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Plans submitted for iconic Isle of Wight venue

Thu 12 Jan 2012

Plans submitted for iconic Isle of Wight venue

Plans for an iconic location on the Isle of Wight to be reinvented as a hotel and restaurant have been submitted.

The Ventnor Winter Gardens closed down last year after the Isle of Wight Council cut the funding to the location.

But the Hambrough Group, which includes the award-winning island-based chef Robert Thompson, is now hoping to take over at the destination, reports the Isle of Wight County Press.

The organisation paid just £1 to the Isle of Wight Council to take over the Winter Gardens and extensive refurbishments would be needed if it was to get the green light for its plans.

Mr Thompson said: "I know how close the Winter Gardens is to people's hearts. I hope they will like the plans. I'm looking forward to hearing people's opinions."

The Good Food Guide is among the publications to have lauded praise on the Hambrough, which is known as being one of the best spots on the Isle of Wight for fine dining.

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