Customers onboard Wightlink’s car ferries can now enjoy tasty sandwiches made with bread baked freshly on the Isle of Wight, thanks to a new partnership with Island company Grace’s Bakery.

Introduced on a trial basis on the Yarmouth to Lymington route last year, Grace’s sandwiches proved an overwhelming hit with customers, leading to a range of sandwiches, wraps and paninis as well as a selection of pastries being rolled out on the Fishbourne to Portsmouth route as well as Wightlink’s Camber Café in Portsmouth and Fishbourne’s Wight Taste café.

Simon Lewis, Wightlink’s Head of Retail, says: “We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers an impressive range of sandwiches made with bread that goes from the oven to our ferries within hours.

“Grace’s products are as fresh as fresh can be and, as it travels just a short distance from the bakery in Ryde, it reduces food miles. This fits in with Wightlink’s desire to be considerate to the environment.”
The Island bakery prides itself on using quality ingredients and locally sourced produce. Established more than 20 years ago by Ray Redrup and his wife Carole, Grace’s is a true family affair with the couple’s two sons Daniel and David involved in the day-to-day running of the business together with Ray’s brothers Derek and Mark.

Ray Redrup of Grace’s Bakery, says: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to serve our hand-made sandwiches to Wightlink’s customers and join the other fantastic local producers on board. We firmly believe that you can’t beat fresh bread, which is why every sandwich we deliver is made with bread baked on the same day.”

Grace’s Bakery’s range of products join the long list of tasty Isle of Wight treats available onboard Wightlink’s ferries at Wight Taste shops and cafés – including Briddlesford Farm’s milk from Guernsey herd, Island Roasted coffee, Wight Crystal water, Calbourne Classics cakes, products from The Garlic Farm, Isle of Wight Biscuit Company, Wight Salt from Ventnor and The Tomato Stall’s juice and ketchup as well as a range of drinks from Goddard’s Brewery, Island Ales and Isle of Wight Distillery.

Picture caption: Wightlink’s Head of Retail takes a delivery from Sarah Redrup from Grace’s Bakery.

For more information, contact Karen Woods on 07775 694266 or karenwoods@wightlink.co.uk


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