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"Stayed for the Gastronomic Weekend and enjoyed every bit of it." Mr and Mrs David W, Spring 2017

gastronomic tour

Offer includes a fresh seasonal vegetable bag from Living Larder! Remember to ask us about our Kitchen Taster experience when you book!

£445 for two persons 3-5 November includes:

  • Gin and Tonic Taster Experience with Wight Distillery on arrival
  • Lunch and introductory tour at The Garlic Farm
  • Chef masterclass demonstration with Living Larder
  • Professional wine tasting techniques at Adgestone vineyard
  • Taster experience with Ventnor Botanic Garden - a variety of beer, mushrooms, chutneys
  • 3 course gourmet dinner every evening
  • Full English breakfast each morning
  • A return car ferry

Beginning on the Friday evening, enjoy a Gin and Tonic tasting, hosted by the Isle of Wight Distillery, who use hand-picked samphire, with an infusion of carefully selected botanicals,  to give their Mermaid’s Gin a local twist. A three-course gourmet dinner at our award-winning restaurant follows.

After breakfast on Saturday morning, local farmers from Living Larder will tell you about some of the diverse produce they grow at nearby Apse Heath, before you enjoy a chef’s masterclass. Then it’s off to The Garlic Farm for lunch and a tour of their beautiful estate.

From garlic bulbs to beer, a visit to Adgestone Vineyard is next on your itinerary, to learn all about the range of wine and learn professional wine tasting techniques . The day wraps up with another three-course dining experience in our restaurant, and after breakfast the following morning, you’ll receive a botanic tasting experience with Ventnor Botanic Garden's curator, Chris Kidd.

gastronomic tour

Picture courtesy of The Garlic Farm

Whether this is your first time on the Island, or your fiftieth, we hope you will enjoy this special gastronomic tour, and an introduction to some of the Isle of Wight’s fantastic food producers. Together with our creative kitchen team, we look forward to offering you a truly delicious weekend!

Remember to ask us about our Kitchen Taster experience when you book!

“It's good. Very good! It is a 600 miles round trip for me to drive to Ventnor and The Royal from home. Third time now I have done it, must be mad, but I will do it again.

Stayed for the Gastronomic weekend and enjoyed every bit of it. Impeccable, friendly service, comfortable room and great food. Even met some lovely people. No need to say more.”
Mr and Mrs David W, visited Spring 2017

Please call to book on 01983 852186 or email us [email protected] quoting GASTRO.

Offer is subject to availability. Price is based on 2 adults sharing a classic double room, supplements will apply for garden view, deluxe, premier and family rooms. 

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