Proud to sponsor the 2016 City to Sea Marathon and Ultra-marathon!

The City to Sea Marathon & Ultra-marathon– Saturday 3rd Sept 2016

Exeter to Babbacombe Downs

Will you take on the 26.5 Mile Marathon along riverside paths, country lanes, tough but stunning coast path, woods, the famous Sea Wall at Dawlish and much more?

Starting at Exeter Riverside park the route heads past Powderham Castle, around Cockwood harbour, along through Dawlish and Teignmouth on the Sea Wall, before joining the South West Coast Path towards Torquay for the final tough 6.66 miles to Babbacombe Downs, simply stunning.

Each finisher gets one of our amazing medals, a technical running top and free fish & chips from Hanbury’s Famous Fish and Chips

There is also a 55 Mile Ultramarathon form those wanting a bigger challenge, which also starts from Exeter and heads to the finish at Babbacombe, but also takes in Cockington Village, Brixham and Berry Head before heading to Torquay Harbour and a final climb to the finish line.

Team Relay options available on both the Marathon and Ultra-marathon.

The finish line also plays host to the THHN Festival of Fun, with a live music marquee, bar, food stalls, stalls, childrens games and more, something for all the family. The Festival of Fun starts at 10am and live music is from Midday until 9pm.

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The City to Sea is organised by THHN – Torbay Holiday Helpers Network, just by entering you are helping THHN give families affected by serious illness and bereavement a free fun filled memory-making holiday.

City to Sea 53

THHN City to Sea 53 – Saturday 5th September 2015

We are proud to sponsor THHN’s City to Sea 53 event!



Which challenge will you take on?

The City to Sea 53, a 53 Mile Ultra Marathon

The City to Sea 23, a 23 Mile Run

The City to Sea 23, a 23 Mile Walk

The challenging routes will take you along country lanes, up and over cliff tops, along riverside paths, along beaches, into woodland and more.

Team Relay options now added will your team be the first to win the City to Sea Team Trophy.

The City to Sea 53 Mile Ultra starts from Exeter Quayside and winds its way to Berry Head in Brixham before heading to Torquay and finally up to Babbacombe Downs for the finish line and event village.

The City to Sea 23 Mile run or walk starts from Exeter Quayside and takes a more direct but still very scenic route to Babbacombe Downs and the event village.

On Babbacombe Downs there will be the event village, with finish line, information point, race HQ, live music, family entertainment, stalls, games and more. It will be a fun day out for all the family, open to all.

The THHN City to Sea events are being organised by Torbay Holiday Helpers Network, all profts from the events go towards helping families, our aim is to not only put on a first class event but to raise funds so we can give more families affected by serious illness and bereavement memories to treasure forever. It is not a requirement of entry to fundraise for us, but if you would like to that would be fantastic.


Do we have a Finish Line event for you all?

The THHN Festival of Fun is being held on Babbacombe Downs at the Finish Line, fun for everyone. What better way for friends and families to enjoy the day while waiting for you to finish.

Then when you have finished enjoy your free Hanbury’s Famous Fish and Chips on the Downs, while listening to the great Music acts we have lined up for you.

THHN Charity Variety Show!




This fantastic event has been organised in aid of THHN. As mentioned on the poster, tickets are available from Robert Vaughn and you can now also buy them at THHN Memory Makers Charity Shop in St Marychurch, and at the Rainbow International Hotel on Belgrave Road, Torquay. It’s going be a brilliant night, tickets are selling fast so get them quick before it’s too late!

Purple Angel Memory Cafe opens in Torquay


THE first Purple Angel Memory Cafe opened yesterday at Barton Baptist Church in Torquay. David Hanbury was invited to open the cafe which he was delighted to do. Hanbury’s is part of The Purple Angel campaign and staff are trained to be dementia aware.

Set up by Norman ‘Norrms’ McNamara, the cafe is part of the The Purple Angel campaign established in 2013 by Norrms, who was diagnosed with dementia in his early 50s.

After experiencing discrimination himself, he vowed no person suffering from dementia should be treated like he had been and set about raising awareness.

Norrms said: “The best time was had yesterday at the new Memory Cafe and we played some great games. There was ‘play your cards right’ and ‘questions on a beach ball’, both excellent inclusion games. A singalong also took place, provided by the wonderfully talented Peter Dell. It was a brilliant afternoon.

“For future weeks we have word games, quizzes, board games, skittles, jenga and so much more to look forward to. If anyone else wants to set up a Purple Angel Memory Cafe please get in touch.”

The cafe will be open from 1.30pm to 3.30pm every Saturday, except for the first Saturday in the month.



Mark Jenkins from Channel 4′s The Hotel comes to visit!

Mark Jenkins, from Channel 4′s The Hotel series popped in to see us a couple of months ago! He brought his lovely mother in for fish and chips, as we are her favourite restaurant in Torbay! They thoroughly enjoyed their meals and were full of life and very friendly! Channel 4′s film crew were also there filming their time at Hanbury’s so be sure to look out for the episode which is due to be aired between January-February 2015! Mark even let us take a photo with him! We look forward to welcoming him and his mum back soon!


Christmas Fish and Chips for Torbay Hospital’s Louisa Cary Children’s Ward!


On Christmas eve, Dave Hanbury and 2 of his staff members Abi and Jaimee brought 28 portions of fish and chips and 48 Salcombe Dairy Ice Cream tubs up to the Louisa Cary Ward at Torbay Hospital for the doctors, nurses and staff. Dave also donated a large teddy which will be used to auction off and raise money for the ward in the near future.  We hoped to bring some christmas cheer! Thank you to Chris Wills for all her help. We are pleased to support the Louisa Cary Ward and know they do fantastic work with the children.

Food Intolerance’s and Allergies

On 13 December, new legislation (the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation 1169/2011) requires food businesses to provide allergy information on food sold unpackaged, in for example catering outlets, deli counters, bakeries and sandwich bars.

We now have a full list of all our products in both Take-Away and restaurant which provide information on which allergens they may or may not contain. We keep these in accessible folders and these are available for our customers at any time should they need to check. Just ask a member of staff for further information.

Hanbury’s are proudly sponsoring Riviera United!

We are proud to sponsor a local Football Club and look forward to working with them in the near future!

We will be posting their fixtures and news regularly on our social media and website.

For up to date fixtures, please follow this website:

Riviera United is a South Devon League Football Club. The club was formed in 2010 and started playing in division 6 of the SDFL. The club started life playing their home fixtures at Clennon Valley in Paignton and in the second season managed to secure a pitch switch to the Whiterock playing fields in Paignton between Long Road and Windy Corner. The club has a close connection with the Hookhills Community Centre, where the team regularly socialises using the snooker table, skittles alley and bar.

In an annual spectacle and highlight of the Riviera Utd calander, the H.C.C provide a team of veterans/ringers to challenge the Rivi team in an 11 a-side charity match, which normally ends in a BBQ and plenty of refreshments.

Riviera United are always on the look out for new players who want to be part of a great social and footballing club, if you are interested please contact us on the details provided on the website:



Rowcroft takes over Hanbury’s Restaurant

Great fun and delicious fish and chips were had by all last month when Rowcroft were given the entire Hanbury’s Restaurant for the evening.

Hanbury’s staff were there to cook and serve their famous, award-winning fish and chips to a restaurant packed full of people who had bought tickets to this very special fundraising event. Guests enjoyed a 2-course meal, an auction and grand raffle, all of which raised £1434 during the course of the evening.

The event was organised by Nigel and Elizabeth Timbrell who put on many events to raise money for Rowcroft. They said “We were delighted with how the event at Hanbury’s went.  Lots of great food, a lovely atmosphere and a wonderful amount raised for Rowcroft.  We would like to thank David, all his staff and everyone who came along that evening for making it the success that it was”.  Nigel added “I’d also like to thank everyone who donated our various raffle and auction prizes including Finlake Holiday Park.” Nigel is Chairman of the Babbacombe and St Marychurch Friends branch of Rowcroft which has fund raised over £10,000 so far this year alone.

David Hanbury said “We like to link up with Rowcroft to put on fundraising events when we get the chance. It is such a vital part of our community. Although lots of people know about Rowcroft, there are still many who do not know what they do and the team at Hanbury’s like to support it whenever we can. We had a lovely evening in great company.” He added “Nigel and Elizabeth are tireless Rowcroft volunteers and do a really wonderful job. They put on many events throughout the year and I was delighted to be able to help out again with this one.” As well as the evening for Rowcroft Hanbury’s also hosts various other fundraising events throughout the year and is planning an event next February for the Torbay Hospital League of Friends.

Fifty-three people attended the evening with local celebrities, the Krankies, also supporting this special event and helping out with the auction.

Hanbury’s has undergone a huge refurbishment programme this year including the installation of a brand new kitchen in the Restaurant which means that customers, both in the restaurant and takeaway, are being served much more quickly. David said “We’ve had lots of positive comments about the refurbishment works. The new kitchen is working really well, people seem to appreciate the new, lighter décor and Hanbury’s has had a real spruce up in 2014. With the new additions to our menu as well we’ve had a terrific year and are feeling very positive about the future.”

In the meantime, Nigel and Elizabeth are busy planning more Rowcroft fundraising events including a special 2-course sizzling evening meal at the Babbacombe Inn on Wednesday 4 February. For more information or to book call Nigel on 01803 315634 or e-mail him at

Fundraising total at this year’s Music Festival tops £10,000

The annual Hanbury’s Fish and Chips on the Downs Music Festival event in the Babbacombe Festival Marquee this June raised a staggering £10,480.81. David Hanbury, who organises the event said “I am absolutely delighted with the amount of money that was raised this year.  As always, this is a team effort and we’ve had enormous support from sponsors, groups and individuals without whom we couldn’t hope to reach such an amazing total.”

All the money raised has gone to David’s chosen charity, the Torbay Holiday Helpers Network (THHN) which is a Babbacombe based charity. The THHN gives free holidays to families who have seriously ill and bereaved children, recently bereaved families, couples who have lost a child and to families who have a terminally ill parent and it is a charity that David is particularly keen to support.  He said “The work that Luke Tillen and his team do is so important and I’m only too pleased to help provide holidays for more wonderful families here in South Devon.  The team at THHN are lovely to work with and their Fundraising Manager, Brian Lewis, deserves special mention for his tireless work helping make the day a success co-ordinating all the volunteers, attending planning meetings and generally helping out wherever required.”

Hundreds of people attended this year’s event and were treated to a line-up that included the Stone Angels, Land of the Giants, Shamrock, Ollie Stephens, a special appearance by the Krankies and headline act, Mama Stones House Band, featuring Phoebe Ions.

Sponsors of this year’s event included Boyce Hatton Solicitors, Babbacombe Garage, Riviera Mortgages, The Babbacombe Inn, The Buccaneer Inn, Angels Tea Rooms, The Rotary Club of Babbacombe and St Marychurch and Child Friendly Matters.  The event itself consisted of ten hours of fantastic live music.  David said “I thought the line-up we had this year was really fantastic and I have to thank Anais Hay who handled all of the bookings and finer details behind the scenes.  I’m also incredibly grateful, of course, to all the Hanbury’s staff who worked so hard serving over one thousand portions of fish and chips on the day.  I’m very lucky to have such a great team here at Hanbury’s.”


Hanbury’s Fish and Chips on the Downs was the finale of this year’s five days of Babbacombe Festival Marquee activities which, as well as supporting the THHN, also had events which raised money for Rowcroft Hospice, CLIC Sargent, the Poppy Appeal and End Polio Now.  David added “Particular thanks must go to Martyn Strange who, for many years now, has provided the spectacular Babbacombe Festival Marquee as well as co-ordinating a selection of events that have been enjoyed by hundreds of people and raised such a lot of money for the various charities supported by the Festival.”

The 2014 Festival was blessed with fantastic summer sun throughout and Babbacombe Downs was full of people enjoying both the weather and the atmosphere at all of the events which also included the Torbay Armed Forces Day which saw crowds lining the street to celebrate with Armed Forces past and present.

David said “Overall this year was definitely the best year we’ve ever had.  There was a lovely atmosphere throughout and it was really wonderful to see so many people enjoying what was on offer. Babbacombe Downs is a superb location and what happens up there during Festival week introduces lots of new people to this spectacular location.”

The Festival website now has a gallery of pictures so you can re-live all the goings-on from June 2014.