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The Culver Haven Inn

Meet the landlord: Tim Green, The Culver Haven

Meet the landlord: Tim Green, The Culver Haven 1999 1074 Lindsay Becker

Located at one of the Island’s highest points, The Culver Haven Inn boasts some of the best views on the Isle of Wight. What is the best thing about being a landlady? The ever changing trends in the food and drink trade. I have worked in pubs for 28 years now and the whole industry has changed beyond all recognition.…

The White Horse Inn

Meet the landlady: Alison Wills & Rachel Sharp, The White Horse

Meet the landlady: Alison Wills & Rachel Sharp, The White Horse 2000 1325 The Editor

Reputed to be one of the oldest pubs on the Isle of Wight, The White Horse in the pretty village of Whitwell was first recorded as a public house way back in 1454! What is the best thing about being a landlady? For us, the best thing is meeting new people and being part of the great community we have…

The Beach Hut - Bembridge

Meet the Chef: Emma Guy, The Beach Hut and The Auctioneer

Meet the Chef: Emma Guy, The Beach Hut and The Auctioneer 2000 1331 The Editor

Local chefs tell us what tickles their taste buds on the Isle of Wight… What is the best thing about the Island’s food culture? The diversity. When I won The Gurt Cook Off last year I was amazed to see so much local produce available. We are so lucky to have an abundance, from Island smoked salmon to Tipsy Wight…

The Three Bouys

Meet the Chef: Matthew Egan, Three Buoys

Meet the Chef: Matthew Egan, Three Buoys 2000 1333 The Editor

Local chefs tell us what tickles their taste buds on the Isle of Wight… Where is your favourite place for a pub lunch?  The Taverners, Godshill. I always order from the specials board, of course washed down with the Taverners ale! Where would you go for a cuppa and a slice of something nice?  Chocolate Apothecary, you can’t beat its…

A Wight Christmas…

A Wight Christmas… 640 427 The Editor

Here on the Island we are lucky enough to have literally everything you might need for a festive feast, right here on our doorstep.  Turkeys, chicken and all manner of game are farmed here, seasonal vegetables are grown and alcohol is brewed and bottled. The main event… Whether it’s traditional turkey, a classic goose or an individual partridge, you can…

Pumpkin three ways!

Pumpkin three ways! 1248 832 Lindsay Becker

Happy Halloween… Far more than just a decoration at Halloween, once carved make the most of the tasty orange treat with our three ways with pumpkin: Grate into a cake – add to cinnamon for lightly spiced cupcakes, or substitute for your favourite carrot cake recipe. Or bake into an American classic, the Pumpkin Pie. Blend it up with onions, cream,…

The Bargemans Rest

Meet the landlady: Jane Gibbs, The Bargeman’s Rest

Meet the landlady: Jane Gibbs, The Bargeman’s Rest 2048 1365 The Editor

The Bargeman’s Rest is a picturesque, family-run, family and dog friendly pub which sits on Newport Harbour, overlooking the river Medina and is within a three minute walk of Newport town centre, the Island’s county town. What is the best thing about being a landlady? I’ve almost always worked in hospitality so the answer to that must be people. Both…

Ganders Restaurant

Meet the Chef: Iain Cowcher, Ganders Restaurant

Meet the Chef: Iain Cowcher, Ganders Restaurant 2048 1536 The Editor

Local chefs tell us what tickles their taste buds on the Isle of Wight… What is the best thing about the Island’s food culture? The variety of establishments around, from coffee shops and pubs to delis and restaurants. What is your favourite local ingredient? Crab and lobster. We buy ours from ‘The Best Dressed Crab’ and use in our crab…

Ventnor Exchange

Meet the landlady: Mhairi Macaulay, Ventnor Exchange

Meet the landlady: Mhairi Macaulay, Ventnor Exchange 960 712 The Editor

More than just a bar, find instead a dynamic creative hub and hangout, combining a theatre, craft beer bar and record store. What is the best thing about being a landlady? Anyone in this business for the right reasons knows it’s all about making people happy. I also love being able to introduce people to beers from all around the…

The Crab and Lobster Inn

Meet the Chef – Paul Hayward, The Crab & Lobster, Bembridge

Meet the Chef – Paul Hayward, The Crab & Lobster, Bembridge 2048 1373 The Editor

Local chefs tell us what tickles their taste buds on the Isle of Wight… What is the best thing about the Island’s food culture? For us at The Crab & Lobster, it has to be the seafood. As a local ingredient it is very important to us. We are very close to the sea but it is still hard to…