Latest News in Devon

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

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...

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?

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...

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

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

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?

Sleep, eat, spa, repeat: A guide to summer time spas in Devon
Jul 03 2018
Pampering is good for the soul. Whether it’s during your summer 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.

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?

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:

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!

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.