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taste of the wight

Your local guide to food & drink on the Isle of Wight


Character Inns Character Inns is an Island based, group of Inns and Restaurants. Heavily orientated to the needs of Island visitors it offers three distinct areas of hospitality. For the largely, but not exclusive, adult visitor with more discerning tastes in food and wine there is the Bugle Coaching Inn in Yarmouth, The Buddle Inn in Niton and The Village Inn in Bembridge. All a must for connoisseurs of quality dining at great value. The need for family friendly dining has not been overlooked. The White Lion in Niton, The Pig and Whistle in Shanklin and The Bugle Family Inn in Brading all offer a fun filled dining experience. From bouncy castles to ball pits, summer magic shows to Punch and Judy and all with floodlit gardens these family friendly Inns have it all. As an added bonus they offer ‘Kids Eat Free*’ all year round. The perfect choice for families. The demand for contemporary dining is well established and in the renowned group of Lugleys Restaurants situated in Newport and Cowes, dining is taken to another level. Stunning menus created by Dorchester Hotel chef Musa Jobi create the focal point for a memorable visit to these elegant restaurants. Character Inns – Island Family Inns and the Lugleys Group - highly recommended! St. Catherine’s Lighthouse - a short but refreshing walk away from the Buddle Inn, Niton.

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Taste of the Wight An introduction by the Isle of Wight High Sheriff and hotelier Nick Hayward An annual visitor to the Island since childhood, and with family roots in Seaview since the 1800s, Nick bought the Seaview Hotel with his wife Nicky in 1980. For 25 years the Haywards ran the hotel and restaurant, building an award winning business and a reputation for excellence. The hotel’s extensive use of local produce was widely recognised, resulting in their final accolade of the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development. Nick Hayward took over as High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight in April 2012. As High Sheriff I travelled the length and breadth of the Island and it has been a joy to meet so many dedicated food producers and enthusiastic professional young chefs. After a lifetime in the industry I was particularly interested in our local food and know how blessed we are on this glorious Island. I painted the horns of the prize beast at the Gilten Market in December and then we roasted a joint of the beef at Christmas, it melted in the mouth and was some of the finest I ever tasted. I found myself, on one of the few spare moments during my year, on the sea wall in Ventnor with my family eating fresh local lobster, chips and mayonnaise; food for a king at take-away prices. Historically the Island, loved by the Romans, has always produced the highest quality food and wine. From the 16th century onwards naval ships stopped to pick up the freshest supplies before sailing off around the world. In Victorian times Kings and Queens, aristocracy, poets and writers flocked to the Island to savour its beauty and fare. It continues to produce some of the finest food in the country, served in some of the top restaurants in the south of England. Regardless of whether you are a holidaymaker or resident, remember to ensure you eat Island grown food, honey and garlic, chicken, lamb, beef and pork, potatoes, tomatoes, asparagus and cauliflowers, the list goes on and on. Accompanied of course by our delicious beer, wine or even our lovely local milk.

Taste of the Wight First Edition Printed March 2013. Editor: Joni Rhodes. Publisher: Solent.co. Photography: Lucy Boynton, Julian Winslow, Monika Olek, and Chris Cowley. Contributors: ‘Matt & Cat’, Abigail Hennings, Joni Rhodes Design: Katie Przygonski. Production Assistant: Monika Olek. Sales Director: David Brooks. Sales Executive: Rachael Hardiman. For sales or information contact: 01983 200336 or rachael@solent.co. Second edition due June 2013. Published by and Copyright Solent, 30 Quay Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5BA. Information in this guide has been collected from proprietors and Solent cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracy or consequences arising from reliance thereon. Solent is an independent publisher. www.solent.co solent co

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Welcome... The Isle of Wight is such an exciting place to be at the moment. In fact it always has been. Once Queen Victoria turned the spotlight onto this unique corner of her Empire, the Island became fashionable with artists, poets and celebrities... as it still is. Visitors still appreciate the Isle of Wight’s beautiful beaches, secluded woodlands and pretty market towns. The Island is also world-famous for sailing, geology and pop festivals. But do you want to know its best-kept secret? The food. As the rest of the world wakes up to the local food revolution, the Isle of Wight has long been leading the way. The record-breaking sunshine helps ripen sweet tomatoes, fresh asparagus and aromatic garlic. Rolling chalk downland and lowland meadows are rich in flowers, perfect for grazing cattle and sheep. The sixty miles of dramatic coast has been fished for centuries for delicious seafood. But even with its obvious natural advantages, the Island’s food offering would be nothing without the profusion of talented and award-winning chefs, food producers, farmers and bakers. People who nurture the plants and animals; and those working unseen in the Island’s kitchens creating fabulous dishes, and artisans producing their own special cakes, preserves, beers and breads.

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“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” - Oscar Wilde

No publication can hope to give a comprehensive guide to the Isle of Wight’s dynamic food sector and this booklet just scratches the surface of the Island’s culinary delights. Use this book to discover for yourself some of this extraordinary richness, and enjoy a Taste of the Wight.

Independent Isle of Wight food & drink reviewers www.mattandcat.co.uk isleofwight.co.uk/taste 7


Fine Dining These days, the appetite for high quality food is at a peak. Consumers are increasingly interested in the provenance of what they eat and its presentation - and above all they want their meals to be delicious. However, from the outside it’s not always easy to tell if a restaurant is going to deliver the goods, which is why various institutions have established awards for foods. It’s no small achievement to win an award and the Isle of Wight has its fair share of accolades. Ventnor has the lion’s share of accredited eateries including the highly-praised Royal Hotel, which has been listed in every Michelin Guide since it was first published in 1911 and has held two AA rosettes for over fifteen years. In the east Wight, the historic Priory Bay Hotel, with its estate of gardens, woodlands and even its own beach, has an AA rosette for its fine-dining menu based around local seafood and game. The Seaview Hotel is known for its local produce; it even has its own farm. The two-rosette Lakeside Park Hotel, Wootton is a much more modern establishment where you can expect up-to-the-minute cooking techniques.

Overlooking the lake, The Lakeside Park Hotel Bar and Brasserie benefits from an open environment with contemporary decor providing a unique space in which to enjoy a relaxed dining experience for around 100 guests. Open to non-residents. Advanced bookings are advised. Our popular daily specials menu is available both lunch and dinner. OPEN DAILY Lunch 12 - 2.30pm. Dinner 6.30 - 9.30pm Ample parking available.

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A visit to our award-winning restaurant will be the talking point of your stay on the Isle of Wight. ‘The owner takes food seriously; 98 per cent of guests eat in every evening. Our Sunday lunch went well beyond the usual roast (excellent), with choices such as pan-fried sea bass with fennel risotto and asparagus. In summer you can eat out on the terrace, where afternoon tea is another attraction.’ The Telegraph The Royal has achieved 2 AA Rosettes for excellent food over 15 consecutive years. Throughout the last 15 years, The Royal has has been responsible for training some of the best chefs on the Island. The Royal Hotel | Belgrave Road Ventnor | Isle of Wight | PO38 1JJ 01983 852186

www.royalhoteliow.co.uk

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d hero Oliver Stephens o o f & James Trevaskis The Priory Bay Hotel is a haven for showbiz personalities and minor royalty who are seeking to get away from it all. Up to now the hotel has not created any celebrities of its own - but this may be about to change. An Island boy who started his catering career at the Priory, head chef Oliver Stephens has returned triumphantly to his alma mater after a stint at Copenhagen’s Noma, often called ‘the world’s best restaurant’. All eyes are on the young chef and his talented sommelier James as they set out on their first full year in charge of the Priory kitchen, with even the influential Eater.com naming Oliver as one of its ‘Chefs to Watch in 2013’. To read more about Oliver’s passion for foraging and local produce view the full article online at www.isleofwight.co.uk/taste

Being a small local restaurant on the Isle of Wight, we use as much delicious local produce as possible in our dishes. We are passionate about what we do and provide relaxed and informal dining, good food and great wine served by our friendly staff. To book a table give us a ring on the number below!

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At the Priory Bay Hotel we are passionate about high quality local ingredients whether foraged, farmed or fished based on a 50 acre seaside estate we offer a selection of menus and restaurants to titillate every palate. We want you to relax and enjoy the best the Island has to offer. Oliver and James (chef and sommelier) combine local ingredients with a selection of bio dynamic wines made by new producers. Newly redecorated the Priory Oyster offers casual brassiere style dining with a spectacular terrace with views over the grounds and sea, in fine weather the chef selects the catch of the day and locally caught lobster to barbeque on the terrace. For a really special treat try Oliver Stephens’s tasting menu from 7 courses of sheer inspiration this is served in the gilded Regency Island room – booking essential. Priory Bay Hotel • Priory Drive Seaview • Isle of Wight • PO34 5BU Tel: 01983 613 146 • Fax: 01983 616 539 email: enquiries@priorybay.co.uk www.priorybay.co.uk isleofwight.co.uk/taste 11


Restaurants

Lugleys of Newport

The romantic dinner for two, a special occasion or the family Sunday lunch - we all enjoy a good restaurant meal and the Isle of Wight is not short of places to try. Pubs, hotels and restaurants used to be very different classes of establishment, but these days it’s sometimes hard to know which is which. Take Lugleys of Newport; once primarily a hotel, this popular venue still has five-star accommodation for guests, but is perhaps better known as a location for an intimate meal. Bembridge’s Old Village Inn - for many years a traditional village pub, has recently re-launched as a trendy steak house serving Isle of Wight beef. All year round there are restaurants serving up quality food. Most high streets have a number of such places - and in some towns they will be spoilt for choice. Cowes has a range of different dining styles, and especially in the summer there are often temporary or pop-up restaurants serving hungry sailors and other visitors who come to enjoy Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. For something more refined, look out for the sea facing New Holmwood; or enjoy a good meal overlooking the busy waterway from the huge picture windows of Lugleys of Cowes. Fine nammet.

AMABI

Bringing a taste of Basque Country to the Isle of Wight

Basque Restaurant - Unit A & B, Shepards Wharf, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7HT tel: 01983 716164 management@amabi.co.uk www.amabi.co.uk

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Nothing overlooked - but the sea

• Traditional uncomplicated English outstanding cuisine to one AA rosette standard • Dining and accommodation for adult guests (over 16) • Comfortable lounges and garden for pre/post dining relaxation • Open 7 days a week (pre booking essential)

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We look forward to welcoming you to our homely house The Leconfield, 85 Leeson Road, Upper Bonchurch, Ventnor PO38 1PU Dining and Accommodation Reservations: 01983 852196 www.leconfieldhotel.com email: info@leconfieldhotel.com

Come and dine with us in our superb sea facing restaurant featuring, top quality cuisine from our hotel’s experienced team. Our hotel is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, private parties and conference facilities all with a service that is both professional and friendly. We are open to non-residents all year round, seven days a week for fine dining and overnight accommodation. Tel: 01983 292508 Queens Road, Egypt Point, Cowes, IW PO31 8BW www.newholmwoodhotel.co.uk

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Lugleys of Newport Lugleys of Newport is set in an elegant Georgian building and takes contemporary dining to another level. Stunning menus are created by Dorchester Hotel chef Musa Jobi, and provide the focal point for a memorable visit to this elegant restaurant. Lunchtimes boast a menu full of light options whilst evenings take on a different personality altogether with an air of relaxed dining. Lights are dimmed, candles lit and Lugleys Restaurant really comes into its own with fresh fish, island meats and fresh produce taking pride of place. Don’t forget, when the sun shines, there’s also no finer place to lunch than Lugleys ‘Secret Garden’, a real oasis of calm in the centre of Newport. Four Star superior en-suite rooms with period charm are also available all year round.

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Lugleys of Cowes Lugleys of Cowes cherishes its reputation for stunning food, bubbly service and contemporary chic surroundings set on the Parade overlooking the Solent - truly the ‘Restaurant with a View.’ Renowned for the quality of its food with menus created and overseen by Dorchester Hotel chef, Musa Jobi, Lugleys certainly is the chameleon of the town. By day a bustling cafe bar, serving drinks and an amazing selection of light lunches. By night a chic bar restaurant providing the best that Cowes can offer, with fresh fish, Island meats and fresh produce always a priority. The stylish outside dining terrace is a must, simply sit, relax and watch the yachts and liners pass by.

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Cafés & Tea Rooms The Isle of Wight, like most of England’s tourist destinations is famous for its cream teas, it would be easy to have a gastronomic tour of the Island which exclusively took in cafés and tea rooms. Cakes and tea can be found in abundance at the heart of the Island, at Godshill - the county’s cream tea Mecca, as well as in every other town and village. But cafes aren’t exclusively about cake and tea. At The Forum Café in Brading you can enjoy home made dishes and stunning views of Sandown Bay after exploring the superb Brading Roman Villa. At The Garlic Farm delight your tastebuds with dishes inspired by garlic hand-picked on the farm, or fabulous locally-grown food in a beautiful setting at Ventnor Botanic Gardens. The Quay Arts Centre has a waterside terrace which is a great place to sit and have lunch on a sunny day; you can even use their free wifi. For the early-riser, cafés have an entirely different attraction - breakfast. There are plenty of traditional workman’s cafes to choose from for a hearty breakfast, visit Ventnor’s Esplanade for a good selection of venues overlooking the English Channel. Ryde and Cowes have a decent variety of cafés and bars where you can lounge on a comfy sofa and read the papers with a decent cuppa.

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Visit the licensed Pearl Cafe at Isle of Wight Pearl and enjoy uninterrupted views across the English Channel. We serve a selection of daily lunch specials, home-made cakes and cream teas.

Opening times Mon - Sat • from 10am Sunday • 10:30am - 4:30pm

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Military Road (A3055), Brighstone. Isle of Wight PO30 4DD

QUEENIE’S On the stunning Esplanade at Ventnor, Queenie’s Tea Rooms is a quaint, typically British tea room Homemade cream teas Sweet treats • Hot & cold drinks Cakes & scones • Eat in or take away Winner of the Wheeler Award for scone excellence 2013

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forum cafe at Brading Roman Villa

Appetising locally sourced food & friendly, efficient service. Daily specials and hearty favourites, all prepared on site. The Romans were renowned for their love of fine food and feasting so there is nowhere more perfect to sate a hungry stomach than in the ancient Roman grounds at Brading. The Forum Cafe boasts stunning panoramic views over Sandown Bay and serves up a great range of lunches, homemade cakes, speciality teas and coffees, locallly produced cider and ales and a range of freshly filled baguettes and sandwiches.

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Café

Sea Street Newport Harbour Isle of Wight PO30 5BD 01983 822490 www.quayarts.org

Quay Arts’ award-winning riverside Café Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a reviving hot drink or to relax for lunch. A selection of daily specials accompanies our menu of mouth-watering lunch choices, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten & dairy-free options, all freshly prepared using the finest local produce. On warmer days, you can experience al fresco dining on the terrace overlooking the historic Newport Quay. ‘Best Café 2012/2013’ Wight Food Guide ‘Matt & Cat’s Favourite Places to Eat’ Matt & Cat’s Isle of Wight Eating Out Guide Open: Mon to Sat 9.30am – 4pm Craft Shop Live Events

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FOR ALL THINGS GARL IC AND MUCH MORE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 9AM - 5PM See the garlic grown, harvested or plaited. Feed the farm animals and take a tour on the tractor trailer. Learn all about garlic and the history of the farm. Eat a delicious meal in our restaurant. Visit our farm shop for fresh garlic, our range of garlic inspired produce and other tasty local treats. The Garlic Farm, Mersley Lane, Newchurch Isle of Wight, PO36 0NR T. (01983) 867333

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Martyn Cutler is a local man who made his name on the Island at Newport’s Quay Arts Centre Café, where his ultrafresh salads and unusual ingredients won him many fans. As head chef at Ventnor Botanic Garden’s Plantation Room, he is inspired by ingredients culled from the multitudes of exotic and local plants just outside the kitchen window. Martyn is working closely with Head Gardener Chris Kidd to use the garden’s famous subtropical microclimate to grow things that can be turned into new and extraordinary dishes on Martyn’s menus. Read more about Martyn’s hyper-local approach online at www.isleofwight.co.uk/taste

Café Number 44 44 Carisbrooke High Street, PO30 1NR email: cafenumber44@gmail.com Tel: 01983 522344

Make your visit to Carisbrooke Castle extra special by visiting Café 44. Open day and evening for food at café prices. We celebrate our Island by embracing Isle of Wight produce. Eat in comfort and style with friendly service.

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Lovingly prepared local produce and a relaxed ambiance makes for a fresh dining experience at Ventnor Botanic Garden’s café The Plantation Room. With stunning views of the tropical plants and trees below, it’s the perfect place to leisurely sip on a loose leaf tea, nibble on a homemade scone or tuck into a panini. With acoustic music on Sundays and free parking all year round, this is Britain’s hottest garden and the best spot to watch the world go by. Open all year round. Winter 10am - 4pm. Summer 10am - 5pm Undercliff Drive, Ventnor, PO38 1UL 01983 855397 www.botanic.co.uk Parking, wheelchair access, children welcome, music, WiFi, vegetarian options, booking advisable. isleofwight.co.uk/taste 23


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Local Producers Nobody can have missed the headlines about the importance of knowing where our food and drink comes from. Luckily, on the Isle of Wight it isn’t very hard to find out. You’re never far from a producer or supplier offering some good quality produce that not only tastes good, but supports the farms, fishing boats and other services that keep our Island busy and beautiful. Often the shops are right there on the farms where the food is produced. Of course, if you don’t have time to get out to the farms then if you’re in the town, they will come to you. Weekly Farmers’ Markets are held in Newport and Ryde, and in Cowes there are regular Food Shows throughout the year. Better still, you don’t need to cook this local provender yourself - often as not there is a farm café where you can try it. The most famous on the Island is Newchurch’s Garlic Farm - this little farm brings visitors from across the world to try the celebrated garlic recipes in its café. If you drop in, look out for garlic beer and even garlic pork scratchings! It isn’t just farms where you can find good Island food on offer - visitors to Ventnor can’t miss the busy haven where fishing boats come and go - and where better to try some local fish than at Ventnor Haven Fishery, as the fish is cooked and sold right there where it is landed.

Come and visit our farm shop for the best in local dairy products - milk, yoghurt, cheese, cream and butter. Plus a wide range of local veg, meat, eggs, bread, chutney, jam, beer, cider and lots more! Enjoy a drink and bite to eat in our farm café ‘Bluebells’. Try the deliciously creamy unpasteurised milk from our award winning pedigree Guernsey herd you’ll certainly enjoy the difference! Find us at: Briddlesford Lodge Farm, Briddlesford Road, Wootton, Isle of Wight PO33 4RY. Farm Shop is open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm , Sunday and bank holidays 10am-5pm Tel: 01983 884650. Bluebells Café is open 7 days a week, 9.30am-5pm. Fri and Sat evenings from 7pm. Tel: 01983 882885. isleofwight.co.uk/taste 25


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Chris Griffin

In Wootton lies Briddlesford Lodge Farm, a dairy with an award-winning herd of Guernsey cattle, which has been farmed by the same family since 1923. The cows are all descended from the fifteen cows that Charles Griffin brought across the downs to Briddlesford in 1923. Chris Griffin runs the farm’s Bluebells Café, an airy space with a view into half a dozen pens containing the most adorable calves. The herd’s milk is used to create the four ‘Buttercup’ milks - including unpasteurised, double cream and clotted cream. Guernsey milk is used to make award-winning Isle of Wight cheese, and if there is any surplus cream it is churned to make Briddlesford Guernseys Butter.

Chris is also qualified to lead educational visits and children particularly get pleasure from getting close to the farm’s animals and seeing where milk comes from. Read more at www.isleofwight.co.uk/taste

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Wight Self Catering

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At our regular markets you’ll find a wide selection including eggs, soups and home-cooked savouries, tarts, pies, biscuits, cakes and puddings. Check out websites such as www.country-markets.co.uk and www.islandfarmersmarket.co.uk for real Island food from real Island people. There are regular markets in Freshwater, Newport, Ryde, Ventnor and Yarmouth. And don’t forget the village halls. Isle of Wight visitors love: Bacon, cured like it used to be, full of taste. Nora Down, Godshill Park House Elderflower cordial, wild garlic from roadsides near the sea. Asparagus and garlic from the Garlic Farm. Sloe gin and Isle of Wight Cheese. Dorothy Boswell, Manor Bottom

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Calbourne Classics; fresh bread from the local bakery; cherry tomatoes from Farmhouse Fayre, Newport; the village shop in Brighstone. Dunsbury lamb from Brook. Pork, sausages and eggs from Mottistone Farm Shop. Louise Collins, Chessell Pottery Barns There are so many reasons to come and stay on the Isle of Wight, and even more reasons to come back soon. www.wightselfcatering.co.uk

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What better way to top off your visit to the Isle of Wight than with some quality local produce? The Islands’ Farmers’ Market is one of the few in the county that is still held on a weekly basis and features some of the Island’s best farmers, producers, growers and cooks. On offer are fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, local honey, home baked bread, award-winning cheese, excellent quality meats, handmade cakes and biscuits, delightful flowers and a lot more of what the Island has to offer. Come and see for yourself every Friday in St Thomas’ Square, Newport. isleofwight.co.uk/taste 27


Isle of Wight Farmers’ Market The Island Farmers’ Markets are amongst the few in the county to be held every week, making shopping a sociable and enjoyable experience. There is a wide range of produce available to suit all tastes. Farmers’ Market Chairman Jim Mews’ vegetable selection will cater to any culinary demands, and offers seasonal produce throughout the year from a variety of Island farms, including strawberries, asparagus and sweetcorn. Best quality meat from local farmers offers great value fresh from the farm, with a wide selection of home made sausages and barbecue food available. The Isle of Wight Cheese Company’s award winning cheese is well worth the visit with soft, blue and iconic Gallybagger options. For the sweet tooth there’s plenty to choose from; Miss Buckets’ fudge and shortbread are particularly delicious, while Twins Gluten Free offers a variety of both sweet and savoury options perfect for those with intolerances. If you suffer from hay fever, local honey from newly appointed High Sheriff and renowned apiarist Mary Case may ease your symptoms. free range eggs our own beefbaskets & lamb Flora and fauna are not forgotten, Caroline Wheeler’s hanging and shrubs bacon company pork will brownnriggfarmmeats.co.uk add to any garden, while Felix Gorton’s spectacular scented pinks and Brian free range turkey, Issac’s abundance of flowers offer something for all occasions and tastes. chicken and duck burgerslocal bacon, For inspiration, why not start the day with anhomemade Isle of Wight breakfast; sausages homemade sausages free range eggs, fresh sweetand tomatoes and a slice of freshly baked bread. “Quality Island meat direct from our family run farm”

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Isle of Wight Tomatoes

Find us at Newport Farmers’ Market, Island-wide at local retailers and online:

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The freshest possible seafood caught and landed on the same day When you come to Ventnor Haven Fishery you can buy the fresh fish and shellfish as it comes in off the boats. We supply the local catch to Island hotels, pubs, restaurants and cafes. Ventnor is renowned for the quality of its crab and lobster, available live, cooked or prepared from the fishery 7 days a week. Ventnor Haven Fishery, Esplanade, Ventnor, PO38 1JR 01983 852176 www.ventnorhavenfishery.co.uk >

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An incomparable range of more than 230 delicious ice creams and sorbets

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Pubs & Bars There’s nothing better to follow up a bracing walk through some of the Island’s countryside than stopping off at a rural pub. Enjoy the rural setting of the Chequers Inn near Rookley, or the Sun at Calbourne with novel model railways and an abundance of country walks. For delicious and locally sourced food in a traditional setting, head to the Taverners at Godshill, renowned for their seasonal menu. For family dining there are pubs with play areas, children’s menus and often a carvery on Sundays. The White Horse at Whitwell is a favourite, along with the Bugle in Brading with its big indoor ball pit. If you fancy the lively buzz of a town pub with hearty pub grub, a visit to Newport’s Bargeman’s Rest is a must. The venue has live music most nights, food served all day and real ales on draught. Newport town centre has some extremely old hostelries - the ancient Castle Inn is rumoured to be haunted. Naturally, the Island is not short of coastal pubs. There are beachside venues; the Steamer Inn and Waterfront Inn both take advantage of Shanklin’s superior coastline, while the Ocean Deck boasts fresh fish on the esplanade at Sandown. On the south coast, The Buddle Inn and Spyglass Inn each have a spacious terrace and lively ambiance.

The Highdown Inn Local seafood restaurant • Country family pub Bed and breakfast A beautiful example of a traditional country pub set in outstanding surroundings. Select your meal from the daily specials board, and enjoy an excellent meal either in the bar or restaurant. We’re noted for our seafood and shellfish. Complement your meal with a wine from our extensive stocks, or a cold beer or real ale. Highdown Lane, Totland PO39 0HY 01983 752450 www.highdowninn.com

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The Bugle Coaching Inn The Bugle Coaching Inn is an historic listed building set in the town’s square in the heart of Yarmouth and has long been the epicentre of the town’s culinary scene. A great favourite with visitors and locals alike and offering menus to satisfy the heartiest of appetites with fresh seafood and local produce always at their heart. The newly extended courtyard garden has long been renowned as Yarmouth’s ‘sun trap’. It’s full of character and an ideal haunt for serious rehydration and sharing yarns with friends. The Bugle is full of charm with nooks and crannies for intimate chats alongside more open areas for crews and parties. If a night in Yarmouth sounds inviting, look no further than the range of recently upgraded rooms available at the Bugle, all with newly refurbished en-suite bathrooms.

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For the best in great food, live music and real ales!

One of Newport’s few Free Houses, sitting right on the River Medina. Food served 12pm-9.30pm (9pm Sunday). Breakfast served from 10.30am. Open Mon-Sat 10.30am to 11pm, Sun to 10.30pm. Well behaved dogs & muddy boots welcome! Little London Quay, Newport, PO30 5BS Tel: 01983 525828 bargemansrest.com

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“He was a wise man who invented beer.” - Plato

Crab & Lobster Inn Family friendly • Stunning sea views Extensive menu • Pub favourites Children’s meals • Fresh Lobster Booking advisable Open: Mon-Sat 11am-11pm Sun 12noon-10.30pm 32 Forelands Field Road, Bembridge PO35 5TR 01983 872244 www.crabandlobsterinn.co.uk info@crabandlobsterinn.co.uk

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Eat, drink and be happy! A stylish and contemporary café bar located in the heart of Ryde. Whether you are out for a drink, looking for a delicious meal or want to listen to superb live music, it’s the perfect venue for any occasion. Our tapas style menu offers simple food with fantastic flavours to savour yourself or share with friends! Add a perfectly chilled glass of wine or champagne; a classic cocktail or two; or beers, ciders and speciality ales and you have the perfect sociable eating revolution! The Club Lounge is also available for private hire.

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Celebrating 25 years in 2013! The award winning Spyglass Inn is an Island family-run pub where you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views overlooking the English Channel.

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Steve Doe is a butcher through and through. These days he’s the managing director of one of the Island’s larger meat suppliers, yet there’s no doubt that he fondly remembers the time when he worked behind the counter of his butcher’s shop in Sandown. The success of that business allowed him to start a traditional wholesale butchery, Island Foods, based in Ryde. With over eighty percent of the meat Islandsourced, Steve, along with his team of skilled butchers - including son Adam - now provides prime local meat to a wide range of hotels and restaurants across the Island. If you have eaten Kemphill beef or Dunsbury lamb, the chances are it will have been prepared and delivered to the kitchen by Island Foods. Visit www.isleofwight.co.uk/taste to discover Steve’s special orders and masterclasses.

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Main Road | Brighstone | Newport | PO30 4AH 01983 740226 | www.threebishopspub.com

THE HOME OF GREAT FOOD AND REAL ALES Award winning country pub serving home cooked food using fresh local produce. 12pm-9pm daily March - October (Winter hours vary). Daily specials. Gluten free and special diets catered for. Families welcome. Dogs welcome.

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A traditional pub in the heart of the village

• Fresh local produce • Real village feel • Live music The Dairyman’s Daughter is located amidst beautiful countryside at Arreton Barns. Well behaved dogs and muddy boots are welcome. We’re open all day everyday, serving fine wines and real ales. Real ales, draught lagers, Guinness and ciders, spirits, soft drinks and coffee. We have live music most evenings. So for the very best in great food, live music, and good hospitality visit The Dairyman’s Daughter. Arreton Barns, Main Road, Arreton, PO30 3AA 01983 539361 arretonbarns.co.uk 42 isleofwight.co.uk/taste


The Old Village Inn - Bembridge The Old Village Inn, Steak & Ale House is the latest addition to the east coast of the Isle of Wight & Bembridge dining scene. They specialise in a range of meat and fish dishes sourced from around the Island and all served in a refined and relaxed atmosphere in the very heart of Bembridge. For the ale connoisseur, the newly refurbished Inn boasts over 30 real ales selected every month from across the UK. Combined with its selected fine wine list from around the world the Old Village Inn offers the best of contemporary dining at your local, with a blend of visitors and locals creating an atmosphere that’s just ‘perfect for everyone’.

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19 Esplanade, Shanklin, IW, PO37 6BN 01983 863023

Our homely guest house, brasserie and bar is situated in a superb location right on the seafront on Shanklin’s Esplanade, with panoramic sea views and just a stone’s throw from the sandy beach.

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The Buddle Inn The Buddle Inn is a traditional 16th century Smuggler’s Inn located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the most southern tip of the Island close to St Catherine’s Lighthouse. If you love inglenook fires, low beams and flagstone floors you will fall in love with the Buddle Inn. With over 6 real ales, nightly live music and a menu full of fresh fish, Island meats and locally sourced produce, this traditional Inn is highly prized by locals and visitors alike.

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The Bugle Family Inn - Brading The Bugle Family Inn is located in the heart of the village of Brading, an ideal spot from which to explore the beautiful east Wight. This spacious Inn boasts a large play area and beer garden and inside ball park for bad weather days. It’s locally sourced menu is full of ‘pub favourites’ and daily changing specials and with a great selection of real ales and an extensive range of fine wines, the Bugle Inn offers the perfect destination for families. Unsurprisingly the Bugle Inn has a long standing reputation as one of the Island’s leading family  Inns and they also offer ‘kids eat free’ all day every day when dining with an adult. Real value for all the family and well worth a visit!

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The White Lion The White Lion is a highly recommended family Inn situated a ‘stone’s throw’ from Blackgang Chine in the village of Niton. Full of charm and boasting a fine selection of Real Ales this family Inn has long been a favourite of locals and visitors alike. It boasts a large floodlit garden with a bouncy castle and play area. In the summer months they host magic shows, punch and Judy acts and other daily events. If you are looking for fun family dining with great food, service and atmosphere and with the added bonus of ‘kids eat free’ all day every day when dining with an adult the White Lion Inn is the place for you!

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The Pig & Whistle Family Inn The Pig and Whistle is a welcoming and recently refurbished Family Inn located just up the hill from the popular Shanklin Promenade. This ‘Good Food and Real Ale’ recommended Inn boasts two bars with a changing selection of Cask Ales and a menu full of ‘Pub Favourites’ and daily changing specials. Much loved by families is the large floodlit garden with a bouncy castle and play area. If you are looking for a family focussed Inn with great food, service and atmosphere then look no further than the Pig and Whistle. To top it all, they offer ‘kids eat free’ all day every day when dining with an adult.

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The Sun Situated in the picturesque village of Calbourne (home of Winkle Street) the Sun offers friendly service and excellent quality food at value for money prices. Many dishes are home cooked including our famous pies. With smaller appetite meals, children and toddlers menus all are catered for. The Specials Board is changed daily. Gluten Free, Vegan and Vegetarian menus are always available. Good selection of real ales, large car park and beer garden. All welcome including dogs. Coaches by appointment.

Calbourne, Newport PO30 4JA 01983 531231

The Islands best freshly cooked, local & seasonal produce High Street, Godshill, PO38 3HZ 01983 840707 www.thetavernersgodshill.co.uk

Good Food. Good Ales. Good Company. Aptly named; The Propeller Inn is right next to Bembridge Airport. We cater for all tastes and have daily specials that change regularly. Military museum on site & live entertainment & events. With dogs and children welcome. Sandown Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO30 5PW 01983 873611

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LIVE MUSIC • GREAT FOOD

We offer excellent food and a selection of traditional ales, lagers, wines and spirits with live entertainment during the season. Panoramic views across the English Channel Open all day for fresh food & fine ale Accommodation available 18 Esplanade, Shanklin, PO37 6BS 01983 862641 thesteamer.co.uk isleofwight.co.uk/taste 51


Award winning pub set in the heart of the Island’s countryside

THE CHEQUERS INN With a comprehensive menu including children’s and vegetarian dishes. Carvery served every lunch time from 12 noon, also Wednesday from 6pm and all day Sunday. ‘All you can eat’ breakfast carvery from 9-11am.

• Food served all day everyday • Large garden and car park • Children’s adventure playground • Luxury en-suite accommodation. Niton Road, Rookley PO38 3NZ Tel: 01983 840314 www.chequersinn-iow.co.uk

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Discover The White Horse Inn, the Island’s hidden treasure - first built in 1454, making it one of the oldest pubs in the UK. • Full selection of real ales, lager, wine, & spirits including local ales from the Yates & Goddards breweries • Darts, rings & pool table • Child & pet friendly bars • Large garden & childrens play area • Great range of traditional pub food; specials board changing daily using fresh, locally sourced produce Open 11 till late 7 days a week Food served: Mon - Fri 12 - 2.30pm & 5.30 - 9pm. Sat 12 - 9.30pm, Sun 12 - 9pm.

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Dog Friendly Pubs If you’re travelling around the Isle of Wight with man’s best friend and looking for somewhere to eat, the Island caters excellently and there are a number of pubs, which will welcome your dog with open arms. The Highdown Inn, nestled in a sheltered spot at the foot of Tennyson Down in the west Wight is perhaps the most dog friendly pub on the Island. So much so, they even have a dog biscuits jar permanently on the bar. A meander through Brighstone Forest or a wander to the Longstone and you might like to try the Three Bishops in the pretty village of Brighstone with its extensive garden and outdoor seating. Not too far away, if you happen to be visiting the pretty village of Yarmouth, the Bugle Coaching Inn in the main square will welcome you and your pet into the warm atmosphere where you can enjoy some great quality food. On the other side of the Island at the coastal village of Bembridge, you’ll find the Crab & Lobster perched by the water’s edge with its extensive menu that welcome dogs and owners alike. Sister pubs, the Spyglass Inn on Ventnor Esplanade and Bargeman’s Rest on Newport Quay both stick by the same motto - ‘Well behaved dogs and muddy boots welcome!’ Both pubs have an extensive menu of traditional pub grub, a great selection of real ales and regular live music.

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Quality tapas, fine wine and Italian coffee. The Met brings a little of the Mediterranean to the beach-front at Ventnor. Enjoy a taste of our continental style hospitality outside in the sun on our paved seating area. Alternatively, come inside and enjoy our sumptuous leather seating. Whether you are planning a big night out or just popping in with friends, The Met is your perfect venue. Open frm 9.30am daily. Esplanade | Ventnor | PO38 1JP | 01983 855441 metwinebar.co.uk isleofwight.co.uk/taste 55


Find your way Wherever you are on the Isle of Wight there’s always a great place to stop and enjoy something to eat or drink. The map opposite will help you find your way to the best food and drink on the Island. Arreton The Dairyman’s Daughter - PO30 3AA p44 Bembridge The Crab & Lobster - PO35 5TR (p34) The Old Village Inn - PO35 5SF (p41) The Propellor Inn - PO35 5PR (p48) Brading The Bugle Inn - PO36 0DQ (p44) Oasis Café - PO36 0QA (p19) Roman Villa Forum Café - PO36 0PH (p16) Brighstone Isle of Wight Pearl - PO30 4DD (p15) The Three Bishops - PO30 - 4AH (p39) Calbourne The Sun - PO30 4JA (p48) Carisbrooke Café 44 - PO30 1NR (p20) Chale Chale Bay Tea Rooms - PO38 2JF (p17) Cowes Amabi - PO31 7HT (p10) Lugleys of Cowes - PO31 7QS (p13) New Holmwood - PO31 8BW (p11) Fishbourne The Fishbourne - PO33 4EU (p32) Godshill Brownrigg Farm - PO38 3JP (p26) IW Bacon Company - PO38 3JP (p26) The Griffin - PO38 3JD (p37) The Taverners - PO38 3HZ (p48) Mottistone Mottistone Farm Shop - PO30 4ED (p27) Newchurch The Garlic Farm - PO36 0NR (p18) Newport Bargeman’s Rest - PO30 5BS (p33) The Castle Inn - PO30 1BQ (p34) IW Farmers’ Market - Fridays 9am-2pm (p25-27) Lugleys of Newport - PO30 5ET (p12) Quay Arts Café - PO30 5BD (p17) The Stag - PO30 5TW (p45)

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Ningwood Horse & Groom - PO30 4NW (p37) Niton The Buddle Inn - PO38 2NE (p43) The White Lion - PO38 2AT (p46) Rookley The Chequers Inn - PO38 3NZ (p50) Ryde The Black Sheep Bar - PO33 2LF (p35) IW Farmers’ Market - Sat 8.30am - 12.30pm (p25-27) Sharon Orchard - PO33 4BF (p24) Sandown The Ocean Deck Inn - PO36 8AE (p38) Shalfleet The New Inn - PO30 4NS (p45) Shanklin The Pig & Whistle - PO37 6DB (p47) The Steamer Inn - PO37 6BS (p49) The Waterfront Inn - PO37 6BN (p42) Seaview The Boathouse - PO34 5AW (p32) The Priory Bay - PO34 5BU (p9) St Helens Dan’s Kitchen - PO33 1TS (p8) Totland The Highdown Inn - PO39 0HY (p30) Whitwell The White Horse Inn - PO38 2PY (p51) Wootton Briddlesford Lodge Farm - PO33 4RY (p23) The Lakeside Park Hotel - PO 33 4LJ (p6) Minghella - PO33 4PL (p28 & back cover) Ventnor The Leconfield - PO38 1PU (p11) The Met - PO38 1JP (p53) Queenie’s - PO38 1JP (p15) The Royal Hotel - PO38 1JJ (p7) The Spyglass Inn - PO38 1JX (p36) Ventnor Botanical Gardens - PO38 1UL (p21) Ventnor Haven Fishery - PO38 1JR (p28) Yarmouth The Bugle Coaching Inn- PO41 0NS (p31)


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