Devon House

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History and Gourmet Delights at Devon House, Jamaica
The high life enjoyed in the West Indies during the colonial age was almost entirely the province of white Europeans.


Jamaican George Stiebel was an exception.

The son of a black housekeeper and a German-Jewish merchant, Stiebel overcame incessant bullying over his mixed race to become Jamaica's first black billionaire. Devon House was his home.

Constructed in 1891 on what was then a 51-acre estate in the heart of Kingston, Devon House remains today as it was back then one of the most stately and revered buildings in all of Jamaica.

During a recent stay at The Courtleigh Hotel & Suites, every single member of the super-friendly hotel staff that I met insisted that I just couldn't leave Kingston without a stop at Devon House.

Learning Stiebel's story proved them right enough, though it was the culinary delights at the various eateries located within the grounds of Devon House that really made this place extra special to me.

Do, most definitely, get a scoop or two of Devon House i-Scream. The Stout flavor is particularly amazing, as are the gourmet Jamaican patties served at the Devon House Bakery. The curry goat patty is simply out of this world!
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Hope Rd, Kingston, Jamaica
+1 876-926-0815
Sun - Sat 11am - 10pm