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On this page you can find all of our latest news and our latest blog articles. Perfect for staying up to date with Brend Hotels.

Brend Hotel's Longest Serving Staff Member

22nd July 2021

Margaret, The Royal Hotel’s Head Receptionist, has been working for Brend Hotels for 48 years and is our longest serving staff member....

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Our new Plastic-Free Bags

9th July 2021

Brend Hotels are always striving to do more and ever improve our carbon footprint, reduce our plastic waste and protect our wonderful planet that we c...

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An infinity of discounts await at Affinity Devon

6th July 2021

Discover exclusive guest discounts at Affinity Devon Outlet Shopping, Bideford....

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We're at Devon County Show

1st July 2021

Devon’s biggest and best day out is back and Brend Hotels is thrilled to be a part of it, once again as long time supporters....

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Cream or Jam first?

25th June 2021

A West Country must, a homemade treat and an all-round delicious bake - the Cream tea deserves to be celebrated!...

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G7 Summit in Cornwall

10th June 2021

The G7 summit in Cornwall is upon us and we could not be more excited for Falmouth to be the media center for national and international journalists f...

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Meet the Staff: Head Chef, Shaun

8th June 2021

Get to know some of the team that has been around from the very beginning. Firstly, The Imperial Hotels Head Chef, Shaun who has been working for Bren...

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English Tourism Week

22nd May 2021

The English tourism sector touches everyone; visitors, residents and employees - so let’s celebrate it!...

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Brend Sponsorship: Phil Norman

17th May 2021

Phil Norman, based in Barnstaple, is on an Olympic journey to get to Tokyo 2021 for a steeple chase, and Brend Hotels are proud sponsors of his athlet...

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Reopening Refurbishment at Brend Hotels

6th May 2021

It won’t be long until your back now so take a look at what we’ve been up to since we last saw you....

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Our Early Bird sale is now LIVE!

26th December 2020

Book before 31st January and get 10% off your 2021 break....

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Our 2020 in 600 words

23rd December 2020

The highest of highs and the lowest of lows, we take a look back over the crazy year that was 2020....

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2020 Brend Hotels Gift Guide

26th November 2020

One gift card, eleven luxury hotels, endless gorgeous experiences. Choose from a monetary voucher which is redeemable in any Brend hotel, for any expe...

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Black Friday

25th November 2020

Surprise! Christmas has come early this year as we’ve just released our Black Friday offers early....

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Our Locals Guide to Devon & Cornwall

22nd October 2020

Want the ultimate guide to the South West from a true Devonian and Cornish? Our local's guide will take you off the beaten track and give you all the ...

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Happy ‘National Family Business Day’!

23rd September 2020

We’re proud to be one of the family firms in the UK today so in order to celebrate National Family Business Day, we thought we’d throw it back to wher...

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Cornwall Refurbishments

17th September 2020

Take a look at what our maintenance team have been up too over the last few months, transforming two Cornwall lounges....

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Inside our Interiors

16th September 2020

Did you know all of our interiors and indeed all 11 Brend Hotels, are designed and handmade by our very own interior design team? Find out more....

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What it's like running a hotel in a pandemic

10th September 2020

One of our managing directors, Pete Brend talks about running a hotel through a world pandemic....

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Eat Out Offer - Extended!

28th August 2020

From the 1st September, we will be offering you an UNLIMITED 15% OFF FOOD every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, so you can still visit your favourite res...

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Eat Out To Help Out

29th July 2020

Next month, the government will pay for half the bill, up to £10 per head, for your meal and any soft drinks. This means that when you dine with us a...

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Doorman with a difference

30th May 2019

James Pellow was into the third day of his new job at The Royal Duchy Hotel in Falmouth when director Peter Brend senior walked in. Thirty-four years...

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A Heroes’ Welcome Home

2nd May 2019

Last night we celebrated the outstanding achievements of our very own Special Olympians, Daniel Weston SOGB and Fiona Lane SOGB. The North Devon athle...

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North Devon Attractions

21st March 2019

North Devon attraction discounts for our North Deon hotel guests...

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Barnstaple collection - Exclusive Guest Discounts

20th March 2019

As a guest at any of our hotels in Barnstaple, and now Bideford, you are entitled to some exclusive discounts and benefits at a number of our hotels, ...

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Daniel Weston - special Olympian

11th March 2019

Meet Daniel Weston, a Special Olympian cyclist with autism and commis chef at The Barnstaple Hotel. Read his story and support his Olympic journey....

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7 romantic experiences to have with Brend Hotels

8th February 2019

This Valentine's Day, discover the romantic experiences you can have throughout Devon and Cornwall......

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Kick start your day the right way and breakfast with Brend Hotels

18th December 2018

Brends know how to do breakfast!...

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Help the Brend Bears home in time for Christmas!

12th December 2018

Can you help us reunite our adventurous Brend Bear family?...

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Award Winning Carlyon Bay Hotel

8th November 2018

Carlyon Bay Hotel has been crowned Best for Families in the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2019! But that's just the start!...

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Brend Hotels Christmas Shoppers Card

29th October 2018

Stay during November and December in any Barnstaple based hotel to receive a free Christmas Shoppers Card - which gives you discounts in a range of un...

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Barnstaple Hotel Sportsman's Dinner 2018

5th October 2018

The Barnstaple Hotel welcomes Lewis Moody MBE, world cup rugby winner, to their Sportsman's Dinner on 19th November!...

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Brend Hotels release geocaches on South West Coast Path

17th August 2018

Brend Hotels have teamed up with the South West Coast Path and released geocaches on the path for you to find and log with special Brend Bear 'hitchhi...

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Air Extreme discounts for Brend Hotel guests

6th August 2018

Get 15% off a session at popular Barnstaple attraction, Air Extreme. The trampoline park is now part of the discount scheme for Brend Hotel guests....

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Park Hotel is awarded an AA Rosette for dining

3rd August 2018

The Park Hotel, in Barnstaple, North Devon, has been awarded an AA Rosette in recognition of its food and dining services!...

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Brend Training Academy: Chef Apprentice Phoenix De Giorgi

31st July 2018

Phoenix De Giorgi, apprentice with Brend Hotels and HIT Training, has reached level 3 Chef-De-Partie. We look at his full story....

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Partnership with Boreham Wood Football Club Continues

30th July 2018

We are delighted to be continuing our sponsorship with Boreham Wood Football Club, taking the partnership into its 5th year...

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The Royal and Fortescue Hotel gets a refurbishment

27th June 2018

The lounges and restaurant of The Royal and Fortescue Hotel are getting a refurbishment....

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Generations of knowing

1st June 2018

A brief history documenting Brend Hotels' journey from the 1920's to the present day....

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20% off your next stay - exclusive to The Royal Cornwall Show 2018

30th May 2018

Visit us at the Royal Cornwall Show for an exclusive 20% off a Brend Hotels stay...

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20% off your next holiday - exclusively at The Devon County Show 2019

14th May 2018

Come and see us at The Devon County Show for 20% off your Brend Hotels' holiday in Devon or Cornwall! Plus discover what we'll be up to in the Food & ...

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New luxury 5-star spa at Saunton Sands Hotel opening autumn 2018

2nd May 2018

A stunning new spa is coming to Saunton Sands Hotel, offering luxury spa breaks, spa memberships, spa days and holistic and results driven treatments....

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New Menus at 62 The Bank

11th April 2018

Their Spring & Summer Lunch and Dinner menus are here, along with an updated Coffee House menu....

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Royal Duchy Hotel gains 4 AA Silver Stars

16th March 2018

Following a recent inspection, The Royal Duchy Hotel in Falmouth has been issued a 4-Silver Star Award from the AA....

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Mother’s Day gift ideas from Brend Hotels

2nd March 2018

Mother’s Day gift ideas from Brend Hotels...

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Saunton Sands Hotel Awards

22nd February 2018

Saunton Sands Hotel has been awarded two AA Rosettes for dining and the hotel continues its four Silver Star status!...

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No more plastic straws!

23rd January 2018

We're pleased to announce that Brend Hotels are phasing out single-use plastic straws...

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Festive afternoon teas have arrived!

1st December 2017

Festive afternoon teas are coming and here's where you can find them!...

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Saunton Sands named as 'Best Loved Hotels' West Country winner

24th October 2017

Saunton Sands Hotel win presigious award designed to celebrate and showcase excellence across the UK with nominations invited from guests....

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Dez Turland - PR Chef

23rd October 2017

The role of a PR Chef - an interview with Dez Turland from 'The Chef's Forum'...

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Half term at Brend Hotels in Devon & Cornwall

20th October 2017

We have oodles on offer this half term around our hotels with exhilarating entertainment packages* and discounted entry to many local family attractio...

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RNLI Fish Supper

30th September 2017

Support the RNLI this October by eating Fish 'n' Chips at any of our North Devon Restaurants!...

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Brend Academy's first Foundation Degree graduation ceremony

30th September 2017

We celebrate our first set of Hotel Management Foundation Degree students graduating....

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Park Hotel staff recreate classic S-Club music video!

22nd September 2017

See The Park Hotel's staff as you have never seen them before as they re-create S-Club's ultra cheesy classic pop video!...

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Reaching for the stars – Park Hotel gains 4 star status

8th September 2017

Our beloved Park Hotel in Barnstaple, North Devon has been awarded a prestigious AA 4-star status and we are thrilled and here's why you should be too...

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Discover Sidmouth's New HORIZON

14th August 2017

Eating out in Sidmouth now has an exciting new addition, with the launch of the Horizon Restaurant at the Belmont Hotel....

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Growing our own: Alex Richards’ story

31st July 2017

As the Brend Training Academy approaches its third year, currently placing 140 students, we will be looking at some of the incredible journeys of some...

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Take the South West Gin Tour with Bar 62!

7th June 2017

Bar 62's very own South West Gin Tour showcases the best gins that the South West has to offer! They are all served as a double measure paired with bo...

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Brend Taws: River Cruises

1st April 2017

After years of planning and hard work, we are delighted to unveil a project that has been a life-long dream for the Brend family....

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AA Hotel Guide's 50th Edition

23rd February 2017

The Victoria Hotel is proud to have featured in every one of the 50 editions....

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Our Beachside Grill at Saunton Sands re-opens soon!

20th February 2017

Open 9am-11pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 2nd March - 1st April...

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The Festival of Golf at The Carlyon Bay Hotel

6th January 2017

The Carlyon Bay Hotel will be hosting this Festival on Sunday 9 - Saturday 15 July 2017...

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Refurbished Bedrooms at The Belmont Hotel

28th November 2016

Our ongoing room refurbishment plan has continued this year with 2 standard sea view category bedrooms - rooms 307 & 311....

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Seasons Bar & Brasserie, at The Park Hotel

27th September 2016

Modern dining at The Park Hotel...

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Changing room refurbishment at The Barnstaple Leisure Club

11th January 2016

We have now completed the refurbishment of our Barnstaple Leisure Club ladies changing rooms during December 2016....

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