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See the latest news from hotels in Devon, courtesy of the Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association.

Meet the General Manager: Salcombe Harbour & Spa
Oct 20 2019
Ever wondered what it's like to head up a luxurious boutique hotel and spa by the sea?

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5 Reasons Why Devon is Worth Visiting This Autumn
Sep 20 2019
Covered with blankets of oranges and reds, beaches to stroll across and pubs to cosy up in, is there anywhere better to spend some time as the days get shorter?

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Matthew Jukes’ ‘100 Best Australian Wines' Roadshow Comes to Exeter
Sep 18 2019
If you love wine, this is an unmissable event coming up at Exeter Castle on Thursday 10th October from 6 – 9pm.

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The Galley Website Launch!
Sep 18 2019
New website and branding with a fresh, clean and timeless look.

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5 of the Best Beaches in Salcombe for Swimming, Surfing and Sunbathing
Aug 21 2019
Discover the joy of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty...

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Two Devon Hotels Recognised with 4 Gold Awards for Third Consecutive Year
Aug 06 2019
Congratulations to The Bedford Hotel in Tavistock and Two Bridges Hotel on Dartmoor.

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Where to Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week in Devon 2019
Jul 29 2019
“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”
Henry James

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The Galley goes for GOLD!
Jul 18 2019
Seafood restaurant, The Galley in Topsham has won a gold award in the 2018/19 Taste of the West Hospitality Awards.

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Devon Voted the UK’s Second Favourite Staycation Destination
Jul 11 2019
Are you surprised?

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History of the Cream Tea
Jun 28 2019
Where were they invented?

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Meet the Head Chef | Peter Alcroft, Dart Marina Hotel & Spa, Dartmouth
Jun 11 2019
"My inspiration to cook came from my mother at a very young age. I enjoyed making shortbread with her."

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6 Perfect Picnic Spots on Dartmoor
Jun 07 2019
It’s time for some alfresco eating!

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10 of the Most Magical City and Coastal Wedding Venues in Devon
May 21 2019
From big city celebrations to intimate harbour hideaways, we’ve put together some of the best wedding venues in Devon.

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The Galley Launches New Menu for May
May 03 2019
This May, Head Chef Jason Mead is delighted to present his latest culinary creations that sing with the flavours of early summer.

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A Fishy Feast in Topsham: The Galley Confidential
Apr 29 2019
The Galley Confidential took place on Thursday 25th April, hosted by Head Chef Jason Mead to celebrate the hard-working, excellent producers who are all based within the South West.

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Why Devon is the Perfect Staycation
Apr 01 2019
Holidaying at home is on the rise, and we’re delighted that Devon is one of the most popular places for a staycation in the UK.

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Mother’s Day Sunday Lunch in Devon
Mar 06 2019
Sunday 31st March 2019.

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7 Super Dog Friendly Hotels in Devon
Feb 12 2019
Explore together, relax together, eat together, stay together. Love your stay in Devon with your furry friends.

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Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association Members Scoop Prestigious Awards
Feb 08 2019
Two Golds, a Bronze and a Highly Commended at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards.


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Steve Poyner Appointed Head Chef at Peter de Savary’s Cary Arms & Spa
Jan 30 2019
The award-winning “Inn on the Beach”, Cary Arms & Spa, is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Poyner to the role of Head Chef.

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Fall in Love with Devon this Valentine’s Day
Jan 10 2019
Love is in the air at these 5 Devon hotels...

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5 Great Places to Celebrate the New Year in Devon
Dec 10 2018
Dine, dance, stay? Say goodbye to 2018 in style…

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Britain’s Ocean City: Where to Stay and what to Do this Christmas
Nov 19 2018
The Christmas lights have been switched on which means the festive season has officially landed in Plymouth!

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Fun, Festive Things to do with the Kids this Christmas in Devon
Nov 05 2018
The countdown has begun and it’s time to get stuck into this year’s festive delights!

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A Guide to Christmas Gifting, Devon Style...
Oct 29 2018
With Christmas just around the corner, here’s some inspiration on gifting with a little Devon twist…


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The Sunday Times 100 top British Hotels...
Oct 29 2018
Two Devon Hotels and Restaurants Association members feature in ‘Best Hotels in the South West’ category.

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October Half Term: Parents Survival Guide
Sep 30 2018
Summer is over, temperatures have dropped and it’s time to book in some time together as a family before the winter blues set in...

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Tour of Britain 2018: Devon Stage
Aug 29 2018
Excitement builds as some of the world’s best cyclists return to Devon on Monday 3rd September, but which towns will the racers pass through this year?

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Tour of Britain 2018: Devon Stage - Where to stay?
Aug 29 2018
Tie in catching a glimpse of the action with an overnight stay along the Devon route...

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Summer Days on Dartmoor: Two Bridges Hotel
Aug 10 2018
Fresh air, breathtaking tors and crystal clear waters...

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On Cloud Nine at Dart Marina Hotel
Aug 07 2018
Brand new waterfront pop-up bar!

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A Dog’s Life: 10 Top Pooch-Friendly Breaks in Devon
Aug 01 2018
Why should your four-legged friends miss out on all the fun?

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Sleep, Eat, Spa, Repeat: A Guide to Spring Time Spas in Devon
Jul 03 2018
Pampering is good for the soul. Whether it’s during your spring getaway, a day out with friends, or for that all important ‘me time’, we all deserve a little luxury every now and then - a time to truly relax and unwind. We’ve rounded up some of the best spas that provide the perfect pampering in Devon.

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National Cream Tea Day
Jun 22 2018
Could there be a tradition any more ‘Devonshire’ than National Cream Tea Day? Think of Devon and what images spring to mind? Rolling hills, sandy beaches, cobbled streets and then there’s the scrumptious cream teas. But where did they come from? Where were they invented?

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Father's Day: Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch or BBQ?
Jun 11 2018
Looking for Father’s Day inspiration? Here’s how some Devon Hotels members are celebrating on Sunday 17th June:

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World Gin Day: Where to Celebrate in Devon
Jun 04 2018
Gin lovers of Devon rejoice, it’s World Gin Day on Saturday 9th June 2018 - a global celebration of all things gin!

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Lympstone Manor Gets Top Marks from the AA After Latest Inspection
May 18 2018
The impressive five-star rating comes just a year after the prestigious property opened its doors in April 2016. The AA describe the hotel as a ‘very special place’ and were impressed with the ‘hands-on vision’ from acclaimed chef and owner, Michael Caines.

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Royal Wedding Celebrations in Devon
May 18 2018
The Royal Wedding may be taking place in Windsor, but there’s plenty of celebrations to be had in Devon this Saturday, 19th May with afternoon tea that feels even more regal than usual.

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Afternoon Tea - Sumptuous Scones, Sticky Jam and Clotted Cream in Devon
Apr 11 2018
With it’s beautiful countryside, stunning coastlines and historic cities, Devon really is the perfect setting to indulge in afternoon tea.

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Exeter and Heart of Devon Hotels and Restaurants Association scoop cluster
Feb 05 2018
Members of Heavenly Devon Hotels and Restaurants walked away with top awards at the 2017/18 South West Tourism Excellence Awards on Thursday night (Feb 1st).

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Devon Hotels Celebrate Four Gold Awards for Food and Hospitality
Aug 03 2017
Two well-known Devon hotels under the same local ownership have picked up four top awards from Taste of the West, the regional organisation which promotes and showcases the best food, drink, retail and hospitality offerings in the South West.

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I say! We have new spiffing super speed broadband
May 04 2017
Hello from the Deer Park Country Hotel. We have some exciting news...

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Super hearing pup, wins stay at hotel
Apr 10 2017
Volunteer Hearing Dog Niven, a cocker spaniel poodle cross, has been awarded a three day stay at Devon Hotel Association member, Deer Park Country House, together with his owner, Pauline.

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Top marque for Tavistock Hotel
Jan 03 2017
The popular and historic Bedford Hotel, in the heart of the award-winning Devon market town of Tavistock, has gained a prestigious industry award in recognition of the quality of the beers which it offers to hotel guests and visitors

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Devon needs you as hospitality sector booms
Nov 10 2016
High levels of investment and the impact of a hot summer combined with changes to consumer spending in the wake of Brexit have led to members of the Devon Hotels and Restaurants Association reporting an almost unprecedented demand for new staff.

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Statement from Devon Hotels Association
Oct 30 2016
We are deeply saddened to see the terrible damage to aBode Exeter. The Royal Clarence building is one of huge historic significance and it is very tragic to see it suffer a fire such as this. We are hugely relieved that no one has been injured and that all guests and staff were quickly and safely evacuated.

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Plymouth, a city by the ocean
Oct 27 2016
Ever since Sir Francis Drake allegedly killed time playing bowls whilst waiting for the tide to change on the Spanish Armada has Devon’s southern-most city been firmly rooted in the rugged map of British history.

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Newton Abbot, a town steeped in history
Oct 05 2016
Originally named New Town of the Abbots when residents of Torre Abbey began trading here, Newton Abbot is a town steeped in history. Evidence suggests a history stretching back to the Neolithic period, through its life the town has seen Romans, monks and Brunel.

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Salcombe, a seaside haven
Sep 23 2016
On the south coast of the county and known as a haven for sailors and yacthies, Salcombe is a vibrant, busy little town that still manages to retain that unique Devon charm.

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Autumn Staycations in Devon
Aug 23 2016
Having cemented Devon’s status as a summer destination, the Devon Hotels and Restaurants Association is now set to help the county emulate this success throughout autumn.

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Award winning cuisine and accommodation at Devon Hotel The Salutation Inn
Aug 15 2016
Readers of Food & Travel Magazine have voted The Salutation Inn in Topsham Bed & Breakfast of the Year for 2016. The Food & Travel Magazine awards were held on Monday 12th September at the prestigious Royal Automobile Club on London’s Pall Mall.

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Exmouth, a gulp of sea air
Aug 08 2016
Lying around 10 miles south east of Exeter, the town of Exmouth has long been a coastal escape for Devonians and visitors alike. With two miles of sandy beach and predominantly calm waters, this seaside town is a firm favourite with families looking for a traditional beach experience.

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Okehampton College Students Celebrate Devon in Art Project
Aug 01 2016
Artworks produced by Okehampton College students are being showcased at a number of the county's top hotels. As part of an art workshop, for gifted and talented students aged between 11 and 14, students produced a range of images celebrating what they love best about Devon.

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