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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.…

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Meet the Chef – Matthew Egan, Three Buoys

Local chefs tell us what tickles their taste buds on the Isle of Wight… Matthew Egan, Three Buoys Where is your favourite place for a pub lunch?  The Taverners, Godshill. I always order from the specials board, of course washed down with the Taverners ale! Where would you go for a cuppa and a slice…

Christmas in Ryde
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Christmas Party Guide

Time is ticking and the festive season will soon be upon us. It’s the time for roasting chestnuts, mulled wine and plenty of merriment – the countdown to Christmas has officially begun! With only 10 weeks to go, if you haven’t organised your Christmas party yet you will need to start thinking about it now…

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A Wight Christmas…

Here on the Island we are lucky enough to have literally everything you might need for a festive feast, right here on our doorstep.  Turkeys, chicken and all manner of game are farmed here, seasonal vegetables are grown and alcohol is brewed and bottled. The main event… Whether it’s traditional turkey, a classic goose or…

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Pumpkin three ways!

Happy Halloween… Far more than just a decoration at Halloween, once carved make the most of the tasty orange treat with our three ways with pumpkin: Grate into a cake – add to cinnamon for lightly spiced cupcakes, or substitute for your favourite carrot cake recipe. Or bake into an American classic, the Pumpkin Pie. Blend…

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Meet the landlady – Jane Gibbs, The Bargeman’s Rest

Meet the landlord/lady – Jane Gibbs, The Bargeman’s Rest What is the best thing about being a landlady? I’ve almost always worked in hospitality so the answer to that must be people. Both customers and staff. You certainly meet an eclectic mix! What is your favourite local tipple? Without doubt the Mermaid Gin. Xavier Baker…

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Meet the Chef – Iain Cowcher, Ganders Restaurant

Local chefs tell us what tickles their taste buds on the Isle of Wight… Meet the Chef – Iain Cowcher, Ganders Restaurant What is the best thing about the Island’s food culture? The variety of establishments around, from coffee shops and pubs to delis and restaurants. What is your favourite local ingredient? Crab and lobster.…

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Meet the landlady – Mhairi Macaulay, Ventnor Exchange

Vicky Hartley, The Buddle Inn What is the best thing about being a landlady? Anyone in this business for the right reasons knows it’s all about making people happy. I also love being able to introduce people to beers from all around the world, and getting them to try amazing new flavours from the more…

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Meet the Chef – Paul Hayward, The Crab & Lobster, Bembridge

Local chefs tell us what tickles their taste buds on the Isle of Wight… Paul Hayward, The Crab & Lobster, Bembridge What is the best thing about the Island’s food culture? For us at The Crab & Lobster, it has to be the seafood. As a local ingredient it is very important to us. We…

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Meet the landlady – Vicky Hartley, The Buddle Inn

Vicky Hartley, The Buddle Inn What is the best thing about being a landlady? For me, the best thing is meeting all the customers that are visiting the Island and building a rapport with the locals/regulars. What is your favourite local tipple? IW Mermaid Gin. This is the first gin I have tasted as I…

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Our brand new pub guide is out now!

We have been very busy bees, producing a brand new comprehensive Isle of Wight Pub Guide. We worked in association with our friends at the Isle of Wight branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) to make sure the guide is out in good time for the merriment of this coming weekend – the annual Beer…

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Celebrate International Coffee Day today!

Today, 1st October is International Coffee Day. Enjoyed the world over, the event celebrates the people behind your cup of coffee, from farm to cup, and everything in between. Here on the Island, we are lucky to have two great coffee businesses serving up great tasting, local coffee. Island Roasted, the producers behind popular Caffe…

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A brand new bar from the folk behind Inns of Distinction

From the creative team behind Inns of Distinction – who run some of the most popular pubs across the Island (The Boathouse, The Fishbourne and The Spinnaker) – comes Artisan, the latest bar and dining experience, opening at 6pm tonight. Set in the heart of Ryde on the bustling Union Street, Artisan will use wood…

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