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The Fleming Arms - Binstead

How awesome is it to have a local pub with a full vegan menu? If you’re not lucky enough to have one, it’s bad for the hips but great for the chips!

The newly opened Fleming Arms on Binstead Hill has a fantastic vegan menu with a great variety of starters, mains and desserts. Not your usual bidvest cherry pie and chocolate torte. These are proper home made vegan desserts, rustic, sweet and made with love.

But enough about desserts, let’s talk mains! My go to is a good burger, second … a pizza maybe or a pie. But pub food for me = burger and chips!

The Fleming do a soft and mourish corn style vegan burger topped with lots of salad, and for me I bang lots of ketchup in there. It’s good! There’s been better but I would always choose a homemade vegan burger over store bought vegan burger such as the Moving Mountain burgers. I appreciate their effort and skill that goes in to creating something different.

But … the Fajitas … oh my god. If you want to feel full to the brim after a meal, the Fleming Arms vegan fajitas are just something else. 3 warm soft white tortilla wraps are presented along with guacamole, salsa and vegan grated cheese.

Then comes the sizzling plate of smokey spiced onions and peppers. You wouldn’t think it’s much but it packs a flavoursome punch and really fills you up.

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It’s good value averaging £10 a meal and the staff are welcoming and helpful. The atmosphere of the Fleming Arms has a good balance of pub grub vs quality dining resulting in us popping down there for just some beers a couple of nights after.

It’s ideal for families, date nights and big friendly gatherings with separated areas for larger tables and cosy dining areas for a more intimate meal.

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The full works pizza - Busy Bee

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The full works pizza - Busy Bee

A delicious fully loaded pizza by Busy Bee. We’ve been waiting a long time for Busy Bee, Ryde, to up their vegan game. A jacket potato with beans, no butter, was our go-to option. So why go to Busy Bee?

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Skintrade - Vegan Tea & Cake

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Skintrade - Vegan Tea & Cake

As you head through the shop and climb the narrow stairs the coffee shop opens up with windows over looking the heart of Newport, St Thomas’ Square. There isn’t lots of seating but we like that as it gives a secret coffee shop vibe where you can have a private conversation. Read the full article.

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The Coffee Nut - Vegan Cakes

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The Coffee Nut - Vegan Cakes

We love The Coffee Nut and have only recently discovered it. When we follow local businesses on Facebook and they upload a photo of a vegan cake, we’re there. But oh boy we were surprised! Read the full article!

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The Quay Arts - Vegan Burgers

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The Quay Arts - Vegan Burgers

A great vegan lunch pit stop in Newport Isle of Wight. The Vegan Burger was a proper plate of food, the Quay Arts deliver both quality and quantity. The burger was stacked with lettuce, tomatoes, onion and the breaded veggie patty. Because we’re big fatties we could have eaten a double stacked burger with 2 of the veggie patties, but we’re big fatties.

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The Boat House - Christmas Vegan Nut Roast

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The Boat House - Christmas Vegan Nut Roast

Our Christmas meal at The Boathouse, Seaview, Isle of Wight enjoying their Vegan Nut Roast. The nut roast was nicely presented with boiled vegetables on the side. The nut roast appeared to be home made with crunchy pecans and al dente lentils. As with most nut roasts, it needed the sauce to moisten the dish and the tomato concise was a lovely accompaniment, but a classic gravy would not have gone a miss. Read full article.

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