Welcome to issue 5 of our E-newsletter which is full of all the news you don’t really care about plus our special offers which may make you a little curious.

Not on Budget and Not on Time

That’s my kids but hey the 4 new Superior rooms came in on both. Well done to Paul and Janis on all their hard work this winter. We are all very proud of these new rooms and the pictures below show you why.
Tripadvisor ranks La Barbarie Hotel #1 in Guernsey!
Many thanks to all of you who take the time to post your La Barbarie experience on Trip Advisor. We were pleased to be notified in June this year that we were the top ranking Hotel in Guernsey.

Read full Tripadvisor website results here >

"LoggerPeterborough" kindly wrote:

"Not enough words to give the full picture - you have to go yourself.

Try all the foods excellent in all aspects. the steaks just melt. The pastry chef must sleep with pride each day, he loves his profession. All the staff are the best. Nothing too much trouble"
We have for the first time (about time I hear you say) been featured in The Good Food Guide.

Selection is based on feedback that you have provided to them about us so a big thank you from us to you for taking the time to recommend La Barbarie.
Take a Break - Take your Pick - from Five
La Barbarie offers a comprehensive choice of Short Breaks to Guernsey to suite most tastes and budgets. Here's Five of the Best!

If you would like something a little different or more active please just let our reservations team know - they love a challenge and will do their utmost to create a bespoke package just for you.
  Guernsey Walking Breaks  from £92
   Available from March 12th to    October 30th 2010.
  Guernsey Mini Breaks         from £92
   Available from March 12th to    October 30th 2010.
  Guernsey Seafood Breaks from £255
   Available from May 1st to    September 30th 2010
  Guernsey Fly-Drive Breaks from £256
   Available from March 12th to    October 30th 2010.
Just some of the Old Barbarians
we've been delighted to meet at the bar this year
Mr & Mrs Buxton
Great to see you again and lets hope LFC have as good a season as La Barbarie

Mr. & Mrs Yates and Mr. Dickinson
If I find the China Guernsey Cow I'll keep one for you!

Mr & Mrs Stevens and Moss
A lovely shade of Pink! That’s what good cliff walking does for you.

Mr & Mrs Purt
The Palace left you sweating!

Mr & Mrs Crowhurst & Pritchard
Ooh the Big Birthday is coming up!!

Maurice Wood and Party
Every year it’s a pleasure to welcome the group! Thanks for testing the New Room! Umbrella and all.

Mr & Mrs Ray and The Medhurst Ramblers
No Volcano could stop this group of determined walkers

Mr & Mrs Ruberry, Mr & Mrs Hart, Mr & Mrs Ive, Mr & Mrs Stanford.

And all you other Old Barbarians too many to mention. Thanks for your loyal support.

Remember if you or your friends would like to be zapped or is it zipped or maybe pinged with a special offer and newsy E Barb wire then please email Andy on andy.barbarie@guernsey.net and watch your in box

Two very special offers for Old Barbarians

These FREE nights special offers are open to Old Barbarians and returning guests. To find out more about Old Barbarians offers and how to apply just
 click here >

   Quite Autumn Offer -
1 FREE night

    Available: September 20th to October 30th 2010

   i.e. stay 4 pay for 3, stay 5 for 4, 6 for 5 etc.
   Based on two sharing in a Standard Twin
       or Double Room
   Bed and Breakfast terms only
   All Extra Nights at Public Tariff
   This offer cannot be used in conjunction
       with other offer

   Amazing Spring Offer -
2 FREE nights

    Available: 11th to 31st March 2011

   i.e. stay 5 only pay for 3
   Based on two sharing in a Standard Twin
       or Double Room
   Bed and Breakfast terms only
   Only applicable for minimum 5 night stay
   All Extra Nights at Public Tariff
   Must be booked before 30th January 2011
   This offer cannot be used in conjunction
       with other offer
2010 Hospitality Industry Awards Dinner
Elizabeth and Andy Coleman with La Barbarie’s
"Diners Vote Restaurant of the Year Award"
The hospitality and catering industry celebrated in style at their annual awards dinner, on Monday 26th April. The event recognises and celebrates food expertise in Guernsey. Good Food Guernsey rewarded the excellence of the industry with a lavish black-tie awards ceremony at The Farmhouse.

Mr. Steve Scuffell, a regular visitor to the island, judged the Chef of the Year competition on behalf of the UK’s Craft Guild of Chefs, and commended the high standards of professional cooking. , Pupils and staff from Guernsey’s College of Further Education cooked and served dinner at the event. And 2010 Hotelier of the Year, Managing Director of Red Carnations Group and former St Pierre Park Hotel Manager Jonathan Raggett was the guest speaker.

During the evening René Bisson of the Pavilion received the Chef of the Year award and his colleague Tony Leck was honoured with a special award for his services and dedication to the catering industry over the years. Josh Phillips of the OGH won the Junior Chef of the Year.

Grub & Gastro also announced their winners. La Barbarie Hotel scooped the ‘Diners Vote’ Restaurant of the Year award
. . . and finally, Baby News
No Andy has not been taking time or anything else off!

It is with great excitement that we announce the pending arrival of Baby Kacur. Head Receptionist Ilze and her Husband Janis (Maintenance Man, no not the Blue Overall Bearded one, the young handsome one!) are looking forward to their first child and bless them they timed the arrival for the end of October, just as we close for the winter!

So here’s your chance to wet the baby’s head! Guess the Sex and Weight of the bonny new arrival and we will give the winner a bottle of Champagne on your next visit! Email answers to andy.barbarie@guernsey.net

Winners of the last Competition (Name the Funny Faces!) are Neal and Linda Putnam. Well done and the bubbly is on ice.