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Summer bridge in the Devonshire countryside

8th - 12th July 2021

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Retreat to the stunning Devonshire countryside on this summer holiday, based just a short stroll away from the picturesque town of Tiverton.
  • Bridge directed by Colin Simcox and hosted by Christine & Stewart MacFarlane
  • 4 nights at the highly recommended Best Western Tiverton
  • Beautifully light and spacious Bridge room
  • Complimentary use of the local leisure centre’s facilities including gym and swimming pool
  • Plenty to explore nearby including Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks
  • Ideal for golfers with an 18-hole course nearby

Club Standard Bridge

This holiday is a club standard bridge holiday licensed by the EBU (English Bridge Union) with Masterpoints awarded and duplimated boards used. We have recently introduced electronic scoring to our holidays and hand records are also provided. Our qualified & experienced directors construct a programme of interesting seminars and varied bridge sessions to offer variety during each holiday.

Summer bridge in the Devonshire Countryside

Join Colin Simcox on this summer Bridge holiday in the heart of the delightful Devonshire countryside. Lying in the Exe Valley, the market town of Tiverton is a gateway to both Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, and when not playing Bridge there’s plenty to explore. 

The historic Grade one, Bicton Botanical Gardens have been conferred with the highest conservation status by English Heritage. Knightshayes Court, a fine Victorian House belonging to the National Trust is worthy of a visit, as is Powderham Castle, which has been the family home of the Earl of Devon for over 600 years. Golfers will appreciate the 18-hole course at Tiverton, considered one of Devon’s finest parkland courses.

We’ll be staying in the comfortable Best Western Hotel, which is just a pleasant stroll from Tiverton’s picturesque town centre. It is highly recommended on Trip Advisor, with a certificate of excellence, as well as with our own First for Bridge and Arena Rail guests who praised the excellent dining, and welcoming staff. We play Bridge in a beautifully light and spacious bridge room, and guests can enjoy the comfortable bar area with sofas and armchairs, ideal for gathering before and after bridge sessions.

Your Accommodation

Best Western Tiverton


Set in two and a half acres of mature gardens on the edge of the delightful market town of Tiverton, the Best Western Hotel is ideally located being just 7 miles from Tiverton train station and with public transport links close by.  The hotel’s Gallery Restaurant serves a full English breakfast with locally sourced produce. Dinner is a 3-course carvery-style menu with a choice of starters served at the table, buffet-style main course, and choice of desert from the desert table with tea or coffee. Drinks can be enjoyed in the hotel’s comfortable bar. There is complimentary parking on site with electric car charge point, and hotel guests have complimentary use of the pool and gym at the nearby Exe Valley Leisure Centre in Tiverton.

Room Facilities & Amenities


  • En-suite bathroom featuring bath with shower over
  • Heating
  • Flat screen Satellite TV with iPod docking
  • Hairdryer
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Telephone
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Iron & ironing board

Please note: The bedrooms are situated on the ground and first floor. There is no lift to the bedrooms on first floor which is accessed by approx. 20 steps, so please advise us if you require a ground floor room.