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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

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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…

Something Yummy in a Box… 1600 1200 Thea Welsford

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…

basket of home-grown carrots


Quaran-Green 2000 2000 The Editor

We’re not ones to productivity shame, as let’s face it, we’re all busy just trying to exist right now (juggling key working, homeschooling, cooking, cleaning and shopping during these difficult circumstances is enough to keep anyone on their toes), but now is a great time to get growing fruit and vegetables. Whether you’re a green-fingered gardener or a keen-been looking…

Make yours a ‘Banger’ of a barbecue

Make yours a ‘Banger’ of a barbecue 2000 1333 Thea Welsford

With it set to be a scorcher over the weekend (and let’s face it, we’ve got nothing better to do) it’s time to fire up the barbecue and get yourselves in the mood for some al-fresco dining. We’ve put together another handy guide for you to make your barbecue the best it can be – from the best places to…

takeaway burger and fries

Home (delivery) is where the heart is

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Now that we’ve entered a lockdown, we’re changing our focus over on our ‘open for business’ page. You’ll find details there for the businesses who are offering takeaway and home delivery services, as well as the village and corner shops, farm shops and delis who are open for those essential stocks and supplies.We’ll be updating the page as often as possible,…

Takeaway fish and chips

We need your news

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If you’re a pub, restaurant or café now offering takeaway or delivery services to your customers, or a shop with a home delivery or mail-order option, don’t forget to let us know. Whether you work within the food and drink sector, or know someone who does, make sure you’re keeping us updated with what’s happening and we can share your…

coffee with heart shape latte art

5 ways to love local

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How to support your local pubs, restaurants, cafés and shops in these difficult times… Tell us what your favourite retailer is doing – we can share with our followers and help promote themUse local shops rather than supermarkets – they are on different distribution networks and are often better stocked with essentials and local produceBuy gift vouchers online to use…

take away pizza

Urgent Update

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Following the guidance from the Prime Minister Boris Johnson that all cafés, pubs and restaurants must close, let us know if you will be offering takeaway services to your customers. In these tough times, supporting local businesses as they adapt is essential for their survival. If you work within the food and drink sector, or know someone who does, make…

Open sign in shop window

Calling all businesses!

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What are your plans for today and over the next few days? Are you planning to be open as usual, or are you offering takeaway or delivery services to your customers? If you work within the food and drink sector, or know someone who does, make sure you’re letting us know what’s happening and we can share your updates with…

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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.