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Eggcellent Events this Easter

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Sunday morning, you’ve already been woken up by the little ones on the hunt for chocolate, only now you need something to keep them occupied before your Easter Sunday Lunch. …

Breakfasts

The Breakfast Club…

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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!

The Hit-List 2019

The Hit-List 2019

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Get your chops around a whole host of new eateries to try on the Isle of Wight in 2019. Here are a few of our top picks…

Top 10 Picnic Spots

Top 10 Picnic Spots

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There are so many beautiful spots on the Island to relax and enjoy a picnic, that it’s hard to pick our definitive top 10 but we gave it a good go! Here (in no particular order) are the Taste HQ’s favourite places to head for when the weather is good with a basket of food and a tipple or two…

The Three Bouys
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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… 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 of something nice?  Chocolate…

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…

The Bargemans Rest
Meet the landlady: Jane Gibbs, The Bargeman’s Rest 2048 1365 The Editor

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

The Bargeman’s Rest is a picturesque, family-run, family and dog friendly pub which sits on Newport Harbour, overlooking the river Medina and is within a three minute walk of Newport town centre, the Island’s county town. What is the best thing about being a landlady? I’ve almost always worked in hospitality so the answer to…

Ganders Restaurant
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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… 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. We buy ours from ‘The Best Dressed Crab’…

Ventnor Exchange
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Meet the landlady: Mhairi Macaulay, Ventnor Exchange

More than just a bar, find instead a dynamic creative hub and hangout, combining a theatre, craft beer bar and record store. 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…

The Crab and Lobster Inn
Meet the Chef – Paul Hayward, The Crab & Lobster, Bembridge 2048 1373 The Editor

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

Local chefs tell us what tickles their taste buds on the Isle of Wight… 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 are very close to the sea but…

The Buddle Inn
Meet the landlady: Vicky Hartley, The Buddle Inn 2048 1365 The Editor

Meet the landlady: Vicky Hartley, The Buddle Inn

The Buddle inn is a historic multi-award winning inn located at the very southerly point of the Island in an area of outstanding natural beauty. 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…

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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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