Hotel Entertainment

Entertainment – Bands, Comedians, Variety Shows And Much More

During the school holidays we present a variety of entertainment with children’s entertainers most evenings and on selected weekends from there is dancing to live music or the hotels regular Disco. The Washington Ballroom is one of Devon’s premier venues for dinner dance and cabaret evenings, and a full and varied programme is presented throughout the year. Please see our Facebook page for the latest lineup.

Variety shows ….

We have presented a a wide selection of these over the years with possibly unknown but especially strong acts these are justifiably becoming increasingly popular and have featured regularly. One of the more popular shows we have presented has beenThat’ll Be The Day which is a superb package which normally only appears in theatres.

Tribute bands….

Are especially well received and we have, and still do, present a whole range of these including , the absolutely superb East Coast Boys with “Big Girls Don’t Cry” a superb Franki Valli and the Four Seasons tribute show. Phil Fyers’s rendition of the hits of Frank Sinatra just has to be seen and heard, the superb Magic – “A Kind of Queen” and “Lets Move It” – Jimmy Jemain (Cliff Richard) with more to come.

Big bands…

Fans will know the Sid Lawrence Orchestra, Todd Miller and the Joe Loss Orchestra, Andy Ross and the Pasadena Roof Orchestra.


Lenny Henry, Frank Carson, Jimmy Cricket, and even Jethrohave all appeared at the Langstone Cliff Hotel.


Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk, Chris Barber and George Melly, all peers of the British Jazz scene have all appeared at the Langstone Cliff Hotel many times over the years. We are also pleased to present Jeremy Huggett (click here for details) presenting his own superb Jazz Weekend.


We have not quite managed the Beatles or the Stones but most other sixties bands have entertained us – Gerry and the Pacemakers, the Searchers, The Tremeloes, the Dooleys, The Fortunes and so on.