Somers Wharf Bermuda
St George Shopping & Dining
Somers Wharf is a nice shopping and dining complex in St. George Bermuda. It's located along the dockside of the Water Street and easily accessible from Kings Square
, the main town center. The name of the complex comes from the founder of Bermuda, Admiral Sir George Somers, who and his men landed in Bermuda at St. George in 1609 after their ship was wrecked at a nearby reef. Their arrival finally led to the British settlement in the island.
Photo: Somers Wharf Bermuda
During those days and for more than a century, Somers Wharf was mostly used as a ship building facility. Bermuda made sailboats were of high demand those days all over the world. Until recently, a part of the Somers Wharf area was used as coal filling station for ships that passed by Bermuda. You can still find some of the old coal sheds in the complex, but now they have been converted to house local businesses and artists who make their own art and craft.
During the World War-II, Allied forces had a base here after US built an air and military base in St. David's island across the harbor. During the American Civil War, Somers Wharf was used as the Head Quarters for the office of the US Consul General Charles Maxwell Allen. Today the complex offers a series of quaint shops and dining places in a village like setting.
As you walk along the narrow cobblestone lanes, you will find shops selling all kinds of stuff that are great as souvenirs and even personal use. There are local art and crafts, crystals, sea glass jewelry, fine European china, classic Bermuda shorts, trendy beachwear and lot more.
The waterfront of Somers Wharf has always been a center of cultural events. The is a venue of Bermuda's Gombey Dancing, artists showing their wonderful local artwork, and events like Fitted Dinghies Races taking place across the harbor. And there are great waterside restaurants offering local delights like freshly caught lobster, spicy Bermuda chowder (a thick soup made of ground fish head) and more. You get marvelous view of the St. George's Harbor
from the open patios of many of these waterside restaurants. Some of the popular restaurants here includes the one at Old Carriage House (the recent one being Tempest opened in August 2014) and the Tavern By the Sea
Here is a complete list of shops and restaurants in the complex with brief descriptions of their offerings, opening hours and contact details:
Decorative paint fishes for walls and furniture. 8:30am - 5pm. Phone: 441/296-2431
Bermuda Beauty Crafts
Retail shop selling gift and souvenirs, local art and craft, sun protections, Panama straw hats etc.
Mon-Fri: 10am - 7pm; Sat/Sun: 1-4pm; Phone: 441/297-1605
Chris Dawson Fine Art Studio
This is a retail outlet of a local artist specializing in seascapes, oil portraits, figurative landscapes and pet portraits. Mon-Fri: 10am-4:30pm; Sat: 10:30am-3:30pm; Phone: 441/297-4437
Retail outlet for home furnishing.
Mon-Fri: 6:30pm-8:00pm; Sat: 11am-5pm; Phone: 441/333-2484
Amos Art Studio
Retail outlet of local artists. Artwork includes watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings of landscapes, flowers, animals and undersea scenarios. Tue/Wed/Thu: 10am-4pm during season. Other days by appointment only. Phone: 441/297-2354
Gifts and jewelry using Bermuda Seaglass. Mon-Fri: 11am-5pm; Phone: 441/297-4819
Shoes, handbags and accessories. Tue: 10am-7pm; Wed-Sat: 11am-4pm; Ph: 441/599-0488
Restaurant and Pub that has an open deck with a lovely view of the harbor. Check out the link for its open hours, offerings and contacts.
The Whistlin’ Frog
Retail shop selling souvenir items, jewelry and also clothing for kids.
Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm during season. Phone: 441/297-1304
Davison’s of Bermuda
Apparel and accessories for all. Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm; Phone: 441/297-8363
Great selection of knitting yarns, crochet yarns and cotton imported from the UK.
Mon-Sat: 11am-5pm; Phone: 441/297-5308
Belinda Tartaglia Gallery
Retail outlet for fine art, crafts, notecards and ceramics.
Mon-Sat: 12Noon-7pm; Phone: 441/ 297-0909
Vera P. Card
Fine jewelry and gifts from renowned brands. Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm during season. Open hours varies during other months. The shop is closed on February. Phone: 441/295-1729
An excellent and spacious restaurant serving French home-style food. Very professional service.
Gifts and souvenirs. They also keep nice selections of dresses.
Mon-Thu: 10am-5pm; Fri/Sat: 10am-6pm; Sun: noon-6pm; Phone: 441/734-2954
The Island Shop
Collections of original giftware from artist Barbara Finsness. They also keep tableware, hand towels, ceramics etc. Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm; Phone: 441/297-1514
Tranquil Hair and Beauty
Hair salon. And also offering massages, facials, pedicures and manicures etc.
Mon/Wed/Fri: 9am-6pm; Thu: 91m-8pm; Sun: 9am-2pm; Phone: 441/297-0026
Following are the establishments at the Upper Level of Somers Wharf
Provide consulting services in the areas of air and Space law, Admiralty and Maritime law, Satellite communications, urban and city planning, electoral reform etc.
Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm by appointment; Phone: 441/531-7007
Meyer Executive and Shipping
Executive office for the Meyer group of companies and also a branch office of Mayer shipping.
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5:30pm; Phone: 441/297-2303
Helping Hands Healthcare
Agency specializing in home healthcare.
Mon-Fri: 9am-6:30pm; Sun: 12-2pm; Closed on Sat. Phone: 441/296-1781
Island Scrubs and Medical Supplies
Medical supplies etc. and also uniforms for nurses etc.
Mon-Fri: 9am-7:30pm; Sun: 12-5pm; Closed on Sat. Phone: 441/296-1781
E. Spread Ltd
Office for Product Development; Phone: 441/297-3344
D. Taggart Ltd
Intellectual Property Rights; Phone: 441/737-3440
St. George’s Foundation
Office of the registered charity organization promoting heritage and history of St. George's.
Mon-Sat: 10am-4pm; Phone: 441/297-8043
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