Saturday, July 1, 2017

Copper & Lumber and Dockyard Bakery - Antigua

The Copper & Lumber Historic Inn on Antigua is in a building built in about 1783. It was used to store copper and lumber used in ship building and maintenance and is in the heart of Nelson's Dockyard, which Admiral Horatio Nelson of the British Navy called home from 1784 to 1787. 

It is located just off English Harbour in southeastern Antigua and has been restored along with other period buildings and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as Nelson's Dockyard. Copper & Lumber is now an inn with 14 rooms, each named after one of Admiral Nelson's ships. We ate in the restaurant on our visit, situated on the back patio facing the harbor. 

We were eating under the canopy on the right side.
It was a relaxed, beautiful setting, outside under a canopy, looking out over the harbor. Judy got a tuna and pineapple sashimi salad with raw tuna, topped with sesame seeds, diced pineapple, pickled ginger, soy sauce, garlic, olive oil, a hard boiled egg and tomato on a bed of lettuce.
I got a lobster salad with Antigua spiny lobster with mayonnaise, onion, lime juice, olive, coleslaw, potato, three bean salad, pasta salad, egg and tomato. 
The salads were expensive, but pretty good, and it was a nice way to spend some relaxing time. Right next door is the Dockyard Museum, and behind it is the Dockyard Bakery. 

Dave is walking into the bakery/.
We stopped in right after lunch and I got a veggie pastie and an apple turnover. Both were in heavy pastry which kind of overwhelmed the fillings and were in keeping with the saying  that in heaven the French are the cooks and in hell, the English are the cooks. 

Inside the veggie pastie.

Inside the apple turnover.


  1. I do love the saying about French and English cooks :D

  2. Good lunch and beautiful scenery, but mediocre museum and pastries.