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The Richardson Grand Hotel To The Grand Hotel, Its striking Victorian architecture, elegant interiors, fantastic seafront location and award-winning food has earned it pride of place as Torquay's landmark hotel for over 130 years! Among our guests will be a trio from the renowned Primavera Chamber Ensemble, directed by Paul Manley, who will perform for us. Another recital, this time jazz-orientated, will be given by Andy Panayi and a couple of friends.

Presenters include Jonathan Willcocks, choral director, composer and son of Sir David Willcocks, who will talk about the effects of lockdown on his work with the Guildford Choral Society. Roderick Dunk will also give a session reminiscing about his life as a former professional Double Bass player and then conductor, composer and arranger. He will share observations from both sides of the fence!

A really interesting presentation is to be given by Geraint Lewis entitled 'Masters and Pupils' covering RVW; Frank Bridge; and their pupils including Benjamin Britten and Grace Williams amongst others.
Highlights

read more › Grandly situated on the seafront and aptly named, The Grand Hotel has real soul and character and is a magnificent jewel from a bygone era. Steeped in history - Let us tell you a little more about us. The Grand Hotel first opened in Torquay in 1881, in response to the Great Western Railway's expansion into the South West. Its striking Victorian architecture, elegant interiors, fantastic seafront location and also award-winning food has earned it pride of place as Torquay's landmark hotel for over 130 years.

read more › Whether you are planning a large corporate dinner, private boardroom meeting, conference, workshops or training sessions, there is no better venue in Devon. The Grand Hotel is located on Torquay's seafront and has been the pride of place as the Bay's landmark hotel for over 130 years. Offering 132 bedrooms, five conference rooms and a capacity of up to 250 delegates, there is no better venue in Devon. We offer a choice of 5 function rooms for conference & function hire varying in size and can be laid out in a number of different formats.

read more › Using only the best local, seasonal and regional ingredients, we bring you the freshest dishes served in an incredible setting overlooking The UNESCO English Riviera. Our Restaurant is a full dining 4 star AA Rossette awarded and our chefs use the best local seasonal and regional ingredients to bring you the freshest dishes. Our delicious menu aims to reflect both our location in the bay and our head chef's passion for local produce, using seasonal flavours and letting local quality ingredients do the talking.

read more › Named after the year that The Grand Hotel was founded, our 1881 Restaurant is full dining 4 star AA Rossette awarded and our chefs use the best local seasonal and regional ingredients to bring you the freshest dishes. We are experts in delivering experiences from fine dining to groups and tours. The 1881 Restaurant is our main dining room, breakfast room and can double up for the most spectacular room for weddings or conferences. This period decor really does hold the moment and create the right atmosphere for all occasions.

read more › Our scones are baked fresh daily smothered with beautiful homemade jam and real Devonshire clotted cream. Afternoon tea became a fashionable social event, during the 1880's when upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea. You're spoilt for choice with our menu, it's enough to make your mouth water at the thought.

read more › Create memories that will last a lifetime. From your first wedding meeting to the big day, we provide a professional experience with a personal touch tailored to each individual couple's dream. Torquay's landmark wedding venue hotel for over 130 years, the Grand offers 132 individually styled bedrooms, the Grand Spa, and an AA rosette fine dining restaurant, 1881. Beautifully appointed ceremony rooms include the Chatsworth for small intimate gatherings, the Cavendish Suite for up to 50 guests and the Devonshire for large sparkling events.

read more › Our wedding packages are designed to make your wedding day magical. Fully flexible or bespoke, we can help create a day that signifies your love for one another. Beautifully appointed ceremony rooms, sea view terrace and Our grand ballroom can cater for weddings from 50 to 150. We look forward to hearing from you. From our first wedding meeting to the big day, we provide a professional experience with a personal touch tailored to each individual couple's dream. Here at The Grand, we are not just another hotel, with another wedding planner, but a special place to create memories that will last a lifetime.

read more › We are pleased to announce the launch of The Richardson Hotels 'Best Price Promise'. Our Guarantee means that you will always receive the best available price when booking direct, using our online booking system or calling our Reservations team on 0800 005 2244. Richardson Hotels Guarantees that by booking direct, either through our online booking system or by calling our reservation team, you will be receiving our best available price. If you do happen to find it cheaper elsewhere, we will not only match the price but give you a complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability).

read more › We would like to thank you all for being valued customers and as our way of giving back, we have launched the Richardson Rewards Club, exclusive email-only offers and deals service delivered directly to you. Exclusive Deals and Offers: Stay ahead of the game and be the first to receive all of our upcoming deals and offers including bespoke "Just for you" deals into your inbox. Richardson Rewards Raffles: If any of our exclusive offers or discount e-mails includes a special code, quote this when you book and we will enter you into a secret raffle for a chance to win some brilliant prizes such as Free Upgrades, Free leisure passes, Spa Treatments and more.

read more › Give your loved ones a gift voucher for Richardson Hotels and let them choose from a tempting selection of experiences including dining, afternoon cream teas, romantic getaways and more. Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries or other celebrations, gift vouchers are available from our secure online shop. To buy, simply select an amount, add your message and have your voucher delivered immediately by email or sent in an attractive wallet by Royal Mail first class post. Gift vouchers may be redeemed at all Richardson Hotels and can be used to purchase any service the hotel offers.

read more › We look forward to welcoming you to The Grand Hotel and we're very happy to help you with any questions or enquiries you may have. Please use our contact form or our contact details below to get in touch. You can request early check-in, but this is never guaranteed. If you arrive before 3 pm and your room is not ready, you are welcome to store your luggage at reception and make use of our facilities in the meantime. We have free parking on the street outside the hotel & in the train station opposite.

read more › As a privately owned business, we have a passion for great British hotels. All of our properties have stunning period architecture which is being lovingly restored. We also have individually appointed bedrooms, fine dining in our restaurants with award winning teams. Our chefs use only the best locally sourced produce, we are committed to providing excellent service and the best possible experience to all of our guests. At Richardson hotels, our team is a family and we look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends - and ensure your stay with us is one where memories are made.

read more › Your dog need never go to the kennels again and is invited to sample the luxury and relaxed atmosphere of a Torquay Dog Friendly Hotel! We understand that dogs are very much part of the family; enjoy long peaceful walks and lazy days exploring the coast and country. Our amazing location, many dog friendly Torbay beaches & spectacular coastal walks on the doorstep make The Grand Hotel, Torquay the ideal dog friendlt destination. With such wonderful beaches available all year round and walks on offer in the area, your dog will have a great time whatever time of year you visit.

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