The Hugh Town Tourist Office is on Hugh Street. On the Strand is a bicycle hire outlet, Saint Mary Bike Hire. Although there may not be any rooms available in high season, the town is fairly well-stocked with hotels and B&Bs. On the Strand is Lyonesse Guest House (no credit cards accepted; closed November-March). The Boathouse (closed November to mid-April) on Thoroughfare also has a great view of the harbour. If you have a lot of luggage, you can go to the Star Castle Hotel (closed six weeks in January-February) on Garrison.
There's also the more modest Veronica Lodge (no credit cards accepted), a comfortable and solid house with a spacious garden and great views. We recommend accommodation outside Hugh Town, such as Atlantic View in the centre of the island on High Lanes, where you can also hire a bike. Garrison Campside is close to the sports field on Hugh Town's Cape of the same name. Camping elsewhere is not permitted.
There are plenty of places to eat in Hugh Town. Pilot Gig restaurant is in the basement under Garrison Gate at the end of Hugh Street. It specialises in fish, but it also serves simple snacks at lunchtime (closed October - Easter). In the middle of the main street is Karovna Bakery, and the Star Castle Hotel on Garrison has two good restaurants, both fairly formal: the modern Conservatory with its fish menu and the more traditional Castle Dining Room. Outside town, Juliets offers light meals and reasonably priced diners indoors or in the garden between Porthmellon and Portlou Beach (closed December-February).