Pilton Green Man Festival July 21
Head to Pilton in Barnstaple for the ancient Green Man Festival in July, which began life as an annual market in the 14th century. There’s a packed programme of events including a pageant, carnival, live music, beer festival, arts and crafts and lots of food and drink. www.piltonfestival.co.uk
Cheese and wine tasting Summer holidays
Enjoy the cheese and wine tasting evenings every Sunday during the summer holidays at the hotel. www.sauntonsands.com
FROM THE HOTEL Chef of the Year
fi nalists Saunton’s chefs did outstandingly at the British Culinary Federation Chef of the Year competition recently. Executive development chef Dez Turland was one of just ten UK chefs to make it to the fi nals, while Steven Sparks made it through to the Young Chef of the Year fi nals.
Olympic Games 2012
July 27-August 12 Throughout the Olympic Games you’ll be able to keep up with the action on large screens, plus there’ll be themed sporting activities for the kids. www.sauntonsands.com
Restaurant awarded an AA rosette
Saunton Sands Hotel has been awarded an AA rosette for its fi ne dining. The hotel has also been awarded a English Tourism Board gold award.
Olympic torch to pass through The outdoor pool opens!
May-September Take a dip in the outdoor heated swimming pool from the middle of May to the middle of September. www.sauntonsands.com
Barnstaple and Braunton The Olympic torch will be passing through Barnstaple and Braunton on May 21 on its way across the UK, before eventually arriving in London on July 27.
The hotel has just launched a Baby-go-lightly service to make holidays with the family even easier. Read all about it on page 14.
New bike hire service More fun for the summer at Saunton: the hotel can now arrange bikes for guests to explore the Tarka Trail, following the river Taw for easy and fabulously scenic cycling.
01271 890212 www.sauntonsands.com
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