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Isle of Wight Awards 2023

Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards

celebrating the island's best!

The Isle of Wight is an amazing place, filled with diverse and remarkable places to go, stay and eat. These are enjoyed by over 2 million visitors a year (as well as 140,000 of us locals), and the strength of Isle of Wight tourism businesses puts us up with the top destinations in the UK.

2023 award winners

Following our annual awards ceremony, we are absolutely delighted to reveal the winners of the Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards 2023. 

Celebrating the Island's best, voted for by you...

Food & Drink Categories

Best Burger

Gold - The Cow 
Silver - The Blacksmiths
Bronze - Harbour Kitchen

Best Café/Tearoom

Gold - Fins Beach Café
Silver - Blueberrys Café
Bronze - Dimbola Tea Rooms & Coffee House

Best Fish & Chips

Gold - Corries Cabin
Silver - The Waterfront Bar & Restaurant
Bronze - Hayden's Chip Shop

Best Restaurant

Gold - The Yarbridge Inn
Silver - Smoking Lobster
Bronze - True Food Kitchen

Best Pub

Gold -The Blacksmiths
Silver - The Old Fort, Seaview
Bronze - The Caulkheads

Best Local Produce

Gold - Grace's Bakery
Silver - The Isle of Wight Distillery
Bronze - Briddlesford Farm

Places to Stay Categories

Best Self-Catering Stay

Gold - Beechlands Collective
Silver - Haviland Cottage
Bronze - Berryl Farm Cottages

Best Place to go Glamping

Gold - Tom's Eco Lodge
Silver - Glamping the Wight Way
Bronze - The Garlic Farm Yurts

Best Hotel Experience

Gold - Luccombe Hall Hotel
Silver - The Royal
Bronze - The Seaview Hotel

Best BnB/Guesthouse

Gold - Sentry Mead
Silver - The Chequers Inn
Bronze - St Leonards Guest House

Best Campsite

Gold - The Orchards Holiday Park
Silver - Waverley Holiday Park
Bronze - Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park

Best Holiday Park

Gold - Waverley Holiday Park
Silver - The Orchards Holiday Park
Bronze - Nodes Point Holiday Park

Things To Do Categories

Best Activity Provider

Gold - Island Gems Fossil Trips
Silver - Tackt-Isle Activities
Bronze - Haven Falconry Bird of Prey Centre

Best Island Event

Gold - Walk the Wight
Silver - Isle of Wight Festival
Bronze - The Isle of Wight Walking Festival

Best Small Attraction

Gold - Monkey Haven
Silver - The Isle of Wight Bus and Coach Museum
Bronze - The Isle of Wight Ghost Experience

Best Large Attraction

Gold - Tapnell Farm
Silver - The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
Bronze - Wildheart Animal Sanctuary

Best Shop

Gold - The Garlic Farm Shop
Silver - Jurassic Jim
Bronze - Isle Love Sweets

Other Categories

Best Green Business

Gold - Tapnell Farm
Silver - Monkey Haven
Bronze - Roake Studio

Best Place for Dogs

Gold - Luccombe Manor Hall
Silver - Off the Rails
Bronze - Snacks & Ladders Board Game Cafe

Best Newcomer

Gold - Definitely Cheesecakes
Silver - Hayden's Chip Shop
Bronze - Isle Love Sweets

Thank you to our 2023 Judges!

Michael Dangerfield -
Simon Clark - Visit Isle of Wight
Karen Eeles - Aspire (Charity of the Year)
Donna Gudowski - Red Funnel

Thank you to all Islanders and Visitors who voted in their 1000's to support local Island businesses.

Applications for 2024 will open soon. 


Last year's Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards was incredible, with over 200 local tourism businesses getting involved! Earlier in the year we collected over 65, 000 votes from Island locals and visitors in a range of categories from Food & Drink to Accommodation. From the public's shortlist, our panel of expert judges helped to place the top 3 alongside public vote, and we can now present to you, the winners of 2022!

Click on each category to view full list