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  • Apple and Sultana Pie

    Apple and Sultana Pie

    Warming Sultana and Apple Pie Recipe by Nick, Pastry Chef at the Grand Hotel For the pastry 370g plain flour 250g butter 125g caster sugar 1 egg In a large mixing bowl, rub together the flour, butter and caster sugar until it forms bread crumbs. Add the egg and mix until a dough. Put to […]

  • Breaking News | The Royal Beacon

    Breaking News | The Royal Beacon

    The Richardson Hotel Group is delighted to announce the latest addition to our historic collection of beautiful Victorian hotels located across Devon and Cornwall, 3* The Royal Beacon Hotel in Exmouth. The hotel, a landmark in the historic port town is situated in an elevated cliff top position offering guests panoramic sea views of the […]

  • Last Minute Gifts

    Last Minute Gifts

    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 […]

  • Christmas Card Competition

    Christmas Card Competition

    This year the team at the Grand have paired up with local Hayes School in Paignton to create our annual Christmas cards for our guests and corporate clients alike. Over 80 entries were received and after some really tough deliberation, we are really proud to announce that the  2016 winner is 1st           Ryan Fletcher    Age […]

  • We are Recruiting

    We are Recruiting

    We are currently recruiting for full and part time positions for in our busy hotel. Positions include food and beverage operatives in our bar, restaurant and both day and night porters. If you are  enthusiastic and driven by a desire to offer the very best service, in a hotel famous for its food and service, we want to […]

  • 5 Tips For Rainy Day Activities In Torquay

    5 Tips For Rainy Day Activities In Torquay

    We think Torquay is a fascinating place whatever the weather; come rain or shine there is always something to do and see here. On a sunny day, it’s easy to decide what to do, of course, this is Britain, so the occasional rainy day is not unheard of. Fortunately, there’s no reason for the rain […]

  • Churston Steam Fair

    Churston Steam Fair

    Churston Steam Fair three day festival celebrates its 30th year this year! The Torbay Steam Fair is now one of the biggest events on the English Riviera events calendar and attracts visitors from all over the country, with good reason! Situated just outside Brixham on the main A3022, this 3 day event is a must […]

  • Dubs at the Beach | VW Torbay

    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 2 nights camping in Churston (in between Paignton and Brixham). Then on the Sunday all the vans cruise down to Paignton Seafront for the usual ‘Show and Shine’ events. It’s […]


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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 promises…

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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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    Torbay Airshow | June 2016

    The inaugural Torbay Airshow will combine the best possible flying displays with the stunning locality of the Bay. The Bay’s unique curvature lends itself to…

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    National Fish and 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 UKs 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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    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,…

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    The 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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    Rosetti Brides Wedding Dress Sale | ..

    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!…