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Game, set and match!

Game, set and match! 2048 1410 The Editor

Game, set and match!

With a few shocks already at Wimbledon (Venus Williams, who’d have thought?) the country is well and truly gripped by tennis fever. The Isle of Wight is no exception, with cafés and restaurants feeling inspired and bringing us some tasty events.

Watch the matches live in the comfort of one of the Islands most popular coffee shops. Caffé Isola have wheeled in the TV (not quite like the school days) and are serving up a cream tea option that will make even those in the royal box jealous. Scrumptious fruit scones are on offer, as well as traditional strawberries and cream. Wimbledon wouldn’t be complete without a refreshing glass of Pimm’s. Perfect!
Caffé Isola

Swapping sailing for tennis? Head to The Anchor, Cowes to watch the matches live on TV. Sit in the patioed beer garden and enjoy a glass (jug) of Pimm’s in the sun while watching your favourite players – and also some of this year’s wild cards. Pair your Pimm’s with a snack, no strawberries and cream but some tasty smoked jacket wedges or wrapped filo prawns will go down nicely. If you’re a little more than peckish try one of though succulent burgers, there’s also a halloumi version for vegetarians.
The Anchor

Renowned for themed afternoon teas Woods Kitchen have knocked it ‘out of the court’ again. The team’s new creation, Wimbledon Afternoon Tea for two, is available for purchase on The Price is Wight. It’s the perfect excuse to treat your mum, your best friend or your partner to a delectable afternoon of treats. Soak up the sun in the pretty garden or enjoy the quaint surroundings of the conservatory with a glass of Pimm’s each and a pot of tea for two. Indulge in bite-size treats including; mini quiche, cucumber sandwiches (of course), homemade scones with jam and clotted cream, strawberries, Eton mess and more! 

What a perfect way to celebrate Wimbledon (especially if you’re a fan of the food and not so much the tennis…)
Woods Kitchen

While you may not be able to watch the game while you’re there, The George in Yarmouth have pretty spectacular views of its own. Serving up chilled jugs of everyone’s favourite fruit cup, Pimm’s. Settle back on those comfy chairs in the pretty garden and watch the world go by with a glass in hand. There’s no reason you can’t keep up to date with tennis by watching it on iPlayer (don’t forget the headphones though).
The George

Chessell Pottery

How about keeping it simple and stay at home? Visit Chessell Pottery and pick up a few scones, made fresh that day on the premises. Then pop into your local shop and pick up a jar of jam, a punnet of fresh strawberries and some locally produced cream from Briddlesford Farm. Grab a bottle of locally produced Mermaid Gin (or a traditional Pimm’s). Gather your supplies, head home and pop on the telly to enjoy Wimbledon from the comfort of your own living room.
Chessell Pottery | Briddlesford Farm

Turbo Pimm’s

not for the faint-hearted!


  • A large jug with ice (at least 1 litre)
  • 170 ml Pimm’s
  • 170 ml Mermaid Gin
  • Something sparkling (try locally produced Rosemary Vineyard sparkling brut or sparkling elderflower wine)
  • Garnishes (traditionally strawberries, cucumber and mint)


  • Get your jug and fill it about a quarter way with ice
  • Cut up your strawberries, cucumber and pick off a few mint leaves – add to the jug
  • Pour your Pimm’s and Mermaid Gin over the ice/fruit mix
  • Top up with your bubbles
  • Keep chilled in the fridge
  • Enjoy!

The Editor

Taste of the Wight is the Isle of Wight’s free local guide to food and drink. Now in its fifth year, it has cemented itself as the number one, independent companion for eating out on the Island.

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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.