IT IS undoubtedly the most important meal of the year.

The one time when families across Hampshire take the time to sit down together and enjoy Christmas dinner.

And the entire festive feast could be yours for free as the Daily Echo launches this year’s Win Christmas competition.

Each day we will be giving away a festive treat as the big day draws nearer.

And what better way to start than bagging yourself a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.

Thanks to the renowned butchers Uptons Butchers, of Bassett, the whole Christmas lunch can be won.

The prize includes a 12lb turkey, 1lb award-winning chipolatas, 1lb home smoked streaky bacon and a large home-made championship pork pie.

Simon Broadribb, owner of the award-winning butchers on Winchester Road, Southampton, said: “As I always say it is the most important meal of the year.

“It is often the one time when the whole family sits down together to eat, so it is very important that it is a good meal and we pride ourselves on providing top quality local produce.

“So for the lucky winner, it will take all the hassle out of the Christmas dinner. I hope they enjoy.”

For more information about Uptons, and information on how to order your Christmas turkey, log on to or call 023 8039 3959.


For your chance to win simply answer the question below, then enter by one of the following ways: Q: On which road would you find Uptons of Bassett butchers?

By phone: 0901 151 0264 Calls cost 51p from a BT landline, calls from mobiles and other networks may cost more.

By text: Text the keyword UPTONS followed by a space, then your answer, name, postcode and first line of your home address and send to 80360.

Text messages cost 50p plus your mobile operator’s standard text charge.

By post: Send answers on a postcard together with your name, address, daytime telephone number and email address to: Win Christmas Uptons Competition, Southern Daily Echo, PO Box 543, Southampton, SO16 9ZQ.

Entries must be received by midnight on Sunday, Dececmber 8 December. Postal entries strictly limited to one per household.

Normal Echo rules apply, for a complete set of rules visit and click on “Promotions & Competitions”. Telephone/text lines provided by Newsquest Media Group.