Where to Dine in Devon this Christmas

Event Date: 
December, 2019

Devon has to be the most magical place during the winter, with crisp coastal hikes to festive markets, there is lots to enjoy during the festive season.

The best part about Christmas here in Devon is the delicious food and drink on offer. Whether you're looking to buy presents, celebrate with your friends, treat your colleagues to a party or dine out with your family on Christmas Day, Devon has plenty to offer.

 

Where to host a Christmas party...

The Salutation Inn, Topsham

The Salutation Inn is the perfect place to unwind this Christmas. Set in a beautiful grade two listed building, with roaring fireplaces, squashy sofas and flowing mulled wine all adding to its charm.

Whether you want to organise a work dinner, a family get-together, or gathering your closest mates for a special dinner, The Salutation’s festive diary is now open for bookings. A bespoke private dining experience is also available, to accommodate up to 50 guests.

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Bayards Cove Inn, Dartmouth

Soak up the festive atmosphere, enjoy fabulous decorations and add a little magic to your Christmas celebrations at Bayards Cove Inn at Dartmouth this year. Treat yourself to a two or three course set menu, available every Wednesday and Thursday evening in December.

The Bayards Cove Inn can accomodate from anywhere between 1 - 40 people.

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The Black River Inn, Beaworthy

Join The Black River Inn for a two or three course Christmas dinner from 29th November until 30th December (excl. 25th/26th Dec).

Situated in the picturesque village of Black Torrington, they offer a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere during the festive season.

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Waterside Bistro, Totnes

Waterside Bistro offers their private dining room for up to 40 guests, or for slightly smaller parties you can join the buzz in the bistro bar. 

Their delicious Christmas Menu is available from December 1 – 23 (excl. Tuesday evenings).

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The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock

Celebrate the run-up to Christmas in style at The Bedford Hotel in the heart of Tavistock. Whether it’s a cozy pre-Christmas lunch for two, or an office-bash for 100, they’ve got just what you need to get you into the Christmas spirit.

Whether it’s an intimate gathering, or a glitzy Christmas bash, they’ll take all the stress out of organising a Christmas Party or festive get-together, leaving you with nothing to do but enjoy!

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Cary Arms, Torquay

Enjoy a Romantic Festive Twilight Spa Sleepover at the Cary Arms. This includes a one night stay in a Seaview Luxury Room, use of the beautiful Spa facilities as well as a Christmas Cocktail, a Mince Pie and a Three Course Festive Dinner.

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Celebrate the festive season with friends and colleagues. Enjoy a sumptuous 2 course lunch or dinner in the cosy surrounds of the log-fired Cary Arms. For large parties, the charming conservatory seats up to 22 persons. Rather than driving home or booking a taxi, you can stay the night!

For something a little more extravagant, why not host your own private Christmas House Party - for 22 - 70 guests - available over Christmas and New Year too.

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Where to dine on Christmas Day...

Glazebrook House, South Brent

The Glazebrook kitchen have created a delicious 3 course lunch to make this Christmas the best one yet. Start your festive celebrations with a welcome drink in the bar, then join Glazebrook in the restaurant for a lunch like no other, complete with Christmas cracker and all the trimmings.

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Two Bridges Hotel, Dartmoor

Join the Two Bridges Hotel, in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, for a traditional Christmas Day Lunch. Relax, and enjoy a delicious six course lunch in the beautifully festive surroundings of the Two Bridges Hotel.

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Alternatively, you can enjoy a four night Christmas Break arriving on Monday 23rd December, or a three night break arriving on Christmas Eve. Whichever break you choose, you'll enjoy a comfortable room, dinner each evening, a fabulously traditional Christmas Day Lunch, and a full Devon Breakfast each morning. Two Bridges have lined up some other festive treats for you to enjoy too during your stay this Christmas, but you'll have to wait and see.

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Where to shop this Christmas...

The Black River Inn, Beaworthy

Saturday 30th November

The Black River Inn's annual Christmas market offers up the oppotunity to browse and buy some Christmas gifts as made and sold by artisan artists and suppliers. 

Coffee or tea, cake and Christmas treats as well as mulled wine will be on offer throughout the event.

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RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington

Saturday 14th December to Sunday 15th December

Visit RHS Rosemoor for a magical fair full of temptation and delights. A special place to buy those unique and wonderful gifts from a mixture of food and craft stalls inside the Garden Room. With carefully selected artisan traders from around the West Country, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Make the most of your day as you amble around the 65 beautiful gardens. Stay on a bit later and experience the true magic of #RosemoorGlow illuminations (Thurs - Sat only, until 4 January) and enjoy a meal in the award-winning Garden Kitchen Restaurant - evening restaurant booking advisable (Friday and Saturday only). A full day of magical Christmas fun for everyone. 

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The Shops at Dartington, Totnes

Saturday 14th December to Sunday 15th December

Expect plenty of Devon’s finest food and drink, family entertainment and live music to swing into the holiday season!

With home decoration ideas, unique gifts for all the family and the very best customer service, award-winning shopping village The Shops at Dartington is your one-stop destination this Christmas.

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Other festivities to enjoy...

Glazebrook House, South Brent

Saturday 7th November

Join Glazebrook House for a festive cooking demo with Head Chef Joshua Ackland, where you will be shown how to create one of his yummy festive dishes.

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Two Bridges Hotel, Dartmoor

Thursday 12th December

It may be the festive season, but there's murder in the air. Can you unravel the clues and point a finger at the culprit? Enjoy a festive night out with a difference. A delicious four course dinner, with an unfolding murder-mystery plot as the evening goes on.

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The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock

Friday 13th December

A night out with a difference, at The Bedford Hotel. High intrigue, dark secrets, and super-sleuthing. There's murder in the air, that's for sure, but can you unravel the clues and identify the culprit? Enjoy a delicious four course dinner, while a dastardly plot unfolds as the evening goes on. Make a night (or a weekend) of it, with a stay in one of their comfortable and welcoming rooms.

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