Hospitality

Jurassic Fibre supports Devon Tourism Awards as their ultrafast full-fibre broadband roll out gathers pace in Devon

Devon-based ultrafast full-fibre broadband company, Jurassic Fibre has today announced that they will be supporting the Devon Tourism Awards.

The popular annual awards, which are now in their 12th year, recognise and showcase tourism businesses across the region who demonstrate excellence and innovation as well as resilience during the challenges of the pandemic. The awards cover the...

Food Drink Devon launches 2022 Awards and new Devon 'Chef of the Year' competition

Following on from the hugely successful tenth anniversary awards’ celebration last autumn, entries are now open for the prestigious 2022 Food Drink Devon Awards, supported by 2022 platinum sponsor Partners&. The gold standard industry accolades, which celebrate Devon’s finest food and drink, recognise the county’s most talented producers and establishments and this year will also include...

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Why Catering Companies are Booming Again in the UK?

The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the biggest threats that catering companies in the UK have ever faced.

The governmental restrictions banned big celebrations and mass gatherings that the catering industry has thrived on for decades and even smaller gatherings were not permitted during lockdowns.

In early 2021 the ONS reported that 55% of hospitality businesses had temporarily...

Brand new Exmouth foodie destination, Mickeys Beach Bar & Restaurant, will be open 5 days rather tha

Staffing crisis for hospitality - Mickeys Beach Bar & Restaurant to close 2 days a week temporarily

Brand new Exmouth foodie destination, Mickeys Beach Bar & Restaurant, will be open 5 days rather than 7 at the start of July temporarily to maintain the highest standards of operation within the restaurant, whilst ensuring staff are well looked after. The restaurant will be closed on two Mondays and Tuesdays in July (Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th and Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th July),...

Celebrity chef backs hospitality vaccination campaign

Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines MBE is backing a campaign by Visit Devon and the NHS encouraging people working in the hospitality industry to have the Covid-19 vaccination.

Michael Caines is one of the UK’s most acclaimed chefs and has two Devon hospitality businesses; Lympstone Manor contemporary country house hotel overlooking the Exe Estuary, and Mickey’s Beach Bar and...

Coronavirus: Trading Standards advice for hospitality industry this easter

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is reminding owners of guest houses, campsites and restaurants to remain closed this Easter to help combat coronavirus.

On March 23 the Government ordered hospitality businesses to close and said that people should stay at home and only essential travel is permitted.

With very few exceptions all hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels...

Kitley House Hotel is 2x finalist in 2019 Devon Tourism Awards

2019 has been an award-winning year for Kitley House at Yealmpton and the hotel is now in the running for Gold in this year’s Devon Tourism Awards – in not one but two categories.

Following a meeting of the judging panel last week, Kitley is through to the finals in Wedding Venue of the Year and Business Events Venue of the Year. The Devon Tourism Awards are now in their 10th year and...

Kitley House Hotel named Hidden Gem 2019 in international LUX awards

Kitley House Hotel & Restaurant, near Plymouth, has been awarded the accolade of 'Hidden Gem of the Year' by LUX Life Magazine in this year’s prestigious Hotel & Spa Awards, which recognise the best of the best in the luxury hospitality industry worldwide.

LUX Life Magazine features those who work tirelessly to provide the best guest services and create peaceful and...

Chefs, hospitality pros and food heroes gather at Kitley for grilling, chilling and chocolate

Devon Food Heroes Peter Gorton (Master Chef of Great Britain) and Jim Fisher (Exeter Cookery School) joined other local chefs, hospitality professionals and catering students from South Devon College and City College Plymouth at Kitley House Hotel and Restaurant, near Yealmpton.

The special event, organised by The Chefs’ Forum, saw chefs and front-of-house professionals from across the...

On the menu at Kitley House - a summer gathering of chefs and hospitality pros

Local chefs and hospitality professionals will come together with catering students from South Devon College and City College Plymouth on June 24th at Kitley House Hotel and Restaurant, near Yealmpton.

The special event, organised by The Chefs’ Forum, will see chefs and front-of-house staff from across the county rub shoulders with catering suppliers and aspiring college students....