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National Croissant Day!

National Croissant Day! 960 538 Christie-Lee Booth

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…

The Island’s first Whisky is now legal… 1500 997 Lindsay Becker

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…

Calling all you real ale fans… 2048 1365 Lindsay Becker

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…

Make your own Christmas Wreath… 1024 683 Lindsay Becker

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!

Celebrate International Coffee Day today! 1093 533 Lindsay Becker

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

A brand new bar from the folk behind Inns of Distinction 720 540 Lindsay Becker

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…

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…

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