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With your secateurs at the ready, be guided through our estate to gather foliage before creating your personal wreath for the festive season.

£50.00 per person.

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Thursday 28th November | 10:30am – 12:30pm

Cost: £50.00 per person.

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Bovey Castle, Dartmoor National Park
TQ13 8RE

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Arrive to tea and coffee before enjoying a morning of Watercolour Painting in our glorious Wildflower Garden, led by a professional artist then savour the adventure with a two-course lunch in our Smith’s Brassiere.

£125.00 per person.

Book event

Thursday 15th August

Cost: £125.00 per person

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Bovey Castle, Dartmoor National Park
TQ13 8RE

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Our alternative Halloween celebrations with marshmallow toasting, traditional apple pressing, and stargazing guided by our professional Astronomer.

(Weather permitting) 

£15.00 per person.

Book event

Thursday 31st October

Cost: £15.00 per person.

Venue
Bovey Castle, Dartmoor National Park
TQ13 8RE

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For all keen golfers, why not test yourself on our Abercromby Championship course and take part in our Men’s Open? Including a one course meal in Smith’s Brasserie and prizes for the top three teams.

£40.00 per non-member | £20.00 per member

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Book event

This event is running on Friday 12th July.

Cost: £40.00 per non-member | £20.00 per member

Venue
Bovey Castle, Dartmoor National Park
TQ13 8RE

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For all keen golfers, why not test yourself on our Abercromby Championship course and take part in our Ladies Open? Including a one course meal in Smith’s Brasserie and prizes for the top three teams.

£40.00 per non-member | £20.00 per member

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Book event

This event is running on Monday 8th July.

Cost: £40.00 per non-member | £20.00 per member

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Bovey Castle, Dartmoor National Park
TQ13 8RE

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Try your hand at a variety of summer crafting workshops within the stunning grounds of Bovey Castle. With individual sessions tailored to adult or families, there’s creative fun for everybody throughout August.

£30.00 Adult | £20.00 Child

Book event

This event is running throughout August

Cost: £30.00 Adult | £20.00 Child

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Bovey Castle, Dartmoor National Park
TQ13 8RE

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Join us for our annual open day, with guided tours of the hotel and Kitchen Garden, BBQ, live music, country pursuits and children’s crafting.

Book event

Sunday 22nd September

Cost: Free

Venue
Bovey Castle, Dartmoor National Park
TQ13 8RE

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Join us for an elegant evening of fine dining and musical entertainment! Guests will be welcomed with a glass of Prosecco before indulging in our delicious 4-course menu.

£95.00 per person.

Book event

Thursday 17th October

Cost: £95:00 per person.

Venue
Bovey Castle, Dartmoor National Park
TQ13 8RE

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Meet our expert wedding team whilst enjoying cocktails and canapés. Explore our fabulous estate, the perfect venue for your dream wedding.

Pre-registration required.

Book event

Monday 4th November

Cost: Free

Venue
Bovey Castle, Dartmoor National Park
TQ13 8RE

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The Caterer Best Places To Work in Hospitality 2024 has released its top 30 operators who are leading the way in employee engagement and workplace culture, and the Eden Hotel Collection – which Bovey Castle is a part of – was included after generating an overall employee satisfaction score of 86.6 per cent – a 16 point increase on the previous survey.

Companies included within the top 30 are recommended by their own employees, and the rankings are seen as an influential tool in helping hospitality organisations retain and recruit talent.

In the survey of Eden’s 500-strong workforce – 150 of which are from Bovey Castle – more than 80 per cent agreed that the company cares about its people, creates a welcoming work environment, and provides recognition for a job well done.

It comes as Eden Hotel Collection has seen vacancy levels reduce by 62 per cent across the Group over the last three years, while the business’s 90-day retention rate has risen to 96.4 per cent over the same time period.

A key driver behind this has been the introduction of a new reward and recognition programme for staff to celebrate each other – called The Happy Hub – which promotes feel-good hormones amongst teams via a social recognition wall, instant rewards through gift vouchers and peer-to-peer e-cards.

Lisa Redding, Group People Director at Eden Hotel Collection, said: “This recognition underlines our commitment as an organisation to create an environment where people can thrive and develop, while having fun along the way.

“Seeking and acting upon feedback from our people has been key to our success in building a positive working culture where they can be the best version of themselves, which not only benefits their own lives, but upholds a great experience for our guests too.

“It was particularly pleasing to see that more than 90 per cent of our staff felt like the company cares about its people – which has been supported by our Happy Hub initiative which has generated more than 400 pieces of recognition in under three months.

“Recruiting and retaining the best talent is also a priority for us and underpins everything we do, so it was also useful to gather constructive feedback to ensure we are continuously enhancing our working environment for our people to aid our ongoing growth.”

Dean Gunston, General Manager at Bovey Castle, added: “There’s a real team spirit that runs throughout our workforce – whether it is covering someone else’s shift at short notice, or recognising a colleague when they have gone the extra mile for a guest – which truly makes this a great place to work.”

Mark Chambers, Managing Director at The Eden Hotel Collection, commented: “It is no secret that the hospitality industry has struggled with recruitment for a mixture of reasons, but at Eden we are making headway in bucking this trend by creating an attractive environment to forge a long-term career that is based on feedback from our people.

“Our low vacancy and high retention levels underline the great culture at all of our hotels. While it is vital that we conduct regular health checks with our own people, participating in external surveys such as Best Places are equally important to understand how we compare to the wider market to ensure we remain one of the leading hospitality employers in the UK.”

We have now completed our Kitchen Garden following a six-month project – and it has been created to impress guests both inside and outside of the dining room.

Our restaurants, the 3 AA Rosette Great Western Grill and 1 AA Rosette Smith’s Brasserie, will both be served by the new 1400 sq m facility, which will grow herbs, vegetables and specialist seasonal ingredients such as edible flowers as chosen by its chefs.

The garden features a vegetable bed, cut flower bed, potager bed, tiered garden beds with perennial planting, a soft fruit bed, and salad beds as well as a pair of greenhouses and a polytunnel.

Visitors will also be able to roam around, explore the space and even enjoy a drink or canapé as part of their visit – with plans to host horticulture-inspired activities within the picturesque countryside setting, including garden tours which will take guests through the entire process up to harvesting.

John Mann, Head of Estates at Bovey Castle, said: “This project has been created completely in-house, drawing on a wealth of knowledge from across the team over the last six months and we are really excited to see the results.

“Our kitchen garden will be an active food source supplying the kitchen, but also as enrichment experience for our guests who can get a full sense of that farm-to-table ethos, enjoy an al fresco canapé and even take part in activities and workshops such as seed sowing.

“Sustainability is a huge priority for us and the Kitchen Garden will allow us to minimise our food miles, as we can grow a portion of what our chefs need just a few metres from the kitchen.

“It’s part of a wider push to recycle everything we use and work with local suppliers wherever possible – and you can’t get more local than this.”

We will also see the walled Victorian garden, used to supply the kitchen in the past, converted into a wildflower meadow to encourage greater biodiversity in the 275-acre site, with 60 fruit trees also planted.

Bovey Castle has won the gold award for Large Hotel of the Year in South West Tourism Excellence Awards, with over 300 delegates attending the event in the Great Hall at the University of Exeter.

The hotel, which is part of the Eden Hotel Collection, fought off stiff competition from the regional finalists in Gloucestershire and Dorset to claim the top prize, with a £1.2m kitchen refurbishment, significant investment in employee development, a commitment to local produce and an unforgettable guest experience all contributing to the winning entry.

The award comes after Bovey also claimed gold in the Large Hotel category at the Devon Tourism Awards.

The ceremony capped a 12-month selection and judging process, with cafes, pubs, karting centres,schools and distilleries up for a total of 89 awards alongside attractions, camping and glamping sites, holiday parks, B&Bs and cottages.

As well as its 3AA Rosette Great Western Grill restaurant and 1AA Rosette Smith’s Brasserie, Bovey Castle has 60 bedrooms throughout the historic manor alongside 22 self-catering country lodges, as well as on-site activities from archery and golf to 4×4 driving experiences and deer park tours.

Dean Gunston, General Manager of Bovey Castle, said: “We are extremely proud of this award as there has been a monumental effort from people throughout our team to raise the bar in terms of the visitor experience and further establish Bovey as a special place to visit.

“It was fantastic to see so many great businesses and venues in the region being recognised for the brilliant work they do in creating such a strong tourism offer in the South West.

“To secure the national award would be an amazing achievement both for ourselves and the wider region, and would set us up nicely for an exciting year ahead.”

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