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Food, festivals and supporting local

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We love the Isle of Wight Festival, but sometimes you just need to get out of camp and explore what the local town has to offer. So. If you’re exploring Newport here are some of the best places to get a bite to eat off site, grab a coffee or pick up essentials all while supporting local businesses. What’s better…

Cheers to reopening!

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I think the last time many of us stepped into one of the Island’s pubs was Christmas Eve 2020. It’s been a long ‘dry’ winter, but spring has sprung (even though it’s a little on the chilly side) and from 12th April pubs, restaurants and cafes are allowed to open any outside seating space they have. Woo hoo we hear…

The Island’s Secret – Adgestone Vineyard’s Blue Sparkling Wine Recipe

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Adgestone Vineyard are the first winery to create a vibrant blue sparkling wine and the closely guarded secret technique is one that is causing a ripples in the world of wine as other vineyards in Europe follow suit. The details of the process that Vigneron,  Russ Broughton has used to pull the blue colour out of Rondo grapes is coveted…


Have yourself a local little Christmas

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Food is never too far from our minds (and bellies) at this time of year and comfort food and festive treats are top of the list. Thankfully, the Island is home to an array of local producers, makers, farmers and fishermen, all stocking our farm shops to the rafters with their seasonal goods. Here’s our festive guide to some of the…


Top Island restaurateurs team up with top Island chef

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The Island’s foodie scene has just got a little tastier and The Brunswick Hotel in Shanklin is at the epicenter of it.

The Tea House in Ventnor needs your help!

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The Tea House in Ventnor is calling for support with their latest Crowdfunding page. The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of British small businesses. And whilst government funding has helped in preventing the immediate collapse of The Tea House, this funding alone cannot secure the future of this homegrown Ventnor business. The Tea House…

Ahoy there Captain!

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If you’re after a tasty snack, get yourself down to Captain Takeout in Cowes, which opened today. With made-to-order doughnuts and sourdough pizza – branded ‘Captain Doughnut’ and ‘Captain Pizza’ – the menu has been inspired by seaside living and includes a ‘Surfboard Pizza’ and even a cone-shaped ‘Beach Pizza’ perfect for eating on the go! Why not try the…

Island Inn-ovations

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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

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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…

Something Yummy in a Box…

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For those of you who aren’t familiar with Something Yummy already, it’s the passion project of local foodie Paul Thorley which takes the form of a popular supper club as well running a website packed full of recipes and foodie insights. The whole ethos behind Something Yummy is to celebrate the Island’s great quality local produce in creative recipes, seasonably…

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