / 7:14 pm

    It sounds like the staff there were really good. I’d love to try the cocktails they sound yummy especially the gin based one.

  7. October 9, 2018 / 1:27 pm

    Wow it looks very grand! Those cocktails loom lush especially the one with the very best syrup on top.

  8. October 9, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    Looks like such a cool place. You look so happy in the pics. It’s great to have some adult/girly time isn’t it

  9. October 10, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    Those cocktails look amazing! I’ve always fancied going to Jersey. Glad you had a good time. #Bloggerclubuk

  10. Hayley Colburn
    October 10, 2018 / 10:11 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely time, I could do with a break like this myself, its been far too long

  11. October 11, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    What a cool place! Looks like a lot of fun and it is always fun when it also feels like and adventure!

    #BloggerClubUK

  12. Priscilla Stubbs
    October 12, 2018 / 10:19 am

    A lovely place for a night out, the cocktails look spectacular

  13. MARK HOPKINS
    October 13, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    You should try Dune Bug. Delicious.

  14. Lynn Neal
    October 14, 2018 / 8:27 am

    Wow those cocktails look fabulous!

  15. October 15, 2018 / 11:15 am

    Looks like you had a great time. I love a cocktail (or two!) #BloggerClubUK

  16. Laura Turner
    October 19, 2018 / 7:14 pm

    The danger with cocktails is you drink them like they’re squash. Love the look of the one with the raspberry on top.

  17. A S,Edinburgh
    October 22, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    That all looks amazing! A fabulous place to spend an evening, especially as the days grow shorter and colder.

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