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A Decade of Sportsman's Dinner Fundraising
Published on 13 November 2023
For the past decade, the Brend Collection has been committed to supporting the local charity, North Devon Hospice, through the organisation of an annual Sportsman's Dinner.
Royal and Fortescue Hotel 62 the Bank Restaurant Dining Carvery
A Good Ol’ Roast Dinner
Published on 4 November 2023
Dating back centuries, the roast dinner is a long-standing tradition that bring family and friends closer together, creating fond memories and reinforcing the importance of family connections.
Brend Collection | Family group shot
Which?: Best Small Hotel Chain
Published on 31 October 2023
In the world of hospitality, the Brend Collection is making waves. Recently recognised by Which? as one of the UK's top small hotel chains, our family-run hotels boast an impressive 80% customer satisfaction score. This accolade highlights our commitment to delivering exceptional hospitality with a personal touch.
Darcie l Apprentice l Award l Barnstaple
Brend Academy Apprenticeship Awards 2023
Published on 26 October 2023
On October 10th, we celebrated the dedication and commitment of our newly qualified apprentices at the annual Brend Academy's Apprenticeship Awards Ceremony 2023.
Concierge with presents
Christmas Gift Guide
Published on 17 October 2023
At the Brend Collection, we've got your Christmas shopping all wrapped up! Whether you're searching for the perfect gift or want to spread holiday cheer with a thoughtful surprise, let the Brend Collection be your version of Santa's little helper with our monetary and experience gift vouchers.
Carlyon Bay Hotel Doorman Carrying Christmas Presents at Hotel Entrance
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Published on 1 October 2023
Immerse yourself in the joyous atmosphere and experience the magic of this special time of year at a Brend Collection hotel.
John at The Royal Duchy Hotel
National Family Business Day
Published on 21 September 2023
National Family Business Day 2023 takes on a special significance as we commemorate this occasion by paying tribute to our dedicated and longest-serving staff members in each of our establishments.
Couple on Saunton Sands Beach
Discover North Devon this Autumn
Published on 1 September 2023
With the landscape turning golden, and the coastline taking on a dramatic feel, it's safe to say that autumn is here to stay.
Carlyon bay terrace lounge Afternoon tea with champagne
Time for Tea Traditions
Published on 10 August 2023
Originating in the 19th century, Afternoon Tea remains an enchanting quintessential British tradition where people come together to enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches and delectable treats with tea.
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Source Spa Heads to Sidmouth
Published on 20 July 2023
Work is already underway to transform the existing spa facilities at the Victoria Hotel into the Brend Collection's second Source Spa. The new luxury spa will offer guests a tranquil place to relax and unwind before or after a day exploring Sidmouth and the surrounding areas.
50 year service award
Staff News - June 2023
Published on 2 June 2023
As we're halfway through 2023, we thought it would be a lovely time to round up the last few months of staff news. From charity events at King Charles III Garden Party to babies and promotions, it's been a busy few months across The Brend Collection.
Couple having afternoon tea on the terrace Imperial hotel
Our Alfresco Dining Restaurants
Published on 7 April 2023
What better way to spend your day meeting friends or family than finding that perfect alfresco spot in the sunshine, enjoying some delicious food and a nice cold beverage. And with the warmer weather rolling in we thought now was a great opportunity to outline our favourite al fresco dining spots.
A family walking up a sand dune away from the sea with their dog
Dog Friendly Hotels
Published on 28 March 2023
For so many guests, a break away is just not quite the same without the faithful pet. At the Brend Collection, we have a selection of dog friendly rooms available to pet owners in Bideford, Barnstaple and at Saunton Sands so you can enjoy a luxury escape with your canine by your side.
Woman on balcony with sea in background relaxing
We're Evolving
Published on 16 March 2023
Brend Hotels are excited to announce that we’ve been working hard behind the scenes on a fresh new brand appearance. Alongside this we’ve created a new website that reflects everything that we aspire to become as we move forward into an exciting future.

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