What's On

Our guide to special events, occasions and offers, at The Bedford Hotel and in the local area

DaffodilsSpring Escapes

Until 30th June 2017
Blow away the cobwebs with a Dartmoor Leisure Break at The Bedford Hotel this Spring, from £75 per person per night, including dinner and full Devon Breakfast.
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Exeter Food FestivalWin a Food Festival Break

Until 31st March 2017
A chance to win a break at our sister hotel, the Two Bridges Hotel, with tickets to the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink.
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Quiz night at The Bedford Hotel

Quiz Night

Wednesday 5th April 2017
A fun quiz night at The Bedford Hotel, courtesy of our friends at The Edge festival.
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DaffodilsEaster Sunday Lunch

Sunday 16th April 2017
Treat yourselves to a delicious, traditional Easter Sunday Lunch at The Bedford Hotel in the heart of Tavistock.
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Beautiful dog at The Bedford HotelEaster Pet Fair

Monday 17th April 2017
Brought to you by Miss Ivy Events, and sponsored by The Bedford Hotel.  A great day out for all pet lovers!
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Singalong at The Bedford Hotel

Tavistock Edge Singalong Sessions

Most Thursdays
You don’t need to be an accomplished singer to join in. It’s not a choir – just a group of friendly people who enjoy getting together for an evening of music and laughter!
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Cream Tea ClubCream Tea Club

Thursday 20th April 2017
Business networking, a tempting Devon Cream Tea, and a guest speaker.  Brought to you by Made with Maturity.
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Tavistock FestivalBel Canto – vocal duet with accompaniment

Friday 21st April 2017
A Tavistock Festival event at The Bedford Hotel.
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Tavistock FestivalPoetry Workshop with Myfanwy Cook

Saturday 22nd April 2017
A Tavistock Festival event at The Bedford Hotel.
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Tavistock FestivalTalk by Sophie Neville, President of the Arthur Ransome Society

Saturday 22nd April 2017
A Tavistock Festival event at The Bedford Hotel.
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Sunday Lunch at The Bedford Hotel in TavistockDelicious Sunday Lunches

Make Sunday Special at The Bedford, with a traditional Sunday Lunch.
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Tavistock FestivalRecital by the Mount Kelly Musicians

Monday 24th April 2017
A Tavistock Festival event at The Bedford Hotel.
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Tavistock FestivalRoger Marks Cornish Armada Jazz Band

Thursday 27th April 2017
A Tavistock Festival event at The Bedford Hotel.
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Quiz night at The Bedford Hotel

Quiz Night

Wednesday 3rd May 2017
A fun quiz night at The Bedford Hotel, courtesy of our friends at The Edge festival.
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Tavistock FestivalGuitar performance by David Cotter

Thursday 4th May 2017
A Tavistock Festival event at The Bedford Hotel.
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Wedding Cake at The Bedford HotelWedding Fair

Sunday 7th May 2017
Come along and view our stunning wedding venue, and meet a whole range of suppliers to help you create your special wedding day.
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Photographer Portia Crossley

Dartmoor Landscapes Photography Weekend

Friday 12th – Sunday 14th May 2017
Our sister hotel, the Two Bridges Hotel in the heart of Dartmoor, is hosting a weekend for keen amateur photographers, led by professional photographer Portia Crossley.
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Jazz Sunday LunchJazz Sunday Lunch

Sunday 14th May 2017
Fine food and smooth jazz at The Bedford Hotel.
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Networking Breakfast at The Bedford HotelNetworking Breakfast

Thursday 18th May 2017
With a guest speaker each month, join this fun, friendly and informative business networking group.  Open to all. Book on-line.
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Luxury car tours from The Bedford HotelVIP Guided Tours

Get to know some of the best bits of Devon and Cornwall, with a VIP car tour accompanied by an expert local guide.
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Quiz night at The Bedford Hotel

Quiz Night

Wednesday 7th June 2017
A fun quiz night at The Bedford Hotel, courtesy of our friends at The Edge festival.
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Networking Breakfast at The Bedford HotelNetworking Breakfast

Thursday 15th June 2017
With a guest speaker each month, join this fun, friendly and informative business networking group.  Open to all. Book on-line.
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Wedding Cake at The Bedford HotelWedding Open Day

Sunday 25th June 2017
We’d love to show you around, and help you to plan your special day with us at The Bedford Hotel.  More >

Singalong at The Bedford Hotel

Tavistock Edge Singalong Sessions

Most Thursdays
You don’t need to be an accomplished singer to join in. It’s not a choir – just a group of friendly people who enjoy getting together for an evening of music and laughter!
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Summer on DartmoorSummer Breaks

1st July – 30th September 2017
Enjoy a Summer short break in Devon, with a Dartmoor Leisure Break at The Bedford Hotel, from £82.50 per person per night, including dinner and full Devon Breakfast.
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Jazz Sunday LunchJazz Sunday Lunch

Sunday 2nd July 2017
Fine food and smooth jazz at The Bedford Hotel.
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Quiz night at The Bedford Hotel

Quiz Night

Wednesday 5th July 2017
A fun quiz night at The Bedford Hotel, courtesy of our friends at The Edge festival.
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Tavistock Edge Festival

The Edge Festival

Saturday 8th July 2017
Tavistock’s annual festival of music, art and crafts, including a line-up of music and song at The Bedford Hotel.
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Networking Breakfast at The Bedford HotelNetworking Breakfast

Thursday 20th July 2017
With a guest speaker each month, join this fun, friendly and informative business networking group.  Open to all. Book on-line.
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Quiz night at The Bedford Hotel

Quiz Night

Wednesday 2nd August 2017
A fun quiz night at The Bedford Hotel, courtesy of our friends at The Edge festival.
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Networking Breakfast at The Bedford HotelNetworking Breakfast

Thursday 17th August 2017
With a guest speaker each month, join this fun, friendly and informative business networking group.  Open to all. Book on-line.
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Dartmoor Walking FestivalDartmoor Walking Festival

26th August – 3rd September 2017
Walking on Dartmoor is fabulous at any time of year, but if you need an extra incentive to get your walking boots on, look no further than the annual Dartmoor Walking Festival.
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Drawn to the Valley logoDrawn to the Valley – Open Studios

2nd – 10th September 2017
Sponsored by The Bedford Hotel, this annual event showcases artists in their studios in Tavistock and the Tamar Valley.
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Jazz Sunday LunchJazz Sunday Lunch

Sunday 3rd September 2017
Fine food and smooth jazz at The Bedford Hotel.
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Networking Breakfast at The Bedford HotelNetworking Breakfast

Thursday 21st September 2017
With a guest speaker each month, join this fun, friendly and informative business networking group.  Open to all. Book on-line.
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Singalong at The Bedford Hotel

Tavistock Edge Singalong Sessions

Most Thursdays
You don’t need to be an accomplished singer to join in. It’s not a choir – just a group of friendly people who enjoy getting together for an evening of music and laughter!
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Autumn leavesAutumn Breaks

1st October 2017 – 30th November 2017
Break away to Devon this Autumn, with a Dartmoor Leisure Break at The Bedford Hotel, from £70 per person per night, including dinner and full Devon Breakfast.
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Quiz night at The Bedford Hotel

Quiz Night

Wednesday 4th October 2017
A fun quiz night at The Bedford Hotel, courtesy of our friends at The Edge festival.
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Wedding Cake at The Bedford HotelWedding Open Day

Sunday 8th October 2017
We’d love to show you around, and help you to plan your special day with us at The Bedford Hotel.  More >

Tavistock Goose FairGoose Fair

Wednesday 11th October 2017
Drop in to The Bedford Hotel when you visit the annual Tavistock Goose Fair. More >

Networking Breakfast at The Bedford HotelNetworking Breakfast

Thursday 19th October 2017
With a guest speaker each month, join this fun, friendly and informative business networking group.  Open to all. Book on-line.
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Quiz night at The Bedford Hotel

Quiz Night

Wednesday 1st November 2017
A fun quiz night at The Bedford Hotel, courtesy of our friends at The Edge festival.
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Jazz Sunday LunchJazz Sunday Lunch

Sunday 5th November 2017
Fine food and smooth jazz at The Bedford Hotel.
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Beautiful dog at The Bedford HotelFestive PetFest

Sunday 5th November 2017
Brought to you by Miss Ivy Events, and sponsored by The Bedford Hotel.  A great day out for all pet lovers!
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Networking Breakfast at The Bedford HotelNetworking Breakfast

Thursday 16th November 2017
With a guest speaker each month, join this fun, friendly and informative business networking group.  Open to all. Book on-line.
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Christmas Craft WorkshopWreath Making Workshops

Friday 1st December 2017
Make a gorgeous and traditional Christmas wreath. Includes materials, expert tuition and a festive lunch or afternoon tea.
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Open fireWinter Breaks

1st December 2017 – 28th February 2018
Book a Dartmoor Leisure Break at the warm and welcoming Bedford Hotel from £70 per person, per night, including dinner, bed and breakfast.
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Christmas Murder MysteryChristmas Murder Mystery Night

Saturday 2nd December 2017
Something completely different for your Christmas Party. There’s murder afoot, and a it’s down to you to find the clues and solve the crime. Come in fancy dress if you like – there’ll be a prize for the best-dressed!  More >

Quiz night at The Bedford Hotel

Quiz Night

Wednesday 6th December 2017
A fun quiz night at The Bedford Hotel, courtesy of our friends at The Edge festival.
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Christmas TreeChristmas Party Night

Friday 8th December 2017
For your office party or just a great night out with friends, our Christmas Party Nights at The Bedford are the best way to get you into the festive spirit.
Our Party Nights take place on 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th & 21st December. More >

Christmas TreeFestive Lunches and Dinners

Most dates throughout December
Whether it’s a pre-Christmas lunch with friends or family, or an office bash for 100, our Festive Lunches and Festive Dinners are a superb way of enjoying a fine meal in great company in the run-up to Christmas.

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Christmas TreeChristmas Party Night

Saturday 9th December 2017
For your office party or just a great night out with friends, our Christmas Party Nights at The Bedford are the best way to get you into the festive spirit.
Our Party Nights take place on 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th & 21st December. More >

Christmas Craft WorkshopGarland Making Workshop

Sunday 10th December 2017
Make a traditional Christmas garland. Includes materials, expert tuition and a festive lunch.
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Christmas TreeChristmas Party Night

Friday 15th December 2017
For your office party or just a great night out with friends, our Christmas Party Nights at The Bedford are the best way to get you into the festive spirit.
Our Party Nights take place on 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th & 21st December. More >

Christmas TreeChristmas Party Night

Saturday 16th December 2017
For your office party or just a great night out with friends, our Christmas Party Nights at The Bedford are the best way to get you into the festive spirit.
Our Party Nights take place on 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th & 21st December. More >

Christmas Craft WorkshopCentrepiece Making Workshop

Sunday 17th December 2017
Make a beautiful centrepiece for your festive table.  Includes materials, expert tuition and a festive lunch.
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Networking Breakfast at The Bedford HotelNetworking Breakfast

Thursday 21st December 2017
With a guest speaker each month, join this fun, friendly and informative business networking group.  Open to all. Book on-line.
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Christmas TreeChristmas Party Night

Thursday 21st December 2017
For your office party or just a great night out with friends, our Christmas Party Nights at The Bedford are the best way to get you into the festive spirit.
Our Party Nights take place on 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th & 21st December. More >

Christmas TreeChristmas Wine Tasting Dinner

Saturday 23rd December 2017
A sophisticated but relaxed night out at The Bedford Hotel to get you into the Christmas spirit. A delicious four course dinner with matched wines introduced by our wine expert. More >

Christmas at The Bedford Hotel

Christmas Day Lunch

Monday 25th December 2017    
A delicious, traditional and indulgent 5-course Christmas Day Lunch served in the warm and welcoming surroundings of The Bedford Hotel.  The perfect way to keep you out of the kitchen this Christmas.
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Taste of the West Silver AwardTaste of the West Award

Award-winning dining at The Bedford Hotel, as recognised by the Taste of the West Awards.
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The Bedford Hotel Tavistock careersCareers at The Bedford

Have you got what it takes to join our fabulous team at The Bedford Hotel?  View our latest vacancies.
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Old News

Murder Mystery Dinner
An evening of fine food, good company, and a definite hint of murder and mystery!  Just come for the night – or make a weekend of it!  More >

Mother’s Day Sparkling Afternoon Tea
Dainty sandwiches, warm scones, delicious cakes, a proper pot of tea and an indulgent glass of fizz.  Perfect!  More >

Mother’s Day Lunch
Treat your Mum to a perfect Mother’s Day treat, with a delicious and traditional three course Mother’s Day Lunch at The Bedford Hotel in the heart of Tavistock.  More >

Twilight Walk & Sausage Supper
Join Simon Dell for a fascinating evening walk around Tavistock, and hear about local legends and strange truths, followed by a hearty sausage supper.  More >

Winter Breaks
Book a Dartmoor Leisure Break at the warm and welcoming Bedford Hotel from £70 per person, per night, including dinner, bed and breakfast.  More >

Valentine’s Breaks
Sneak away with your Valentine.  Two night breaks, with dinner both nights (including Tasting Menu dinner on selected dates).  More >

Valentine’s Day Lunch
A relaxed and romantic lunch at The Bedford Hotel.  Two courses with coffee, £18 (or £22 for three courses).  More >

Top Marque for Fine Ales at The Bedford
The Bedford Hotel is a great place to enjoy a superb pint in top-notch surroundings, and has been recognised with a Cask Marque award for the quality of the ales on offer.  More >

Valentine’s Tasting Menu Dinner
A gorgeously romantic 5-course Tasting Menu dinner in the very special surroundings of The Bedford Hotel.  More >

Psychic and Clairvoyance Night
Hosted by Two Worlds Events, who offer a varied programme of events from demonstrations of mediumship, to workshops to help participants develop their own spirituality, spiritual connection and emotional well-being.  More >

Plymouth Wedding Extravaganza
Pop along to the Wedding Extravaganza at Plymouth Guildhall, and meet the team from The Bedford Hotel.  More >

Festive Crafts at The Bedford
Thank you to everyone who came along to our Festive Craft Workshops at The Bedford Hotel this year!  More >

Book Stop Literary Event
An inspirational talk by Peter Owen-Jones – Anglican priest, TV presenter, author and ecological thinker. More >

Win a Winter Escape
A chance to win a lovely Winter’s night away at our sister hotel, the Two Bridges Hotel, in the heart of Dartmoor National Park.  More >

New Year’s Day Lunch
Ease yourself into 2017 gently and in style, with a delicious 3-course New Year’s Day Lunch at The Bedford Hotel. More >

Festive Afternoon Teas
Join us at The Bedford Hotel for a deliciously festive afternoon tea with warming mulled wine. More >

Stay for Christmas
Prepare for some festive pampering, with our Christmas Breaks at The Bedford Hotel. Choose from a three night or four night Christmas break.  More >

Christmas Day Lunch
A delicious, traditional and indulgent 5-course Christmas Day Lunch served in the warm and welcoming surroundings of The Bedford Hotel.  The perfect way to keep you out of the kitchen this Christmas.  More >

Festive Lunches and Dinners
Perfect for your office party, or a pre-Christmas get-together with friends or family, our Festive Lunches and Festive Dinner are ideal for groups of 10 or more people.  Available on most dates up to 23rd December.  More >

Garland Making Workshop
Make your own traditional Christmas garland.  Includes materials, expert tuition and a festive lunch.  More >

Wreath Making Workshops
Make your own decorative wreath for Christmas.  Materials, expert tuition and either a festive lunch or afternoon tea included.  More >

Dickensian Evening
The annual Dickensian Evening is a highlight of Tavistock’s calendar. Just us at The Bedford Hotel for fine craft ales and delicious pulled-pork baps. More >

Tavistock Chamber Networking Breakfast
Open to all, a chance for some quality networking with like-minded local business people, and a delicious breakfast to set you up for the day.  More >

Wine Tasting and Dinner
Experience a brilliant range of exciting wines, and a delicious three course dinner, brought to you by our friends at Far Flung Wines.  More >

Festive Pet Fair
Calling all pet lovers!  Pop along to the Festive Pet Fair at Tavistock Town Hall, sponsored by The Bedford Hotel.  More >

Interior Lifestyle Exhibition and Sale
The Bluebell Cottage are holding an Exhibition and Sale of some of the latest Voyage Interior Lifestyle and Home Furnishings here at The Bedford Hotel.  More >

Murder Mystery Weekend
A full weekend of good food, great company….. and a generous helping of murder and mystery!  More >

Delicious Drake’s Trail
A fabulously bonkers event for a great cause!  A trail run of 11.5 miles, with tasters of local food and drink along the way.  More >

Heritage Festival Supper Talk
A fascinating talk on the early ancestors of the Dukes of Bedford, plus a delicious supper.  Part of the Tavistock Heritage Festival 2016.  More >

Town Hall Talk plus Supper at The Bedford
An enjoyable and enlightening talk on Elizabethan Devon, at Tavistock Town Hall, followed by a hearty supper at The Bedford. Part of Tavistock Heritage Festival 2016. More >

Heritage Festival Afternoon Tea
A delicious, traditional Afternoon Tea at The Bedford Hotel, birthplace of the cream tea.  More >

Fishing the West Dart
The fishing season is upon us, and our sister hotel, The Two Bridges Hotel, offers fishing on the beautiful West Dart river.  More >

History Walk and Cream Tea
A guided walk with local history expert Andrew Thompson, finishing with a Devon Cream Tea at The Bedford Hotel.   More >

The Great British Summer Fete
Whether you are staying with us at The Bedford Hotel, or simply planning a great day out in Tavistock, join the team at Miss Ivy Events for the Great British Summer Fete.  More >

The Exon Singers Summer Festival
A cornucopia of outstanding performances from outstanding singers.  More>

Carnival Week Events
It’s Tavistock Carnival Week, organised by the brilliant Lions Club of Tavistock. Join us at The Bedford Hotel for some great events during the week, including music, art, crafts, wine-tasting and fascinating talks.  More>