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Back to a 'new normal'

Back to a 'new normal'

Recent months have been challenging and in many ways ‘life changing’ for everyone – especially us ‘Ways’! - Being forced to stop and re-evaluate lifestyle and priorities - a valuable lesson for some. I expect other people may identify with me in remembering times in our busy and complicated lives when we thought how good it would be to say ‘Stop the world, I want...

Life After Lockdown - What Happens Next?

Life After Lockdown - What Happens Next?

In truth no one is quite sure! But we do know that when we re-open it won't be the same as before, at least not for some time. We expect to have less than half of our rooms available and dining and drinking areas will have to be rearranged to follow social distancing guidelines.We as a family have been offering hospitality for more years than I care to remember...and hospitality is all about being...

An Interesting Reflection on 2020 so far from Anne Way

An Interesting Reflection on 2020 so far from Anne Way

The fact that this strange lockdown has coincided with the life changing decision that we made and led to us selling our two much loved hotels in South Devon earlier this year, makes life for me now seem even more dramatically different on a day to day basis than I ever  could have imagined! After 37 years of considering the Royal Castle and the team there  as so personal to us as a family...

Our Famous Scotch Egg Recipe!

Our Famous Scotch Egg Recipe!

400g smoked haddock, cooked 700g potatoes mashed 1 small bunch Dill, chopped 150g Strong Cheddar grated 1 egg 6 soft boiled eggs (boil for 5 minutes then refresh) 100g panko breadcrumbs, blitzed 100g plain flour, seasoned 3 eggs, beaten Veg oil for frying   Mix the fish with the potato, cheese, an egg, parsley and seasoning.  Divide into 6 even sized portions, flatten into...

The Joy of Walking in Exmoor

The Joy of Walking in Exmoor

Walking is intrinsically important for good health and wellbeing. Walking – especially in nature – engages nearly all major muscle groups, aids physiological systems including the immune system, floods the brain with sensory stimuli and endorphins, and answers a primal need to roam. We know that we are very lucky to be located in beautiful Exmoor and so want to share with you some of ...

Top tips for a stress-free Christmas

Top tips for a stress-free Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the famous festive lyrics proclaim. But alongside the joy, laughter and twinkling lights, Christmas can bring a high level of stress. The whirlwind of parties, cooking, decorating and present buying can be tiring and costly. Fraught parents race around during their lunchbreak trying to source the gifts for their children’s stockings, late nights...

Our Awards and Suppliers

We are spoilt with an abundance of local suppliers and take great pride in hand selecting the best that the region has to offer. Here are just a few of our local suppliers and the awards we have won...

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The Royal Seven Stars Hotel

The Royal Seven Stars Hotel

Totnes is a vibrant centre for music, arts and natural health situated at the head of the River Dart estuary and in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

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