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Be inspired for your next stay, spa experience, or restaurant visit, and take a look at our latest guides for must-sees, hidden treasures, and local events. 

North Devon Hospice Nightwalk, Headline Sponsor - Brend Collection.
North Devon Hospice Night Walk
Published on 14 February 2024
The Brend Collection proudly serves as the headline sponsor for the North Devon Hospice Nightwalk, a vital event supporting individuals affected by life-limiting illnesses, predominantly women. This inclusive event, open to women and girls aged 11+, invites everyone to make a difference.
62 the bank inside ceiling facing wall clock
62 The Bank is awarded AA Rosette
Published on 21 December 2023
We’re thrilled to announce that for the first time in its long history as Barnstaple’s bustling bistro, 62 The Bank has been awarded an AA Rosette for culinary excellence following a recent inspection.
Brend Collection | Family group shot
A year in review: Brend Collection Highlights 2023
Published on 14 December 2023
OUR 2023 HIGHLIGHTS: This year marked a significant milestone for our company. To reflect our transformation from a hotelier over the years, we made the decision to rebrand ourselves as the Brend Collection and also gave our logo a fresh update. Alongside this rebranding effort, we saw the...
Kim at The Royal & Fortescue Hotel
Staff News - December 2023
Published on 14 December 2023
As the year draws to a close, we are delighted to share with you the latest staff news from our 11 hotels within the Brend Collection. It has been a year filled with exciting developments for our dedicated team members. From well-deserved promotions to joyous personal announcements.
man relaxing with feet up sea view room with prosseco
Why Book Early with Brend Collection?
Published on 13 December 2023
We understand the importance of planning ahead and that is why when you book early at one of the Brend Collection hotels you can receive exclusive perks.
Saunton Sands Hotel Source Spa Guests Receiving Hot Stone Massages in Treatment Room
Saunton Source Spa & Wellness Wins AA Best UK Spa Award
Published on 5 December 2023
We are overjoyed to share the wonderful news that Saunton Sands Hotel's Source Spa and Wellness has been awarded the prestigious AA Best UK Spa Award. This esteemed recognition is a reflection of our unwavering dedication to excellence in spa and wellness services.
Sportsmans Dinner l Barnstaple Hotel l North Devon Hospice 19500
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.
Apprentice at the Barnstaple Hotel presented Award
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.
Saunton Sands Beach | Couple | Autumn | Winter
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.
New reception at Source Spa
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.

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