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The Hungry Traveller…

The Hungry Traveller… 1024 683 The Editor

When looking for a place to stay on the Island, why not combine it with your love of eating (come on admit it, you love food!) and stay somewhere that satisfies the taste buds too? For the Gastro-traveller: For those where food comes first, you will not be disappointed with a stay at the Seaview Hotel. At the forefront of…

Goddards Brewery celebrate 25 year anniversary

Goddards Brewery celebrate 25 year anniversary Lindsay Becker

Goddards Brewery are celebrating their 25th anniversary in style with the re-release of their very first brew! Goddards Special Bitter recipe was developed back in 93 with the help of the general public. People were asked to fill out a questionnaire to help shape the special flavour. The result was a refreshingly clean, easy-drinking bitter, with a wonderful aroma of freshly-rubbed hops that carries through to a satisfying…

Star of the show for Spring

Star of the show for Spring The Editor

The Island produces an array of amazing food and drink, but the undoubtable star of the show for spring that has been eagerly awaited, has got to be asparagus. Read our guide to choosing and eating the very best of this local delicacy… When: Although it’s available all year round in supermarkets, we are talking about the real locally grown…

Spring (Pub) Watch

Spring (Pub) Watch The Editor

Whatever time of year, you can’t beat a walk that culminates in a good pub lunch. Spring offers mild weather, pretty scenery and if you are lucky, a stint in a sunny pub garden. Inns of Distinction have pubs on some of the Islands most popular walks. Throw in the fact that they have extensive menus filled with local produce…

Out of the vase and onto the plate…

Out of the vase and onto the plate… The Editor

Instantly making a meal look more impressive, a simple flower can add depth and taste to your dish. Edible flowers have been used for years in cooking and food decorating, with some of the earliest recipes tracing back to 3000 B.C when the Chinese were the first to experiment. Today, many restaurants are using flowers to enhance dishes with new…

Can cook will cook

Can cook will cook The Editor

With such an abundance of great places to eat out on the Island, from quirky little bistros to the classic pub grub, you will never run out of new places to try on your holiday. However, sometimes it is nice to have a relaxing meal in, and when the mood strikes and you feel like cooking on your hols, make…

Island Grown

Island Grown The Editor

With Matt Noyce, Head Gardener and Estate Manager at Quarr Abbey. Matt is back discussing the benefits of buying local on the Isle of Wight and where to enjoy seeing the Island’s produce being grown… “Living on one of the most southernmost parts of the UK does have its benefits. Fresh sea air, great beaches and a fine selection of…

But first…Coffee

But first…Coffee The Editor

Coffee – most of us can’t get through the day without a cup or two. Whilst we all love picking up a cuppa from our favourite coffee shop, it is nice to be able to create something similar at home now and then. Dan Burgess from Island Roasted artisan coffee and Caffe Isola gives us the lowdown on the perfect…

At the source

At the source The Editor

Eating at the source of the produce is a huge trend that is only seems to be growing for 2018. Here on the Isle of Wight, we are lucky to have several places that enable you to eat or drink where the produce is being ‘created’. One of the early pioneers of this movement is The Garlic Farm. Here, you…

Around the Island in drinks…

Around the Island in drinks… The Editor

Ok, we are certainly not suggesting that you drink your way around the Island, but with a reliable bus service and a fair few places to try, you could give it a good go! Our trip takes you clockwise around the Island, looking at the various local producers who specialise in a great tipple or two… On the north side…

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