Maggie Hilton with her sandwich in the shape of a butterfly. Picture by Peter Boam.
IT’S known for putting a bit of magic into The Undercliff.
Now, The Enchanted Manor, Niton, is on the map for a different reason — the quality of its sandwiches.
Maggie Hilton, who runs the boutique hotel, has reached the South East UK finals for the British sandwich designer of the year competition.
She has created a special butterfly-styled sandwich, as the hotel is launching its new Bread and Butterfly high teas in the spring.
For the competition, the sandwich was filled with sundried tomatoes, garlic-flavoured chicken and smoked chorizo in red wine.
Maggie said: "We have been practising making innovative sandwiches and I didn’t think I would reach this stage. It came as a great surprise, especially being up against all the top London and South East sandwich bars and cafes."
She added: "We are refurbishing the dining room to match the theme, with carved butterfly place mats and trees, so it will be a lovely surrounding to offer something unique.
"We also intend to extend the tea garden in our woodland once we have built our fairytale cottage, which is in progress, and create something unique."
The competition is organised by the British Sandwich Association. The South East regional final is being held on Monday.