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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…

Where to go on the Isle of Wight this Mothers Day… 1280 853 The Editor

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…

Mermaid Gin launches rebranded bottle… 2048 1448 The Editor

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

Flip it for Pancake Day 1280 720 The Editor

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.…

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…

Here comes the sun – our guide on where to get the best spot this Bank Holiday… The Editor

Here comes the sun – our guide on where to get the best spot this Bank Holiday…

Finally, our prayers have been answered and a sunny Bank Holiday is on the cards. Make the most of the expected warmer weather with our pick of 5 places to soak up the sun this weekend! #1 Surely high up on everyones list, The Spyglass Inn is a great place to sit and relax with a…

Guide to Cowes The Editor

Guide to Cowes

Well-known for sailing and all the jollyness that goes with it (ok yes, drinking) Cowes is a lively town where you will find an array of places to eat and drink. The Anchor is one of the most popular pubs in Cowes, especially on a Friday night where you will find plenty of folk enjoying…

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