Can you feel it? The turning of the leaves on the trees, crisp mornings, mist in the air, and you can certainly smell it wafting from the kitchen’s across the Island – autumn is here and is the perfect time to embrace comfort food!
Throughout the year the Isle of Wight is a haven for foodies looking to get their fill, whether it be a traditional pub meal with locally sourced seasonal ingredients, or a catch fresh from the sea directly to your table.
The perfect time for cosying up, for blackberry picking, woodland walks, roast dinners and apple crumbles, rediscover the Island’s pubs with one of the most hotly anticipated events of the season, Classic Beer and Buses Weekend. Taking place during the weekend of the 12th & 13th October 2019, enjoy the stunning coast and countryside of the island without worrying about being behind the wheel. Whether it’s pubs by the sea, little village locals or large town bars, there is a pub and route for you, plus giving you the perfect opportunity to discover some of the Islands less-known pubs.
Want more local pub inspiration? If you enjoy Beer and Buses, get out exploring yourself and take advantage of Taste of the Wight’s, Isle of Wight Pub Guide 2019. In partnership with the local branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) it is the perfect companion for the bus trip and beyond. Packed with listings for all the pubs on the Island (there’s quite a few!) you can pick your copy up from https://iwpubguide.co.uk/ – the perfect accompaniment for Autumn walks.
For a right knee’s up and good time, along with some of the most locally sourced dishes on the Isle of Wight, try Tapnell Farm Park’s ‘The Cow’ restaurant. This autumn events from regular quiz nights, as well as the ever-popular Halloween events; The Cow Day Of The Dead Tap N Ale. Fancy dress, Spooky Photo Booth & Scary Cocktails – Live Music and DJ’s plus their usual selection of fantastic food on offer.
For more fantastic views after a great Autumn walk, stay closer to home and explore the surroundings of Shanklin and Sandown Bay. The Culver Haven Inn located on top of the Culver Cliffs overlooking Sandown Bay is the perfect place to start or finish a ramble. Serving traditional pub favourites as well as boasting a well-stocked bar, this traditional and cosy pub also boasts some of the Islands most spectacular and far-reaching views the Island has to offer.
Not feeling a full meal? Then why not stop off at the Brading Roman Villa, another perfect stop-off location for those exploring the Bay area on foot. Their popular cafe serves a range of hot and cold food, with a wide range of cakes and baked goods. Enjoy far-reaching views across the Bay towards Shanklin – even on a dismal day, the views are spectacular.
Don’t want to escape the apartment, take advantage of Vectis Holiday Homes’ high-quality self-catering facilities and book your very own private chef, the Isle of Wight is home to a number of talented chefs and cooks all of which you can book to attend at your apartment. Making use of local ingredients and Island-recipes, its the perfect way to get a taste of the Island without leaving your apartment.
There are so many places on offer for you to enjoy this Autumn, with the Isle of Wight being a top destination for foodie lovers. Vectis Holiday Homes offer apartments for the discerning tourist, visit our booking pages now to find the availability and last minute offers of apartments and holidays.