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  • Kitchen Confidential | Mark Brankin

    Kitchen Confidential | Mark Brankin

    Originally from Yorkshire but now labelled one of the South West’s most exciting Chefs, Mark Brankin returns to the Grand kitchen after a two-year sabbatical. We caught up with him before service to find out what makes him tick… What brings you back to the Grand? Well, I was at the St. Mellion Golf and Country Club […]

  • Grinagog Festival | 7th-9th April

    Grinagog Festival | 7th-9th April

    The Grinagog is and indoor festival running from the 7th to the 9th of April with a “no mud guarantee”. It involves 200+ acts on 15 stages across Torquay, one of which is the gorgeous Torre Abbey. The line-up includes Rat boy, Congo Natty, Rinse: it, Big fish Little fish, It’s a swing thing, and […]

  • Torbay Air Show | 3rd-4th June

    Torbay Air Show | 3rd-4th June

    The Torbay air show is back! The family event is returning to Paignton green on the 3rd and 4th of June for two full afternoons of flying and a ground display with military and air show trade stands. Following on from the success of last year, the air show hopes to create even more enthusiasts. […]

  • Torbay Royal Regatta | 18th -23rd August

    Torbay Royal Regatta | 18th -23rd August

    The Torbay Royal Regatta is a highlight of the summer events calendar. Made up of five days of exciting events, including sailing, 10k half marathon and rowing championships, concluding with a super-sized fireworks display visible from the Grand hotel. For more information visit the Torbay Royal Regatta website here. Looking for somewhere to stay during the event, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]


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    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…

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    5 Tips For Rainy Day Activities In ..

    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…

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    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…

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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 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…

  • 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…