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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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The Breakfast Club…

Don’t skip breakfast! Well, that’s what they say. With our round-up of some of the best places on the Isle of Wight for the most important meal of the day, there won’t be any chance of that. In fact, the problem will be fitting them all in! For local produce: For a plate of local…

Star of the show for Spring The Editor

Star of the show for Spring

The Island produces an array of amazing food and drink, but the undoubtable star of the show for spring that has been eagerly awaited, has got to be asparagus. Read our guide to choosing and eating the very best of this local delicacy… When: Although it’s available all year round in supermarkets, we are talking…

Spring (Pub) Watch The Editor

Spring (Pub) Watch

Whatever time of year, you can’t beat a walk that culminates in a good pub lunch. Spring offers mild weather, pretty scenery and if you are lucky, a stint in a sunny pub garden. Inns of Distinction have pubs on some of the Islands most popular walks. Throw in the fact that they have extensive…

Out of the vase and onto the plate… The Editor

Out of the vase and onto the plate…

Instantly making a meal look more impressive, a simple flower can add depth and taste to your dish. Edible flowers have been used for years in cooking and food decorating, with some of the earliest recipes tracing back to 3000 B.C when the Chinese were the first to experiment. Today, many restaurants are using flowers…

Can cook will cook The Editor

Can cook will cook

With such an abundance of great places to eat out on the Island, from quirky little bistros to the classic pub grub, you will never run out of new places to try on your holiday. However, sometimes it is nice to have a relaxing meal in, and when the mood strikes and you feel like…

Island Grown The Editor

Island Grown

With Matt Noyce, Head Gardener and Estate Manager at Quarr Abbey. Matt is back discussing the benefits of buying local on the Isle of Wight and where to enjoy seeing the Island’s produce being grown… “Living on one of the most southernmost parts of the UK does have its benefits. Fresh sea air, great beaches…

But first…Coffee The Editor

But first…Coffee

Coffee – most of us can’t get through the day without a cup or two. Whilst we all love picking up a cuppa from our favourite coffee shop, it is nice to be able to create something similar at home now and then. Dan Burgess from Island Roasted artisan coffee and Caffe Isola gives us…

At the source The Editor

At the source

Eating at the source of the produce is a huge trend that is only seems to be growing for 2018. Here on the Isle of Wight, we are lucky to have several places that enable you to eat or drink where the produce is being ‘created’. One of the early pioneers of this movement is…

Around the Island in drinks… The Editor

Around the Island in drinks…

Ok, we are certainly not suggesting that you drink your way around the Island, but with a reliable bus service and a fair few places to try, you could give it a good go! Our trip takes you clockwise around the Island, looking at the various local producers who specialise in a great tipple or…

And pooch came too… The Editor

And pooch came too…

We’re very doggie-friendly here on the Isle of Wight, so there’s no need to leave the pooch behind when you go out for something to eat. Here’s our pick of just some of the fabulous places that will welcome your four-legged friend… Pedallers The only café directly on the popular ‘Red Squirrel Trail’, a cycle…

Guide to Ryde… The Editor

Guide to Ryde…

Have you got your ticket to Ryde? (sorry!) but once you have seen the array of restaurants, pubs and beachfront cafés, you certainly won’t be in any rush to leave. Much of the places to go are centred around the vibrant Union Street. Here, try one of the latest offerings, Alternative Bar & Restaurant. Drawing…

Have you picked up your copy of spring Taste of the Wight yet? The Editor

Have you picked up your copy of spring Taste of the Wight yet?

With the sunny (hooray!) Bank Holiday nearly upon us, make sure to pick up the latest copy of Taste of the Wight, the perfect companion when heading out and about. It is all too easy to get stuck in a rut of going to the same few places to eat and drink, yet there are…

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