Kevin Sussmilch

Ventnor resident Kevin Sussmilch is owner of The Hambrough Group, which comprises The Hambrough Hotel, The Pond Cafe and several self-catering holiday accommodation.

He is also owner of the Ventnor Winter Gardens, which he bought from the Isle of Wight council for £1 in 2011. The venue remained closed until spring 2014.

Below are some articles which feature Kevin Sussmilch.

Winter Gardens seek to defend themselves over UB40 mess

UB40 queue at the Winter Gardens

Following Tuesday's Winter Gardens UB40 gig, there's been a number of statements, Today's is from the venue, seeking to detail where things went wrong.

Thursday, 21st May, 2015 5:51pm

By Simon Perry with 15 readers' comments

UB40 issue stinging statement demanding answers over Winter Gardens’ gig

ub40 - dark clouds

Judging by the wording of this statement just issued by UB40's management, they and the band are not happy about the fiasco at the Winter Gardens last night, with it sprinkled with words like bitterly disappointed, unprofessional, etc

Wednesday, 20th May, 2015 2:46pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

‘Mayhem’ as tickets for UB40 gig at Winter Gardens massively oversold

UB40 queue at the Winter Gardens

Sister of the bride having a hen night was locked out and multiple birthdays were disrupted after too many tickets were sold for UB40 at the Gardens. OnTheWight's been on site to try and get to the bottom of it.

Tuesday, 19th May, 2015 10:54pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Council officers say Winter Gardens are ‘substantially completed’, so owner should keep it

Winter Gardens

Council told they no longer have the right to buy back the building because officers believe the owner has 'substantially completed' the proposed refurbishment in accordance with the agreed planning permission.

Tuesday, 2nd December, 2014 6:07pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

Hambrough Hotel loses another Chef

Hambrough Hotel Ventnor - Google Street view

After only a year and a half, the latest Chef and Manager have left.

Monday, 10th November, 2014 1:07pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

IWC stalling on their action over the future of the Winter Gardens

VWG June 2014

Despite previously saying that once the deadline was up the Cabinet would make a decision, Cllr Jon Gilbey is now saying the council have six months to decide what action they might take.

Tuesday, 19th August, 2014 8:30pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Letter: Where’s the shiny new Winter Gardens we were promised?

Winter Gardens From Above

This letter makes it clear there's at least one Ventnorian that feels conned by the re-opened, repainted Ventnor Winter Gardens. Where's the fancy hotel and restaurants that won the bid, they ask.

Friday, 16th May, 2014 8:25pm

By Anonymous with 24 readers' comments

‘Good ground’ being made inside Winter Gardens

Winter Gardens

The much anticipated opening of the Ventnor Winter Gardens looks to be set for early summer as new manager says 'good ground' has been made on the interior of the building.

Friday, 21st March, 2014 11:05am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Ventnor Winter Gardens may open by next summer says owner

Winter Gardens:

As part of a Community Partnership, students from the College are going to be brought in for work experience to help make the building habitable again following extensive vandalism.

Friday, 13th December, 2013 6:26pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

What does the future hold for the Ventnor Winter Gardens?

Winter Gardens

OnTheWight digs in to find out what will happen to the Winter Gardens if the owner fails to complete their development by July 2014, as is looking increasingly likely.

Thursday, 12th December, 2013 3:23pm

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

Book now for charity lunch at The Hambrough in aid of St Catherine’s

The Hambrough

A unique chance to sample fine dining and support the great work of St Catherine’s School in Ventnor, which supports young people with speech, language and communication needs.

Monday, 30th September, 2013 10:18am

By Jo Rogers

Michelin Star slips away from The Hambrough

The Hambrough

Many will be rooting for Darren Beevers and his team at The Hambrough over the coming year. Let's hope they can win the Michelin star back for Ventnor.

Thursday, 26th September, 2013 2:44pm

By Sally Perry