Monthly Archives: May 2013

Torquay’s Agatha Christie Festival What’s On!

Agatha Christie, was born in Torquay and the famous festival brings visitors from all over the world to Devon’s English Riviera and this year will be no exception, it’s predicted to be better than ever!  The festival gained two prestigious awards last year including ‘Visit Devon’s Tourism Event of the Year’.

The English Riviera Tourism Company have just announced the amazing line-up of stars and events taking place in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham on 15th – 22nd September 2013.

Festivalgoers will also be able to visit Greenway, her stunning holiday residence located on the banks of the River Dart, referred to by her,  as ‘the loveliest place on earth’, visitors can also meet Agatha Christie’s grandson, Mathew Prichard as well as the one and only Hercule Poirot (actor Martin Gaisford).

World renown authors will include Kate Mosse and Simon Brett plus top crime and thriller writer, Val McDermid.

For theatre lovers, the Princess Theatre, Torquay will be hosting ‘Go Back For Murder’, presented by the official Agatha Christie Theatre Company.  A true Agatha Christie classic.  Book your  seat for opening night on Monday 16th September at 7.30pm.

Jump aboard the Riviera Belle Dining Train for a murder mystery dining evening, in conjunction with the Candlelight Theatre Company and Hennessy Restaurant, Torquay, book your table today to guarantee a great evening of entertainment and wonderful food, Tuesday & Saturday 17th & 21st September, 7.30pm.

If you are visiting the Agatha Christie Festival in September why not stay at our hotel in Torquay. There is a huge range of events to attend, fancy dress, fabulous food, literary fun and so much more and is available to the whole family.

So don’t delay book your fun filled weekend in Torbay today and enjoy the Agatha Christie Festival.

English Riviera scoops Tourism Awards

The English Riviera has had a phenomenal past year, with awards for all areas of hospitality streaming in, with Torquay standing out as amongst the very best place to visit this coming summer.


Following the ‘English Riviera and South Devon Awards’, seven local businesses then made it into the ‘Visit Devon Tourism Awards’ which took place in November last year, a total of eight nominations were put forward and we scooped an amazing 2 commended and 3 silver, the Somerville taking gold for ‘Bed and Breakfast and Guest Accommodation of the Year’, the ERTC taking gold for the ‘Agatha Christie Festival Tourism Event of the Year’ and Claire Preece of Kents Cavern also taking gold for ‘Outstanding Customer Service Award’. Well done to everyone!

Following on from this were numerous awards in the ‘South West England Tourism Excellence Awards 2012/2013′ in which the English Riviera again proved it is one of the very best tourist destinations in the UK scooping 2 highly commended, 1 bronze and 2 silver awards!

Most recently in the ‘Visit England Awards for Excellence’, Claire Preece won the ‘Tourism Superstar Award’ for Kents Cavern. Well done Claire! 

The Lincombe Hall Hotel in Torquay, South Devon, is delighted to have received three Hotel Tourism Awards following the £1 million refurbishment. Winning ‘Hotel of the Year for South Devon and the English Riviera’, followed by Bronze for ‘Visit Devon Tourism Awards 2012′, and then a Highly Commended place in the ‘South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2012-2013′. What a great year….





Great Golfing Breaks in South Devon

With the sun finally shining, there is no better way to spend the weekend than donning your shorts Torquay Golfand getting out on to the local golf course. South Devon is fortunate to be home to numerous top golf courses, some only a short drive away and manywith  amazing sea views. There are also numerous pay and play courses and smaller family par 3 courses for those that just want a fun game with family or friends.

Why not book a short break in Torquay and combine it with a game at one of the courses local to the Lincombe Hall Hotel.  Our Reception team will be only too happy to book you a tee-time.  Here are just a few listed below.

Torquay Golf Club, St Marychurch – 01803 314519

Churston Golf Club, Brixham – 01803 842751

Dartmouth Golf & Country Club, Totnes – 01803 712686

There are many more to chose from, dust off those clubs and get out on one of our local fabulous courses, so book your golfing break in South Devon today.