It’s time to celebrate that special person in your life – yes, we mean your good old mum!
There have been festivals celebrating mothers in many cultures for years, but the clearest precedent for how to celebrate today is the Christian festival of Mothering Sunday. This celebration historically fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was considered a time when the faithful would return to the ‘mother church’. Today, it has become a way to show your appreciation and a good excuse to go out for dinner! Here is our guide to where to take mum this Mother’s Day on the Isle of Wight…
Head to The Crown Inn, Shorwell where Paul and Jenna will offer you a warm welcome. Gaining an excellent reputation for food and use of local produce, there is a special menu for the day. Try dishes such as Brownrigg’s Slow Roast Beef or Wild Mushroom Risotto. Best of all, mums eat for free after 6pm!
Dine with a view at The Hambrough. Overlooking Ventnor Bay, mum can enjoy a top-notch lunch from the recently appointed chef Ashely Randle. He was among the top chefs under 30 in the country after placing as a regional finalist in the highly acclaimed Roux Scholarship. Choose from a two or three-course set menu, or for an alternative, a traditional afternoon tea will be served between 2pm-5pm.
For a collaborative meal, Gastronomy, Cowes has teamed up with Baked, a home-based bakery in Totland. Known for amazing cake-jars and packed tray bakes, mum will enjoy a treat of an afternoon tea. Savoury and sweet choices are on offer, including Mermaid Gin cured salmon sandwich and Birthday Cake cheesecake.
If you have little ones in tow, why not try Mother’s Day at Tapnell Farm Park. Buy a delicious cream tea for your Mum (or Nan) to enjoy in the café and then have a go at making a card or gift for them in a free Mother’s Day themed café craft session. As an extra treat Mums and Nans also get half-price farm park entry for the day.
Artisan in Ryde is well known amongst foodies for their use of local produce, carefully crafted into some of the tastiest dishes. A special mother’s day menu is on offer featuring dishes such as herb-crusted sirloin of beef, grilled Briddlesford halloumi and almond frangipane.