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Island Inn-ovations

Island Inn-ovations 2000 1211 The Editor

As lockdown restrictions are eased, unfortunately, it looks like it may be a little longer before we’ll be able to enjoy a refreshing pint down the local. However, planning rules have been relaxed so pubs and restaurants can operate as hot food takeaways during the coronavirus outbreak, allowing an increasing number of Isle of Wight pubs to find innovative ways…

The Caulkheads BallPit

Can I go and play now?

Can I go and play now? 1000 669 The Editor

Deciding on which great place to go and eat on the Island is already a difficult enough task, but add in the kids on a nice day and the decision becomes even harder. Well, we’ve narrowed it down for you and have pulled together 5 top places to eat with outside play areas to keep the kids entertained, and possibly tire them out!

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…

Winter Warmers

Winter Warmers 1400 790 The Editor

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 The Editor

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 The Editor

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 The Editor

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.…

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Taste of the Wight is the Isle of Wight’s free local guide to food and drink. Now in its sixth year, it has cemented itself as the number one, independent companion for eating out on the Island.