Burns Night supper at Huntsham Court makes a unique Christmas gift

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:17am

Huntsham Court, near Tiverton, will play host to a Burns Night ceilidh on 24 January when the estate holds their celebration of the Scottish bard’s birth in aid of Hospiscare. Those stuck for the perfect Christmas gift for that special person need look no further.

Huntsham Court’s owners, Chris Badham and Damian Llambias, have generously made the venue available for the occasion, and the splendour of this Victorian-Gothic country house provides the perfect backdrop for what promises to be an evening of stirring spectacle.

There will be Scottish music and dancing and a...

Fundraising dinner raises £7,500 to combat homelessness across Exeter

On Friday 12th October YMCA Exeter held its third annual fundraising dinner at Woodbury Park Hotel with guests including The High Sheriff of Devon, Mrs Grania Philips, and Chief Constable of Devon & Cornwall Police, Shaun Sawyer.

The Black Tie event was attended by 160 people and through ticket sales, a silent auction and individual pledges, and so far YMCA Exeter have raised £7,500 with donations still being made.

The youth charity has existed in Exeter since 1846 and is known for working with, and championing young people, many of whom experience homelessness,...

Exeter & Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurants Assoc raise over £1,500 for charity in one evening

Members of the Exeter & Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association raised over £1,500.00 for Hospitality Action at this year’s annual dinner held at the Deer Park Country House Hotel on Monday 5th March. The funds have been allocated to local heroes taking part in Le Tour de Cuisine 2018, The Cotswold Cycle Challenge on Monday 4th June 2018. Following a luxury four course feast was a raffle featuring some fantastic prizes donated by a selection of Heavenly Devon Hotels and Restaurants, including a night in the stunning Treehouse at Deer Park Country House Hotel, a night at...

Murder Mystery Dinner at the Cowick Barton Inn

Authored by Jeff Sleeman
Posted: Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:50am

An interactive dining experience in which you are invited to turn detective and help solve the crime. Includes a three course dinner, complimentary aperitif and a highly original and intriguing evening's entertainment.

Renowned crime fiction author Fred Herring is holding a book launch for his latest whodunit blockbuster 'Dead of Night'. It's only a story.... but could real life imitate fiction?

Come and find out on Friday 16th March at 7pm

A limited number of discounted tickets are available on the Eventbrite website https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cowick-barton-...

Exeter Chamber of Commerce celebrates 150th Anniversary

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 11/27/2017 - 6:21am

Exeter Chamber of Commerce celebrated their 150th Exeter Anniversary in style with 360 people attending the annual Exeter Business Dinner which took place on Friday 17th November at Sandy Park Conference Centre.

Charlie and AJ Courtenay, Earl and Countess of Devon, gave the main address of the evening, sharing their vision for Powderham Castle in the future, as well as an insight into the ancient family’s part in the city and region’s history.

The Chamber was toasted by Alexander Hetjes, Mayor of Bad Homburg, the German town which Exeter is twined with. Mayor Hetjes...

Win an overnight stay at Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel

Kelly Jones is the lucky winner of this competition which closed on 23 June 2017.

The correct answer to the question: What do the newly refurbished bedrooms at the Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel take inspiration from? was of course, Exeter’s textile industry.

Thank you to everyone who entered.


Enjoy a relaxing escape with Mercure Hotels, who are offering the chance to win an overnight stay for two including dinner and breakfast at the newly refurbished 4-star Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel.

Situated directly...

Celebrity auctioneer at 19240 dinner

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 03/09/2016 - 10:40am

Celebrity auctioneer Paul Martin has confirmed he will be helping to raise money for charity at Exeter’s 19240 Shrouds of the Somme Centenary Dinner in April. The celebrated auctioneer will be hosting the charity auction on the night at the Exeter Chiefs' ground at Sandy Park in Exeter and will be in aid of the 19240 Shrouds of the Somme Project, remembering the Allied Servicemen who gave their lives on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Mr Martin has been presenting for 15 years, including one thousand ‘Flog It!’ auction action shows; 200 other programmes including Paul Martin’s...

Christmas at Killerton: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Event Date: 
21/11/2015 - 10:00am to 03/01/2016 - 4:00pm
Killerton, Broadclyst, near Exeter, EX5 3LE

The magical world of Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is brought to life at Killerton. You can see the house transformed into scenes from the classic fairy-tale. Wrapping up warm to follow the outdoor family trail, take part in activities and see if you can spot the willow reindeer under thousands of twinkling lights.The estate stays open until 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays in December so you can fall in love with Killerton at dusk. The shop will be selling beautiful gifts, Christmas trees and local produce and the cafe and restaurant will serve up delicious treats. Bring the whole family...

Wayne Hemingway MBE to speak at Plymouth Chamber's Annual Business Dinner

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:40pm

Wayne Hemingway MBE, co-founder of fashion business, Red or Dead, and affordable and social design agency HemingwayDesign has been announced as the keynote speaker at Plymouth Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming Annual Business Dinner.

Taking place on 15th May at St Mellion International Resort, Plymouth Chamber’s Annual Business Dinner will bring together business leaders from across Plymouth and the South West region for an evening of black tie networking, including a three course dinner and a motivational key note speech from Mr Hemingway, a well-known and well respected name in the...

Don't let a bad meal spoil your Valentine's Day date

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:02am

According to a new poll by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), 17% of people in the South West have had a dating disaster on Valentine’s Day and, across the UK, bad restaurant experiences are responsible for a third (34%) of all nightmare nights out.

34% of daters in the South West report that getting food poisoning from a restaurant is the worst thing that could happen to them on Valentine’s Day – even ahead of being dumped (28%). Despite this, 37% don’t check the food hygiene rating of a restaurant before booking their Valentine’s meal.

To help people avoid their dream date...