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We thought we’d weigh into the debate over South Devon’s best fudge by submitting four of the leading contenders to a blind test taste in our Salcombe office.

Yes, we know what you’re thinking – it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!

Unusually incorporating the fine church of St Petrox, the castle saw action during the Civil War, and continued in service right up until the Second World War.

Successive up-dating included the Victorian 'Old Battery' with its remounted heavy guns, guardrooms and maze of passages to explore.

We arrived and were greeted by Sonya with a card (I was pregnant) and a room upgrade which was fab huge, clean room with a massive bed!

We had dinner at the hotel on the first night excellent food scallops, followed by duck and gammon and sticky toffee pud for dessert totally yummy! Sunday night dinner, bed & breakfast, 2 rounds of golf on the 18 hole Championship course, unlimited golf on the Dartmouth course and unlimited access to the Dartmouth Spa. It’s our way of saying thank you every month for visiting us at The Dartmouth Spa Book now.

On your doorstep, you’ll find boutique shops and galleries, fantastic pubs, cafés and restaurants, spectacular walking routes, and an array of coastal and river cruises.

The choice for visitors is extensive, both in terms of the varieties available and the number of brands.

Everyone has their favourite flavour, and people return year after year to enjoy their customary chunk of ‘cherry Bakewell’ or slab of ‘strawberries and cream’.

Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year. During the past 10 years, our commercial income has doubled and we have raised nearly £60m in donated income.

Locally-made clotted cream fudge is a South Devon speciality to rank alongside crab sandwiches and cream teas.