Artisan News – September 2019

Artisan News – September 2019

It has been a busy season at the Barns this month, hear about some of the latest news from the craft village below…

Recycle Bicycle

We continue to be amazed by the brilliant goodies made from recycled bicycle parts at Recycle Bicycle. One of the newest additions to the Arreton Barns family, Recycle Bicycle make everything from clocks to key rings, jewellery and other accessories ALL from recycled bike parts… I know it’s pretty impressive. To fully gauge how amazing these creations are you will have to see for yourself. Making the perfect, unique gift for any cycling enthusiast be sure to pay them a visit when you’re next at the Barns.

Recycle Bicycle

New World Creations

If you have not yet seen Marco write on a single grain of rice you are missing out, it’s pretty impressive to watch. As well as rice charms Marco and Catherine at New World Creations also offer a whole variety of truly lovely ornaments and keepsakes inspired buy their own experiences with angels.

Their popular Ashes to Angels service is a beautiful service dedicated to leaving you with a positive and lasting memento of your dearly departed pet or loved one. The most special part of this is that the experience can be personalised to mean something special to you or your loved one, preserving their memory with a beautiful encapsulation of their ashes in one of the lovely angelic sculptures. For more information check out their website or pay them a visit here at Arreton Barns.

New World Creations

Chad Powell

If you are already a fan of Isle of Wight photography (It’s hard not to be) then you have probably heard of Chad Powell. Another one of our newest resident artisans, Chad Powell made his name from capturing the Island’s night sky. His gallery is home to a wealth of stunning Isle of Wight photography available to purchase in a variety of mediums, including luxurious acrylic glass prints, traditional framed pieces and canvases as well as a selection of other merchandise such as T-shirts, cups and bags. If you’re a visitor who is looking for a gorgeous quality piece of photography to remind you of the Island then this is the place to go.

Chad Powell
Chad Powell

Isle of Wight Studio Glass

Are you a collector for Isle of Wight Studio Glass? Collectors get special benefits including exclusive invites to its studio days. If you are a collector we have a date for your diary! Head to Arreton Barns on the 27th October and join Tim Harris and the team at Isle of Wight Studio Glass for their Studio Day 2019 an event exclusively for their collectors. Not yet a collector? There is still a chance to join up and be part of a fantastic, informative, entertaining day, visit the website for more information and to join the collectors club, subscription is currently just £17.50 per annum. The invited guest this year is Nick Wirdnam, the widely respected studio glass artist who has been producing works in glass for over 35 years. Nick worked for Tim’s father Michael at the IOWSG, St Lawrence Studio before moving to Australia to continue his career in glass. They are looking forward to welcoming him as the guest for the day and learning where his career took him. For further information please contact Ron & Ann Wheeler at Artius Glass on

Isle of Wight Studio Glass

Ivan Berryman

Ivan Berryman’s studio and gallery is a hidden gem, located toward the back of the Barns behind the carp pond. Many of his breathtaking works are inspired by dreams that he has had, making them that extra bit special. Last month Ivan shared with us the progress of a new painting he was working on, a big 48 inch canvas. It was incredible to see the painting develop to form the stunning winter woodland landscape that you see below. Be sure to head to his gallery to see this stunning painting as well as his other magnificent works in person.

Ivan Berryman
Ivan Berryman

September at Arreton Barns

September at Arreton Barns

Hello, September is upon us! We have an exciting month ahead, full of live music and special events including our ever popular annual Sweetcorn Fayre! Arreton Barns is the perfect attraction to spend an autumn day, meander through the craft village, feed the ducks at the historic carp pond, browse the independent shops and visit the 12th century church before sitting back with a drink and a well earned meal at The Dairyman’s Daughter, our on-site traditional family run pub.

Coming up this month…

Motorbike Show

Sunday 22nd September
10:30am – 4pm
Bikes for show from 9.30am

Head to Arreton Barns on Sunday 22nd September where the IW Motorbike Show will be taking place. The perfect event for all you motorcycle enthusiasts. Open to ALL motorcyclists, whatever you ride, any make, any model, any age and condition. There will be prizes for: best old bike, best modern bike, oily rag and most unusual.

Bring as many ancient and modern bikes as possible to make this event, once again, spectacular.

There will be refreshments on site too, but if you fancy a little something extra why not head to The Dairyman’s Daughter for a satisfying lunch in it’s cosy seating area.

Suggested donation of £2 – Donations to Air Ambulance and other IW charities, please give generously.


Sweetcorn Fayre

Our biggest event of the year, the annual Sweetcorn Fayre is nearly here!

This ever popular family friendly event is back for its 13th year with a pirate theme! Great fun for the whole family, you can enjoy a whole day of entertainment. There will be live music, snail racing, crafts, HTP cookery demos, ghost walks, stalls and of course sweetcorn, as well as so much more!

It’s the perfect event to say goodbye to summer and embrace the autumn season.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates and visit our website to download the programme.

Don’t forget to share your pictures with us by using the hashtag #SCF2019, we can’t wait to see them all.

More information here

Coming up…

Halloween Extravaganza

29th, 30th, 31st October
More information here


Fireworks and Bonfire Night

1st November
More information here

Firework night

Live music at The Dairyman’s Daughter

You can’t beat sitting back with your loved ones and enjoying live music from talented local musicians. Check out The Dairyman’s Daughter live music line-up for September below. Be sure to keep an eye on the Facebook page for all the latest updates.

Dairymans live music posters_September

Find the perfect gift for her at The Corn Exchange

Find the perfect gift for her at The Corn Exchange

Escape the high street this summer season and head to The Corn Exchange here at Arreton Barns. With a great collection of unique and stylish homeware, accessories, jewellery, cosmetics and more, it’s independent shopping on the Isle of Wight at its best.

If a special woman in your life has a birthday coming up or you are just looking for a nice little something to put a smile on her face The Corn Exchange is a great stop to find a whole variety of lovely, meaningful gifts that she is bound to love. Read on for some of our top picks this month.

For the candle enthusiast:

If you know a candle enthusiast we have the perfect birthday gift. La De Da Living’s candle adorably titled ‘Birthday Wishes and Champagne Kisses’ is a classy and stylish present with a cute birthday related theme, plus it smells amazing! With a scent of toasted marshmallows it’s sweet and delicious but don’t let us be the judge come and smell it for yourself.

For the one on the go:

For that girl on the go, a travel coffee cup is a must. Having a reusable cup is also a great way to help the planet, with most coffee shops now offering a discount if you bring your own container. Here at The Corn Exchange we have a lovely array of quirky reusable coffee cups in a whole variety of cute designs, come and check them out for yourself today.


For those lovers of the sea:

Inis, the Energy of the Sea
We have a great selection of Inis products for you to browse. For over thirty years, Inis have been creating perfumes and toiletries inspired by the magic, beauty and nature of Ireland. The signature scent – ‘Inis the Energy of the Sea’ – was inspired by Roundstone Beach on the western coast of Ireland. Inis is the Irish word for ‘island’. People say the scent of Inis makes them feel close to the sea, no matter where they are. This popular collection features body oils, lotions, creams and perfume. Pop on by and give them a sample, a lovely little gift for all those who love to be by the sea. As an extra bonus Inis are committed to protecting marine life, in particular whales and dolphins by supporting the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG).


For the lover of natural alternatives:

Cyril’s Soap Shed, an award-winning brand specialising in handmade natural goat’s milk soap. These palm oil free goodies are popular amongst those looking for natural and gentle alternatives. Goat’s milk soap works particularly well for sufferers of eczema, psoriasis and dry skin problems. Their soap is made using the raw milk from their own small herd of happy goats, who live on a New Forest smallholding, in Hampshire making it extra special. Enjoy a whole range of scents including, lavender, lemongrass, honey and more. They also sell shampoo bars, the perfect gift for those looking to reduce their plastic waste.


For those dreaming of far off tropical lands:

Discover the divine scents of Hawaii with the diverse collection of Betty Hula products on offer. Handmade in the UK, all the products are 100% vegan friendly, made with natural ingredients and laced with a selection of delicious and exotic Hawaiian inspired scents. Get your hands on dusting powder, handwash, body moisturiser, lip balm and more. The popular anti-bacterial hand wash leaves your hands feeling nourished and germ-free. The formula does not contain alcohol meaning your hands will be supple and soft after every wash.

With scents such as ‘Champagne & Spice’ and ‘Rum and Blackberry’ Pop along and pick your favourite.


There is so much more to browse here at The Corn Exchange so head on by and find that perfect gift today.

Artisan News

Artisan News

Rainbow Kingdom

Learn a new skill and save money at The Dairyman’s

Do you love getting stuck in with arts and crafts? Why not try your hand at Encaustic Art?

The ancient craft of creating beautiful art with beeswax by using heated tools to manipulate the medium. Lynette from Rainbow Kingdom here at Arreton Barns runs workshops every Saturday morning at The Dairyman’s Daughter where you can get hands on and give it a go. Booking is essential and all materials will be supplied for you. Each workshop has limited space so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. As a little extra treat The Dairyman’s offer 15% off food and drink for those taking part in the workshop. Email sales@rainbowkingdom today to book your place.

Rainbow Kingdom


Stunning trophies made for the Panerai British Classic Week

Our friends at SculptGlass have been very busy crafting all kinds of amazing works this season, including the official trophies for the Panerai British Classic Week, the premier classic yacht regatta in the UK hosted by the British classic yacht club. Very impressive stuff, we think you will agree! Keep up to date with everything Paul, Trudy and the whole team are doing by following them on Facebook @sculptglass.


Craft Cabin

It’s a nice day for a white wedding…

Are you planning your dream wedding? Or maybe know somebody who is? Head to the Craft Cabin at Arreton Barns, and browse their lovely collection of handcrafted wedding themed stationary and decorations, including beautiful, lucky horseshoes, guest books and cards. No one the same, making for a truly unique item that you can treasure long after the day itself.

Craft Cabin

New World Creations

Ashes to Angels

If you’re looking for a meaningful and lasting memento to memorialise your dearly departed why not pay a visit to Marco and Catherine at New World Creations? Offering a beautiful and popular Ashes to Angels service you can preserve the memory of your loved one with a beautiful personalised encapsulation of their ashes in one of the lovely angelic sculptures.

Marco and Catherine say that “Each Ashes into Angels sculpture is created with absolute love by us personally. This sacred service is very healing, creating a bridge of love which has a very positive effect for all concerned.” During creation, a special resin is allowed to soak into the ashes, creating a window within the sculpture where the ashes can be clearly seen.  A special time is chosen to encapsulate your ashes, during this time you can sit and reminisce on the many happy memories. See some of the examples below. Visit or contact 07967106454 for more information.

New World Creations

Farmer Jack’s

Arguably one of the best things about summer is the abundance of fresh fruit, the perfect addition to a summertime picnic. What is even better than fresh fruit? Quality, locally sourced fresh fruit. Head to Farmer Jack’s at Arreton Barns and get your hands on some delicious local cherries. These soft, sweet and irresistible cherries are grown and supplied by Godshill Orchard. You can even purchase exclusive, local cherry chutney and cherry juice. If you’re looking for great local produce visit the team at Farmer Jack’s today!

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Farmer Jack's

August at Arreton Barns

August is the perfect time to visit us here at Arreton Barns, relax and enjoy the tranquility of the Arreton countryside, visit the artisans and see all their latest projects.

August at Arreton Barns

August is the perfect time to visit  us here at Arreton Barns, relax and enjoy the tranquility of the Arreton countryside, visit the artisans and see all their latest projects. Have a delicious meal or pint of local ale at The Dairyman’s or even head to one of the popular events hosted right here. Learn all about what you can look forward to at Arreton Barns this August below. 

Live Music

Summer evenings are not complete without a bit of live music to set the atmosphere. If you are planning a visit to The Dairyman’s this month we have a great line-up waiting for you to enjoy. Check it out below or visit for more details. 

Dairymans Live Music Poster August

Special events

Dog Days – 26 August

The perfect August bank holiday event for all you dog lovers out there. This fun and family friendly dog show is back for its second year, bring your pooch along for a great mix of both serious and ‘fun’ classes. Enjoy themed food, an array of stalls, entertainment plus so much more. Classes will run from 11am and entry is just £2 per dog per class. Registration from 9am.

Dog Days 2019

Motorbike show – 22 September

Open to ALL motorcyclists, whatever you ride, any make, any model, any age and condition. There will be prizes for: best old bike, best modern bike, oily rag and most unusual. Brilliant fun and a must for all motorbike enthusiasts.

Motorbike Show

Sweetcorn Fayre – 28 & 29 September

Our ever popular Sweetcorn Fayre will be returning for its 13th year. Enjoy live music, children’s entertainment, snail racing, sweetcorn eating and even a beer festival at The Dairyman’s Daughter plus so much more. The best way to say goodbye to summer and hello to autumn! A brilliant fun-packed family day out. 

Sweetcorn Fayre

Check out for more information and be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page @Arretonbarns for all the latest news and updates.

Events and Live music this month

Can you believe that it is July already? The sun is finally shining and summer is officially here. We have a whole variety of entertainment and exciting special events coming up this month at Arreton Barns

Events and Live music this month

Can you believe that it is July already? The sun is finally shining and summer is officially here. We have a whole variety of entertainment and exciting special events coming up this month at Arreton Barns including a great line-up of live music at The Dairyman’s Daughter, a Musical Family Fun Day and Pirate Island. Looking for things to do on the Isle of Wight, we have you covered, keeping you and the whole family entertained this July.

You can’t beat a warm summer’s evening sitting out in our lovely courtyard with a refreshing drink in hand, listing to some cracking live music. Head to The Dairyman’s and enjoy our great line-up this summer. Check out our schedule below or visit for more information.

Live Music at Quayside

Musical Family Fun Day
14th July
Do you like family friendly music events? Then this is one for you. Come on down to Arreton Barns on Sunday 14th July from 12noon for an afternoon of great family friendly fun. There will be live music from The Ohmz, Work Shy and Wight Hot Pipes as well as entertainment from Starlight Dance Boutique and Laura & Gary from Dirty Lil Secret. You can settle back with a beer from the bar and something tasty from the BBQ whilst sitting amongst the grass and taking in the fantastic atmosphere.There will also be stalls to wander round and a fun fair, so there is something that everyone can enjoy. Entry is free but donations are welcome – going towards Challenge & Adventure. Be sure to head on over to The Dairyman’s Daughter afterward to enjoy a lovely family meal.

Music Family Fun Day

Pirate Island
20th & 21st July
This is one that we are sure the kids will absolutely love! Head on over on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July from 10am – 5pm to join Captain Nash along with his pirate posse for a fun filled weekend of pirate themed shenanigans. Prepare to step back in time to the golden age of piracy, with live entertainment throughout the day. Adorn your best pirate attire for a chance to win the prize of best costume. Explore the pirate market and find some treasures to take home, then make your way to the tavern stage to watch the entertainers perform their exciting acts and live battle displays. There is even real cannon fire. A truly unique weekend and a must for all pirate enthusiasts.

Pirate Island 2019

Keep an eye on our Facebook page @arretonbarns and @dairymansdaughter to be kept up to date with all the latest news and updates. We can’t wait to see you all this month.

We’re Hiring

One of the Island’s largest family run pub groups, we are always recruiting for talented people to join our vibrant teams.

We’re Hiring

One of the Island’s largest family run pub groups, we are always recruiting for talented people to join our vibrant teams. All our seasonal and part time positions could lead to full time, permanent positions for the right flexible applicants.

Please send us your current CV in the first instance to or visit