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“Worth every penny!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Captains

The Captains
Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in St Martins
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $37
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Captains is best described as an Inn with rooms, all 9 en suite bedrooms have been recently re-carpeted and are equipped with tv, tea and coffee facilities and complimentary toiletries. The bar attracts locals and visitors alike and you are guaranteed lively banter around the bar area. Whilst the bistro and bar area serves traditional bar meals, the Captains has gained a reputation in recent years for their Seafood dishes and the freshest of local fish. Reservations are not always necessary but to avoid disappointment it is suggested at the weekends and the busy summer months.
1 review
“Worth every penny!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

The ideal spot for a weeks R&R. Hosts Ali and Del were friendly,welcoming and unobtrusive.Room was clean, airy and a very comfy bed.
The only downside with room was the temperature control on the shower was the opposite of the colours shown and the cold water took a long time to run cold and tasted somewhat musty.
Breakfast was very pleasant and well cooked although the sausages were not very good, I have a feeling they were frozen because they had the texture of toothpaste and tasted really cheap.This is a minor complaint and in no way detracts from my overall stay experience.
A rate of £42.50 per night B&B with no single supplement, is in my opinion, unbeatable.
Food in the bistro was excellent with the Lobster, Crab and Prawns au Gratin a particular standout and at £14.50, didn't break the bank.
Thank you The Captain's, I'll be back

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Yeadoner
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English first
Chester, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A Great Place to Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

During our stay here, we found both the staff and locals extremely friendly. We felt like 'Old Friends' with everyone after just one night and having people asking where we had been and suggesting other places worth visiting on a daily basis was fantastic.
Food at the Captains was second to none. We ate here a number of times and had everything from Ham and Chips to Lobster Thermidor and the standard was always excellent. Daily specials are also available which include locally caught produce.
Our room was spacious and the decor was modern and fresh with en-suite facilities. My partner even said it was the best nights sleep she had had outside of home.
The hosts, Ali & Del, were the difference between a good holiday and a great holiday. They offered plenty of local advice and always ensured our stay was going to be something special.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paul C
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good Food again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

There is a group of us that every coupe of months go out for a meal . Each couple gets to choose in turn where we go , it is now the second time we have been to the captains and I have to say the food was great again . Personnaly as a none fish eater I do find the menu a little limiting but opted for the rib eye steak and Stilton . Excellent steak , plenty of chips and salad to fill the plate . All the other members of the part all enjoyed their meals of scampi , sea bass , duck and agreed that it was a great meal . The restaurant was very busy but that did not delay the service in any way . It is a bit out of the way but I would recommend this to any one .

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Carman531
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
128 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Locals Favourite”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Desperate and Hungary, we were not having a lot of luck on a Sunday afternoon, trying to find somewhere to have Dinner. After making a few enquiries, the advice was to go to the Captains, which did not appear on any Tourist map but was found down some very narrow and windy lanes in the area of St. Martins.

We arrived to find most of the locals sitting outside in the sunshine and was greeted in a friendly and welcoming way. Inside was quite empty (it was now 15:30 and food stopped at 16:00) but they were happy to serve us with wonderful Sunday Roasts that were massive in size and taste. A great Menu was available for all sorts of food and the deserts sounded delicious (if you had room for it).

Great food, reasonable choice of drinks and fantastic service. Worth coming to Guernsey for.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Andy G
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“great beer and great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

Went here at the recommendation of some islanders. It was so good that we went there every evening of our stay. Superb honest pub food, well cooked, fresh and plenty of it. Washed it down with some excellent beers!

Staff excellent, welcoming and friendly, locals also friendly and welcoming.

Best place on the whole island

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rhooseboy_11
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