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Where to go on the Isle of Wight this Mothers Day…

Places to take Mum on the Isle of Wight

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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 the clearest precedent for how to celebrate today is the Christian festival of Mothering Sunday. This celebration historically fell on the fourth Sunday in Lent and was considered a time…

Rediscover Mermaid Gin

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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 Isle of Wight Distillery, Mermaid Gin first launched three and half years ago. It has gone from strength to (Navy!) strength since, picking up several awards along the way. The…

Flip it for Pancake Day

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. Thought to have originated in Olney during the 15th Century, these races take place up and down the country including here on the Island. Head to Brading Youth Centre for…

Vegan side of the Island

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Check out the best Vegan spots from local Jane Gardner: Plant-based eating is one of the biggest food trends of 2018 and according to the Vegan Society, there are now over three million vegans in the UK. This number is set to rise thanks to the popularity of vegan content on social media platforms such as Instagram and YouTube providing…

The Hambrough, Isle of Wight

The Hambrough appointment 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 some of the country’s culinary masters together with ideas from different cultures and styles has been the inspiration behind his modern European menu on to which he will put his…

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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 Islands more famous exports. For example; garlic, asparagus and tomatoes. The produce grown, farmed and made on the Isle of Wight is endless… Here are our top 5 things you…

Gastronomy Cowes, Isle of Wight

Gastronomy celebrate their first year 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. Director and Head Chef Charles Ford will be firing out a full menu from the kitchen, with plenty of small plate specials centred around the restaurant’s ethos of ‘sociable eating’,…

5 Places to grab the perfect pizza

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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 most restaurants throwing their twist on the classic into the mix. It’s one of those foods that just hits the spot whatever the mood or occasion, and even though it’s…

Chinese New Year 2019, Taste of the Wight

Whats your fortune?

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Are you celebrating Chinese New Year, the year of the pig tonight? Around the world, people are putting a lot of care and thought into the menus for one of the most important holidays on the eastern calendar. Celebrated around the globe, Chinese cuisine is one of the world’s most popular, second only to Indian in the UK. Each dish…

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National Croissant Day!

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Whether you have a sweet tooth, or enjoy more of a savoury offering, the humble croissant is always sure to be a pleaser. The buttery, crescent-shaped treat, that is crispy on the outside and soft and airy on the inside. Often associated with France, it actually originated in Austria in the early 1800s. They have long been a staple in…

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