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!
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.
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…)
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).
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