Food & Drink


The Isle of Wight is undoubtedly rising up the ranks in terms of a being a ‘foodie’ holiday destination. Crowds flock to the Garlic Farm and its eponymous festival, the champagne afternoon tea at The Royal Hotel is a treat for any occasion, a trip to Farmer Jacks will yield an array of flavoursome fruit and veg and for a selection of wholesome artisan breads served with your soup, you need look no further than Cantina in Ventnor.

Bembridge Harbour Food Festival

Bembridge Food Festival, Wight Locations

The Isle of Wight is famous for good food and in particular the huge variety of Seafood on offer across the Island. One of the main focal areas of the ‘seafood scene’ on the Island is Bembridge Harbour, which is home to a plethora of Fishing vessels in addition to being a popular spot for pleasure craft, kayakers, dog walkers, etc.

Supermarket deliveries to your Cottage

Wight Locations, deliveries to your cottage

Whilst many people believe the Isle of Wight to be mostly old traditional villages with local shops and Markets, we do also have all (Asda due late 2017) the major supermarkets on the Island for your shopping needs.

There are large stores in Newport (Morrisons, Sainsburys, M&S, Co-op & Iceland), Ryde (Tesco & Co-op), East Cowes (Waitrose & Co-op), Freshwater (Sainsburys & Co-op) and Lake (Morrisons).

Tapnell Farm

Eat, Drink, Play...Repeat.... these are values that our friends over at Tapnell Farm hold dear. They want you to indulge in the very best holiday experiences at the Farm and so have endeavoured to bring you all manner of activities, all under one roof...

Romantic Dining on the Isle of Wight

Wight Locations, Dining

If you’re looking to treat that special someone to a memorable and romantic evening out on the Isle of Wight for Valentines day, there are plenty of options to suit all tastes. For some people, a pub lunch with a roaring fire would be ideal, while for others it has to be fine dining. Luckily the Isle of Wight has a huge variety of both.

The Beach Hut Cafe, Bembridge

Wight Locations, The Beach Hut Cafe, Bembridge

Tucked away on a beach in Bembridge is a real hidden gem of a café, which constantly gets rave reviews from visitors to the island and locals. The Café sits down on Forelands beach with views of Culver down, Whitecliff bay and the eastern coastline of the Isle of Wight.

Lily's Cafe, Seaview

Wight ocations, Lilys Cafe, Seaview

The High street in Seaview has just been brightened with the opening of a brand new Coffee shop café right next door to our offices (very handy). The Coffee served is locally produced ‘Island Roasted’ artisan coffee.

The owners have created a wonderful ‘home from home’ space for dining, grabbing a snack or just enjoying a coffee and watching the world go by whilst taking advantage of the free Wifi.

A food lovers day out - Garlic Festival, Newchurch

Wight Locations, Garlic Festival, Newchurch

The Isle of Wight Garlic Festival takes place each year in the stunning countryside of Newchurch, and is the largest summer show on the Island. The festival is a family friendly 2 day event with something to entertain all ages.

For the food lovers, there are huge garlic and food marquees, selling all sorts of Garlic related treats, with cooking demonstrations from top Island chefs in the all new theatre kitchen.

'edulis' at Ventnor Botanic Gardens

Wight Locations, edulis, Ventnor Botanical Gardens

Ventnor Botanic Gardens have recently opened a new restaurant as part of an extensive range of developments at the Gardens.

The restaurant and café, ‘edulis’ is located on the newly refurbished ground floor of the Visitors centre with large picture windows offering excellent views onto the Mediterranean Garden.


Captain Stan’s Bembridge Fish

Wight Locations, Captain Stan's, Twitter, Bembridge

Captain Stan’s brave crew from Bembridge Fish are out on the water daily in the waters around the Isle of Wight, searching for wild fish such as Bass, Plaice, Dover Sole, Skate as well as for Lobster and Crab...