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Twit – Twoo Competition and Owls at Sunset!

lainston falconryFollowing our recent visit to Phil Yeomans wonderful Avenue Restaurant at Lainston House, the team came back to the office buzzing and one of the stories they brought back with them was of the wonderful Owls that are kept in the aviary in the Kitchen Gardens.

lh © burlison wedding falconry galleryResident Falconer, Billy Taylor has trained two of the barn owls to fly down the aisle, silently, with wedding rings for the bride and groom. Not only that, Lainston can also arrange for one of the most unique proposals we have ever heard of – with the owl delivering a velvet box, on cue, as the ‘proposer’ goes down on one knee! For details click here.

The aviary is hugely popular at Lainston and back by popular demand on Friday 14th June is the magical ‘Owls at Sunset’ event.

Lainston - owlsWith 63 acres of Hampshire countryside at their disposal the birds are spectacular to watch in full flight and you are also invited to get up close and personal with the beautiful birds of prey including Benji and Bella, the Bengal eagle owls, Harris hawks Lottie and Jacob and Barn owls Mumble and Chaco. 

The event is £35 per person and includes a 2 course supper. Meet at 7pm with supper served at 8pm

Book now – call Lainston House on +44 (0) 1962 776088 or click here for further details.


We are giving away 2 tickets to attend this wonderful event – simply follow @DRClub on twitter and tweet us the answer to this question using the hashtag #owlsatsunset – How many acres make up the Lainston Estate?

The Avenue Restaurant at Lainston House Hotel offers complimentary member dining Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner Monday to Friday, Lunch on Saturday and Dinner on Sunday, when joined by one full paying guest.

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Terms and Conditions of Competition entry:
  • The prize is 2 tickets for the Owls At Sunset event including 2 course supper (drinks are not included in the prize), and any extras (outside of the above) must be paid for by the winner on the day.
  • The prize is subject to availability.
  • To enter, the participant must follow @DRClub and tweet @DRClub including #owlsatsunset in the tweet along with the answer to the question ‘How many acres make up the Lainston Estate?” to be entered into competition.
  • No cash equivalent will be offered and the prize is not transferable.
  • The winner will be chosen at random from correct entries by designrestaurants.com. The judge’s decision is final and no negotiation will be entered into.
  • Entrants must be over 18 years old.
  • The competition is open to UK and ROI residents only.
  • Offer is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  • The competition closes on the 7th June 2013 at 5pm. No entries submitted after this time will be accepted.
  • Internet access required. Entrants must have a registered Twitter account to enter.
  • No applications from agents, third parties, organised groups or applications automatically generated by computer will be accepted.
  • No incomplete, or corrupted entries will be accepted. Entries will only be accepted if they comply with all entry instructions.
  • The winner will be contacted on Twitter via Direct Message within one day of the closing date.
  • The winner must claim their prize within 3 days of the notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with the promotion rules.
  • Promoter and data controller, Design Restaurants, Spinnaker House, 48 High Street, Bagshot, Surrey GU19 5AW (please do not send entries to this address).

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