Mon. Oct 25th, 2021

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Captain Takeout launches on Cowes High Street

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New takeout and delivery service, Captain Takeout, has opened in Cowes

New takeout and delivery service, Captain Takeout, has launched at 60 High Street, Cowes. Their homemade doughnuts and sourdough pizzas are made-to-order and are branded ‘Captain Doughnut’ and ‘Captain Pizza’.  

The menu has been inspired by seaside living and includes a Surfboard Pizza, perfect for a quick grab and munch, and a Beach Pizza, shaped as a cone, so no dripping on your t-shirt on the beach.

Jack Anselm, owner, said: “I love those hot, fresh sugar doughnuts, the ones you smell before you see. Last month, it got me thinking that these delicious traditional snacks would make a perfect moment of enjoyment for all those people doing their hour of exercise, walking the dog, making a trip to the seafront… and so Captain Doughnut was born.  Hidden amongst those inspiring local shops that stayed open was a shop which I realised was the ideal spot to create something unique and wonderful.

“The Captain Pizza side emerged a few weeks later following a couple of nights enjoying pizzas made by friends, Sabine and Giles, for their NHS fundraising project. Their Poppito’s homemade sourdough and tomato sauce were amazing, so we hatched a plan and now they are my pizza partners bringing all their fantastic knowhow and energy to the business. I hope you enjoy our doughnuts and pizzas as much as we do.”

It has only been five weeks from Jack’s idea to launching the shop. He enlisted the help of marketer Jo Bowden, from Crew Kit in Cowes, to create a distinctive and bold brand identity.  Jack said: “I could not have done this without Jo and the Crew Kit team, all the designs and ideas came together at amazing pace.”

Jo said: “It’s been a fantastic opportunity to help a Cowes new business launch in these difficult times.  We created a fun nautical style to bring a smile to people’s faces and be totally memorable. Watch this space as we build the brand!”

For more information, take a look at their website or follow on Facebook and Instagram. The galley is open from noon to 10pm, seven days a week. Call 07432 482315 to order doughnuts and pizzas, which can be delivered to Cowes, Gurnard and Northwood from 5pm.