Devon House Jamaica, a house museum, and one of Jamaica’s leading national monuments, is symbolic of our cultural diversity.
This monument, which is located in the heart of Kingston, Jamaica’s capital, is a very unique choice for visitors and locals alike.
The 11 acre property boasts a lush lawn which provides ambience that soothes the mind and soul, and also offers an enviable shopping and dining experience for those wishing to partake.
Of course, persons visiting this Jamaican landmark can learn of the fascination history of the site, which was built by Jamaica’s first black millionaire George Stiebel.
Many would be surprised to know that the early history of Devon house goes back to the mid seventeenth century when Britain captured Jamaica from the Spanish.
Devon house as you will see it today is furnished with a wide array of Jamaican, Caribbean, English and French antiques, and with some Jamaican reproductions. It was refurbished in its present form to give it a unique Jamaican Great House feel from 1860-1870.
The following are some of the fantastic offerings, including shopping and dining services currently at Devon House Jamaica.
Devon House IScream is by far the most popular store on the Devon House grounds, and a household name across Jamaica.
Who can resist the delectable taste of ice cream? They boasts over 27 flavours that includes a range of natural and unique Jamaican flavours including Bordeaux cheery, rocky river, strong back, devon stout, pistachio, coconut coffee, and sour sop.
Patrons of Devon House iScream are sure to be reveling at the recent décor of the Ice Cream Shop. The ice cream shop was refurnbished to engage customers in the classic colonial charm that the property is famous for.
Devon House iScream contact number is 1 876-929-7028
The Brick oven is also a popular spot on the Devon House property, satisfying the yearning of those who love savoury foods including their freshly baked products, and their appealing decorative cakes and delights.
The Brick Oven contact number is 1876-968-2153
Also on the grounds you have the Grog Shoppe, which offers a wonderful blend of local and international cuisine. Their food is amazing and the ambience is welcoming and the mood at the restaurant is reminiscent as the facility was once home to the George Stiebel Stables and Coach house.
Every day of the week is a special affair at the Grog Shoppe, including its popular Sunday Brunch. Enjoy great food in a charming indoor or outdoor setting, with festive music.
The Grog Shoppe contact # is 1 876-960-9730
The following are among the other shops on display at Devon House Jamaica showcasing exciting Jamaican products services.
• Rum Roast and Royals – Contact # 1876-920-9094
• Norma’s on the Terrace – Contact # 1876-968-5488
• Things Jamaica – Contact # 1876-926-1961
• Wassi Art – Contact # 1876-906-5016
• Cooyah Roots Wear – Contact # 1876-920-6167
• Elaine Elegance – Contact # 1876-920-0357
• Starfish Oils – Contact # 1876-908-4763
• T’s and Treasures – Contact # 1876 968-0750
In addition to the shops and the museum at Devon house, you can rent a venue at the Devonshire which can accommodate up to 250 persons for weddings, fashion shows, exhibitions, conferncences and meetings.
There is a small garden setting which acts as a center piece for the venue and has a pond.
Their is also the Lindo Room which is the smallest room which accommodates 25 – 30 persons theatre style, and about 35 – 45 in a dinner setting.
There is also the Stiebel that can accommodate up to 110 person theatre style and 65-75 in a dinner setting.
Below is a link for application of venue rental:
Article by K. McCurbyn, Associate Writer
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