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  • By Rick O'Shay
    Mon Dec 2017
    In countries where Christmas is celebrated, the population probably divides fairly neatly into those who love Christmas and revel in every aspect of the festive season, and those who actively dislike it. I suspect there aren’t many who can take it or leave it.  For some, the festive season cannot start until they catch the mood, like plugging in to the energy. It might be the smell of wood smoke...
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  • By Lisa
    Thu Dec 2017
    When it comes to artistic talent, Dartmoor has an excess! Peace and quiet and beautiful surroundings seem to act as a magnet to creative people and we think you will have no problem sourcing ALL your Christmas presents from this lovely area.
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  • By Lisa
    Wed Dec 2017
    When you visit a place like Dartmoor, you’re probably looking to “get away from it all.” It’s a sprawling, beautiful area built for relaxation. And though we have addressed the idea of finding WiFi in the area, there’s still some appeal to unplugging and keeping yourself busy in other ways.
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  • By Lisa
    Wed Nov 2017
    Dartmoor is a fabulous place to enjoy Christmas! Choc full of lovely old buildings with low beams and log fires, great places to eat and the most wonderful winter wonderland for walks – what more could you want? To be honest, we are spoilt for choice, but here are some suggestions of where to go for a truly traditional Christmas.
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  • By Rick O'Shay
    Wed Nov 2017
    Our two Real Ale bloggers, Rick and Julian thought their Christmas had come early when the MD of Dartmoor Brewery, Richard Smith kindly invited them to a private exclusive tour of the Brewery with Head Brewer, Ian Cobham. Read about the adventure here
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  • By Lisa
    Fri Nov 2017
    In 2017, holidaymakers now expect WiFi availability as standard. No matter where they are staying fast broadband is a ‘must have’ for guests who want to share holiday snaps over social media, search for local activities and stream movies on those cosy nights in. While this may not sound too much of an issue… it can be in very rural areas such as Dartmoor.
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  • By Julian
    Thu Oct 2017
    Lisa and I had the pleasure recently of enjoying an evening meal at The Bedford Hotel, in the heart of Tavistock which was absolutely lovely by the way, although Lisa has already told you all about that, what I am going to tell you about is the Ale!
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  • By Rick O'Shay
    Thu Oct 2017
    Well I know this is already a little dated but this is the first beer blog in our Moor the Merrier series of blogs and it was written on the evening when the Dartmoor Real Ale Trail was conceived, so hence why it has not been published yet, we were keeping it under wraps!  I now proudly pass you over to Mr Rick O’Shay for him to regal his findings on our first beer blog ….
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  • By Lisa
    Tue Oct 2017
    Dartmoor is magical in the Autumn. With the bracken turning vivid orange and mist hanging in the valleys it’s a visual delight. It can also be a little spooky as Hallowe'en approaches with the moor’s traditional tales of ghosts and pixies and wizened woods – you could scare yourself silly!
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  • By Lisa
    Tue Oct 2017
    Often you will find hotel restaurant menus either bland, limited or a bit repetitive, but this is definitely not the case with the Brasserie menu in the historic Woburn Restaurant at The Bedford Hotel in Tavistock.
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  • By Lisa
    Mon Oct 2017
    So as part of our Dartmoor Real Ale Trail Map – The Real Ale drinker’s guide to Dartmoor -  we are introducing a dedicated blog to share our experiences, thoughts and ramblings about finding the best pint on Dartmoor! 
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  • By Lisa
    Mon Oct 2017
    The first ever Dartmoor Walking Festival in 2016 was a great success and the very positive feedback really supported the idea of it becoming an annual event which is absolutely fabulous. Therefore Moorland Guides again ran it in 2017 during the same week and once again the public voted with their feet – literally – and it seems that the festival is here to stay! The 2018 event will be held from ...
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  • By Lisa
    Mon Oct 2017
    Dartmoor Accommodation is excited to launch its ‘Dartmoor Real Ale Trail’ featuring over 35 pubs on and around the moor. The brainchild of owners, Lisa Jenkins and Julian Tarrant-Boyce, the Dartmoor Real Ale Trail lists the pubs, their ales and amenities and also features a fun and informative map of the area. “You could say Julian and I have done ‘extensive’ research into the local hostelries in...
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  • By Lisa
    Mon Sep 2017
    These days, guests expect to have easy and fast internet access throughout their stay, in fact one in three British tourists now regard wifi access as a holiday essential.  Recently here at Dartmoor Accommodation HQ we had the need to upload some very big files and our internet was just not up to the job.  We went on the search to find the fastest wi-fi in Tavistock and The Bedford Hotel got us...
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  • By Lisa
    Fri Sep 2017
    Founded in Saxon times, destroyed by Danish raiders, home to one of the most powerful Benedictine abbeys in the south west, birthplace of Sir Francis Drake and for nearly four centuries controlled by the Russells and Dukes of Bedford. Tavistock has a rich and varied history.
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  • By Lisa
    Thu Aug 2017
    There are plenty of great pubs to visit when you are on Dartmoor and many of them are surrounded by fabulous scenery so you can enjoy a perfect panorama with you pint or prosecco. Here’s our selection of the Top Ten Pub Gardens on Dartmoor, and with the weather looking promising this Bank Holiday Weekend, now is the time to go and check some out.
  • By Maid in Dartmoor
    Tue Aug 2017
    Lisa at Maid in Dartmoor, our family blogger recently relived har childhood experiences at River Dart Country Park, what a great place to visit this Bank Holiday.
  • By Lisa
    Sat Aug 2017
    Intrigued by Tavistock’s newest fine dining restaurant based on a steampunk theme – we felt that we needed to pay it a visit to see what it’s all about, especially when it had been recommend by our local butcher (thanks Duncan at Palmers). 
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  • By Lisa
    Mon Aug 2017
    Get your boots on and head on to the moor for the Dartmoor Walking Festival 2017. Whether you are an experienced hillwalker or an absolute beginner you are sure to find something to inspire you in the 9 day programme of events running from Saturday 26 August.
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  • By Lisa
    Fri Aug 2017
    Two well-known Dartmoor hotels under the same local ownership have picked up four top awards from Taste of the West, the regional organisation which promotes and showcases the best food, drink, retail and hospitality offerings in the South West.
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