Gaia Spa featured in Sky One’s Delicious with Dawn French
Last September, Sky film crews took to the grounds of Boringdon Hall & Gaia Spa to film season three of the Sky One show, Delicious. Dawn French, Amelia Fox and the stars were shooting scenes for the hit TV show for one day only at Boringdon. Scenery from across Devon and south east Cornwall provided a backdrop to the series.
The Delicious Story
Business was booming at the Penrose Hotel (Pentillie Castle) but life wasn't set to run smoothly for Gina (Dawn French) and Sam (Emilia Fox). Penrose Hotel becomes a boiling pot full of drama when celebrity chef Leo (Iain Glen) dies suddenly and his wife Sam and ex-wife Gina inherit the business.
Gina’s estranged father rocked up and a new chef caused a stir. And, as Sam turned 40, she decided it was time for a shake-up so she opens her own spa (this is where we came in). Sam (Emilia Fox) is keen for Mason Elliot (Vincene Regan), a rapacious restaurateur from Leo’s past to invest in her new plan for a spa (this is where we came in) and Mason’s interest in the two women extend beyond business…
Crews also filmed at the former River Cottage restaurant in Plymouth’s Royal William Yard with many of the hotel scenes filmed around the Pentille Castle estate.
The first season of Delicious had an average audience of 1.87 million, makingit the most watched Sky 1 original drama in 2016.