Latest news from The Imperial Hotel

Keep up-to-date with The Imperial Hotel's latest news.

Be inspired for your next hotel break in Barnstaple, North Devon. Use our blogs as a guide to find out more about the must-sees, hidden treasures and local news.

Discover Devon With Us
23rd October 2020

Discover Devon With Us

Discover Devon with us 

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What Our Guests Are Saying
17th October 2020

What Our Guests Are Saying

Take a sneak peek at what our guests are saying about their experiences at The Imperial Hotel. 

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New: Seasons Brochure Winter Edition
15th October 2020

New: Seasons Brochure Winter Edition

Our special offers for 2020 & 2021 have arrived! From our Pre Festive and Twixmas breaks to our Valentine's package and Early spring getaways - it's jam-packed with special offers! 

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Locals Guide to North Devon in Winter
7th October 2020

Locals Guide to North Devon in Winter

Want the ultimate guide to North Devon from a true Devonian? Our locals guide to winter in North Devon will take you off the beaten track and give you all the tips and tricks to really discover North Devon.

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What Cocktails We're Drinking
1st September 2020

What Cocktails We're Drinking

What cocktails we're drinking 

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Why we love September
12th August 2020

Why we love September

Take a look at why September is one of our favourite time of year 

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Autumn Lunch Offer
7th August 2020

Autumn Lunch Offer

Enjoy our new Autumn lunch offer with 2 courses only £14.95

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Doggy Days out in Devon
28th July 2020

Doggy Days out in Devon

Find your pooches paradise in Devon 

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Eat Out To Help Out
27th July 2020

Eat Out To Help Out

50% off (up to £10) every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday throughout August! 

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Re opening to locals
22nd July 2020

Re opening to locals

Re opening our doors to non residents!

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AA Covid-19 Secure
17th July 2020

AA Covid-19 Secure

We've been recognised as Covid-19 Secure by the AA 

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Good to go
15th 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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Why Summer holidays are a must
25th June 2020

Why Summer holidays are a must

Soak up the vitamin D, swim in the ocean and indulge this summer

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5 Summer Adventures
9th June 2020

5 Summer Adventures

Take a look at our top 5 musts to make your Summer stay 

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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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10 things to do in North Devon after lockdown
29th April 2020

10 things to do in North Devon after lockdown

With restrictions put in place by the government to stop the spread of COVID-19, daily life for the nation has seen major changes, but what are the MUST-DO things to do when everything returns to 'normal'?

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Coronavirus - COVID 19
15th April 2020

Coronavirus - COVID 19

A message of reassurance

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Menu Changes
18th March 2020

Menu Changes

In light of recent events, as a company, we are undergoing many changes throughout our hotels to ensure guest and staff safety and to protect the business of our hotels. 

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Spring Lunch
9th March 2020

Spring Lunch

Spring Lunch at The Imperial Hotel 

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Mother Day Lunch
24th February 2020

Mother Day Lunch

Spend Mother's Day in luxury, enjoying a delicious 3-course lunch 

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Exclusive Guest Discounts
20th February 2020

Exclusive Guest Discounts

As our guest, you are now entitled to some exclusive discounts and benefits at other Brend Hotels in North Devon...

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Chef's Seasonal Highlight
2nd February 2020

Chef's Seasonal Highlight

Head Chef, Shaun Brayley gives us his Seasonal highlight.

 

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Seasons Brochure: Spring edition
31st January 2020

Seasons Brochure: Spring edition

Our new Seasons brochure is now available. 

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Meet the Staff
31st January 2020

Meet the Staff

Get to know our Head Chef, Shaun Brayley and his journey from Bell boy to Head Chef! 

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Mother's Day Gift Guide
24th January 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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Things to do this Spring
10th January 2020

Things to do this Spring

Take a look at our top 5 things to do this Spring to make for the perfect break 

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Winter Warmer Lunch
9th January 2020

Winter Warmer Lunch

2 Courses only £14.95 this Winter! 

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Employee of the Month- Lucy
9th January 2020

Employee of the Month- Lucy

Take a look at our employee of the month for December

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Winter Sale Brochure
11th December 2019

Winter Sale Brochure

Don't miss our Winter sale brochure. 

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10 Reasons to Visit North Devon in 2020
11th December 2019

10 Reasons to Visit North Devon in 2020

Take a look at our top 10 reasons to visit North Devon in 2020 

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State Suite Refurbishment
22nd November 2019

State Suite Refurbishment

Our State Suite has had a full refurbishment and makeover 

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Tariff 2020
21st November 2019

Tariff 2020

Our Tariff 2020 has now been released! 

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RHS Rosemoor Glow Garden Illuminations
16th November 2019

RHS Rosemoor Glow Garden Illuminations

Visit RHS Gardens Rosemoor this winter to see their garden light displays!

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North Devon Christmas Markets
27th October 2019

North Devon Christmas Markets

If these North Devon Christmas markets won’t get you in the festive spirit, then nothing will.

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20 Year Service Award - Kathy Smale
23rd October 2019

20 Year Service Award - Kathy Smale

Our Reception Office Manager recieves her 20 year service award!

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What to do on your Winter Break
10th October 2019

What to do on your Winter Break

What to do in North Devon on your next Winter Break 

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Apprentice of the Year | Liam Bailey
8th October 2019

Apprentice of the Year | Liam Bailey

Our very own Junior Assistant Manager Liam bailey has been awarded Apprentice of the year 

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The best firework displays in North Devon
7th October 2019

The best firework displays in North Devon

We have compiled a list of the best firework displays in North Devon

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Christmas Shoppers Card
3rd October 2019

Christmas Shoppers Card

Stay on our Early Winter Deals and receive a Christmas Shoppers' card, which entitles you to discounts around many local Barnstaple shops. 

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Winter Attraction | Barnstaple Museum
3rd October 2019

Winter Attraction | Barnstaple Museum

Take a look at our Winter Attraction, the newly refurbished Barnstaple Museum. 

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Seasons | Winter & Festive Edition
2nd October 2019

Seasons | Winter & Festive Edition

Our seasonal brochure is back for it's Winter & Festive Edition with special offers, local attracts, whats new and lots more 

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What's New at The Imperial Hotel
2nd October 2019

What's New at The Imperial Hotel

The latest news and updates from The Imperial Hotel

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From the Bar |Chocolate Chesnut Alexander
2nd October 2019

From the Bar |Chocolate Chesnut Alexander

Why not try our festive chocolate Chesnut Alexander cocktail at home with our simply recipe.. 

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Hotel Closed | 26th September
24th September 2019

Hotel Closed | 26th September

Hotel Closed 26th of September

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Vintage Afternoon Tea | 2 for £30
19th September 2019

Vintage Afternoon Tea | 2 for £30

Enjoy a glass of bubbles with our Vintage Imperial Tea at only 2 for £30 

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Autumn Lunch Offer
12th September 2019

Autumn Lunch Offer

Enjoy our Autumn Lunch offer at 2 courses for only £14.95 

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Our Top Six September Picks
21st August 2019

Our Top Six September Picks

Take a look at our top Six picks for visiting North Devon this September

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What's New at The Imperial Hotel
12th August 2019

What's New at The Imperial Hotel

What's new at The Imperial Hotel.

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Seasons | Autumn Edition
20th July 2019

Seasons | Autumn Edition

Our new Seasons Autumn brochure is now available with discounted prices, meet the staff, chef recipes and lots more... 

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From the kitchen | Autumn Recipe
17th July 2019

From the kitchen | Autumn Recipe

Our Head Chef, Shaun shares his favourite recipe for the Summer ahead

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Time for Wine | Autumn Edition
16th July 2019

Time for Wine | Autumn Edition

Assistant manager Gary shares his wine reccomendations for the Autumn Season 

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Festive Experiences
12th July 2019

Festive Experiences

Indulge yourselves and make the most of the jolly season at The Imperial Hotel with a variety of dining experiences during the festive season.

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Treat yourself on your next stay
6th July 2019

Treat yourself on your next stay

In need of a treat? Take a look at some luxury extras that you can add to your stay to make it even more special.

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Things to do this Summer in North Devon
1st July 2019

Things to do this Summer in North Devon

Explore the very best that North Devon has to offer this Summer. 

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New Wine Menu
26th June 2019

New Wine Menu

Don't miss our brand New Wine Menu. 

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Time to Celebrate!
7th June 2019

Time to Celebrate!

Celebrating an event here at The Imperial Hotel!

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New Vegan Menu
7th June 2019

New Vegan Menu

Our brand new vegan menu is here full of delicious dishes for you all to try. 

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Seasonal Menu Highlights - Summer
5th June 2019

Seasonal Menu Highlights - Summer

Summer seasonal menu highlights 

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New West Country Cheese Board Experience
23rd May 2019

New West Country Cheese Board Experience

Our brand new WestCountry cheese board experience is here for you to try, with all the very best of local cheeses. 

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From the Kitchen | Summer Recipe
6th May 2019

From the Kitchen | Summer Recipe

Our Summer recipe from The Imperial Hotel | Devon crab cakes, asparagus and pink grapefruit salad 

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Summer Attractions | Guest Exclusive Discounts
6th May 2019

Summer Attractions | Guest Exclusive Discounts

Exclusive Guest Discounts when staying on our Summer Pleasure Offer 

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Cocktail Time | Summer Edition
6th May 2019

Cocktail Time | Summer Edition

Assistant Manager, Gary Barnett, shares his top cocktail for Summer. 

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Seasons Brochure: Summer Edition 2019
3rd May 2019

Seasons Brochure: Summer Edition 2019

Our new Seasons brochure is now available. 

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The ultimate guide to summer in North Devon
31st March 2019

The ultimate guide to summer in North Devon

With so much to do, see and experience, we’ve created an ultimate guide to summer in North Devon...

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6 things you can only do in North Devon
29th March 2019

6 things you can only do in North Devon

When in North Devon, there are some things you simply must do - but there are also some very special things that are only available here...

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7 must-see summer events in North Devon
28th March 2019

7 must-see summer events in North Devon

See the region at its very best by visiting these 7 North Devon events...

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8 North Devon Summer Holiday Ideas
27th March 2019

8 North Devon Summer Holiday Ideas

If you’re looking for some holiday inspiration, North Devon has to be one of the top places to visit for a summer break...

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9 things to do during Easter in North Devon
23rd March 2019

9 things to do during Easter in North Devon

Holiday inspiration, things to do in North Devon, and chocolate treats throughout your Easter break...

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North Devon attraction discounts for our guests
21st March 2019

North Devon attraction discounts for our guests

Enjoy wonderful days out at these North Devon attractions and receive special discounts as our guest...

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas
13th March 2019

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Discover how you can treat Mum to a great Mothering Sunday at The Imperial Hotel...

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Mother’s Day in North Devon
12th March 2019

Mother’s Day in North Devon

Treat mum to an exciting, relaxing and enjoyable Mothering Sunday with these North Devon based ideas... 

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Easter Sunday Lunch | 21st April
7th March 2019

Easter Sunday Lunch | 21st April

Enjoy a delicious 3-course Sunday Lunch this Easter Sunday

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Spring Staff Top Tip
1st March 2019

Spring Staff Top Tip

Imperial staff share their top stay tip for this spring season

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Seasons Brochure: Spring Edition 2019
22nd February 2019

Seasons Brochure: Spring Edition 2019

Our new Seasons brochure is now available. 

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Reasons to visit North Devon in spring
8th February 2019

Reasons to visit North Devon in spring

Enjoy the North Devon region this spring, because the area has lambs, flowers and beautiful beaches, plus so much more.  

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Winter Seasonal Menu Highlights
2nd February 2019

Winter Seasonal Menu Highlights

We sum up some seasonal menu highlights. If you love fine dining, you’ll love what we have to offer.

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February Half Term in North Devon
9th January 2019

February Half Term in North Devon

Come rain or shine, there’s always something to do during February Half Term in North Devon.

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Popular North Devon Walks
20th December 2018

Popular North Devon Walks

Looking to explore North Devon with a number of walks? Check out these beautiful places to visit. 

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North Devon gardens to fall in love with
19th December 2018

North Devon gardens to fall in love with

Fill your time in North Devon with a visit to as many of these gardens as possible.

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Time for Wine
17th December 2018

Time for Wine

Time for wine | Seasons recommendations 

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Stay Tip for Winter
11th December 2018

Stay Tip for Winter

Staff share their top 'stay' tip for winter in North Devon

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Imperial Hotel Gift Vouchers at Christmas
21st November 2018

Imperial Hotel Gift Vouchers at Christmas

Did you know that you can buy Brend Hotel vouchers through us, to be used at our hotel? We take a look at what we have on offer. 

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Things to do this winter in North Devon
7th November 2018

Things to do this winter in North Devon

Whatever the season, there’s always much to do in North Devon, including during winter...

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Bonfire Nights and Firework Displays in North Devon
26th October 2018

Bonfire Nights and Firework Displays in North Devon

Where and when to see all the top 2018 Bonfires and Firework displays in North Devon.

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Autumn Lunch Menu 2018
13th October 2018

Autumn Lunch Menu 2018

Autumn is knocking at the door, so it's time to start plotting lunch dates at The Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple in your calendar! Gather friends and family for an occasion or simply to be social and enjoy the good food that The Imperial Hotel are renowned for in our comfortable and opulent surroundings before the Christmas festivities begin! 

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Things to do during October Half Term in North Devon
5th October 2018

Things to do during October Half Term in North Devon

What to do and where to go in North Devon during October Half Term. 

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Top places to photograph in North Devon
27th September 2018

Top places to photograph in North Devon

Expanding on a blog from our parent company, Brend Hotels, we take a look at the top places to photograph in North Devon. 

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Autumn Seasonal Menu Highlights
25th August 2018

Autumn Seasonal Menu Highlights

A selection of our seasonal menu highlights for this autumn. 

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Top 'Stay' Tip for autumn
25th August 2018

Top 'Stay' Tip for autumn

Deputy Manager Adam Manu shares his top stay tip with you for this autumn. 

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Meet The Staff
21st August 2018

Meet The Staff

We are delighted to announce four new chef roles within our kitchen, and it's all thanks to their hard work and determination. 

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From the kitchen - Guinea fowl with wild mushrooms and butternut squash
21st August 2018

From the kitchen - Guinea fowl with wild mushrooms and butternut squash

A delicious recipe from the Imperial kitchen. Guinea fowl with wild mushrooms and butternut squash.

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Seasons Brochure: Autumn Edition
21st August 2018

Seasons Brochure: Autumn Edition

Our new Seasons brochure: Autumn Edition is now available!

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Festive Food and Parties
20th August 2018

Festive Food and Parties

Festive time dining options and party information 

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Air Extreme discounts for Imperial Hotel guests
6th August 2018

Air Extreme discounts for Imperial Hotel guests

Get 15% off a session at popular Barnstaple attraction, Air Extreme. The trampoline park is now part of the discount scheme for Imperial Hotel guests.

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Summer Holidays in Barnstaple at The Imperial Hotel
30th June 2018

Summer Holidays in Barnstaple at The Imperial Hotel

Summer holiday inspiration when staying in Barnstaple.

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15 must visit Devon villages
31st May 2018

15 must visit Devon villages

15 must visit villages in Devon, perfect for a day out during your next visit

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Summer Lunch Menu
28th May 2018

Summer Lunch Menu

Summer is knocking at the door, so it's time to start plotting lunch dates at The Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple in your calendar! Gather friends and family for an occasion or simply to be social and enjoy the good food that The Imperial Hotel are renowned for in our comfortable and opulent surroundings, or for brighter spring days, on our terrace, overlooking the manicured lawns and summer flowers in bloom.

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From the kitchen; Macerated Strawberry & Pimms Eton Mess
8th May 2018

From the kitchen; Macerated Strawberry & Pimms Eton Mess

From the Imperial kitchen - Macerated Strawberries & Pimms Eton Mess

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Summer Time is Cocktail Time
8th May 2018

Summer Time is Cocktail Time

A look at some cheeky cocktails, perfect for summer!

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Seasons Brochure: Summer Edition
6th May 2018

Seasons Brochure: Summer Edition

Our new summer seasons brochure is available now! Filled with great room offers and summer holiday tips!

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Top Stay Tip
6th May 2018

Top Stay Tip

Our hotel manager shares his top 'stay' tip for a summer break at The Imperial Hotel

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We're removing plastic straws
3rd May 2018

We're removing plastic straws

We're removing plastic straws from our hotels and replacing them with disposable ones. 

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Rosemoor Gardens in North Devon
11th April 2018

Rosemoor Gardens in North Devon

Why you should visit RHS Gardens Rosemoor in North Devon.

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Dartington Crystal Factory in North Devon
15th March 2018

Dartington Crystal Factory in North Devon

Dartington Crystal - a must visit when staying at The Imperial Hotel

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Things to do in North Devon this Easter
13th March 2018

Things to do in North Devon this Easter

Great events and attractions to fill your holidays!

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From the kitchen, Lamb Striploin recipe
16th February 2018

From the kitchen, Lamb Striploin recipe

Our Head Chef cooks up this seasonal dish for you to try at home. 

 

 

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From the kitchen, Red Mullet recipe
1st February 2018

From the kitchen, Red Mullet recipe

The pan fried Red Mullet, seared oranges, spring onions, whipped clotted cream potatoes - recipe by Imperial head chef Craig Middleton.

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New easy access room at The Imperial
21st January 2018

New easy access room at The Imperial

New for 2018 

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Winter Warmer Lunch Offer 2018
17th January 2018

Winter Warmer Lunch Offer 2018

Our special Winter Warmer Lunches are back! 2-course lunch with coffee: £13.95

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2018 Tariff
1st January 2018

2018 Tariff

Our New 2018 brochure and tariff is now available. 

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Telegraph Review!
20th December 2017

Telegraph Review!

The Imperial Hotel has recently been reviewed by the Telegraph! 

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Christmas Shoppers Card
31st October 2017

Christmas Shoppers Card

Stay on our Early Winter Deals and receive a Christmas Shoppers' Card, which entitles you to discounts around many local Barnstaple shops. 

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Pre Festive Getaways
19th September 2017

Pre Festive Getaways

Treat yourself to a luxurious pre christmas break at The Imperial Hotel.

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Beautiful Gardens of North Devon
3rd July 2017

Beautiful Gardens of North Devon

The Imperial Hotel is the perfect base for exploring the many beautiful gardens in North Devon

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Refurbishment Continues
17th June 2017

Refurbishment Continues

Two more rooms have been refurbished

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Festivals around North Devon
29th March 2017

Festivals around North Devon

23rd March 2017

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Vintage Afternoon Tea
12th October 2016

Vintage Afternoon Tea

Relax & indulge in one of our cosy lounges

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