Saturday, 11 October 2014

Jersey News - Rally Gary Le Coadou 2014 Great Apple Bake-Off

Jersey Rally Gary Le Coadou 2014 

The Hampshire Hotel were proud to Sponsor  the car of Gary Le Coadou in this year's Jersey Rally. 

Gary Le Coadou and Tony Bassett Toyota Corolla WRC (UK) believed to be Gary and Tony first time to the Jersey Rally - fingers crossed they will like our tight lanes in their WRC Corolla.

Call to book now on +44 (0)1534 724 115

The Hotel was acquired by Chris and Patricia Robin in 2011. Chris, who has over 20 years experience in the Jersey Hospitality industry extends a personal invitation for you to join him at the Hotel.

Swimming Pool, Bar and Restaurant with Terrace

The hotel boasts a superb bar which leads on to the seasonal outdoor swimming pool. So treat yourself to a Cocktail, Glass of Wine, Soft Drink or a cold beer and relax on our sun terrace by the swimming pool.
In the evening and we hope that you will come to our Restaurant which offers a four course table d'hôte menu which changes each night. Christo's restaurant menus feature fresh cuisine, high quality steak and local seafood. Meals can be eaten al fresco lunch on the terrace in the summer months.
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free on-site parking at the hotel

It’s a Great Apple Bake-Off at this year’s La Faîs’sie d’Cidre at Hamptonne

Saturday 18 October from 10:00 – 19:00 & Sunday 19 October from 10:00 – 17:00

Sponsored by Jersey Tourism
La Faîs’sie d’Cidre The countdown to this year’s La Faîs’sie d’Cidre has begun. In just eight days, the annual celebration of Jersey’s rich heritage of growing apples and making cider will kick off at Hamptonne Country Life Museum, and this year there’s a great baking spin. The Great  Apple Cake Baking Competition will join the weekend’s jam packed programme of traditional cider making, children’s activities, live music, autumnal arts &  crafts, dancing, Living History and of course, plenty of local cider for adults to sample. 
This year’s festival will take place at Hamptonne Country Life Museum on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 from 10:00 – 17:00, with an extension to 19:00 on the Saturday evening for musical entertainment.
Sponsored by Jersey Tourism and now in its 19th year, La Faîs’sie d’Cidre is an essential date in the community calendar. Islanders and visitors alike can experience some of Jersey’s oldest traditions, enjoy live entertainment, sample Genuine Jersey Produce and adults can taste speciality Ciders & Perry from CAMRA (Jersey), Cidre dé Jèrri from La Robeline, samples from the Jersey Cider Orchard Trust and last year’s Hamptonne vintage cider.
Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 from 10:00 - 17:00 - La Faîs'sie D'Cidre
Come to La Faîs'sie d'Cidre and celebrate Jersey's rich heritage of growing apples and making cider. The highlight is traditional cider making – the magnificent sight of a horse crushing apples, then the building up of layers of pulp on a Press to extract juice.
There will be entertainment and live music throughout both days and a lot to see and do: children’s games and activities, including arts and crafts with Bianca Padidar, juggling and plate spinning with Danny Faulkner, balloon magician Royston South, face painting and giant bubble blowing!
Local, seasonal treats including a Genuine Jersey craft market and demonstrations; Jersey Beekeepers and honey display; apple juicing; bread making; Jersey Wonders; experts identifying apples and advising on growing; Hamptonne Café and food stalls; cider from CAMRA and La Robeline; archive photographs; the Big Draw and lots more…definitely something for everyone to enjoy. 

Saturday 18 October 17:00 - 19:00 - Live Music and more
Stay on at Hamptonne after La Faîs’sie d’Cidre to enjoy cider and live music. Jersey Heritage will be celebrating after the cider making with entertainers and musicians including Friends of the Tone Deaf and the Jerriais band Badlabecques who will be performing the finale from 18:00 to 19:00.
There will be delicious, local food including roast pork, seafood and vegetarian goodies; plus Genuine Jersey craft stalls and of course plenty of ciders and Perry available from the CAMRA tent and La Robeline trailer. Come and enjoy an October evening in the unique, beautiful countryside setting of Hamptonne.
The Jersey Heritage Great Apple Cake Baking Competition
As part of this year’s cider making event at Hamptonne on 18 and 19 October, Jersey Heritage invites you to enter our Great Apple Cake Baking Competition: Please make an Apple Cake and bring it to La Fais’sie d’Cidre at Hamptonne on Saturday 18 October.  All the Apple Cakes will be displayed over the cider making weekend. Judging will take place at 16:00 on Sunday 19 October, when the cakes will be tasted, then winners announced and prizes awarded in two categories - adult and under-16 years-old. The Apple Cakes will be judged on appearance, originality and flavour. Judges will be Mrs Sheila Perchard, a Jersey Heritage volunteer who is a keen and talented cake maker, and Mr Ian Florence of the Herb Garden Café at Samarès Manor, who is renowned for his delicious apple and cinnamon muffins.  

Admission to both cider events is free for Jersey Heritage members. Non members: Adult: £7.90; Child (age 6-16) and students £5 Senior citizen (age 65 +) £6.90; Family £23.20. Discounts available for National Trust for Jersey and Société Jersiaise members.