A SOMERSET woman has won a brand new car in a competition run by Whitbread.

Andrea Coombes, of Weston-super-Mare, said she couldn't believe it when she was this week handed the keys to her white Fiat 500.

It was one of the top prizes in the restaurant group's Sizzling Summer Spectacular promotion.

She entered the contest at Beefeater Twelve Bells in August.

Taking place over the summer, diners across Whitbread restaurants were given the chance to enter its Sizzling Summer Spectacular, with £2 millions worth of prizes, including money-off vouchers, complimentary dinners, and spa breaks as well as cars.

With over 22,000 entries across Whitbread’s portfolio, including Bar + Block, Cookhouse + Pub, Table Table, Brewers Fayre, Beefeater and Whitbread Inns, Andrea could not believe her eyes when she took delivery of her prize this week.

She said: "I still can’t believe it - I won a car.

"It is incredibly exciting. One of those things people think will never happen to them, but it did, and I’m very thankful.

"It was such a surprise and thank you to the team at Beefeater. Looking forward to taking it for a spin.”