For the first few years of running my B&B I offered evening meals to guests. They were more popular than I expected. We don’t have a pub or restaurant within walking distance and not everyone wants to drive in the evening ( though our guests can get the train down to neighbouring towns for an evening meal ) However it was very time consuming and I was spending most evenings in the kitchen and dining room. This was after a day getting up early to cook breakfast and cleaning rooms. I’d given up a 9-5 job with weekends off to work a 70 hour week 🤔I now offer platters for guests. They’re very popular. I’m doing 3 this week. I offer a ploughman’s, local cheese, smoked salmon, vegetarian / vegan. I leave the platter in the guest room fridge, along with a sliced loaf of homemade granary bread and butter. I pre slice the loaf and put it under a glass dome so it stays fresh. This is the local cheese platter. I’m not licensed so I can’t sell or give wine to guests, but they can bring their own. I leave both wine and champagne glasses and a corkscrew in the room. I charge £25 for 2 people. I don’t really make money of them but it’s an added extra which guests appreciate … See MoreSee Less
Four in a Bed
Should you and your B&B go on a TV show?
Many of you will have watched the Channel 4 Programme “Four in a Bed”. For those of you that haven't. It's a competition based programme with 5 episodes
How to buy the best beds for a B&B
On my B&B course, I'm often asked how to buy the best beds for a B&B. Should you should buy double, king size, super king size, twin, firm, medium, mattress topped etc?
Unless you offer guests an evening meal, breakfast is probably the only meal that guests will experience at your B&B and the promise of a well cooked Full English is one of the reasons people choose a B&B over a hotel.