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  • Why are people so fascinated with murder?

    Why are people so fascinated with murder?

    For years, people have been fascinated by murder, particularly by murder mystery.  We read books from the likes of Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, letting ourselves be immersed in a world of deceit and villainy from the comfort of an armchair with a drink in hand and a crackling fire. When it’s on the […]

  • Michelin Star VS AA Rosette.

    Michelin Star VS AA Rosette.

    The main key differences between a Michelin Star and an AA Rosette are actually bigger than one might think. An AA Rosette is an award given to an establishment that has provided an exceptional service. Much like Michelin each establishment awarded these Rosettes displays this coveted symbol with pride. Michelin stars are only awarded to […]

  • Our Top 3 Gins

    Our Top 3 Gins

    There is a lot to be said for a simple gin and tonic with a slice of lemon or lime, and that is normally the gin lovers first dabble in the beautiful spirit, however, this delicious beverage can be mixed and blended into so many different guises. Not only that but depending on which gin you […]

  • We Are Recruiting

    We Are Recruiting

    We are currently recruiting for full and part time positions for in our brand new restaurant and hotel reception. If you are enthusiastic and driven by a desire to offer the very best service hotel and restaurant set to be famous for its food, we want to hear from you! Hours can vary from early mornings […]

  • Gin Festival | April 2017

    Gin Festival | April 2017

    Just the tonic for gin lovers as the UKs largest gin festival comes to Torquay’s Riviera International Centre for the first time this April. Showcasing more than 100 gins top craft distillers and a whole world of ‘ginformation’ on April 14 and 15 2017 A great way to spend the Easter weekend the gin festival is […]

  • John Burton Race @ The Grosvenor

    John Burton Race @ The Grosvenor

    John Burton-Race, successful Michelin Star chef, television personality and restaurateur was born in Singapore to a British diplomat father and spent his formative years travelling the globe, experiencing a multitude of cuisines. His earliest memories of cooking involved watching and helping the family Chef, which is where he discovered both his innate talent and profound […]

  • Devon Sent for Burton-Race

    Devon Sent for Burton-Race

    It was announced today that Torquay hotelier, Keith Richardson, of Richardson Hotel Group has brought two Michelin starred chef John Burton-Race on-board to headline the new restaurant at Torquay icon The Grosvenor Hotel. Hoping to bring some ‘Michelin magic’ to his group, Mr. Richardson has said, “We’re very excited to be working with John. His […]



    Paignton Festival – 23rd-31st July 2016 Paignton Festival (Torbay Carnival) has been running for over 100 years. It started out as a one night carnival – a procession of local organisation through the streets of Torbay. The carnival then grew by popular demand and now runs over nine days; it’s full of entertainment for all ages […]


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    Dubs at the Beach | VW Torbay

    Dubs at the Beach, Torbay 2016! VW lovers, are you ready? Dubs at the Beach is back for 2016. The VW packed show consists of…

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    South Devon | Lego Show

    A one day show of LEGO creations is coming to Devon. The event, West Country Brick Show, on Saturday 30 July at The Phoenix, Devon,…

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    Paignton Zoo | Baby Giraffe

    Paignton Zoo’s having a baby boom! Not only has there been an arrival of three tiger cubs but a baby Giraffe has also been born.…

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    Paignton Zoo | Tiger Cubs

    Paignton Zoo's rare Sumatran tigers have had cubs! Paignton Zoo is a member of the European Endangered species Programme (EEP) for Sumatran tigers, which means…

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    Screen on the Green

    Adding to this years packed social calendar in Torquay is Screen on the Green! A giant screen will be installed on the green on Torquay…

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    National Fish & Chip Day

    Friday the 3rd of June is National Fish & Chip Day! What better reason to head to the coast this weekend! Its set to be…

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    Devon and Cornwall have the Best ..

    We have long since known that Devon and Cornwall have the UKs best beaches, but now it is official! The Blue Flag scheme  criteria includes standards…

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    Horse Drawn Carriages Return to ..

    We are delighted to confirm that Cockington's famous horse drawn carriages return this summer! The stables have been leased by Hannah, 32 and Kirk Petrakis, 38,…

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    English Riviera Wheel

    It has been confirmed that the English Riviera Wheel (or the Torquay Eye as the locals call it!) will return to its position next to…

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    Dog Friendly Beaches | Torbay

    As a dog friendly hotel, one of the questions we are offten get asked is ' which beach can I walk my dog on?' Well…