PLACES TO EAT
Hathaways, La Seigneurie Gardens One of the best spots to eat on the island, Hathaways has plenty of outdoor seating overlooking Le Seigneurie and its gardens. Named after the former Dame of Sark, it serves an array of island produce, including locally reared pork, beef and lamb and king scallops, crab and much-sought-after Sark lobster caught just off the island. Most of the herbs, fruit and salad leaves can also be seen growing in the kitchen garden next door (laseigneuriegardens.com/ hathaways). Stocks Hotel Thanks to its long-standing relationship with Sark fishermen, farmers and other producers, Stocks Hotel is way ahead of the curve when it comes to provenance and has been a champion of fresh Sark produce for more than 37 years – we ate sea bass the head chef had caught earlier in the day. Any ingredients not supplied by local producers will most likely have been grown in the hotel’s market garden, which is run by head gardener James Harrison – based on the principles of permaculture, which are aimed at self-sufficiency and sustainability (stockshotel.com). Caragh Chocolates While sitting at picnic tables in the garden of a traditional Sark farmhouse, you can enjoy tea and home-baked light bites, but best of all is the delectable selection of award-winning chocolates on offer. All hand-made on site by owner Caragh Couldridge, who founded the business 20 years ago, they are something of a Sark institution and the perfect way to fuel up when cycling around the island (caraghchocolates.com).