24th September 2021
Thousands of hungry music-fans crossing the Solent with Wightlink to the Isle of Wight Festival snapped up food and drink from local producers at its Wight Taste cafés.
Staff were busy all weekend selling a wide range of products including sandwiches and pastries made at Grace’s Bakery in Ryde, Island Ales from Shalfleet, Wight Crystal water and tasty treats from The Isle of Wight Biscuit Company.
“This is great news for Island companies who partner with us,” says Simon Lewis, Wightlink Head of Commercial Development. “Isle of Wight food and drink is not only delicious, it’s good value for money and supports local businesses.
“What could be nicer than a bottle of Island beer, with some garlic pork scratchings, out on the sundeck?”
Over the long Festival weekend, Wightlink coffee shops used 318 kilos of Island Roasted beans, enough for 23,000 cups, along with 5,532 litres of milk from Briddlesford Farm Dairy. 6,500 bottles of beer were also sold.
Wightlink Chief Executive Keith Greenfield says: “Our policy is to support Island suppliers whenever possible. Many festival-goers may have tasted Island food for the first time last weekend and I’m sure they’ll be back for more.”
Picture caption. Wightlink steward Ali Shiner in the Wight Taste café on board Victoria of Wight.
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