Win a boutique 5 AA star stay for two on the Isle of Wight worth £1000

PUBLISHED: 09:10 03 January 2014 | UPDATED: 09:56 07 January 2014


Sitting high above the fishing harbour in Ventnor, The Hambrough restaurant with rooms offers fine dining with boutique accommodation by the sea on the southern tip of the Isle of Wight

All but one of the seven spacious bedrooms in the Victorian building have magnificent sea views over Ventnor Bay and have been awarded with 5 AA stars several years in a row.

Head Chef Darren Beevers and his Sous Chef Daniel Perjesi create modern, locally inspired dishes in the 35 cover restaurant. The size of the restaurant allows the chefs to use a majority of local produce. The daily catch comes from only three minutes walk away, eggs from the nearby farm, the meat from six of the island’s butchers and the vegetables are grown for the restaurant’s own specifications.

Darren, originally from Hampshire, works on a principle of three colours and three flavours in his dishes; any more flavours will confuse the palette and muddle the dish in his opinion. His vast Michelin experience has given him a great platform to create unique and visually attractive dishes showcasing the best of the Isle of Wight‘s produce.

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The prize consists of a two night stay with bed and breakfast in one of the hotel’s studio suites for two guests inclusive of car ferry return tickets either from Southampton or Portsmouth.

Enjoy a bottle of champagne in the room on arrival and continue to the dining room for a six course tasting menu with matching wines at the Hambrough restaurant on your first night. An a la carte dinner with wine at the Hambrough’s sister restaurant, The Pond will be enjoyed on the second night. You will also take away a selection of wines to savor at home.

For your chance to win this fantastic prize simply send your answer to the below question along with the code HLTHC131 and your full contact details to Ceri McQueen, The Hamborough Competition, Hampshire Life, Archant House, Oriel Road, Cheltenham, GL50 1BB or email

Q: Which National Trust owned chalk down is near to Ventnor?

T&C: The prize is subject to availability and opening times and must be redeemed by 30th April 2014. Competition closes 23rd January. The winner will be the first entry selected at random from all correct entries received. No purchase necessary. Employees and relatives of Archant, the competition prize supplier and associated companies are not eligible to enter. Entries that are illegible or not in accordance with the rules will be disqualified. Winners will be notified within four weeks of the closing date. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. In the event of the advertised competition prize being unavailable for whatever reason, Archant is not responsible and is not required to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. The winner must be willing to take part in post-event publicity if necessary. UK entries only. One entry per person. By entering this competition you are agreeing to be contacted by Archant Ltd for relevant offers, if you don’t want to receive these offers please write no offers on your entry.

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