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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

And pooch came too…

And pooch came too… The Editor

We’re very doggie-friendly here on the Isle of Wight, so there’s no need to leave the pooch behind when you go out for something to eat. Here’s our pick of just some of the fabulous places that will welcome your four-legged friend… Pedallers The only café directly on the popular ‘Red Squirrel Trail’, a cycle route traversing 23 miles across…

Guide to Ryde…

Guide to Ryde… The Editor

Have you got your ticket to Ryde? (sorry!) but once you have seen the array of restaurants, pubs and beachfront cafés, you certainly won’t be in any rush to leave. Much of the places to go are centred around the vibrant Union Street. Here, try one of the latest offerings, Alternative Bar & Restaurant. Drawing on a variety of inspirations,…

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