Need to get away from the city? We’re here to make that a little easier for you with the chance to WIN an overnight stay at this idyllic Mersea Island escape. The White Hart Inn is a former-pub-turned-boutique-hotel and restaurant in Essex that was rated one of the 100 Best Places to Stay in Britain for 2023 by the Sunday Times. It’s nestled just up the road from the island’s Monkey Beach, meaning you could be waking up to sea views – with summer now officially on its way, aren’t all craving some time by the seaside?

The Inn reopened last June after receiving a thorough renovation that saw six individually designed bedrooms, decked out with original artwork, antiques and en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and organic Bramley toiletries, added in. There’s also a new bar and dining room, with an open kitchen led by head chef Elliot Craven who’s crafted a seasonal menu of modern British dishes made with hyper-local ingredients – we’re talking oysters straight from the surrounding water and fruits and vegetables grown on the Island.

If that sounds up your street already, it gets better, because this is one escape you won’t have to go out of your way to get on. The Inn is just 10 miles from Colchester, just an hour away on the train from Liverpool Street, so you’ll be exploring the Island’s unspoiled beaches, creeks and boardwalks in no time.

Ready to pack your bags? We’re giving our INSIDERS the chance to win a one-night stay for two at The White Hart Inn, with breakfast and dinner included, on either a Weds, Thurs or Fri evening. If you’re a LOTI INSIDER, you’ll be entered into the prize draw three times, giving you a higher chance of winning, and if you’re not an INSIDER, you’ll get just one entry to the draw. So if you really wanna win those tickets, it’s worth becoming an INSIDER – it’s only £1.49 per month with no contract – and you can sign up below.
To be in with a chance of winning, drop your deets below and enter the draw. As an INSIDER you get three entries, so GOOD LUCK!

This competition is now closed but check out all the other goodies we’ve got on INSIDERS right here.


Sign up to become an INSIDER above and get yourself three entries into the White Hart Inn staycation draw, otherwise you can get one entry as a regular LOTI reader by dropping us your info below. GOOD LUCK!

This competition is now closed but check out all the other goodies we’ve got on INSIDERS right here.

1 High St, West Mersea, Colchester CO5 8QD

Terms & Conditions
This competition closes on Fri 30th June 2023 at noon sharp.
The prize is a stay for two at the White Hart Inn on Mersea Island, with breakfast and a two-course dinner to the value of £70.
Can be redeemed on Weds-Fri nights only.
Entrants must be 18+
Subject to availability. Prize is non-transferable. No cash alternative.
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