Joe Draper

Book Joe Draper for a bespoke dining experience at your Sleeps 12 large group holiday house and you know you're in for something very, very special. For one thing, Joe has heaps of top notch experience behind him, having worked as chef for Marco Pierre White and River Cottage; the other thing is that the produce he uses ticks all the right boxes - ethical, local, seasonal, wild, organic and sustainable. You see, he strongly advocates supporting local communities by sourcing that way, and he likes to work closely with the seasons by using wild and foraged food where he can. Joe's style of food is clean, fresh and rustic, and absolutely remarkable in the way the produce speaks for itself; in a word - divine.

Email:   Tel: 07811120350

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Forget Me Not

What Forget-me-not Elegant Events do is traditional high tea - but with a very modern twist so if you like the whole afternoon tea thing, you're going to really, really like this. They come to you of course, and they bring their gorgeous vintage bone china; all they ask is that there's a minumum of 12 people.
And what a treat you'll have; dainty sandwiches with the crusts all chopped off, savouries like sausage rolls, cheese scones, and sticky sesame sausages, kettle chips, salad leaves, pretty little fairy cakes, delectable homemade cakes (zingly lemon drizzle, strawberry Victoria crown, triple chocolate brownies, and more) and delight of delights, freshly baked scones with lashings of thick cream and fruity preserve. Take your pick.
Cutlery, glass and linen hire available too. Put your finest on, perfect your little pinkie pose; perfect for hen weekends, celebrations, corporate gatherings, or just because.

Forget Me Not Website    

Catering at Hamble House

Vanilla Catering and Events         01489 589275

Wise Catering                               02380 439280

Wright Choice Catering                01329 519397

Your chosen Supplier will need to provide, tablecloths, cutlery, crockery, glasses, table decorations, cake stand. The Wedding Breakfast and evening buffet if required. 

The above catering suppliers come highly recommended, however we do not take any direct responsibility for the service and contract you enter with them.  Please check and confirm direct with your chosen suppliers their terms and conditions of hire and be aware that the contract is with them, not Hamble Retreat.

Once you have chosen your supplier you will need to let us know so that we can liase with them to ensure that your special day runs smoothly.

River Field and Forest

If you have a thing for smoked food you’re going to love River Field and Forest. This family run online/delivery business supplies the finest smoked meats and fish, sourced from artisans throughout the British Isles who are passionate about the food they produce; a whole lot of love goes into what they do and quality is always at the forefront.
So make that big birthday extra special by starting the day with a breakfast of smoked salmon and soft scrambled eggs for all. Have a heavenly hen weekend with an afternoon tea of smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches, or a tastebud tantalising smoked fish platter (Beetroot & Gin smoked salmon, cold smoked trout, honey & lime hot smoked salmon…).  Celebrate that significant anniversary with a delicious dinner; the most flavoursome Gravadlax or smoked duck breast salad to start, then tuck into venison haunch steaks or a hearty venison casserole. Savour every mouthful, let the flavours linger, it’s exquisite.
Or just pop on your boots and stroll through the fields to the local pub for a pint (or two). Nice anyway, but even better when you know there’s a side of smoked salmon waiting for you in the fridge when you get back, ready sliced, ready for grazing.
Ordering online  is easy and as delivery is generally next day it can all be done last minute; no faff, no fuss. Packaging is recyclable or bio-degradable so you’ll be doing your little bit for the planet too.

E:          T:  01460 55538

River Field and Forest Website


Glo Pamper

Introducing Glo - a luxurious, relaxing and truly indulgent visiting spa service. That’s right, you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your holiday property. Their highly experienced hand-picked therapists will ensure you receive a luxury spa experience from the moment they arrive at your door. With a comprehensive range of treatments and pamper packages to treat you from head-to-toe using high end professional brands, you can tailor the treatments to suit your needs and your schedule. They do Spa To You and Pamper packages - perfect for hen weekends or just because.

T: 02070960385       Email: 

Glo Pamper Website


The Conjurer’s Collection

Be immersed into a world of secrets and intrigue with a fantastic mystery game experience brought to your large group holiday house by a professional magician. The theme is The Golden Age of Magic and Illusion, you’ll have puzzles to solve and clues to unravel, all very exciting and tremendous fun. Tailor the evening around your food and drinks, incorporate an impressive magic show, (how DID he do that?). Excellent entertainment for up to 20 people, ideal age over 14.

T: Chris on 07886 033815  or email

See The Conjurer's Collection website