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The Taste of Summer has Arrived

The Taste of Summer has Arrived

The taste of summer has reached our restaurant, and The Royal’s lunch and dinner menus now feature seasonal delights like local asparagus, wild strawberries, Isle of Wight lamb, and sorbets in flavours reminiscent of long, sunny days -  strawberry, raspberry, white peach, nectarine, mango and passionfruit. Following in...

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By Guest Tony Covell

By Guest Tony Covell

My wife and I love the Isle of Wight, and have taken many short breaks (and some longer holidays) over the years.

We first discovered The Royal Hotel at Easter in 1982 - back when Lord Forte owned the hotel. Since then we have had many holidays on...

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Handpicked Strawberries Put To Use!

Handpicked Strawberries Put To Use!

The hotel has been so called royal ever since Queen Victoria enjoyed taking afternoon tea at the hotel, whilst visiting her friend Sir John Hambrough, at nearby Steephill Castle. 

This fine tradition of a mid-afternoon spread, consisting of delicate pastries and miniature sandwiches,continues to this day, and The...

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Isle of Wight Youth Trust Gala Dinner 2016

Isle of Wight Youth Trust Gala Dinner 2016

On Saturday evening, November 26, The Royal Hotel held its annual gala dinner for the Isle of Wight Youth Trust, a charity that supports local children suffering from challenging circumstances. Since the first Gala Dinner in 2009, this event has become a favourite with local celebrities including Youth Trust...

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Shining a Light on Local Produce

Shining a Light on Local Produce

On the coast of a small island famous for its food, the Isle of Wight’s Royal Hotel restaurant constantly changes its menu to reflect the diversity of food on its doorstep. This hearty, seasonal and utterly delicious fare ranges from rich, creamy cheese to a rainbow of seafood...

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