There are hundreds of places to eat, drink and visit on the island, and if you choose carefully you will find excellent food to meet all budgets. Here are a few of our favourite places:
Food and drink
Tipsy Wight Vodka
Gorgeous infused vodkas using natural ingredients grown on Medham Farm. We steep sloes, crabapples, rhubarb and other quirky flavours in the finest vodka for absolutely ages to capture the taste of an English summer in a bottle.
An excellent fish restaurant in the heart of West Cowes close to the Red Jet ferry terminal. Experience the true spirit of Cowes.
A busy wine bar/bistro in Cowes serving a variety of imaginatively presented food. Very popular and great fun.
Boisterous pub in Cowes High Street with classic pub food and huge portions.
Quirky art gallery in Newport and the head of the River Medina, serving healthy dishes from around the world.
Little Gloster, Gurnard
Our favourite, located right on the beach. Excellent food and service.
Places to visit
Carisbrooke Castle, Newport
Gorgeous castle on the outskirts of Newport built to defend the island from all manner of invaders over the centuries. Fabulous views and a donkey powered well to boot.
Queen Victoria’s delightful summer residence. You can see the towers from the cottage gardens!