Great Faces, Great Places -Bumpkins Bar and Grill

Approaching from our descent along a rutted and washed out roadbed, our first glimpses of Bumpkins Bar & Grill, a small local bar situated on Pigeon Point Beach, was that of a quiet and lazy Local hangout waiting for the day to awake.

Pigeon Point Beach is a perfectly quiet shore, nestled away from the crowds of the cruise ship taxi stands, and just around the cove from historic Falmouth Harbour.  A bright sun-drenched section of palm-lined sand stretches into the horizon punctuated with panoramic views of Montserrat in the distance.

Pigeon Point Beach, Antigua

The north end of this one particular harbour is anchored by Bumpkins Bar, and a simpler stand there shall never be. Two separate buildings mark it’s limits, surrounded by a dozen or so sea-facing tables. Decked out in a soft lilac and coral palate, the first structure is the bar area, and just a few steps away is the kitchen building serving up traditional Caribbean goodness.

We dined seaside in the open air setting, attended to in impeccable fashion by Marcia. Ever-present, ever-friendly, and a joy to engage. I had the requisite jerk chicken and fries, while my bride had the traditional English fish and chips. Both were excellent beach fare, and the refreshments were generously poured featuring the local English Harbour Rum as the brand of choice.

Bumpkins Bar and Grill

We found Bumpkins amidst off-season, just as the last coats of paint were being applied all across the island, readying for a new season of pink-skinned tourists. Prime time if you ask me. The temperatures are still moderate, as always, and yet the crowds from the north have not yet descended upon her shores.

Should you be fortunate enough to find yourself on the gorgeous island of Antigua looking for a perfect beach, and a perfect bar to pair it with, head on over to Bumpkins Bar and Grill on Pigeon Point Beach. Tell Marcia that you were sent by Island Art & Treasures. The sunshine and friendly
smiles are on the house!

Contact Bumpkins Bar at (268)562-2522 or via email

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