Sponsors & Partners

The festival wouldn’t be possible without the support from so many fantastic local businesses.

On behalf of everyone at Great Wight Bite HQ, we say a BIG thank you!

We’re also delighted to be supporting the Burnt Chef Project who are raising awareness of mental health within the hospitality industry.

 

HEADLINE SPONSOR

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Cheverton Farm

The Cheverton Farm Butchers formerly known as Isle of Wight Meat Co supplies the highest quality meat, all reared on the Island at Cheverton Farm in Shorwell, which Andrew and Claudia Hodgson have been running for over thirty years. With a core passion for sustainably farmed food and a belief in the importance of understanding where your food comes from. They also own the Cheverton Farm shop in Godshill, which stocks a wide range of locally grown produce.

 

Our Sponsors

Red Funnel

The original cross-Solent ferry operator, Red Funnel have sailed visitors from Southampton to the Isle of Wight for over 160 years. Hop aboard the Hi-Speed Red Jet service to Cowes on foot or with a bike and arrive at The Great Wight Bite in just 30 minutes – just a short walk or bus ride from the ferry terminal.

Bringing the car to explore more of the Island? Red Funnel’s vehicle ferry takes just one hour from Southampton to East Cowes, with food and drink available onboard, a dedicated pet lounge, spectacular views of the Solent and Signature Lounge upgrades available. Book your travel to The Great Wight Bite and SAVE 20% with Red Funnel on Vehicle Ferry Travel or hop on the Hi-Speed Red Jet service for £12.30pp* for a day return. Book now click HERE

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Visit Isle of Wight

Visit Isle of Wight is the Visit England accredited Local Visitor Economy Partnership for the Isle of Wight, it’s core function is the promotion and marketing the Isle of Wight to the UK mainland and overseas audiences. The organisation consists of over 1,600 businesses including travel operators, tourism and hospitality providers working together to collectively promote this amazing Island. Visit Isle of Wight works in partnership with Visit England, Visit Britain, Tourism South East, British Destinations, UK Inbound,  the National Coastal Tourism Academy and other national and International tourism bodies to promote the Isle of Wight

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Hattingley Valley

From its birth as a farm diversification project back in 2008, Hattingley Valley has grown to become one of the leading wineries in the UK, based in rural Hampshire. The Robinson family made their initial steps in 2008 by planting the first vineyard on some of their farmland but had no idea that it would lead to where they are now.

Hattingley Valley has a remarkable 600 tonne capacity, eco-friendly winery that was purpose built under the guidance of Head Winemaker and Director, Emma Rice.

The vineyard has quickly established itself as one of the UK’s most successful wineries, winning over 100 medals, 13 trophies, and three Best in Class for its English sparkling wines. It is recognised for its innovative and dynamic approach to winemaking, with award-winning English sparkling wines enjoyed throughout the UK and exported internationally to 16 countries.

Join the team at their bar and raise a glass of award-winning English sparkling wine to cheers the Great Wight Bite!

 

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Muddy Stilettos

Muddy Stilettos is the UK’s No1 women’s luxury lifestyle website and trusted local guide for cosmopolitan women outside London looking to make the most of their and their families’ precious time.

Editorial content covers Things to do, Art & Culture, Beauty, Fashion, Home, Eat & Drink and Kids. Other features include a What’s On guide, Muddy Stilettos Little Black Book, Muddy Stilettos School Reviews and the annual Muddy Stilettos Awards supporting Local Independent retailers and entrepreneurs.

 

Flint & Flame

Flint and Flame have become a major player in the UK kitchenware scene with their outstanding range of knives and accessories.

Their luxurious knife range combines exceptional quality, performance and value.

Made from the highest quality German carbon steel and celebrated by top chefs and passionate home cooks alike, their knives make a fantastic addition to any domestic or professional kitchen.

In addition to their ‘Classic’ rosewood handle range, they have more recently introduced their new Professional Series range, specifically designed for the busy commercial kitchen. Their tri-ply cookware range that was 3yrs in the making is of equally outstanding quality and style.

Flint and Flame are firm believers that top chefs don’t just cook, they create, and every master creator needs the best tools available to deliver the finest possible results and Flint and Flame knives and kitchenware offer just that.

Mermaid Distillery

Rooted in the natural landscape of a unique island, the Isle of Wight Distillery creates premium, hand-crafted spirits, working in connection with nature. The distillery’s signature spirit range, Mermaid, offers smooth yet complex serves with a hint of sea air from wild-foraged, coastal botanicals

Spence Willard

Spence Willard are a leading independent estate agency, offering island wide quality sales and lettings from offices based in key locations across the Island, as well as a London office. We pride ourselves on selling and letting some of the most unique properties the Isle of Wight has to offer and are pleased to have been associated with many notable sales – selling all manner of properties, quite literally from cottages to castles (& everything in between!).

We are proud to not only market property but to promote the wide-ranging benefits of Island living, which we are lucky enough to enjoy ourselves. Living here, we have the knowledge of the vast food and drink scene on the Isle of Wight, including many local producers and renowned chefs, which we are delighted are being highlighted further at The Great Wight Bite festival.

Our Charities

In our first year we’re proudly supporting an amazing charity

Mountbatten Isle of Wight

Mountbatten Hospice have been providing end of life care for over 45 years.

They have a vision where in a world where all dying people and those close to them have access to expert, compassionate and cost-effective care of the highest quality, whatever the illness, whoever they are and wherever they happen to be.

Your support Mountbatten through a range of options including volunteering, donating thinking about leaving a gift in your Will, fundraising or taking part in events such as Mountbatten’s iconic Walk The Wight – you are giving people across the Island precious time to be together.

Thanks to you, together we are able to help more people than ever before. Thanks to you, we are caring for more people on the Isle of Wight than ever before in their own homes, on our hospice ward and in the local hospital. Thanks to you, together we can continue to be there when you need us most.

Proudly Working With

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