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Dreaming of a Wight Christmas

Dreaming of a Wight Christmas

Dreaming of a Wight Christmas 2000 1333 The Editor

If you’re thinking more food metres than miles this Christmas and want to support some great local producers, then we have the perfect round-up of where to shop this Christmas. Your Christmas dinner table will be all-Wight…

Kicking things off…

So, if you have children in your life you’ve probably been up for hours and in need of something to get you through until lunchtime. A good old English breakfast can kick start your day. Head to your local shop on Christmas Eve to pick up supplies for the big day, locally-sourced bacon, Isle of Wight Sausages and fresh Brownrigg’s eggs sound delicious.

The main event…

Whether it’s traditional turkey, a classic goose or maybe a rib of beef (it doesn’t have to be a bird), you can pick up some of the finest meat from your local butcher.

At Brownrigg’s Farm Shop, choose from turkeys, geese or chicken, all reared on their farm in Godshill.

Farmer Jacks in Arreton is your one stop shop for Christmas dinner with fresh local veggies, meat and even the goose fat to get the roasties just right. They stop taking orders around 15 December for Christmas meat so be quick!

For something a bit different, Briddlesford Lodge Farm rear their own veal as well as a range of award-winning sausages – perfect for those all-important pigs in blankets. Who says Christmas is all about the turkey?

Bottoms up…

A Christmas day toast wouldn’t be the same without a bit of bubbly. Rosemary Vineyard have three festive fizzes to choose from including a rosé one and an elderflower alternative.

Cheesy does it…

Just when you think you’re full, out comes the cheeseboard, a classic festive staple in many homes.

The Island is home to several award-winning varieties, including the famous Isle of Wight Blue from the Isle of Wight Cheese Company – a winner at The World Cheese Awards. Other varieties for your board include Blue Slipper, Borthwood, Isle of Wight Soft and Gallybagger.

Briddlesford Lodge Farm produces a wide range of cheese in their dairy. Try Cheddar, Caerphilly, Gouda and Halloumi and Feta-style to give your board a Mediterranean feel.

The finale…

Round off the day with a pudding. Choose a traditional Christmas pudding, complete with sixpence, or visit the Island Bakers for some of the legendary mince pies, ready to serve up at home with a dollop of brandy cream.






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.