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  • Last week we were invited to Exeter’s Hotel Du Vin for an evening showcasing their speciality wines and fine dining. Taking place in one of their stylish function rooms, the evening was a relaxed affair and we dined with fellow bloggers The Slimming Foodie and Not Just Phoebe, as well as…

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  • Salcombe Harbour Hotel

    10th June 2017

    Review by Collette Having frequently visited the charming town of Salcombe for over 30 years, we always looked to The Salcombe Harbour Hotel as a place we must stay one day. The promise of it’s fabulous estuary facing rooms and its reputed dining have long tempted us; so you can…

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  • Orestone Manor, Torquay

    31st May 2017

    Review by Collette  Steeped in history, Orestone Manor Hotel is popular with locals and holiday makers alike. This beautiful period hotel  was the former lodge of acclaimed painter John Callcott Horsley (designer of the first commercial Christmas card!) and was actually his location of choice for his famous portrait of…

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  • City Gate Launch Evening

    13th May 2017

    We had a fabulous time at the official launch of City Gate Hotel in Exeter last Thursday. If you haven’t read our review yet you can find it here and you can take a look at everything they’ve got lined up this season over on their website. Here are some of…

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  • City Gate Hotel, Exeter

    30th April 2017

    It’s often said that it’s the little things that make a hotel stand apart. Whether it’s good staff, great decor or just those final touches to your room – the little things go a long way. So, when we first arrived at City Gate Hotel and were shown to our room, it’s safe to…

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  • The George at Hatherleigh

    19th April 2017

    I must admit, on our drive down to Devon’s smallest town we did ask ourselves why exactly any one would want to visit Hatherleigh. Aside being surrounded by the wonderful countryside – it’s located on the edge of Dartmoor – the village is fairly remote and hardly convenient to get…

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  • The Grand Hotel, Torquay

    10th April 2017

    Review by Collette We’ve got a bit of a soft spot for The Grand Hotel, Torquay. Having stayed there for the first time some 28 years ago, and again last year, we were pleased to find the same great quality food and service three decades on. With arguably one of -if…

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  • Lympstone Manor

    5th April 2017

    Review & Photography by Collette At long last chef Michael Caines has seen his dream of his own luxury fine dining destination in Devon turned into a reality.  An incredibly talented chef, Michael has been nurturing this dream for some time – a place where he can showcase his passion for food,…

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  • Reviewed by Collette Glazebrook House has been at the top of our must-visit list for quite some time now. The South Brent hotel has fast become a destination for lovers of boutique travel and foodies alike. While the price tag hardly comes cheap (our package cost £259 for a nights…

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  • Boringdon Hall, Plymouth

    29th December 2016

    Review by Collette  Boringdon Hall is a stunning 16th century manor house that is steeped in history and has found a new lease of life in the last century as a hotel, spa and fine dining restaurant. Located just 5 miles from Plymouth and 8 miles from the stunning Dartmoor National Park,…

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