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Be inspired for your next hotel break in Barnstaple, North Devon. Use our blogs as a guide to finding out more about the must-sees, hidden treasures and local news.

Boats on the Beach at Instow North Devon
Exploring North Devon
Published on 3 May 2024
Nestled along the rugged coastline of South West England lies North Devon, waiting to be explored. With its picturesque villages, stunning beaches and diverse landscapes, North Devon offers an unforgettable adventure for travellers seeking natural beauty and outdoor escapades.
Marwood Hill Gardens North Devon
Must Visit Gardens in Devon
Published on 14 March 2024
Devon boasts some of England's most magnificent gardens, each steeped in history and showcasing a diverse array of plant species.
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62 The Bank is awarded AA Rosette
Published on 20 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.
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Why to book early at a Brend Hotel
Published on 7 December 2023
Why wait when it comes to planning an escape to Devon & Cornwall? Booking early at a Brend Collection hotel is a decision you won’t regret.
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Christmas Gift Guide
Published on 19 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.
Woolacombe Beach North Devon
Taking Care of the World Around Us
Published on 25 July 2023
Just like you, we love our cosy corner of the world that we call home and we are doing everything we can to ever improve it, not just for our benefit but also for generations to come.
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North Devon is a world Surfing Reserve
Published on 20 July 2023
Have you heard? North Devon has become the 12th location from around the globe to be selected as a World Surfing Reserve
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EV Chargers
Published on 20 July 2023
Download the app, create your account, add your payment type, scan the QR code and get charging, it’s as simple as that.
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Introducing the Brend Collection
Published on 20 July 2023
We’ve been working hard behind the scenes on a fresh new brand appearance for Brend Hotels. Alongside this, we’ve created a new group website that reflects everything that we aspire to become as we move forward into an exciting future.
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Why is it best to book direct?
Published on 20 January 2022
We at The Royal And Fortescue Hotel are known for doing the best we can for our guests, this includes being honest and open about our prices. We use a Best Price Guaranteed policy to show that our prices are accurate and as low as possible - if you ever manage to find a cheaper deal elsewhere, we will ensure that this would be price matched with us.
Woolacombe Beach North Devon
The Best Things To Do in Winter
Published on 21 October 2020
Amazing experiences and special memories aren't just for the summertime. Winter in North Devon is wild and invigorating and we've picked the very best things for you to do during the colder months.
Royal and Fortescue Hotel 62 the Bank Club 62 Loyalty Card
5 Reasons Why You Should Become a Club62 Member
Published on 3 July 2020
Want to become a member of a new club? We’ve got you covered - becoming a Club 62 member is full of perks; enjoy endless freebies, exclusive offers, VIP status and so much more.
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A weekend guide to Devon in the Autumn
Published on 19 September 2019
As one of the UK’s most popular holiday locations, Devon is the perfect place for a weekend escape. Known for its picturesque towns, charming villages, atmospheric harbours, and gorgeous beaches - there are plenty of ways to spend a weekend in Devon.

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