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Sip, sip hooray!

Sip, sip hooray!

Sip, sip hooray! 2000 1333 The Editor

If there’s ever a day to celebrate Champagne and all things bubbly, it has to be New Years’ Eve! We all know for it to be called Champagne it has to be produced in the Champagne region of northern France. However, with the offering of something bubbly changing so much over the past 15 years, and the increasing popularity of…

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Boxing Day 2000 1333 The Editor

After the decadence of Christmas Day and being couped up for a whole 24 hours, most of us are itching to get out of the house on Boxing Day. Here’s a quick rundown of what you can do on 26th December. Boxing Day Specials at Isle of Wight Steam Railway Settle back aboard a beautifully restored steam train as you…

Dreaming of a Wight Christmas

Dreaming of a Wight Christmas

Dreaming of a Wight Christmas 2000 1333 The Editor

If you’re thinking more food metres than miles this Christmas and want to support some great local producers, then we have the perfect round-up of where to shop this Christmas. Your Christmas dinner table will be all-Wight… Kicking things off… So, if you have children in your life you’ve probably been up for hours and in need of something to…

Time for Tea

Time for Tea

Time for Tea 2000 1098 The Editor

Is there anything better than popping your feet up and having a cup of tea? We didn’t think so either. Sunday 15th December is International Tea Day, we all remember our mum saying it’s the perfect tonic to a bad day, to cheer up someone or when you’re feeling just a bit down. Well, there’s some truth in the ‘healing…

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

Auckland House Hotel 2048 683 The Editor

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…

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Taste of the Wight is the Isle of Wight’s free local guide to food and drink. Now in its sixth year, it has cemented itself as the number one, independent companion for eating out on the Island.