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Quick Guide to some of the best coffee on the Island…

Quick Guide to some of the best coffee on the Island… 1500 1001 The Editor

Here at Taste HQ, we love a cup of coffee to get us through the day. It comes in many guises, from classic black to soya lattes and iced to…

Sunday lunch, Taste of the Wight

Where to go on the Isle of Wight this Mothers Day…

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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…

New Mermaid Gin Bottle, Taste of the Wight

Mermaid Gin launches rebranded bottle…

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Your favourite gin has got a new look!  Mermaid Gin will appear on shelfs and bars near you with a stylish new bottle from mid-March. The most popular spirit from The…

Pancake Day 2019, Taste of the Wight

Flip it for Pancake Day

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Pancake Day is upon us, so dust off your frying pan and get your flip on with these fun facts we bet you didn’t know about Shrove Tuesday… #Pancake races.…

Caffe Isola red cup, Taste of the Wight
Quick Guide to some of the best coffee on the Island… 1500 1001 The Editor

Quick Guide to some of the best coffee on the Island…

Here at Taste HQ, we love a cup of coffee to get us through the day. It comes in many guises, from classic black to soya lattes and iced to espresso, plus everything in between! So yes, you could probably call us a bunch of coffee nerds and we wouldn’t argue. In fact, we would…

Sunday lunch, Taste of the Wight
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Where to go on the Isle of Wight this Mothers Day…

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…

New Mermaid Gin Bottle, Taste of the Wight
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Mermaid Gin launches rebranded bottle…

Your favourite gin has got a new look!  Mermaid Gin will appear on shelfs and bars near you with a stylish new bottle from mid-March. The most popular spirit from The Isle of Wight Distillery, Mermaid Gin first launched three and half years ago. It has gone from strength to (Navy!) strength since, picking up several…

Pancake Day 2019, Taste of the Wight
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Flip it for Pancake Day

Pancake Day is upon us, so dust off your frying pan and get your flip on with these fun facts we bet you didn’t know about Shrove Tuesday… #Pancake races. Thought to have originated in Olney during the 15th Century, these races take place up and down the country including here on the Island. Head…

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Vegan Island…

Check out the best Vegan spots from local Jane Gardner: Plant-based eating is one of the biggest food trends of 2018 and according to the Vegan Society, there are now over three million vegans in the UK. This number is set to rise thanks to the popularity of vegan content on social media platforms such…

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Five fresh Island bakeries

Whether it’s a bloomer, bap or crusty granary roll, everyone loves bread! As you may or may not know ‘National Real Bread’ week will shortly be upon us. So all in the name of Taste,  we’ve sampled the best the Island has to offer and bring you our top five Island bakeries…   Island Bakers…

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5 things you didn’t realise were grown on the Isle of Wight

With it’s unique microclimate, the Isle of Wight is the perfect place to grow produce that wouldn’t grow in many other parts of the UK. Along with some of the Islands more famous exports. For example; garlic, asparagus and tomatoes. The produce grown, farmed and made on the Isle of Wight is endless… Here are…

The Hambrough, Isle of Wight
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The Hambrough announces appointment of new Head Chef

The Hambrough, the award-winning boutique bed & breakfast in Ventnor has announced the appointment of Ashley Randle as the Head Chef of its reopening restaurant. Ashley’s experience of working with some of the country’s culinary masters together with ideas from different cultures and styles has been the inspiration behind his modern European menu on to…

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5 Places to Grab a Slice

Pizza, it can come in many forms… from your perfectly rounded standard pepperoni, right through to malformed handmade beauties. Over the last decade pizza has come a long way, with most restaurants throwing their twist on the classic into the mix. It’s one of those foods that just hits the spot whatever the mood or…

Gastronomy Cowes, Isle of Wight
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Happy 1st Birthday to Gastronomy in Cowes

Bringing the party to Cowes, the team behind Gastronomy will be celebrating the success of their busy bar and restaurant with a big first birthday bash on Saturday 16th February. Director and Head Chef Charles Ford will be firing out a full menu from the kitchen, with plenty of small plate specials centred around the…

Chinese New Year 2019, Taste of the Wight
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Whats your fortune?

Are you celebrating Chinese New Year, the year of the pig tonight? Around the world, people are putting a lot of care and thought into the menus for one of the most important holidays on the eastern calendar. Celebrated around the globe, Chinese cuisine is one of the world’s most popular, second only to Indian…

Valentine's Day Isle of Wight
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Valentine’s Restaurants on the Isle of Wight

It is officially February and the season of love is upon us with Valentine’s Day celebrated on the 14th February. Wondering where to take your loved one for a romantic meal? Check out our guide to places to eat on the Isle of Wight this Valentine’s Day.   View this post on Instagram   A…

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