The Masters Top Picks for November

As Autumn flies by and merges into winter, the Island takes on a whole new persona focused more around bracing walks, crackling fires and cosy indoor activities. Even in November there’s a great range of things to do and see and some fab dining experiences to help get through the dark nights. Here’s my round up of what I’m looking forward to this month.

First Class Supper

One that continues to grab my attention are the supper nights on Fridays at Joe’s Bar in Niton. This village Post Office made the welcome addition of a bar to its offering in late 2016 when the local pub closed. So you can get a pint of ale with your stamps, and also some great home cooked grub. Supper nights include a hearty meal such as brisket chilli con carne with basmati rice & sour cream, after a starter of tortillas and homemade dips, plus a drink for just £12.

They’ve just started doing Sunday brunch and roasts too. The brunch includes my daughters’ faves; smashed avocado with lime and chilli on sourdough, and eggy bread with homemade tomato sauce. The roasts are simply fab with pink roast beef, or if there’s a group of 5-7 of you can pre-order roast rack of pork, or 7 hour slow roasted shoulder of lamb – yum! Booking essential at this little gem. 

Well Priced Pitstop

For a great lunchtime pitstop you can’t beat The Cow at Tapnell for a great burger or hearty bite to eat. Their mac n cheese is renowned across the Island. To grab a bargain go to where The Cow are running an offer for any main course dish or handmade burger from the standard menu, normally up to £14.00, for a deal price of £8. Just sign up for loads of Island offers and buy your voucher to take advantage of this great deal. 

Gift Inspiration

Get in the Christmas spirit early and get those creative gift ideas rolling by attending the Bayliss & Booth Festive Event Weekend, 24th & 25th November. This really is the shop to visit to be inspired for the Festive Season, for you, your home, and gift giving.  Their festive weekend launches their Sunday openings up to Christmas with warm spiced apple cider and seasonal nibbles being served (the Wife loves this!). 

Murder Mystery

For a fabulous, fun night out then book up a table at Off the Rails in Yarmouth, for their comedy dining experiences.  On 23rd November climb aboard and join the show as Red Tie Theatre bring Murder on the Orient Express to life over 3 courses and many laughs. Tickets costs £40 and include a drink on arrival. Booking is essential! 

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30 October 2018

By The Master Mariner in The locals' blogs