Getting Cosy At The Nook


Good times are returning to the Cosy Nook in Port Erin this week, as two of the island’s leading independent businesses link up with one of the island’s most exciting new eateries for the summer season.

Port Erin based wine, cider and ginger beer producer, Foraging Vintners, are returning to the historic café on the town’s beach, to host their pop-up beachside bar, from tomorrow (Thursday 6th April).

People have been able to soak up ice cold beers, cocktails and delicious, locally produced, wine on the sandy beach since 2021, with the company linking up with Douglas based coffee roasters and bakery, Noa, who also serve up their tasty coffee and bakery products.

However, this year they have a new arrival joining the Cosy Nook crew, to offer mouth-watering meals too – Hawkins BBQ.

The Authentic American BBQ joint and smoked meat producer launched last year and took up a kitchen residency at Foraging Vintners’ sister site, further round Port Erin Bay, last month.

The BBQ Experts will be serving up their famous sliders and sides, including pulled pork and beef brisket, down at the Cosy Nook hatch this summer too.

The Cosy Nook dates back to the mid-1800s and, although built originally as a fisherman’s cottage, it has served as a café for around a century, gaining it protected status.

Seeing the historic site used and loved, with new entrants to the island’s food scene, adding to its extensive history, helps protect the building into the future and breaths a new lease of life into a café, which has a special place in local people’s hearts.

Co-owner of Foraging Vintners, Mary-Beth Coll, says, “Foraging Vintners are thrilled to once again be down at the Cosy Nook with our pals Noa. 

Great coffee and croissants in the morning and some fizz and cider by evening has been a winning formula over recent summers.

We are excited to have evening food supplier with us, Hawkins BBQ, to expand the offer at the Cosy Nook this year.

So excited to kick off Summer 2023 with friends old and new." 

Foraging Vintners had a soft launch down at the Cosy Nook last weekend, to prepare for the upcoming bank holiday, with things kicking off properly from tomorrow, in time for Easter weekend.

Chef Matt Hawkins, from Hawkins Barbecue, says: "We're thrilled to be joining Foraging Vintners and Noa's at the much-loved Cosy Nook site.

Our goal has always been to provide our customers with the best BBQ experience and we are confident that Cosy will help elevate that dream."

Over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend the Cosy Nook pop-up will be open from Thursday 6th until Monday 10th April, but will return to normal operating days afterwards, which will be Wednesdays to Sundays, throughout the summer.

Founder and owner of Noa, Miles Pettit, says, “We think these local collaborations are really special to the island and make a really unique “Manx” experience for our community, tourists and visiting friends and family.”

The normal operating hours for Foraging Vintners, Noa & Hawkins BBQ down at the coolest coastal spot on the island are - Wednesday to Sundays:

  • 10am to 2pm – Noa, serving up tasty locally roasted coffee & tasty baked goods.
  • 12pm until late – Foraging Vintners, serving up their locally produced wine, fizz and ciders, along with cocktails and beers.
  • 2pm until 8pm – Hawkins BBQ, serving up their famous sliders and siders, including pulled pork and beef brisket.

Join them on the sand, pull-up a deck chair and devour some of the island’s best local produce this summer down at the Cosy Nook.

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