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World Gin Day

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It’s HERE! No excuses needed to imbibe one of our nation’s favorite tipples. World Gin Day is a global celebration of all things Gin and it falls on the second Saturday in June. The idea is simple: get people together all around the world with a legitimate excuse (not that we need one!) to drink some gin, whether it’s in…

Fish and Chip Fry-yay

Fish and Chip Fry-yay

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Here at Taste HQ we were all very excited to discover that this coming Friday is National Fish and Chip Day, and of course, it would be rude of us not support our local chippy’s on such a day! The only thing that remains to decide is where to go? Never fear, we’ve put together our top choices from across…

Our latest edition is out now…

Our latest edition is out now… 1366 768 The Editor

Whoop! It’s here – out this week, the Island’s premier guide to eating out, Taste of the Wight is now in its sixth consecutive year. Featuring comprehensive listings of some of the best pubs, restaurants, cafés and producers, you are never too far from a fabulous meal in an equally fabulous location here on the Isle of Wight. Inside this issue,…

Rediscover Mermaid Gin

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Your favourite gin has got a new look!  Mermaid Gin will appear on shelfs and bars near you with a stylish new bottle from mid-March. The most popular spirit from The Isle of Wight Distillery, Mermaid Gin first launched three and half years ago. It has gone from strength to (Navy!) strength since, picking up several awards along the way. The…

The Hambrough, Isle of Wight

The Hambrough appointment new Head Chef

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The Hambrough, the award-winning boutique bed & breakfast in Ventnor has announced the appointment of Ashley Randle as the Head Chef of its reopening restaurant. Ashley’s experience of working with some of the country’s culinary masters together with ideas from different cultures and styles has been the inspiration behind his modern European menu on to which he will put his…

Gastronomy Cowes, Isle of Wight

Gastronomy celebrate their first year in Cowes

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Bringing the party to Cowes, the team behind Gastronomy will be celebrating the success of their busy bar and restaurant with a big first birthday bash on Saturday 16th February. Director and Head Chef Charles Ford will be firing out a full menu from the kitchen, with plenty of small plate specials centred around the restaurant’s ethos of ‘sociable eating’,…

croissants

National Croissant Day!

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Whether you have a sweet tooth, or enjoy more of a savoury offering, the humble croissant is always sure to be a pleaser. The buttery, crescent-shaped treat, that is crispy on the outside and soft and airy on the inside. Often associated with France, it actually originated in Austria in the early 1800s. They have long been a staple in…

The Island’s first Whisky is now legal…

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The Isle of Wight Distillery is pleased to announce that today, its Isle of Wight Whisky is certified legal. The Island’s first ever malt spirit went into barrel on the 16th December 2015, three years and one day ago. In accordance with the Scottish Whisky Association’s regulations, spirits destined to be whisky cannot be legally referred to as such until…

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Calling all you real ale fans…

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Are you looking for that last minute stocking filler, or the perfect gift for that person who has everything? Then look no further than our brand new Isle of Wight Pub Guide, produced in association with those folks in the know at CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale). Packed with all the pubs on the Island, there are plenty to choose…

Make your own Christmas Wreath…

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There is just enough time left to get making your Christmas wreath or centrepiece for the big day. Whether you are planning to head to an arranged class with a professional overseeing your creation, or just wanting to have a go for yourself, there is a real sense of accomplishment to be had from making your own decorations for the…

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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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