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World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day

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Observed all around the world, 1st October marks World Vegetarian Day. So why not go meat free today and try some of these places serving up tasty veggie options. We’ve selected five must trys… Enjoy! Tansy’s Pantry, Godshill Tuck into plant based cuisine at the latest restaurant edition to the chocolate-box village of Godshill. Peach, Newport Proving popular since it…

International Coffee

International Coffee Day

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Quite possibly our favourite day of the year… 1st October marks International Coffee Day! Here are five of the top places to enjoy a steaming cuppa joe. Caffe Isola, Newport Roasting their own beans, coffee does not get much fresher. ComiCoffee, Newport Coffee, comic books, cakes and waffles. Taking coffee to a fun, new level. Freshwater Coffee House An award-winning…

Julia’s Tearoom, Dimbola Lodge

A Very British Tea

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It seems like there is a national day or week for everything these days but in this case we aren’t complaining as it’s an excuse to celebrate something we do pretty darn well here on the Isle of Wight. Happy Afternoon Tea Week everyone!

On your marks, get set, grow!

On your marks, get set, grow!

On your marks, get set, grow! 2000 1333 The Editor

Yesterday saw the start of National Allotments Week – an annual campaign that began as a way to raise awareness of allotments and the role they play in helping people to live healthier lifestyles and grow their own food. With the interest in growing your own fruit and vegetables at an all time high, the campaign has in addition highlighted how allotments can not only develop friendships but also bolster communities as growers support each other and share their produce. Nothing beats the feeling of satisfaction you get from growing your own – a tummy full of tasty treats and a sense of wellbeing!

The Garlic Farm

From field to fork…

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Eating from the source cuts food miles down to mere metres, promotes sustainability and eating seasonally, plus the produce is fresher and tastier – everyone’s a winner!

Fruits de mer

Fruits de mer

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The Isle of Wight, surrounded by crystal blue water, has an abundance of seafood to hand (well, line or net). Throughout the year many of our local restaurants, pubs and cafés serve up fresh, seasonal fish dishes. Whether you’re after mussels, crab, bass or mackerel there’s plenty on offer across the Island and throughout the year.

The Anchor Bar

Real Ale Guide to the Isle of Wight

Real Ale Guide to the Isle of Wight 2000 1333 The Editor

Gone are the days when real ale was confined to being drunk by men of a certain age in social clubs, now, and rightly so, many people are getting on the proverbial wagon…

Foodie festival Isle

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With a bounty of local produce coming to fruition about now, the summers fetes, fairs and festivals are awash with tasty items all grown right here on the Isle of Wight.  The summer shows stretch all the around Island during August so you’re never too far, geographically or time wise, as each weekend has something for you to do Chale…

Food from a small person's point of view

Food from a small person’s point of view

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We all know the saying if the kids are happy, then the adults are happy. So we asked someone a bit younger than ourselves (*cough* a lot younger) to write us a piece about some of the best places to eat and drink when a small person is in tow. Little Miss Foodie (Insta: Little Miss Foodie_IW) shares her thoughts.…

Waterfront

Food with a view

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On the Island, you are never too far from a great view, be it out across the sea or over our rolling countryside, there is a perfect spot to relax with a bite to eat… The views from the outside seating area at The Pearl Café look out over the rugged and unspoilt West Wight coastline, towards Hanover Point. On…