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

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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…

The Hambrough, Isle of Wight

The Hambrough announces appointment of new Head Chef

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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…

5 Places to Grab a Slice

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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…

Gastronomy Cowes, Isle of Wight

Happy 1st Birthday to Gastronomy in Cowes

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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.…

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Winter Warmers

It’s the time of year for gloves, a hat and…a wetsuit? Yep, when the weather is colder, generally the surf is up. Feel your toes again after a dip, at some of our top picks for a post-surf warm-up: Isle of Wight Pearl is close to the surf mecca of Compton Bay where you should…

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Food trends for 2019

Every year a range of food and drink experts predict what will be trending for the following  year in the food and drink industry. Have a look at this years major predictions from the foodies at Waitrose and keep an eye out for them in 2019… Mindful eating: No, not thinking about eating (don’t we…

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Are you trying Veganuary?

After the gluttony of Christmas and New Year (seriously, how many cheese and crackers or green triangle Quality Street can one person eat!?) the new year presents an opportunity to implement some healthier eating habits and one that seems to be gaining momentum year on year, is Veganuary. Unless you have been living under a…

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The Island’s first Whisky is now legal…

The Isle of Wight Distillery is pleased to announce that today, its Isle of Wight Whisky is certified legal. The Island’s first ever malt spirit went into barrel on the 16th December 2015, three years and one day ago. In accordance with the Scottish Whisky Association’s regulations, spirits destined to be whisky cannot be legally…

TheAnchorBar
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Calling all you real ale fans…

Are you looking for that last minute stocking filler, or the perfect gift for that person who has everything? Then look no further than our brand new Isle of Wight Pub Guide, produced in association with those folks in the know at CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale). Packed with all the pubs on the Island,…

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12 Days of Twixmas

Traditionally starting on the 25th December until the 5th January 2019, the 12 days of Christmas, (aka Twixmas) is a time for spending with family, having fun and enjoying the festivities, but most of the time, we don’t know what to do with ourselves! Check out some of out top things to do this Christmas……

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Make your own Christmas Wreath…

There is just enough time left to get making your Christmas wreath or centrepiece for the big day. Whether you are planning to head to an arranged class with a professional overseeing your creation, or just wanting to have a go for yourself, there is a real sense of accomplishment to be had from making…

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Christmas 2018

All the best Christmas recipes, stories and more from around Taste…

DukeofYork
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Meet the landlord: Barry Cass

Meet the landlord/lady – Barry Cass, The Duke of York Barry is the longest standing landlord on the Isle of Wight. What is the best thing about being a landlord? The best thing in all my years of being a landlord has been meeting new people and making some lifelong friends. What is your favourite…

Soufflé
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Festive Recipes: Left-over cheese soufflé

It’s a time to show off your culinary skills with our festive recipes… Left-over cheese soufflé Make use of the odds and ends that are left over with our tasty recipe. Ingredients: 50g butter plus a little extra for greasing 25g plain flour 200ml whole milk 300g hard and soft cheese, cut into chunks 100ml…

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5 Pubs to Cosy-up In

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, it’s time to seek solace in a warm pub, preferably with a roaring fire and a good beer on tap. Here’s our pick of the Island’s cosiest pubs to hunker down in. The Dairyman’s Daughter, Arreton Tucked away in the lee of the downs is this…

brussels-sprouts
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Festive Sprout Gratin

It’s a time to show off your culinary skills with our festive recipes… Sprout gratin As one of the most controversial Christmas food, we decided to give an alternative way to jazz up the little green fellas! Ingredients: 900g Brussels sprouts, trimmed and crossed 20g butter 150g rindless back bacon, cut into lardons 20g flaked…

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