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The Hambrough, Isle of Wight

The Hambrough announces appointment of 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

Happy 1st Birthday to Gastronomy 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’,…

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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…

Our brand new pub guide is out now!

Our brand new pub guide is out now! 1080 720 Lindsay Becker

We have been very busy bees, producing a brand new comprehensive Isle of Wight Pub Guide. We worked in association with our friends at the Isle of Wight branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) to make sure the guide is out in good time for the merriment of this coming weekend – the annual Beer and Buses Weekend, taking place…

Celebrate International Coffee Day today!

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Today, 1st October is International Coffee Day. Enjoyed the world over, the event celebrates the people behind your cup of coffee, from farm to cup, and everything in between. Here on the Island, we are lucky to have two great coffee businesses serving up great tasting, local coffee. Island Roasted, the producers behind popular Caffe Isola, began over ten years…

A brand new bar from the folk behind Inns of Distinction

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From the creative team behind Inns of Distinction – who run some of the most popular pubs across the Island (The Boathouse, The Fishbourne and The Spinnaker) – comes Artisan, the latest bar and dining experience, opening at 6pm tonight. Set in the heart of Ryde on the bustling Union Street, Artisan will use wood salvaged from Ryde Pier and…

Sail Away…

Sail Away… 1880 1056 Lindsay Becker

After a day on the water with the sun on your face and the wind in your hair, your senses are sparkling… and so is your appetite. Luckily all around the Island we have excellent bars, cafés and restaurants that are right next to the sea. So if you’ve arrived by yacht, by kayak or even by paddle board, you’ll…

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