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For a delicious taste of the Island at home, try this recipe for our mouth-watering Isle of Wight Garlic Bread. 

What's not to love about Garlic Bread, tasty, filling and the perfect side for pasta, pizza or just as a treat! Load warmed ciabatta roll or baguette with lashings of rich garlic butter, sweet and smokey to taste, with added cloves grown right here on the Island. Then finished with fresh parsley, basil, rosemary, and a dusting of paprika.

Why not upgrade your garlic bread creation with a blanket of cheese! 

To ensure your G.bread is bursting with flavour and freshness, we recommend using the following Isle of Wight ingredients, available to buy online right here on the Island.


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Ingredients in full:

  • 1 baguette or loaf
  • 100g Garlic Butter
  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • Large handful of fresh parsley, basil and rosemary
  • Paprika for sprinkling


  • Preheat oven to 100c.
  • Crush garlic cloves.
  • Roughly chop the herbs.
  • Add the garlic, herbs and butter to a food processor and mix (or use a combo of pestle and mortar and stick blender as I don’t have a food processor).
  • Cut the bread in diagonal slices about 2/3 of the way through so the loaf stays intact.
  • Use a flat knife to spread the filling generously between the slices.
  • Place the loaf on a large piece of foil and wrap loosely sealing the ends and top.
  • Bake for 20-25 mins until filling is melted.
  • For the last 5 mins open the foil, sprinkle on paprika and brown the top.

Find out more about the local producers featured within this recipe below...

The Garlic Farm

The Garlic Farm on the Isle of Wight is a third-generation farming business that specialises in fresh garlic and garlic inspired products. The farm grows and sources the finest garlic varieties from around the world to add to its array of garlic-inspired mayonnaises, dressings, chutneys, condiments and even garlic beer.

The farm is nestled into the downs on the East side of the Island overlooking the beautiful and fertile Arreton Valley. It has its own restaurant, shop and visitor centre where customers can enjoy fine garlicky food and discover the many different varieties of garlic trialled at the farm every year. Visitors enjoy free entry to the farm estate and are encouraged to taste all the different products and garlic types in the ‘Taste Experience’ and learn all about garlics history, health benefits, cooking methods and growing tips. Farm walks and tours take visitors around the fields and garlic trial beds amongst wild flower fields, woodlands, lakes and grassy meadows.

For the complete garlic experience, visitors holiday on the farm in a luxury glamping yurt or classic county cottage conversion. Oozing with a balance of rustic charm, first class service and open access to the beautiful farm estate, this is a truly unique destination.

The farm restaurant is firmly on the foodie map of the UK and in late 2019 earned a listing in the Waitrose Good Food Guide as a local gem’! Additionally their produce from the farm and from their partner-producers attracted the attention of Ocado who awarded The Garlic Farm as ‘Britain’s Best Supplier’. With national credentials, this quirky Island venue is a must for any visitor, especially if you are lucky enough to get a table in their restaurant.