The Pyne Arms become Exmoor Club Partners

The award winning gastropub in East Down in North Devon have just signed up as an Exmoor Club partner – once Lockdown is lifted and restaurants are allowed to open again, and it is safe to do so, Exmoor Club members will be able to enjoy special events and discounts at the Pyne Arms.

There will be exclusive events for Exmoor Club members such as one (or more) of our regular MeetUps, invitations to new menu launches and vouchers for discounts and special offers. These vouchers will be available from our membership site.

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At The Pyne Arms, our emphasis is on providing locally sourced food with a modern twist with everything from a Sunday roast to speciality fish on the menu. We use wherever possible, the finest local produce available, giving you a dish which is both traceable and fresh but most importantly, tasty! Our seasonal menu also features selected specials, an example special board is shown to the side. If you are a real ale fan then you wont be disappointed as we regularly feature local guest ales.

To avoid disappointment please call 01271 850055 to book a table.

While you’re stuck at home, let us bring Exmoor to you

This week we finally opened the doors to The Exmoor Club.

So many of you really miss Exmoor now, for walks along the coast, seeing Exmoor Ponies and Red Deer, smell the gorse, see the bluebells in the woods, watching the sun go down over the Valley of Rocks, and to just let the soul dance under Exmoor’s big skies.
Until you are able to join us again on Exmoor, we would like to bring Exmoor to you, with postcards, videos and chats.

The Exmoor Club is all about making friends with people who love Exmoor as much as you do and joining a friendly community of Exmoor locals, visitors and dreamers.

Learn more about the UK’s smallest national park, enjoy gifts from us, discover secrets, and hang out with like-minded people.

Exmoor Club members will enjoy

  • A postcard from Exmoor, each month, delivered to your letterbox wherever you are in the world;
  • Access to an exclusive Facebook group;
  • Invitations to exclusive events, both online and (as soon as the lockdown is lifted) also across Exmoor;
  • Exclusive material which will enhance your knowledge of Exmoor;
  • Special offers and discounts for locally made products, events etc;
    and so much more….

And as we know that life is tough at the moment, we are offering you to pay as much as you can.

The Exmoor Club is brought to you by The Exmoor Events Company Ltd – we are a small business on Exmoor, specialising on foodie events (Exmoor Food Fest) and social media marketing. We have been running Exmoor4all since 2012 which is now the largest online platform & community promoting and representing Exmoor. 

We were about to launch the first Taste Exmoor Food & Drink Festival in association with the National Trust when Covid19 forced us to change and postpone basically every single plan we’ve had for 2020. That’s when we came up with the idea of The Exmoor Club.

We look forward to spending a lot of time with you, take you places, share secrets, and just make more of Exmoor together.

It looks as if we’re going to be on lockdown for a few more weeks – so let’s hang out together and have some fun. And when this whole nightmare of Covid19 is over and we’re allowed out again, we’ll meet in person in one of Exmoor’s fabulous tearooms or restaurants.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Exmoor Club: Stay another night at the Luttrell Arms in Dunster

50% discount on second night stay for club members

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THE LUTTRELL ARMS IS A 3 STAR, 28 ROOM HOTEL IN SOMERSET
Situated in the heart of Dunster, this famous landmark Exmoor hotel, dates from the 13th century and has spectacular medieval features and picturesque gardens. Today’s atmosphere is relaxed, informal and unique and the comfortable bars are open all day serving local ales, carefully chosen wines and a selection of tempting menu items for breakfast, lunches and dinners.

This much loved Exmoor hotel at the top of the High Street directly overlooks Dunsters famous Yarn Market.  The Luttrell Arms Hotel Exmoor has remained mostly unchanged having been lovingly restored with the aim of retaining the unique and charming features of bygone days and carefully combining these with the essential contemporary comforts required by 21 century guests.

28 en suite bedrooms are all furnished and equipped to the highest standards providing the comfort and ambiance that guests would expect from this famous Exmoor Hotel bearing the aristocratic name of the Luttrell family whose imposing castle defines Dunster and the surrounding area. Within the ancient building there are many interesting architectural features and antiques including 5 fine four poster bedrooms.

The Head Chef leads an enthusiastic team of chefs in our Dunster Restaurant who pride themselves in providing menus to suit all occasions whether it be a hearty breakfast, swift and light lunchtime snack or a special dining occasion. The aim being that finest local ingredients are sourced and used to create memorable food and the standards of service to ensure that our customers are eager to return on future occasions.

 

Exmoor Club Card: Spring Offer – save more than 50%

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Our SPRING OFFER is only available for a few more days! Make sure you don’t miss out and get your club card now:  

Only £12.00 for a whole year of fantastic savings (instead of the usual £25.00) – what’s not to like!

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With the Easter holidays upon us and spring well on its way, it is a great time to explore all that Exmoor has to offer.  To make going out a bit more affordable we have set up the Exmoor Club which offers its members great savings across Exmoor.

Here are some examples of the discounts available:

2 for 1 admission at NT Knightshayes Court
20% discount – NT Selworthy Tea Room and Shop20% discount on selected activities at the Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre
25% discount on web design (Edward Martin Computers)
40% discount on Archant publications like Somerset Life and Devon Life
15% discount at Exmoor Zoo
10% discount at West Somerset Railway
10% discount on Exmoor Safaris with Experience Exmoor
10% discount with Exmoor Adventures
10% discount at The Culbone
10% discount on selected activities at Calvert Trust Exmoor
£25.00 discount at the Yarn Market Hotel

For  a full list of deals and discounts go to www.exmoorclub.co.uk

 

Letter from Exmoor: Out with #Hibernot, in with glorious spring!

 

By Neil Osmond from Experience Exmoor

(first published on the Experience Exmoor website on 26 March 2014)

As we leave the wild and wet winter behind, I would like to share some recent events and news with you.

 

SAFARI SCENES

November was actually pretty nice and for the first time we had many safaris in what is normally a quieter month. The red deer were still active with the action of the rut and huge flocks of starlings were evident high up on the moor. One day, when I was out with a young couple on holiday, I managed to capture some fantastic wildlife video images which my wife Christel put into a short film.

 

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Red deer stag during the rut

I also hooked up with my friend Ken Blakey, award-winning filmmaker and owner of Lee House in Lynton. We went out and about one clear day and Ken produced another wonderful video to capture the essence of our Exmoor safaris.

ADAPTING TO THE WEATHER

The winter proved violent and dangerous, with a huge impact on people’s daily lives, but while out on Exmoor I sort of enjoyed nature’s power and how, regardless of what is thrown at the wildlife, they just carry on.

Right now some early spring Exmoor Pony foals are appearing and their coats have already adapted to the fresh winds high up on the moor!

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First Exmoor Pony Foal we’ve seen this spring

HIBERNOT

The Discovery 4 is just an outstanding vehicle and this winter we were backing the Land Rover catch phrase #Hibernot. Social media helped us here when one of my photos of a Highland cow got re-tweeted by the Land Rover PR team to over 79,000 followers!

The 4×4 we use provides height, great comfort and superb visibility for all on board. It wasn’t me who won the big £108 Euromillions Lottery, but if I had done I would just get an extra Discovery!

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Highland cow used in LandRover’s #Hibernot campaign on Twitter

GLORIOUS SPRING

The gorse bushes are in full yellow bloom, lambs and foals are entering our world and the clocks are about to change, giving us longer days and extra opportunities to discover more and enjoy this special area. So… out with #hibernot, bring on a glorious spring!

EXCITING NEWS

Early in the year we got contacted by one of the best local professional surfers, Lyndon Wake. As of this year we are planning an exciting partnership to provide sea, surf and land experiences in North Devon and Exmoor. We will also be working with the fantastic Sea Safari team in Ilfracombe to provide a combination of land and sea discovery adventures!

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Exploring Exmoor’s coast from a different angle

UNUSUAL NEWS

Last year I took out two delightful ladies from the USA who had come over to the UK on the Queen Mary and were staying at The Old Rectory Hotel in Martinhoe. We got along really well and kept in touch through social media. They said before they left that if they won the lottery they would come back to Exmoor and buy me!! Well, a few months ago, believe it or not, they actually won and guess what? They are coming back to Exmoor in August and have booked up 2 safari days with me. We will also try to see the Dark Sky of Exmoor and dance with the stars. I cannot wait to see them again.

NEW AND OPEN FOR BUSINESS

The new National Park Pavilion in Lynmouth will no doubt attract many visitors. The centre is a great point of information , offering interactive displays and even a theatre room. Visitors to the centre are also able to book their Exmoor safari with us with one of the helpful staff members at the Pavilion. The Coach House at Kentisbury Grange has a brand new kitchen in full view of the restaurant and we are looking forward to working closely with the team there. The new Moorish Farm Shop and Café has just opened on the western edge of Exmoor and is already proving a hit with locals thanks to excellent produce and service.

Celebrating Christel's birthday at The Coach House a few weeks ago

Celebrating Christel’s birthday at The Coach House a few weeks ago

NESTING NEWS

It’s so exciting to keep learning every day. Did you know, for instance, that the guillemot sea bird doesn’t actually build a nest for its eggs? It uses Exmoor’s cliff ledges to roll the eggs onto. The angle of the ledge as well the pear-shape of the egg holds them there. How amazing is that?

 

Exmoor cliff edge providing great nesting opportunities for guillemots

Exmoor cliff edge providing great nesting opportunities for guillemots

 

I wish you all a truly glorious spring and hope to take you out on a journey across Exmoor sometime!

Neil

 

Note from Exmoor4all:
Experience Exmoor are one of our valued Exmoor Club partners – members save 10% on their bookings. See our Exmoor Club website for details.

Kentisbury Grange – our latest Exmoor Club partner

Exmoor Club members receive 10% discount on all food and drink
taken in the Coach House Restaurant. 

Seasonal Offer: 

Special accommodation rate of £75 per room for two people including of bed and breakfast if booking and taking a three course dinner (10% discount applies). This offer is not available on Friday and Saturday evenings and is valid until Thursday 2nd May when it will be reviewed.

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Kentisbury Grange – where classic British heritage embraces contemporary luxuries with style, romance and informal elegance.

Beautifully restored to its distinguished best this fine Victorian country house hotel is an inspiring blend of glamour, history, nature and indulgence.

From the picture perfect setting in the idyllic North Devon countryside to the fantastic Coach House restaurant; from the quintessentially English charm to the relaxed and personable service, Kentisbury Grange is the ultimate chic retreat, romantic getaway and luxury country escape all rolled into one.

The Coach House is led by Thomas Carr, a talented young chef who was born and bred in Devon. He has gained an extensive knowledge of local produce and its importance while acting as Head Chef at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw when it was awarded its two Michelin stars. The restaurant’s seasonal menu is a reflection of Devon’s abundant harvest for which Thomas has sought out some of Devon’s premier farms and coastal waters to ensure quality will be at the forefront of all his perfectly executed dishes.

www.kentisburygrange.co.uk

Kentisbury Grange
Kentisbury, Barnstaple,
North Devon, EX31 4NL
United Kingdom

Hotel Reservations & Restaurant Bookings
reception@kentisburygrange.co.uk
+44 (0) 1271 882 295

It’s official: More Exmoor for less money

The Exmoor Club Card scheme has officially launched.  The media release has just gone out!  Feel free to spread the word – and if you are interested in becoming an agent or a partner, please get in touch. Click here to order your card!

 

More Exmoor for less – New Scheme launched

Exmoor Club Card offers great deals across Exmoor 

 

Exmoor.–  The Exmoor Club Card has been launched with great deals across Exmoor for locals and visitors alike.  Offers range from discounted entry at local attractions through to deals on accommodation, cookery classes and locally based online stores and even web design.

Exmoor Club Cards cost £25.00 per year. 10% of the amount raised will go into a special fund which will be used to pay for a special project or event on Exmoor.  Cards are available online at www.exmoorclub.co.uk and at a growing number of local outlets.

The card scheme is part of Exmoor4all which was set up by local events & PR company CultureLine earlier this year. Exmoor4all serves as platform where the public can share their photos, stories and experiences of Exmoor. So far, the website www.exmoor4all.com has had 13,000 hits and is being followed by people from all over the world, including a number of travel blogger who engage regularly with Exmoor4all.

“We are very grateful to all our partners for joining this very exciting scheme”, explained Elke Winzer, director of CultureLine Events & Publicity Ltd. “The response to Exmoor4all has been overwhelming, and we hope that the new card will help visitors and locals to make the most of what this beautiful part of the world has to offer.”

The National Trust’s Holnicote Estate is one of many Exmoor Club Card partners, offering 20% discount on purchases in the Selworthy Tea Room and NT shop. NT Knightshayes has come on board with a 2 for 1 offer on admission.  Exmoor Zoo is another local attraction involved; local providers like Exmoor Adventure and Experience Exmoor have also joined the scheme.  A regularly updated list of offers and deals is available at www.exmoorclub.co.uk.

For more information, please contact Elke at Cultureline Events&Publicity Ltd
on 0788 1504863 or send an email to
elke@cultureline.co.uk

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Date for the Diary: Exmoor TweetUp

LogoWe are looking forward to seeing loads of local businesses at the next Exmoor Tweet Up which will take place on Monday, 22 April 2013 at 11 am at The Culbone.

It is a casual affair, with loads of coffee and biscuits, and a great opportunity to meet people and to explore news ways of working together.  We are going to give everyone an update on Exmoor4all and Exmoor Club which is finally launching next week.  Participants will be able to buy the Club Card at the great introductory price of £20.00 with a validity of 18 months – cards usually cost £25.00 per annum.  We will donate 10% of all proceeds from the card sales to a fund which will pay for or towards a special project or event on Exmoor next year.

 

This is what people tweeted after the last networking event:

“I really enjoyed the tweet-up. I’m not sure how much I contribute to the local tourism industry, but it’s always interesting to meet new people, and talk about Exmoor.”

“We really enjoyed the #ExmoorTweetup – great to see so many people there. Thanks & look forward to next time!”

 “Enjoyed #ExmoorTweetUp this morning, great initiative. Thanks @exmoor4all and @theculbone for the opportunity!”

 “Lovely to see so many people at this great event – well done! Stayed on for an excellent lunch! Thnx”

 “Great turn out for #Exmoortweetup today. Arrived with 10 mins to spare, got the last parking space! Congrats to @Exmoor4all & @theculbone

Exmoor Club: It’s your story

We are delighted to welcome Itsyourstory as a partner to Exmoor Club which will be launched next week with brilliant offers and deals across Exmoor.

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Itsyourstory, based in the Exmoor village of Selworthy, would be delighted to offer Exmoor Club members a 15% discount across its range of books, clothes and cards. The company sells high-quality photo-personalised gifts for children. There are over twenty books to choose from for children aged one up to ten, each incorporating the child’s face into the illustrations and weaving information about them into the storyline. Check out the popular Dressing Up Box books, where the child is transformed into different characters or the SuperSox book for budding Superheroes of the Fairy Girl book for all fairy lovers. Visit www.itsyourstory.co.uk to find out more.

Club Card holders please email info@itsyourstory.co.uk for your unique voucher code entitling you to a 15% discount (excluding postage).