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Will you wassail?

Wassailing is an old English term for toasting someone’s health and it’s linked with carol singing and going from house to house, and celebrating during the festivities. The wassail is traditionally a spiced ale or mulled wine that one quaffs on Christmas Eve and Twelfth Night. Here’s our recipe for the perfect cup or two […]

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Three-day weddings are all the rage here!

Couples getting married are now going for extended weddings with celebrations here at our hotel lasting a few days. Newlyweds wishing to spread the fun are going for an extended party. It’s getting very popular for couples to want the event to go on, rather than just focus on one BIG day. Brides often say […]

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Of all the trees that are in the wood…

The holly and the ivy are two traditional symbols of Christmas. They are useful decorative plants inside and outside of the home at this time of year. They can be used for everything from making garlands and wreaths to simply placing on mantelpieces in a rustic display.Evergreens such as Holly and Ivy have been symbols […]

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Time to clear the head and get out for a winter walk

There’s nothing better than getting out into the fresh air and taking a brisk or leisurely walk on Exmoor. There are few locations in Britain where you can get a mash up of wild moorland with lush, deep, river-made, wooded valleys, dotted with pretty thatched cottages, and acres of woodland. Visit at this time of […]

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