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Moulin de Lecq, Grève de Lecq, St. Ouen, JERSEY, JE3 2DT [Map]
Pub in a very picturesque valley with the local beach just a short walk from the pub. The building is a converted water mill dating back to the 12th Century. Above the bar is a huge wheel that still rotates to this day by the power of the stream flowing past the pub. Gave us quite a shock when it suddenly started turning for a couple of minutes before coming to rest again. Rumour has it that during the German Occupation of Jersey in the Second World War the Germans used power from the water wheel to charge their searchlight batteries.
A very friendly atmosphere in the pub though most people seem to just visit the pub for the food and overlook the perfectly served real ales. Still, I was obviously impressed by the beers as well as the food. Beerwise they had the well-balanced Guernsey Sunbeam (abv. 4.2%) on offer as well as well at Tipsy Toad Ale brewed down the road. The bar staff also told me that they also have a guest beer on offer every so often.
They have excellent food on offer every lunchtime and evening except Sunday evenings. Good quality large portions of food are available from the bar with some good specials. During the summer the often have barbecues. Also outside there's a childrens play area and lots of seating with parasols on the terrace in front of the pub.
The pub's situated in the northwestern part of the island and during the winter Grève de Lecq can feel rather chilly and exposed when the wind is from the north, so you'll be glad of the pub's log fire to keep you warm.