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  • 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 […]

  • Santa Sunday Lunch

    Santa Sunday Lunch

    Meet Father Christmas! Santa Sunday Lunch – December 18th. Although he’s very busy indeed preparing for a very important day, The Grand Hotel has managed to book a very special guest in December. The Grand Hotel’s Santa Sunday lunch is the perfect way for families to get together for some pre-festive fun. Sit down to […]

  • The Torquay Rowing Club | The Holly Ball

    The Torquay Rowing Club | The Holly Ball

    The Torquay Rowing Club | Holly Ball is the perfect way to start the Christmas celebrations Friday 16th December 2016 – 21:00 – 02:00 On the Night Guests at The Holly Ball will be greeted with a complimentary Glass of Fizz on your arrival (before 10:30pm). Professional photographers will be on hand to photograph the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Paignton Festival 2016 – Torbay Carnival

    Paignton Festival 2016 – Torbay Carnival

    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 […]

  • 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!…