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  • Romantic Things to do in Devon

    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 and rugged moors. It’s the ideal location for a romantic retreat. Dartmouth Steam Train Take this stylish old locomotive and meander through Devon’s glorious coast and country. The train has […]

  • Recipe | Rhubarb Bellini

    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 adventurous or have something to celebrate, why not try this simple and impressive Rhubarb Bellini Cocktail? Rhubarb is currently in season and its tangy taste goes perfectly with bubbles! In […]

  • 10 Interesting Torbay Facts

    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 facts about our wonderful and historic home town. As recently as last month, the long awaited South Devon link road opened, carrying 35,000 vehicles a day, and has reportedly cut travel times to […]

  • Winter Warming Soup Recipes

    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 ingredients you probably already have in your cupboards, because let’s face it, its freezing outside and no one wants to venture to the shop! Spicy Tomato Soup Very quick and […]

  • Top Five Tips to Beat the January Blues

    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 those extra Christmas pounds. But fear not, here are some very easy ways to cheer yourself up this winter… Plan a Holiday Just the idea of planning your next break […]

  • Last Minute Gift Ideas

    Last Minute Gift Ideas

    It’s cold, it’s raining, and the traffic and crowds in town are a nightmare! And you have procrastinated on your present buying for so long you are fast running of time for Christmas delivery. So, here are a few last minute gift ideas you can access quickly and easily, without breaking the bank this year! […]

  • Easy Home-made Mulled Wine

    Easy Home-made Mulled Wine

    There is nothing more festive than the aromas of cinnamon and star anise, when making your own home-made mulled wine. Mingle that with alpine smell of a fresh Christmas tree and you cant help being put the the spirit of the season. Put some old classic Christmas music one and head to the kitchen to […]

  • The Good Spa Guide Finalists 2015

    The Good Spa Guide Finalists 2015

    We just wanted to say massive congratulations the therapists at The Spa at the Grand, as they have been voted as a finalist as the best spa in the West Country and Channel Islands- Readers’ Choice Finalists 2015. This was based on numerous categories, including serenity, real results and luxury. The Good Spa guide is a totally […]


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    Best Festive Reads for the Christmas ..

    There is nothing like a great winter tale to invoke the nostalgic excitement of Christmas’ past. Here are our top easy reads to cosy up…

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    Winter Warming Cocktail Recipes

    As the sun fades, and the evenings draw in, our tastes adapt to the weather and we no longer desire the fresh, fruity notes of…

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    What to Pack for a Winter Break

    Packing for a winter weather break can seem daunting, but follow this simple guide to keeping it light Sunglasses Devon and Cornwall still average 50-75…

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    Top Nail Care Tips from our New Spa ..

    Welcome to The first edition of the Richardson Hotels Spa blog. Each month we will be keeping you up to date on what’s happening at ours…