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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

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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…

The Spyglass Inn

Places to eat in an evening

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We all know we are spoilt for choice of great places to eat on the Island, from traditional pubs to something a little more fine dining. But, where are the best places to eat and enjoy a G&T (or two) in the evening to sample something tasty and also soak up some of the best views that the Island has to offer?

Meet the Chef: Tom Bull, The Seaview Hotel, Restaurant and Bar

Meet the Chef: Tom Bull, The Seaview Hotel, Restaurant and Bar 1200 797 The Editor

Good food coupled with relaxed informal dining is at the heart of the Seaview Hotel. They try to keep our food offering as ‘local’ as possible and work with a multitude of island suppliers. What is the best thing about the Isle of Wight foodie scene? It has to be Living Larder. The vegetables they produce are amazing and so…

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

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One of the nation’s most-loved dishes, the Sunday roast is synonymous with family – it’s a time for everyone to get together, share stories of the week gone by and look to the week ahead. From casual pubs to high-end restaurants, the roast dinner is one of the most important dishes on the menu…

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