Isle of Wight ferry firm Wightlink has been named the best ferry operator for vegan food by a leading animal rights organisation, PETA.

The company has been recognised for offering an array of onboard food which "promotes kindness to animals".

According to PETA, the firm offers "an array of locally made vegan sandwiches, sausage baps, and toasties, and customers can also pick up vegan sweet delights, including a Magnum ice cream."

Manager Dr Carys Bennett said: “Travelling on a Wightlink ferry is the perfect way to start your Isle of Wight holiday – with an array of onboard offerings that promote kindness to animals.

“The good people at Wightlink have set the industry standard for promoting vegan-friendly food and travel, and recognising them with this award is our way of saying thank you.”

PETA's Travel Awards celebrate the travel providers, hotels, attractions, and other industry leaders that are meeting the skyrocketing demand for vegan and animal-friendly travel.

Ten companies have been awarded this year, and winners include a global airline, two British train operators and an exhibition that are pioneering animal-free travel and experiences.

A full list of winners can be found