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Lager than life

Lager than life

Lager than life 2000 1333 The Editor

After a long day, sometimes there is nothing better than a nice cold beer. Over the past few years, lager has taken on a whole new lease of life with microbreweries all around the country making their own version of this favourite brew. With our Island breweries renowned for amazing ale, two have dipped their toe into the lager arena,…


Shut up and feed me

Shut up and feed me 2000 1333 The Editor

It sounds like everyone’s idea of heaven doesn’t it? We were invited to try Nomad – Newport’s newest addition to the foodie scene (well, a welcomed returned more like) – located in the very prominent Charter House in the centre of the town. With a nod to a 1920s speakeasy, it’s stylish and opulent. A restaurant by day and evening…


Tchin tchin! Beaujolais Nouveau

Tchin tchin! Beaujolais Nouveau 2000 1333 The Editor

Possibly the world’s largest wine bash, Beaujolais Nouveau takes place on the third Thursday of November, this year falling on the 21st November. This is the date the Beaujolais Nouveau hits the shelves worldwide – retailers are not allowed to sell this year’s vintage before this date. Beaujolais is a wine region in Burgundy, France. For centuries, the wine was…


Auckland House Hotel

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Tucked away in Shanklin, the Auckland House Hotel is a real hidden gem amidst a row of traditional seaside hotels and B&Bs. With a range of 25 en-suite bedrooms, the hotel also has a bright, modern onsite restaurant – The Table – serving breakfast, lunch and delicious three-course suppers using the finest locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. The decor is…


Top five vegan eateries/recipes

Top five vegan eateries/recipes 2048 1152 The Editor

Since its World Vegan day today, we thought we’d join in with the likes of vegainstas Bill Clinton, Madonna and Miley Cyrus and delve into the top five vegan eateries on the Island. It’s no surprise that the Island is currently experiencing the best of veganism, given that since 2016 the amount of vegan meals ordered in the UK has…


“This porridge is just right” – Goldilocks

“This porridge is just right” – Goldilocks 2000 1333 The Editor

Despite the clocks going back, these cold dark mornings are hard work so a nourishing bowl is the perfect way to counteract those winter blues and set you up in the best way for the day. No matter if you like it sweet, fruity, savory or just plain here’s our rundown on where to fuel up. Caffe Isola Not only…


Treat… or treat

Treat… or treat 2000 1333 The Editor

There are plenty of treats, as well as a few tricks, this Halloween, so we’ve taken the hard work out of finding five of the best sweet shops the Island has to offer… Sweet Memories, Arreton Barns Not only the home of some of the most handmade, sensational fudge on the Island, but also a treasure trove of lollipops, chocolates…


World Pasta Day

World Pasta Day 2048 683 The Editor

A favourite quick dinner for most families, pasta has become a staple on many a dinner table, but what if you’re eating out? Here are some great restaurants serving up traditional pasta dishes. The Rex, Ventnor Located in what was once the town’s cinema, The Rex serves up simple, tasty, modern Italian cuisine, with what is arguably one of the…


You’ll always have a pizza my heart

You’ll always have a pizza my heart 2000 1333 The Editor

When the moon hit’s your eye like a big pizza pie… as summer draws to an end and the opportunity to eat alfresco will soon be over, we thought we’d do a quick run down of some of the best pizzerias the Island has to offer, because what’s better than a scummy handmade pizza and a crisp glass of wine or chilled beer? We…


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