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Island Inn-ovations

Island Inn-ovations 2000 1211 Jo Butt

As lockdown restrictions are eased, unfortunately, it looks like it may be a little longer before we’ll be able to enjoy a refreshing pint down the local. However, planning rules have been relaxed so pubs and restaurants can operate as hot food takeaways during the coronavirus outbreak, allowing an increasing number of Isle of Wight pubs to find innovative ways…

The sweetest thing

The sweetest thing 1440 1440 Jo Butt

Alongside the resurgence of community spirit, the Coronavirus crisis has also highlighted the value of our key workers and healthcare heroes and the importance of saying ‘thank you’ to those who are sacrificing their time and risking their health to care and provide for the rest of us. Here at Taste of the Wight, we believe that the way to…

Some responsible and safe tips for foraging

Some responsible and safe tips for foraging 1080 1076 Thea Welsford

With recent world events, foraging is having a surge in popularity with many people combing the hedgerows for tasty treats on their daily walks. We thought because we’ve seen so many of you taking up this wholesome skill, we’d share some expert advice. You may remember local foraging expert Alex Richards from Island Wild Food from when we interviewed her…

Eating IN is the new eating out… 

Eating IN is the new eating out…  1080 1080 Thea Welsford

We all know the drill: STAY HOME – SAVE LIVES… simples. So with that in mind, we think it important to remind you that doesn’t mean you have to cook ALL the time! There are loads of Island businesses who have adapted their offering to be able to bring you their fantastic food in takeaway, delivery or reheat yourself at…

Where to Shop Right Now: North Wight

Where to Shop Right Now: North Wight 960 720 Thea Welsford

For Cowes, Gurnard, East Cowes and Whippingham, we have put together this list of businesses we know are still offering a service in this area in terms of where you can buy groceries. We have put together a guide for each Isle of Wight area – you can view them here Central, North, North East, East, South and West. The…

Where to Shop Right Now: West Wight

Where to Shop Right Now: West Wight 1811 1884 Thea Welsford

For Yarmouth, Totland, Freshwater, Shalfleet, Shorwell and Brighstone we have put together this list of businesses we know are still offering a service in this area in terms of where you can buy groceries. We have put together a guide for each Isle of Wight area – you can view them here Central, North, North East, East, South and West.…

Where to Shop Right Now: South Wight

Where to Shop Right Now: South Wight 960 641 Thea Welsford

For Ventnor, Wroxall, Niton, Whitwell, St Lawrence and Chale, we have put together this list of businesses we know are still offering a service in this area in terms of where you can buy groceries. We have put together a guide for each Isle of Wight area – you can view them here Central, North, North East, East, South and…

Where to Shop Right Now: East Wight

Where to Shop Right Now: East Wight 1440 1604 Thea Welsford

For Shanklin, Sandown, Brading and Bembridge, we have put together this list of businesses we know are still offering a service in this area in terms of where you can buy groceries. We have put together a guide for each Isle of Wight area – you can view them here Central, North, North East, East, South and West. Living Larder…

Where to Shop Right Now: North East Wight

Where to Shop Right Now: North East Wight 2000 1333 Thea Welsford

For Ryde, Wootton, Fishbourne, Seaview and St Helens, we have put together this list of businesses we know are still offering a service in this area in terms of where you can buy groceries. We have put together a guide for each Isle of Wight area – you can view them here Central, North, North East, East, South and West.…

Where to Shop Right Now: Central Wight

Where to Shop Right Now: Central Wight 2048 1365 Thea Welsford

For Newport, Wotton, Arreton and Godshill – we have put together this list of businesses we know are still offering a service in terms of where you can buy groceries either online or in person with social distancing in place. We have put together a guide for each Isle of Wight area – you can view them here Central, North, North…

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