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TOTW Issue 2 2019 - Front Cover

The Cover Scoop: Issue 2 2019

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Us Isle of Wighters, or caulkheads as we are historically known, are pretty proud of our beautiful Island. Home to a vast array of original local producers, who create a range of products and treats. We’ve got the latest on where to dine, whether that’s a sit down meal with the kids or a woodfired pizza enjoyed on the sea…

Meet the Salt Panner: Simon Davies

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What is the best thing about the Isle of Wight foodie scene? I think the accent is on shopping and eating local produce. This has fuelled a real boom on the Island with a large diversity of produce including honey, garlic, tomatoes, asparagus, potatoes, cheese and milk, as well as plenty of local seafood of course, along with businesses like…

Yarmouth Cycle Track

Walk it off

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The Isle of Wight boasts over 200 miles of cycle routes and 500 miles of footpaths, meaning you’re never too far from a way of working off that last slice of cake!

The Taverners

Meet the landlady: Emma Foster

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The Taverners is a real country pub that is extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. Well known for its food offering, the produce is bought daily depending on what is available at the markets, from the local farms and what has been caught, foraged, shot or hunted.

Wightwood Pizza Van

Top takeaways

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Although finding a great pub or café is a highlight of any holiday, sometimes all you want to do is grab some fish and chips and eat them on the beach, or sit down with an Indian takeaway in front of the TV. Here’s our guide to some of the top takeaways on the Island…

We all scream for...Ice cream

We all scream for…

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Ice cream. Just the words can allude to a smile…everybody has a favourite flavour, from your Nan to your nipper, and here on the Island, we are producing some corkers for you to try this summer…

24 Hours in Ventnor

24 Hours in Ventnor

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The Island has plenty of places for all types of hunger pangs – be it breakfast, brunch or after-dinner cocktails, each town has its hot spots. Here’s our guide to how to spend a foodie 24 hours in Ventnor…

ComiCoffee Drinks

Meet the Barista: Matt Sprooles

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ComiCoffee is a hybrid ‘coffee house come comic store’ offering a warm, inviting space to hang out, drink speciality beverages and read your favourite comics or novels.   What is the best thing about the Isle of Wight foodie scene? The amount of independent businesses that we now have on the Island is fantastic… so many lovely restaurants, coffee shops,…

Meet the Vegan Pioneer: Stephanie Norris

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Peach is a 100% plant-based cafe, and the Isle of Wight’s first zero-waste store.  Stocking a selection of the world’s best plastic-free and re-fill products, alongside serving delicious vegan meals in their cafe & coffee shop in the heart of Newport. What is the best thing about the Isle of Wight foodie scene? The recommendations for the ‘best something-or-other on…

More bangers for your buck!

More bangers for your buck!

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The smells of BBQ wafting through the air on a lazy Sunday afternoon or an evening after work are the scents of summer. There’s something primal about cooking up (or over cooking) succulent sausages and meaty burgers over a flame in the great outdoors, but ensuring you pick up quality meat and the best bangers is a headstart to a…