How to get there
From the JTC Ramsay Roundabout with the Emancipation Statue drive east on Highway 5 for 12 to fifteen minutes. The sign for Sunbury House, is located on Highway 5 on the right, a mile after Brereton village. The house is 300 yards off the highway. If you reach Six Cross Roads you have gone half a mile too far.
Latitude / Longitude: 13.12721, -59.48307
Our Locals' Tip: If touring around lunchtime, stay and enjoy a tasty buffet lunch at The Courtyard Restaurant or choose from their delightful a la carte menu.
Sunbury House is a superb example of a Barbadian sugar estate great house. The entire house is open for public viewing and while wandering through with a guide, one feels transported back to the bygone era of lavish sugar wealth in Barbados.
Sunbury House is best known as an ideal venue of functions of all sizes, especially weddings. They have weddings there from 5 to 500 people, enthusiastically and efficiently organized by Donna Simpson and her pleasant and hardworking team. For more information please see Dining and Private Functions below.
Built over 300 years ago, the historically listed building is furnished with exquisite Barbadian mahogany furniture and filled with collections of antique silver, china and old prints. The cellar houses the Caribbean's finest display of antique horse drawn carriages and a fascinating assembly of household items that many years ago were part of everyday life on a sugar plantation in Barbados.
Throughout the extensive grounds there are further examples of old carts, mule and oxen drawn equipment used as recently as the early 1900's, all under the shade of magnificent mahogany trees.
Dining and Private Functions
There is a large covered pavilion that opens out to the landscaped grounds and woods beyond which when lit up make a dramatic backdrop to large functions in the evenings. The Pavilion can accommodate up to 300 seated guests.
Sunbury serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea "al fresco" in the Courtyard Restaurant. It's the perfect setting for group functions and family outings. Their lunch buffet is the proverbial icing on the cake after a tour of the property - it's all Bajan and just USD$25 - or you may choose from the a la carte menu or indulge in a quaint Sunbury High Tea.
The formal dining room of Sunbury House is available for private five course candlelight dinners and other small functions up to 28 guests, all seated at the 200 year old mahogany table.
Open for tours everyday.
Best For Whom:
- Families With Teenagers
- Mature Travellers
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