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  • Devon and Cornwall have the UKs best beaches!

    Devon and Cornwall have the UKs best beaches!

    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 for water quality, safety, environmental education and information as such, The Blue Flag is sought for beaches, as an indication of their high environmental and quality standards. We are very proud […]

  • The Horse and Carriage Returns

    The Horse and Carriage Returns

    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, on a six year basis. Regular visitors to Cockington are delighted as the carriages have been dearly missed by locals and tourists alike since the much loved Cockington Carriage Company ceased trading […]

  • Rosetti Brides Wedding Dress Sale | 15th May

    Rosetti Brides Wedding Dress Sale | 15th May

    The Grand Hotel is proud to host Rosetti Brides designer wedding dress sale on the 15th May 2016 This is a 1 Day Event only! 11am to 4pm Free Entry and Parking Over 200 new Designer Wedding Dresses for sale, by Rosetti Brides. Beautiful dresses, all at amazing prices – sizes from 6 to 22 […]

  • Dog Friendly Beaches | Torbay

    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 the answer isn’t that simple as it changes with the seasons, however right now (from 1st May) you can walk your dog on   Ansteys Cove Babbacombe Beach Beacon Cove […]

  • Meet the Team at the Spa

    Meet the Team at the Spa

    Meet the new team at the Spa at the Grand! There has been a bit of a change here at The Spa at the Grand with an all ALL NEW spa team ready to assist our hotel, leisure and local guests with their well being and relaxation needs. We all pride ourselves on being friendly […]

  • Gourmet Guides | Torquay & South Hams

    Gourmet Guides | Torquay & South Hams

    Happy to help new ventures in Torquay and surrounding areas, we met up with the guys running the new Gourmet Guides tours in Torquay and the South Hams. Their venture promises to be a feast for both the eyes and bellies as the guest blog reveals below… Gourmet Guides By Malcolm Twigg The occasion was […]

  • 5 Small Reasons you Need a Holiday

    5 Small Reasons you Need a Holiday

    The commute is dire, road works are getting you down 2. You really need a good nights sleep 3. You tried a new make up look,  and failed. Time to hang your head in shame 4. You like the smell of sun tan lotion, or any lotion for that matter 5. You really just need […]

  • 5 Reasons to Visit Torquay

    5 Reasons to Visit Torquay

    If you still haven’t made your mind up where to spend the weekend, these 5 reasons should persuade you that Torquay is the place for you. Have a look at our late deals for April and here. Miles of pristine coastline and hidden coves 2. Castles and historic sights. This one is the romantic Berry Pomeroy […]


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    How to Make the Perfect Mojito

    As the Mojito it is the most popular cocktail in the country we thought we would share how to make the perfect one with you.…

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    Best Yorkshire Puddings (Ever!)

    Ever wondered how to make the most amazing, show stopping, high rising, Yorkshire puddings? You know the one that someone from Yorkshire would actually be…

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    Our 5 Favourite Things to do in Devon ..

    With the days getting longer, and the sunshine getting warmer by the day, we thought we would compile a short list of our top 5…

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    Top 5 Wedding Planning Tips

    Congratulations on your Engagement! Oh my god, you are soon to be married and probably have a head swimming with venues, florists table plans, colour…

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    Recipe | Fresh Brixham Steamed Mussels

    with West Country Cider, Spring Onions and Cream Fresh farmed Brixham mussels are in season until early spring, so now is a great chance to…

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    Romantic Things to do in Devon

    Devon has 21% more marriages than the national average and it is easy to see why, with miles of pristine coastline, inland rolling green hills…

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    Recipe | Rhubarb Bellini

    If you've just completed ‘Dry January’ no doubt you will be reaching for your favourite tipple this weekend but if are feeling a bit more…

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    10 Interesting Torbay Facts

    Today the English Rivera is better known for sunshine, glorious beaches, stunning Victorian architecture and fabulous hotels.  We’ve put together this list of lesser known…

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    Winter Warming Soup Recipes

    These winter warming soup recipes have been carefully created to be easy to make, even with numb fingers! More importantly, we wanted to just use…

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    Top Five Tips to Beat the January Blues

    January is one of the toughest months of the year! The weather is drab and drearily, money is short and we are still humping about…