Latest News

Keep up-to-date with the latest news from TheVictoria Hotel.

News articles including holiday inspiration for when you next stay with us, news on local attractions and popular events, as well as updates on the staff and the hotel. 

Be inspired for your next hotel break in Sidmouth, Devon.

Sidmouth: Now and Then
24th September 2020

Sidmouth: Now and Then

Find out more about Sidmouth’s fascinating history...

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Winter Wonders
23rd September 2020

Winter Wonders

Whether you’re keen to explore or simply relax in sumptuous surroundings, Sidmouth and the Victoria have plenty to offer this winter. 

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Sidmouth's Blue Plaques
17th September 2020

Sidmouth's Blue Plaques

Discover Sidmouth’s fascinating history through its Blue Plaques.

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Inside our interiors
10th September 2020

Inside our interiors

All of our interiors and indeed all 11 Brend Hotels, are designed and handmade by our very own interior design team, ensuring that our rooms, apartments and public areas are constantly maintained and improved.

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Explore Sidmouth with confidence
25th August 2020

Explore Sidmouth with confidence

With lots of changes happening within the tourism industry, we've produced a top guide so that you can explore South Devon with confidence during your stay with us.

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Awesome Autumn
20th August 2020

Awesome Autumn

As the sun sets on summer, leaves flutter from the trees, the crowds part and serenity returns to Sidmouth. 

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Good to go
17th July 2020

Good to go

Following lots of work behind the scenes, we are delighted to announce that we have been officially accredited with the Good To Go logo by Visit Britain.

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Gift Vouchers
7th May 2020

Gift Vouchers

All gift vouchers will be honoured up to 6 months after we reopen.

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Coronavirus COVID-19
4th May 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19

A message of assurance

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Walks on the South West Coast Path
13th March 2020

Walks on the South West Coast Path

Here are some walks from The Victoria Hotel, produced in partnership with the South West Coast Path Association. 

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Mother's Day Gift Guide
22nd February 2020

Mother's Day Gift Guide

In need of some inspiration this Mother's Day? With our gift guide, we can help you make the perfect choice.

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Gourmet Garden Market
6th February 2020

Gourmet Garden Market

The Sidmouth Food Fest is now called the Gourmet Garden Market. The event showcases 40 local producers and creators including skincare, jewellery, artwork and delicious street food. 

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Quirky Days Out
4th February 2020

Quirky Days Out

There are many things for all the family to do in Sidmouth reachable by foot or within a short drive around the South of Devon.

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The Ultimate Guide for Christmas Gifts
12th December 2019

The Ultimate Guide for Christmas Gifts

Give the gift of Brend Hotels this festive season, and shop our variety of vouchers now. 

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Festive Fayre 2019
4th November 2019

Festive Fayre 2019

Enjoy one of our festive menus for lunch and Afternoon Tea over the Christmas period.

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48-hour holidays in Sidmouth
10th October 2019

48-hour holidays in Sidmouth

Looking to enjoy a one night 48 hour holiday in Sidmouth? We’ve written a guide on how to best spend your time and make the most of the town!

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2019 Royal Cornwall Show
5th June 2019

2019 Royal Cornwall Show

Find Brend Hotels at the Royal Cornwall Show for a great show-only deal!*

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2019 Devon County Show
6th May 2019

2019 Devon County Show

Staged at Westpoint in Exeter, be ready to experience a giant celebration of country life and Devon produce.

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Walks in Sidmouth
4th April 2019

Walks in Sidmouth

If you fancy stretching your legs, here are some top walks in Sidmouth that we highly recommend.

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Sidmouth Awarded 'Excellent' Beach Rating
13th December 2018

Sidmouth Awarded 'Excellent' Beach Rating

Sidmouth and it's surrounding beaches have been awarded top awards when it comes to clean water, after being rated ‘excellent’ once again.

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Dining during the Festive Period
1st December 2018

Dining during the Festive Period

Lounge Bar and restaurant arrangements during the Festive Period.

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Brend Hotel Vouchers
28th November 2018

Brend Hotel Vouchers

Perfect gifts for those who love The Victoria Hotel and Brend Hotels in Devon and Cornwall.

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The Jurassic Coast: One of the best places to photograph in Devon
21st September 2018

The Jurassic Coast: One of the best places to photograph in Devon

Thanks to Brend Hotels for mentioning Sidmouth and the Jurassic coast in their 10 places to photograph in Devon and Cornwall guide. Here's why it's always best to bring your camera to Sidmouth...

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5 places to visit in Dartmoor
20th July 2018

5 places to visit in Dartmoor

We’ve summed up our top 5 places to visit in Dartmoor for your holiday inspiration. 

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National Parks Week 2018
13th July 2018

National Parks Week 2018

We take a look at Dartmoor and National Parks Week 2018!

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Grand Homes and Gardens in South Devon
28th June 2018

Grand Homes and Gardens in South Devon

Stunning and must visit grand castles, homes and gardens to visit during your stay.

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Must Visit Villages in South Devon
1st June 2018

Must Visit Villages in South Devon

We've taken a look at some of the best villages to visit around Sidmouth.

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Devon Museums close to Sidmouth
18th May 2018

Devon Museums close to Sidmouth

There's an abundance of South Devon museums waiting to be explored by those who love history and culture - these ones are 30 minutes drive away from The Victoria, perfect for a visit when staying with us.

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South Devon Swimming Beaches
26th March 2018

South Devon Swimming Beaches

Have a splash at these South Devon swimming beaches.

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Beach Cleans in Sidmouth
20th March 2018

Beach Cleans in Sidmouth

We’ve summarised beach cleans in Sidmouth this spring.

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AA 4-Star status awarded to the Park Hotel
25th September 2017

AA 4-Star status awarded to the Park Hotel

Brend Hotels newest 4 Star hotel in Barnstaple.

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Destination charging at the Victoria Hotel
2nd September 2017

Destination charging at the Victoria Hotel

We are delighted to announce that we have now installed two electric charging points at the front of the hotel.

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Discover a new HORIZON
9th August 2017

Discover a new HORIZON

Eating out in Sidmouth now has an exciting new addition, with the launch of the Horizon Restaurant at our adjacent sister hotel, The Belmont.

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We would love to be nominated...
9th July 2017

We would love to be nominated...

The annual Best Loved Hotels Awards are open for votes.

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2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
6th July 2017

2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

The Victoria Hotel has been recognised with a 2017 Certificate of Excellence for Superior Service.

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The new look Brend Hotels website
13th February 2017

The new look Brend Hotels website

We are proud to unveil the new look of the Brend Hotels website, designed to showcase our collection of luxury hotels and restaurants across Devon & Cornwall. 

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AA Hotel Guide's 50th Edition
15th January 2017

AA Hotel Guide's 50th Edition

The Victoria Hotel is proud to have featured in every one of the 50 editions.

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Silver Star Status
22nd December 2016

Silver Star Status

The Victoria Hotel is the only Brend Hotel to have maintained the Silver Star status.

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AA Rosette 2016/17
22nd December 2016

AA Rosette 2016/17

For the 21st consecutive year we have been awarded an AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence.

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Garden Awards 2016
18th October 2016

Garden Awards 2016

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Gold and received a joint Winners Cup with The Belmont for Sidmouth in Bloom 2016.

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Eat for Italy
15th September 2016

Eat for Italy

Brend Hotels' chefs cook pasta from Amatrice to raise quake relief funds.

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Stagecoach: Route 9
7th September 2016

Stagecoach: Route 9

From May 2nd 2016 Route 52 launched new timetables under the new Route 9 number. Exeter, Sidmouth, Honiton, Seaton, and now Lyme Regis.

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New Website Launch
20th July 2016

New Website Launch

The Victoria Hotel has launched its new responsive website which has been designed and developed to provide an optimal viewing experience.

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We're 'Family Business of the Year 2016'
17th June 2016

We're 'Family Business of the Year 2016'

Brend Hotels have now been crowned ‘Family Business of the Year 2016’ – scooping up the Regional and National People’s Choice award at a glittering gala reception at the prestigious May Fair Hotel in London on Thursday 2nd June.

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2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
8th June 2016

2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

The Victoria Hotel has been recognised with a 2016 Certificate of Excellence for Superior Service.

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Refurbishment completed on the Jubilee Restaurant
28th April 2016

Refurbishment completed on the Jubilee Restaurant

Non-residents are welcome. Please reserve your table in advance for a memorable night of fine dining in Devon.

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Brend Hotels named 'AA Hotel Group of the Year'
6th October 2015

Brend Hotels named 'AA Hotel Group of the Year'

The owners and team of staff at Brend Hotels are celebrating today after their stylish collection was named Hotel Group of the Year at the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards 2015 in London.

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New Informal Dining at The White Room
3rd August 2015

New Informal Dining at The White Room

The Victoria Hotel in Sidmouth has always been renowned for its fine dining. Now we have added an extra choice for all our guests with the introduction of a wonderful informal dining experience at our brand new restaurant, The White Room.

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