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Meet the landlady: Mhairi Macaulay, Ventnor Exchange

Meet the landlady: Mhairi Macaulay, Ventnor Exchange

Meet the landlady: Mhairi Macaulay, Ventnor Exchange 960 712 The Editor

More than just a bar, find instead a dynamic creative hub and hangout, combining a theatre, craft beer bar and record store.

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What is the best thing about being a landlady?
Anyone in this business for the right reasons knows it’s all about making people happy. I also love being able to introduce people to beers from all around the world, and getting them to try amazing new flavours from the more than 50 beers we have on offer.

What is your favourite local tipple?
My absolute favourite is the Botanic Pale Ale made literally a mile down the road from us at Ventnor Botanic Garden.

Other than your pub, where would you go for a drink?
I would have to say The Crab and Lobster which is a proper locals’ pub in Ventnor – lovely friendly people behind the bar too, a great selection of single malts, and always a fun night!

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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.