My Isle of Wight Awards 2012

As the first visitor voted awards ever run on the Isle of Wight the myisleofwight 2012 Awards showed the real engagement visitors have with some of our great Island establishments.

The awards are set across 24 categories based on the best Places to Stay & Eat and Things to Do across the Island - and 2012 saw a total of 4422 votes being cast.

And the winners were...

Things to Do 

  • Best Land-Based Activity Provider - Island Gems Fossil Hunts
  • Best Water-Based Activity Provider - UKSA
  • Best Place to Get Crafty - Quay Arts
  • Best Place to Explore Gardens - Ventnor Botanic Gardens
  • Best Place to Go Back in Time - Osborne House
  • Best Place to Make a Furry Friend - Isle of Wight Zoo 
  • Best Place for Something for the Family - Blackgang Chine  
  • Best Event to be Immersed in Culture -Ventnor Fringe 
  • Best Event to Lie Back & Soak up the Sounds - Bestival & Ventnor Fringe 
  • Best Event to Burn off the Calories - Walk the Wight
  • Best Shops to Pick up that Special Something - Live Like This

Eat & Drink

  • Favourite Local Produce to Gorge On - Minghella Ice Cream
  • Best Place to Fill your Boots (Full of Local Produce) - Garlic Farm
  • The best Afternoon/Cream Tea - Dimbola Lodge
  • Best Oldy-Worldy Pub with Island Ale - The Buddle 
  • Best Refreshment Stop whilst out Walking/Pedalling - Dandelion Cafe
  • Best Epicurean Spot to Blow the BudgetThe Royal Hotel
  • The Best Homemade BurgerThe Taverners

Stay With Us

  • Most Comfy Bed & Hearty Breakfast - Ocean View House
  • Best Place for a Shin Dig (self catering) - Tapnell Farm 
  • Best Place to go Glamping - Tom’s Eco Lodges
  • Cosiest Cottage Hideaway - Longstone Cottage 
  • The Ultimate Classic Hotel Experience - The Royal Hotel 
  • Best Rustic Camping Experience  - Ninham Country Holidays