With long hours of sunshine, rich and fertile soils and its southerly location, the Isle of Wight is a foodie paradise! Around our shores you will find foraged, seasonal and home-made delicacies, crab shacks, farm shops and roadside produce stands – all providing food fresh from our soil and seas. At West Bay we love…
The Garlic Farm
The Garlic Farm is a firm Island favourite. Visit the farm shop and restaurant to discover a huge array of garlic inspired products and hearty dishes (we love the mezze board), learn about the history of the farm in the Heritage Centre, or take a tour in a tractor trailer.
Hidden beneath the Ventnor cliffs, Steephill Cove is a peaceful and secluded beach accessible only by foot. Here you will find a small bay full of character, surrounded by colourful beach huts, fishermen’s cottages, deckchairs and lobster pots. There is also a café and restaurant serving locally caught seafood and Isle of Wight produce – don’t miss the crab on chips at the crab shack café!
The Taverners pub in Godshill is a firm favourite with both locals and tourists. Serving wholesome pub staples such as a ‘proper’ beef, ale and suet crust pie, this family-friendly pub is ideal for a fuss-free, hearty meal. Dishes are cooked using local produce, which is bought daily from the surrounding markets and farms. The use of so many natural, unprocessed ingredients gives food at the Taverners a distinctive, fresh and delicious taste. If your experience leaves you feeling inspired to knock up a few dishes of your own, there’s also a small shop selling fresh ingredients and Island-made products.
The Ventnor Haven Fishery
Situated on the esplanade at Ventnor, the Ventnor Haven Fishery is a fantastic spot to grab a Great British classic: fish and chips. You can choose from a variety of freshly-caught fish, which is lightly battered and served with a generous helping of hand-cut, chunky chips. With a menu that changes according to that day’s catch, it doesn’t get much fresher, and is a sure-fire Island favourite.
Off The Rails
In the historic village of Yarmouth, where we are based, is Off the Rails, a popular bistro housed in the former Yarmouth Train Station serving a fresh array of traditional favourites with a modern twist. With quirky railway memorabilia for a touch of fun, it’s a lively venue for relaxed dining. Situated just off from one of our cycle paths, it’s the perfect pit stop on a day out.