The Moorings Hotel & Restaurant

Saint Martin, Jersey
+44 (0)1534 853633
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£120 - £280
per night

A family-run restaurant with rooms with a gorgeous sunny terrace overlooking the bustling harbour and delicious food in two dining spaces


15 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

£120 - £280 per night

The Experience

Picturesque Gorey sits at the foot of the castle with views that stretch across the bay – watch the twelve-metre tide surge and ebb in an ever-changing vista. Inside is extremely comfortable. If it’s pouring with rain you can take a book to the fireside, head to the treatment room, sip something delicious from the new cocktail bar then take a long lazy lunch in the restaurant. Yoga and Pilates sessions run regularly in the studio or on the terrace when it’s balmy.

Bedrooms, some with a balcony, have local art on the walls, Nespresso machines and bay or castle views. Wake to ‘Scandi’ breakfasts: Norwegian crisp breads, meat and cheese platters, smashed avocado, poached eggs and their own smoked salmon with plenty of vegan options too. There are two separate menus for the bar and the restaurant but both are from the finest local ingredients and are simply prepared so the flavours can shine.

Set off to explore the coastline on foot or hire an electric bike from the hotel.

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We think you'll love

  • The magical setting and all the sights surrounding you - castle, bay, coastline
  • The food - with a thoughtful and imaginative vegan and vegetarian menu
  • Swimming in the sea, pootling on the beach
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You should know

  • The bar and restaurant are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Sorry, no dogs
  • There is parking around the pier but it is timed and paid for


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £120
Damage deposit
50% for 1-night stays.
1 Family room for 4
From £210
3 Singles
From £125
9 Doubles
From £125
2 Twin/doubles
From £120


Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast, £12.50 pp/pn. Snacks from £4. Lunch/dinner starters from £8. Sandwiches from £8.50. Mains from £16. Sides from £5. Puddings from £6.50.


The Moorings is situated in a spectacular location and if you get the chance to visit Jersey, it is the most wonderful place to situate yourself for a fantastic long weekend (or week) away. The Moorings is equally loved (and frequented) by locals for its fabulous food, sunny harbourside terrace, and yoga/pilates classes. Iselin and Matt are wonderful hosts; welcoming, warm and friendly.

Eva, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

It's easy to get about on foot and explore the area. Start with the castle then branch out onto many walking paths. Spot oyster catchers and white egrets, team up with Jersey Kayak Adventures and explore the eastern coastline. On a high tide you can see big bass in the shallows next to the sea wall. Catch the bus to St Helier for the Central Market - it's beautifully authentic and old-fashioned.

Local points of interest from Matthew & Iselin Jones

  • Gerald Durrell celebrated his 50th birthday here. Also visited by David Niven, Chay Blythe and Susan Hampshire.
  • The Moorings was first registered as a Hotel in the 1851 Census, when it was The British Hotel. It has been known as The Moorings since the 1950s.
  • There's a locals swimming spot at the end of the Pier behind the wall, where you can always swim, whatever the tide. Jersey has the third biggest tidal range in the world at over 12 meters. Follow the tide out and walk amongst the oyster beds.
  • We have a yoga and Pilates studio on site- a new lease of life for what was a very old and dated residents lounge!
  • France is just an hour away, if you fancy a day trip to St Malo to sample the best of Brittany! Or stay closer to home with rib trips, visiting the island's outlying reefs, where dolphin and seal spotting is a regular occurrence.
  • Jersey's most iconic historic landmark, Mont Orgueil, sits right above our head!


Matthew & Iselin Jones

Matthew has worked for many years in hospitality and was born and bred on the island. His wife, Iselin is Norwegian and has a background in TV journalism and law. They've worked very hard to breathe new life into what was a dark and dated place. They've kept many of the original features and given it a mega facelift. You'll see them and their two children bustling about - they are very friendly.