Well, first of all thanks for everyone who have answered to my questions when planning our trip. Hope you all had a great xmas and new year's eve celebrations.
We had a fantastic 6 days on the Isle of Man, doing lots of nice/demanding coastal hikes. Also we have spent almost 4 hours visiting the House of Mannanan(seemed like the only place open during winter apart from which we found very informative and fantastically kitted out so that was £5.50 very well spent. Plus we paid a flying visit to Lady Isabella, Peel castle etc.
Right, now to the food. We love a good fish and chips and have tried it at a few places. Just a quick list and "rating"
Castle Take Away - Peel 0/10(terrible batter(thick, rock hard on the outside and still runny inside-yuk!) chips-horrible(over-cooked and swimming in oil!)
Creek Inn -Peel 4/10 Batter- so thin that by the time the fish was dished out half of it fell off! Chips- ok,thick cut, Peas- over cooked, tartare sauce- from the jar!
Hawthorn Pub - Greeba 8/10 batter- gorgeous beer batter, huge piece of fish!!! Chips-bit over cooked, Peas- spot on, tartare sauce- beautiful, home made!
Hop Garden - Santon? 9/10 Wow!!! Must be the best one on the island! Even tough we ordered the smaller portion we still struggled as it was massive! beautiful beer batter, enormous piece of fish, instead of chips the dish came with potato wedges which was a nice change and delicious too,Peas - spot on, the tartare sauce was yummy!
We have also tried food at the Marine Hotel in Peel which was recommended by locals. It was a disappointing meal. Ordered roast duck which came out burnt, dry and overcooked and sloshed with some oranged flavoured sauce and over cooked veg on the side.
well,hope this will come in handy when visiting this beautiful island where the locals are really friendly and helpful and there's just so much to do and see. We certainly hope to return in the future for some more hikes and fish and chips!