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Distribution & Stockists

Want to know where you can pick up a copy of our latest magazine? See our local, Isle of Wight stockists below…


  • Blue Door Cafe (St Jame’s Square)

  • Caffe Isola (St James’s St)

  • Currys / PC World (Wakes Retail Park)

  • Love Coffee (Pyle St)

  • Quay Arts Centre (Sea Street)

  • Red Squirrel Property Shop (St Thomas’s Square)

  • The Local Directory (St Thomas’s Square)

  • Town Choice (Town Ln)

  • Visit Wight (The Guildhall, High St)


  • Aqua Marine Gifts (Cross St)

  • Chivertons of Cowes (Shooters Hill)

  • Cowes Town Central (High St)

  • Dack’s Newsagents (The Arcade)

  • Duke of York (Mill Hill Road)

  • Richmonds Bakery (Bath Road)

  • Men In Sheds (Mariners Way)

  • Storeroom 2010 (Mariners Way)

  • That 60s Place (High St)

  • Toby’s of Cowes (High St)

East Cowes

  • East Cowes Heritage Centre (Clarence Rd)

  • Flix Hair Studio (Clarence Rd)

  • House Crafts (Clarence Rd)

  • Island Dental Services (Castle St)

  • Kathy’s (York Ave)

  • Lunch Box Cafe (Clarence Rd)

  • Nisa Local (Worsley Rd)

  • Premier Stores (Ferry Rd)

  • Regent Pharmacy (York Ave)

  • Sea Breeze (York Ave)

Ryde, Brading, Bembridge

  • Busy Bee Garden Centre (Brading Rd)

  • Alamo Bar & Grill (Esplanade)

  • Captain’s Table Cafe (Ryde Canoe Lake)

  • Fantastic Store (Union St)

  • Lilliput Doll and Toy Musuem (High St, Brading)

  • Platform Fun (Ryde Esplanade)

  • Rectory Mansion (High St, Brading)

  • Ryde Bus Station (Ryde Esplanade)

  • Ryde Inshore Rescue (Appley Ln)

  • Tony’s Fish and Chips (John St)

  • Wyatt & Jacks (Union St)

Shanklin and Lake

  • Blueberry’s Cafe (Littlestairs Rd, Shanklin)

  • Richie’s Diner (Spithead Business Centre, Lake)

  • Salix Beach Cafe (Small Hope Beach, Shanklin)

  • Spithead Coffee House (Spithead Business Centre, Lake)

  • Vernon Cottage (Eastcliff Rd, Shanklin)

Sandown, Ventnor

  • Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary (Wroxall)

  • Premier Stores (37A High St, Ventnor)

  • Premier Stores (158 High St, Ventnor)

  • Seasons Newsagents (High St, Ventnor)

  • Top  Mops (Melville St, Sandown)

Freshwater, Yarmouth and Totland

  • End of the Line Cafe (Afton Rd, Freshwater)

  • Dimbola Lodge (Terrace Ln, Freshwater)

  • Freshwater Coffee House (School Green Rd, Freshwater)

  • Fort Victoria Discovery Centre (Yarmouth)

  • JCB Imaging (Avenue Rd, Freshwater)

  • Nammet Cafe (The Quay, Bridge Rd, Yarmouth)

  • The Waterfront (Madeira Rd, Totland)

  • Yarmouth Deli (The Square, Yarmouth)

  • Yarmouth Harbour Commission (The Quay, Yarmouth)

Godshill, Wootton, Havenstreet, Fishbourne & Binstead

  • Balti King (Wootton Bridge)

  • Godshill Village Shop

  • Havenstreet Railway Tourist Information

  • Sandford Garage

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The Local Directory - Isle of Wight

The Local Directory Magazine

Welcome to The Local Directory Magazine, a brand new idea launched on the Isle of Wight in January 2019.

About: The magazine was the brainchild of three local businessmen, Kai Davis, David Hayles and Dennis Jones. Together, they came up with the idea of supporting small businesses through affordable advertising. Although any local business can advertise in the magazine, if you are a small business (and we mean small business!), you will have priority.

What Is A Small Business?
As far as we are concerned, a small business is any sole trader who works either from home, an office, or a small shop. If you work off your kitchen table, your sofa or your spare bedroom just to make ends meet, then this is the magazine for you. Any small business will be able to afford to advertise in this magazine. We’re going to promote all the Isle of Wight businesses that we never ever hear about, or those we never even knew existed!

Think of us as your Isle of Wight “Yellow Pages” for local businesses.

In addition to the promotion of small businesses, the magazine will feature everything that is good about the Isle of Wight. All the special places on the Island you can visit, all the quirky, hidden Cafés you never knew about, the Island’s rich history, local recipes (with video!), savings and vouchers, plus we’ll promote your local events too!

Please let all your friends, family and customers know about us! We’re here to help keep the Island’s small business network growing, connected & thriving.

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Please see our frequently asked questions below; if you need to ask anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact us below or via social media.

The Local Directory magazine is a printed, colour magazine designed to encourage small businesses. It will be printed monthly and distributed at various locations around the Isle of Wight.

Advertising can be expensive. Our key ethos is to publish a magazine which not only features as many small businesses as possible, but also a magazine which is affordable for all. Anyone, from kitchen table startups to any business running from a spare bedroom or a sofa, will be able to advertise in our magazine.

This will not be a news-based publication; it will feature everything that is good about the Isle of Wight on a monthly basis.

Although we extend every courtesy and welcome businesses of all sizes to advertise in the magazine, priority will be given to smaller businesses and startups. However, there will be plenty of room for all.

Please email us on or telephone the office in opening hours on (01983) 528098. Alternatively, you can make an appointment to visit our offices at 2A St Thomas Square, Newport.

The magazine is free and can be picked up from many popular locations around the Isle of Wight.

Contact Us

Please contact us at The Local Directory, by filling in this short form.

Alternatively, you can arrange an appointment to come and see us, please call (01983) 528098.

The Local Directory Magazine
2A St Thomas Square
Isle of Wight
PO30 1SN

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PLEASE NOTE: Our Advertising Deadline is

Wednesday, October 16th 2019, 5pm