Competition winner names Woolverstone's new bar and restaurant

Posted: 17th February 2020

When the new bar and restaurant at our Woolverstone Marina opens shortly, it will be called ‘Loch & Quay’, chosen following a competition to find a suitable name for the waterside eatery. 

Facebook and Instagram followers, staff, friends, family and the wider marina community were asked to help, posting their suggestions on the social media pages or popping into the marina office to leave their entry.

Sixty-six potential new names were received, including some cracking ideas such as, The Hungry Sailor, Mainbrace Meals, River Retreats and the Bosun’s Locker. Unsurprisingly, Eaty McFaceeat was amongst the suggestions, but also unsurprisingly, it didn’t make the shortlist. 

The number of excellent entries made the final decision a tough one for the owner, but after much deliberation, ‘Loch & Quay’ was chosen. “We were overwhelmed with the number and quality of the suggestions received, thank you to everyone who took part,” says owner, John Delaney. “Jon Cox, the restaurant manager, and I took some time going through the entries but finally decided on ‘Loch & Quay’ as we really liked the play on words.”

The winning entry was submitted by Daniel Webb. “I’ve never won anything before and I am very excited about visiting a restaurant that I’ve named,” comments Daniel. “My parents used to moor their boat at Woolverstone and I remember spending many weekends there, as a wee boy, catching jellyfish.”

Daniel will receive a complimentary dinner for two, including a bottle of wine, at the restaurant that will bear the name he proposed.

This new restaurant at Woolverstone Marina is the third to open in the last year across the MDL Marinas network, with another due to launch very soon.

Last May, the Gaff Rigger bar and restaurant opened at Mercury Yacht Harbour. Run by the same fantastic team as the Ketch Rigger at Hamble Point Marina, berth holders and visitors can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with stunning views of the River Hamble from the purpose-built terrace.

In November, Shamrock Quay welcomed Bistro on the Quay. Catering for those with limited time, as well as providing a full a la carte menu, the restaurant has proved a very popular addition to the marina community.

Opening in the spring this year at Bray Marina is Mediterranevm. As the name suggests, the restaurant will be offering Mediterranean inspired fayre, served throughout the day from its beautiful waterside location.

Why not treat yourself to a nice meal with a view, in one of our lovely locations?