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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

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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.…


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…

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…

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