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The Spyglass Inn

When the sun is shining

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There are certain spots on the Island that really seem to bloom and come into their own when the sun is shining brightly in the sky.

Vegan Island

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It’s National Vegetarian Week starting today, and unless you have been living under a rock, you cannot have missed the rise of vegetarian, veganism and reductarianism (we think that’s how you spell it!) into the mainstream eating trends…. Gone are the days when veggie and vegan eating was restricted to in the ‘middle of a field at a slightly off…

Take the whole tribe...

Take the whole tribe

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Taking the whole family out for lunch doesn’t have to be a minefield, with plenty of places gearing-up for small children, fussy eaters and frazzled parents. Take the stress out of dining with the whole tribe in tow thanks to our round-up of some of the best places for family-friendly dining…

Coffee Culture

Coffee Culture

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Here at Taste HQ, we love a cup of coffee to get us through the day. It comes in many guises, from classic black to soya lattes and iced to espresso, plus everything in between!

Pooch Perfect

Pooch Perfect

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The Island is a paradise for dogs (and their owners) with plenty of beautiful walks, places to explore, designated dog-friendly beaches and a whole host of places to take pooch out for a slap-up meal…

Eggcellent Events this Easter

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Sunday morning, you’ve already been woken up by the little ones on the hunt for chocolate, only now you need something to keep them occupied before your Easter Sunday Lunch.  Looking for last minute Easter ideas for the whole family, Taste of the Wight have a round-up of some of the best family events happening across the Isle of Wight…

Burger Hunters

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The burger. It is such a simple concept, but packs a real punch when it comes to taste (and, unfortunately, calories) but it is a staple choice for many (come on, who hasn’t gone to a really fancy restaurant and just wished they could order a burger?)

Vegan side of the Island

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Check out the best Vegan spots from local Jane Gardner: Plant-based eating is one of the biggest food trends of 2018 and according to the Vegan Society, there are now over three million vegans in the UK. This number is set to rise thanks to the popularity of vegan content on social media platforms such as Instagram and YouTube providing…

Christmas in Ryde

Christmas Party Guide

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Time is ticking and the festive season will soon be upon us. It’s the time for roasting chestnuts, mulled wine and plenty of merriment – the countdown to Christmas has officially begun! With only 10 weeks to go, if you haven’t organised your Christmas party yet you will need to start thinking about it now to avoid everywhere being booked…

Sharing is Caring…

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For a laid-back, casual meal with friends, try a sharing platter. From a simple sharing board with meats and cheeses, to tapas-style nibbles and everything else in between, there is a smorgasbord of choice (see what we did there!). And, if sharing is not your style, then you can still order one to yourself – we won’t judge you! No.64…

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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.

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