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Around the Island in drinks

Around the Island in drinks

Around the Island in drinks 2048 1365 The Editor

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 two…

Pint of Beer, Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Hop aboard for the Real Ale Festival at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Hop aboard for the Real Ale Festival at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway 2000 1333 The Editor

The 14th Isle of Wight Real Ale Festival features beers sourced from brewers all over the country, including many brewed on the Isle of Wight. Try over 40 real ales and seven real ciders

Spring Pub Watch

Spring Pub Watch

Spring Pub Watch 2002 1333 The Editor

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.

Winter Warmers

Winter Warmers 1400 790 Lindsay Becker

It’s the time of year for gloves, a hat and…a wetsuit? Yep, when the weather is colder, generally the surf is up. Feel your toes again after a dip, at some of our top picks for a post-surf warm-up: Isle of Wight Pearl is close to the surf mecca of Compton Bay where you should get a decent winter swell.…

The Duke of York - Cowes

Meet the landlord: Barry Cass, The Duke of York

Meet the landlord: Barry Cass, The Duke of York 960 420 Lindsay Becker

Barry is the longest standing landlord on the Isle of Wight, The Duke of York. A popular street-corner town pub, which has enhanced its reputation by serving interesting and appetising freshly prepared food. What is the best thing about being a landlord? The best thing in all my years of being a landlord has been meeting new people and making some…

5 Pubs to Cosy-up In

5 Pubs to Cosy-up In 890 1334 Lindsay Becker

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, it’s time to seek solace in a warm pub, preferably with a roaring fire and a good beer on tap. Here’s our pick of the Island’s cosiest pubs to hunker down in. The Dairyman’s Daughter, Arreton Tucked away in the lee of the downs is this pretty pub. With one of…

The Culver Haven Inn

Meet the landlord: Tim Green, The Culver Haven

Meet the landlord: Tim Green, The Culver Haven 1999 1074 Lindsay Becker

Located at one of the Island’s highest points, The Culver Haven Inn boasts some of the best views on the Isle of Wight. What is the best thing about being a landlady? The ever changing trends in the food and drink trade. I have worked in pubs for 28 years now and the whole industry has changed beyond all recognition.…