The Southern Co-operative has joined forces with the Chesil Rectory and Wykeham Arms in Winchester to offer a gourmet break for food lovers as a special giveaway prize to celebrate its support for July’s Hampshire Food Festival.
One lucky winner and their guest will enjoy an overnight stay with breakfast at Winchester’s historic Wykeham Arms, evening dinner at the acclaimed Chesil Rectory plus a hamper brimming with food and drink from The Southern Co-operative’s Local Flavours range.
The Southern Co-operative is also running free tastings from its Local Flavours range every Friday in 18 of its Hampshire stores throughout the Hampshire Food Festival. Kate Hibbert, Local Sourcing Manager for The Southern Co-operative and Director of Hampshire Fare, said: “Our Local Flavours range showcases the fabulous food and drink produced here in Hampshire and surrounding counties and is very popular with our customers. As an independent co-operative retailer, working closely with local food producers and supporting Hampshire Fare is a constructive way that we can help Hampshire’s rural economy to thrive.”
Tracy Nash, Hampshire Fare’s Commercial Manager, said: “The Hampshire Food Festival is an opportunity for our local producers, pubs, restaurants, retailers and corporate sponsors to come together to celebrate and showcase the delicious food and drink we have here in Hampshire. This year there are more than 70 events happening across the county. With chef demonstrations, vineyard tours, pop-up restaurants, there’s something for every type of food lover! The Southern Co-operative is a big supporter of local producers with over 40 Hampshire producers supplying their Local Flavours range. Don’t miss your opportunity to enter The Southern Co-operative competition for your chance to win a delicious gourmet stay in Winchester; it’s a prize all foodies will love.” As Jon Howard, General Manager of the Wykeham Arms, summed up: “Here in Hampshire, food is a team game. Winchester is a real showcase of what’s great about local produce and people.”
Enter the gourmet break free prize giveaway online at thesouthernco-operative.co.uk/food (where you can also see full terms and conditions) by 2nd August. Details of The Southern Co-operative’s Local Flavours tastings together with all Hampshire Food Festival events are available in the free Hampshire Food Festival programme or at hampshirefare.co.uk. Participating stores include The Southern Co-operative in Alderholt, Alresford, Alton, Bishops Waltham, Clanfield, Denmead, Emsworth, Four Marks, Hayling Island, Lee on Solent, Milford on Sea, Odiham, Overton, Romsey (The Hundred), Stockbridge, Tadley, Titchfield and Wickham. The Southern Co-operative is a corporate partner of county food group Hampshire Fare, organiser of the Hampshire Food Festival which this year celebrates its 15th anniversary, and both Chesil Rectory and the Wykeham Arms are hospitality members.