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Say it with brownies

Choccy-woccy doo dah!

Choccy-woccy doo dah! 2048 1365 The Editor

As if we need a world day to celebrate chocolate, everyday is chocolate appreciation day isn’t it? Whether you like sweet white chocolate, creamy milk chocolate or something devilishly dark, there are flavours and fillings that suit almost every taste bud. Here on the Island we are lucky enough to have a few chocolate specialists to keep us stocked up throughout the year.

Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is

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Sometimes there is nothing better than having dinner at home. Cooking with fresh local ingredients, wine (sometimes adding it to the food), and condiments – to give your meal that little extra flavour. There are so many amazing local producers and farm shops selling their wares, you can make a whole dinner just using locally produced and sourced ingredients.

Wimbledon-2019

Game, set and match!

Game, set and match! 2048 1410 The Editor

With a few shocks already at Wimbledon (Venus Williams, who’d have thought?) the country is well and truly gripped by tennis fever. The Isle of Wight is no exception, with cafés and restaurants feeling inspired and bringing us some tasty events.

Garlic Farm

Meet the Producer: Natasha Boswell, The Garlic Farm

Meet the Producer: Natasha Boswell, The Garlic Farm 1622 1104 The Editor

Get the full garlic experience at the home of the UK garlic – set in a wonderful location tucked into the foot of the Mersley Downs. What is the best thing about the Isle of Wight foodie scene? The Island has become home to some fantastic artisan producers. Nearly all food sectors are now represented, from fabulous meats and cheeses,…

The Highdown Inn

Meet the Landlady: Sue White, The Highdown Inn

Meet the Landlady: Sue White, The Highdown Inn 2048 1365 The Editor

The Highdown Inn is a beautiful example of a traditional country pub set in outstanding natural surroundings, complemented by a rich history across the West Wight. What is the best thing about being a landlady? It’s got to be the local community that support the pub. We have an excellent, welcoming local crowd and it’s nice getting to know everyone…

The Caulkheads BallPit

Can I go and play now?

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Deciding on which great place to go and eat on the Island is already a difficult enough task, but add in the kids on a nice day and the decision becomes even harder. Well, we’ve narrowed it down for you and have pulled together 5 top places to eat with outside play areas to keep the kids entertained, and possibly tire them out!

The Duck view

Meet the Chef: Charlie Bartlett, The Duck

Meet the Chef: Charlie Bartlett, The Duck 960 720 The Editor

The Duck, uncomplicated, honest yet exceptional food served in an elegant relaxed atmosphere. Ever changing menu’s inspired by local Isle of Wight produce through the micro-seasons, from coast to country. Situated in front of the canoe lake in Ryde. What is the best thing about being a chef and restaurant owner? The versatility. We can change and adapt things for…

Tomato

Seasonal food in Spring

Seasonal food in Spring 2048 1365 The Editor

These days we’re all being made more and more aware of our carbon footprint and how this impacts on the environment, so what could be better than eating seasonal produce from our very doorstep?

The Spyglass Inn

Meet the Landlord: Neil Gibbs, The Spyglass Inn

Meet the Landlord: Neil Gibbs, The Spyglass Inn 1241 501 The Editor

You are sure of a warm welcome when you visit to the world-famous Spyglass Inn. In fact, it was the Spyglass that pioneered its own distinct admissions policy, that is now (thankfully) echoed by other proper pubs up-and-down the country: “Muddy boots and well behaved dogs welcome!” What is the best thing about being a landlord? Having spent a lot…

Champions and Europa League Trophies

Where to watch the football on the Isle of Wight

Where to watch the football on the Isle of Wight 900 540 The Editor

To celebrate the Champions League (1st June 2019) and Europa League (29th May 2019) finals being an all-English affair (plus this is the first time in history that all the final spots are being held by teams from one country!) we thought we’d put together a list of some of the pubs where you can watch the games across the Island…

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