Tanks, Plungers, Stop Cocks and Dynamic Pressure it’s been an interesting Winter!!!
Our relentless programme of investment continued and we took the plunge and are pleased to say that the plumbing has been completed and duly noticed by our guests. As Mrs Buxton said ”Wow! I didn't expect that” referring to the power shower that caught her out and resulted in a floor mopping exercise!

No such problem for Mr and Mrs Wood in Room 14 as they enjoyed the wet room style walk in shower! (see below)

In addition to the plumbing we also raided the budget to refurbish another 4 standard rooms, and I hope you agree that they look proper posh!
Stay an extra night - on the house!
So spring sprung and snows came, but
now we're bathed in fantastic warm sunshine (ok, we will be soon).

If you are visiting La Barbarie Hotel during 2013 then why not take advantage of our great Free Night Offer?

This special offer gives you the opportunity to extend your visit with a complimentary night’s accommodation and full English breakfast.

Use your extra time to visit Herm or Sark, enjoy our delicious seafood, do some last minute shopping in St. Peter Port or simply chillax by the pool.
Old Barbarians Spotted at the Bar
Nice to see Old Barbarians that have already been back to see us this year:

Mr and Mrs Jones
our very loyal Barbarians, thank you

Mr and Mrs Ruberry
Saved this poor lickle thing from being orphaned

The collective known as “the Barmy Barbarians”
David E, Mike &Julie B Christine& Woody, Mrs B

Tracker South Wales
Thanks for the Trip advisor review

Mr and Mrs Tree
Lovely to see you and thanks also for the kind words.

Mr and Mrs Lockwood
Serial Barbarians who on Good Friday 2013 marked 20 consecutive years of visiting La Barbarie Hotel!!
See our Facebook page for more >

And too many OB’s to mention, thank you all for your continued 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@labarbariehotel.com and watch your in box
Time for a Quick Break
With a choice of 3 exciting Guernsey short breaks we think La Barbarie has something to suit everybody
  Guernsey Walking Breaks  from only £156
   3 night break including Ormer Card,
   packed lunches and Champagne
  Guernsey Mini Breaks         from only £156
   3 night break including a Seafood    Spectacular and Champagne.
  Guernsey Seafood Breaks from only £330
   3 night break with superb Guernsey    seafood dinner and wines nightly.
Old and New Barbarians get with it!
La Barbarie can now be your friend!

Go on and have a look, become a friend and we'll poke you (I think that’s the term) with up to date info and offers here . . .
NEW Superior Spring Offer- Available Now

Savour three nights bed and breakfast in a Superior guest room with 15% discount on accommodation.

3 nights in April: only £306.00 - for 2 persons!

3 nights in May: only £331.50 - for 2 persons!

All La Barbarie Hotel Superior rooms are perfectly appointed with King Size beds, additional seating, flat screen TV with DVD player, luxury towelling, full size bath and separate shower, heated bathroom towel rails, bath robes, and complimentary bottled water.

Call this "Superior Number" now to book now:

                   01481 235217

This Superior Spring offer is available for stays in April and May and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer is subject to Superior room availability and based on two persons sharing.
Blue Food Thinking and Sky for Thought
While we were closed Chef and Ivo had their restaurant thinking caps on, coming up with some new ideas

So what’s new?

•  6’s & 7’s Start at 5.30pm
   (the early bird catches a great value Meal)

•  New Afternoon Menu served 2pm till 5pm

•  New Bar Lunch Menu (with small portion option)
    proving very popular indeed!

•  New Meal Deal Set Lunch Menu

•  New Á La Carte Menu

•  New Wine List

•  New Spring “Taste Guernsey“ Menu

But some things didn't need to change so Chef Colin, Ivo, Ravis, Kristine, that Andy bloke and the team will all be here to offer the same good old fashioned La Barbarie welcome and hospitality.
An audience with . . . a hat!
Revelations - An interview with Ravis Strelkovs Head Waiter and Wine Guru

Describe a typical work week for you.

I wouldn't say there was a typical one. They are all kind of erratic and unpredictable. I just try and keep out of Mr Coleman’s way.

What was your first job?

I was a vision technician . . . I think you call them window cleaners.

Why did you come to Guernsey?

Well I heard about all these green? Glass houses so, though it paned me to leave home, I had to follow my dream.

What other jobs have you done?

I worked in a travelling Circus as a trainee Latvian Morris Dancer; I love all the bells and whistles.

What other job would you have liked?

I wouldn't want this to be made public but I always had this fantasy to be an Oirish Leprechaun I applied but they said I was too tall with my hat on.

How did your love of wine develop?

Well it’s been fermenting in me for a while and the boss took me to a wine tasting (good job I wasn't driving) and it really went from there. Let’s just say Wine: It's why I get out of bed every afternoon. I also lock up my wine in a cabernet.

Who would be your perfect dinner partner(s)?

I have made so many friends working at this fabulous hotel (he told me to say that) but I think a great table would be with Mr Nigel Ward (top bloke from Yorkshire) Louise (one of our fantastic wine suppliers) Marian Pahars a great Latvian footballer who played for Southampton and of course that other great footballer (he told me to say that as well) Andy Coleman (he might pick up the tab!).
Spot The Difference
(no, it's not a competition)
Finally my thanks to Mr Hughes who sent me the following pictures Room 16 in 1964 (I was only 4)

I thought a before and after of the room might be appropriate. I just love the sailing boat wallpaper.
Television After Dinner Only

Mr Hughes also passed
on this hotel information
leaflet which makes for
interesting reading.
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