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Shelves bare? Don’t despair!

Shelves bare? Don’t despair! 1811 1884 The Editor

If you’ve recently been to the local supermarket and found the shelves bare, don’t despair… Your village shop is here for you! A beacon of hope in difficult times, many local corner shops are carrying on doing what they do best despite the COVID-19 outbreak. Along with offering a friendly and personal service, as many run on a more frequent…

The Highdown Inn

Take it away!

Take it away! 2048 1365 The Editor

Simply call and pre-order your meals for collection to enjoy wherever you please. Why not be creative – how about fish and chips in the car on the seafront? You could even pack up the plates and enjoy a picnic (weather depending of course). If you can’t live without your caffeine fix, you can even have your coffee delivered! With…

Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2000 1333 The Editor

Today (24 January) is Chinese New Year’s Eve and it’s the year of the Rat. What does this mean if you’re born under this sign? Well, you tend to be clever, quick thinking and successful along with being organised, instinctive and adaptable. Are you celebrating the New Year with a takeaway tonight? Here’s a rundown of where to pick up…

The Fortune Cookie Quest

The Fortune Cookie Quest is back

The Fortune Cookie Quest is back 2048 1366 The Editor

The Fortune Cookie Quest is back by popular demand! Between 1st – 14th February Robin Hill has hidden hundreds of prizes inside fortune cookies that are being distributed in Chinese restaurants across the Island. Experience the vibrancy, colour and flavours of Chinese New Year at Robin Hill this February half term with tickets to a dazzling display of award-winning illuminations…

Spirit of the Orient - Robin Hill

Spirit of the Orient – Robin Hill

Spirit of the Orient – Robin Hill 2000 838 The Editor

Celebrating a tasty Chinese New Year at Robin Hill’s Spirit of the Orient… The Island’s biggest Chinese New Year Celebration is back! Get set to experience the vibrancy, colour and of course the flavours of China’s famous festival at Robin Hill. Taking place during this February’s half term gates open from 6-10 pm daily between 14th – 22nd February 2020.…

Sip, sip hooray!

Sip, sip hooray!

Sip, sip hooray! 2000 1333 The Editor

If there’s ever a day to celebrate Champagne and all things bubbly, it has to be New Years’ Eve! We all know for it to be called Champagne it has to be produced in the Champagne region of northern France. However, with the offering of something bubbly changing so much over the past 15 years, and the increasing popularity of…

Time for Tea

Time for Tea

Time for Tea 2000 1098 The Editor

Is there anything better than popping your feet up and having a cup of tea? We didn’t think so either. Sunday 15th December is International Tea Day, we all remember our mum saying it’s the perfect tonic to a bad day, to cheer up someone or when you’re feeling just a bit down. Well, there’s some truth in the ‘healing…

Lager than life

Lager than life

Lager than life 2000 1333 The Editor

After a long day, sometimes there is nothing better than a nice cold beer. Over the past few years, lager has taken on a whole new lease of life with microbreweries all around the country making their own version of this favourite brew. With our Island breweries renowned for amazing ale, two have dipped their toe into the lager arena,…


Shut up and feed me

Shut up and feed me 2000 1333 The Editor

It sounds like everyone’s idea of heaven doesn’t it? We were invited to try Nomad – Newport’s newest addition to the foodie scene (well, a welcomed returned more like) – located in the very prominent Charter House in the centre of the town. With a nod to a 1920s speakeasy, it’s stylish and opulent. A restaurant by day and evening…


Best places for pasta on the Isle of Wight

Best places for pasta on the Isle of Wight 2048 683 The Editor

A favourite quick dinner for most families, pasta has become a staple on many a dinner table, but what if you’re eating out? Here are some great restaurants serving up traditional pasta dishes. The Rex, Ventnor Located in what was once the town’s cinema, The Rex serves up simple, tasty, modern Italian cuisine, with what is arguably one of the…

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