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Ooops! Where did January disappear to?

Thankfully February has arrived and TerraVina has managed to not only “lose” January but isn’t sad to see the back of such a dreary month! Roll on Spring….. Not quite sure how it has happened, but I seem to have … Continue reading

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Christmas comes but once a year (phew!) and with it a little bit of Christmas cheer here at TerraVina

We recently held one if our ever popular wine dinners and this one was a great success with the charming Michel Drappier, of Drappier Champagne as our guest speaker. His Champagnes were delicious, the food was a great accompaniment to … Continue reading

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Toil and Trouble during the” Boil and Bubble” season here at TerraVina

The escapades of the last week must have something to do with the fact that Halloween was recently upon us and with its arrival it bought out the worst in some people… witches, demons, ghouls and ghosts abounded and actually … Continue reading

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Ooops a daisy! Hotel TerraVina’s latest blog from Nina

Goodness me, is it really so long ago I wrote the last blog post- apologies for my silence, there has been much going on, some of which I can now hardly remember, but which at the time seemed to be … Continue reading

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Meeting expectations…not always easy to achieve and sometimes a challenge to get it just right!

Hoteliers are well used to being judged constantly by a whole host of varied people, including our guests, our competitors, critics, guide books and to an extent those we work with who look to us to help them learn, grow … Continue reading

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The end of the Summer Holidays brings Nina back to TerraVina and the team…

The holidays are over, I have used up my “time off for good behaviour” and enjoyed my usual month away during July and August and have returned to the fold and our loyal, hardworking, committed and brilliant team, who with … Continue reading

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Summer Time is an exciting time here at TerraVina

TerraVina is a hybrid…. To some we are a small, boutique hotel, to others they refer to us as a restaurant with rooms, we think of ourselves as a quirky, super friendly place to stay, where we hope we look … Continue reading

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Yet another Hotel TerraVina success – this time our Head Sommelier, Tanguy Martin is crowned UK Sommelier of the Year, 2015

We are delighted to share some very exciting news with you all… our very own Tanguy Martin, Head Sommelier here at Hotel TerraVina was  recently crowned as the 2015 UK Sommelier of the Year, following a tense final held at … Continue reading

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Hotel TerraVina enjoys half term and a truce with Sita

An update on the Sita saga……..It got worse before it got better with ongoing early collections and then no collections at all, BUT, I now have the Communications Manager for the South West, the Regional Business Manager, Customer Relations Manager … Continue reading

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TerraVina or Fawlty Towers…. For one night only it was nearly FT!!

Well a day in the life of TerraVina is certainly never dull! This week has been full of challenges, frustrations, funny moments and “smile and wave days”.  Let me explain…. Since 2011 we have “enjoyed” the services of Sita as … Continue reading

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