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  • Monkey 47 Gin and Tonic

    Everyone’s favourite barman Chema mixes up one of our favourite gin and tonics. The perfect aperitif or after work tipple.  Join us in the bar at John Burton-Race, Hotel and Restaurant for one of our cocktails served daily.

  • Fish Stock Festival

    Fish stock festival September 9th  11am-Midnight Brixham Quay Fish stock is the English Riviera fantastic urban music and seafood festival. Taking place in the historic Brixham Harbour, this amazing festival features live music, fresh local sea food and fantastic live theatre cooking demonstrations, presented by some of the local areas most revered chefs. There will […]

  • Lager, Peanuts and an Interview

    There are plenty of staff over at The Grosvenor Hotel. From the General manager to the Housekeepers, everyone has their part to play. Dan is a food and beverage assistant working in John Burton Race at The Grosvenor; we caught up with him to find out what life working under a Michelin Star chef is […]

  • Why are people so fascinated with murder?

    For years, people have been fascinated by murder, particularly by murder mystery.  We read books from the likes of Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, letting ourselves be immersed in a world of deceit and villainy from the comfort of an armchair with a drink in hand and a crackling fire. When it’s on the […]

  • Michelin Star VS AA Rosette.

    The main key differences between a Michelin Star and an AA Rosette are actually bigger than one might think. An AA Rosette is an award given to an establishment that has provided an exceptional service. Much like Michelin each establishment awarded these Rosettes displays this coveted symbol with pride. Michelin stars are only awarded to […]

  • Our Top 3 Gins

    There is a lot to be said for a simple gin and tonic with a slice of lemon or lime, and that is normally the gin lovers first dabble in the beautiful spirit, however, this delicious beverage can be mixed and blended into so many different guises. Not only that but depending on which gin you […]

  • Breaking News | The Royal Beacon Hotel

    The Richardson Hotel Group is delighted to announce the latest addition to our historic collection of beautiful Victorian hotels located across Devon and Cornwall, 3* The Royal Beacon Hotel in Exmouth. The hotel, a landmark in the historic port town is situated in an elevated cliff top position offering guests panoramic sea views of the […]

  • Gin Festival | April 2017

    Just the tonic for gin lovers as the UKs largest gin festival comes to Torquay’s Riviera International Centre for the first time this April. Showcasing more than 100 gins top craft distillers and a whole world of ‘ginformation’ on April 14 and 15 2017 A great way to spend the Easter weekend the gin festival is […]


  • John Burton Race @ The Grosvenor

    John Burton-Race, successful Michelin Star chef, television personality and restaurateur was born in Singapore to a British diplomat father and spent his formative years travelling…


    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 –…

  • 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…

  • 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, Devon,…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Torbay Airshow

    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…

  • National Fish & 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…

  • Devon and Cornwall have the 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…