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In the past decade, the bed and breakfast sector – which collectively contributes £2bn to the British economy – has experienced a true renaissance. Better technology and online marketing platforms have enabled a sector previously dependent on text-heavy directories and word of mouth, to compete for bookings on a national and international scale. B&Bs have reinvented themselves, bringing new levels of comfort, service and cuisine that regularly outscore larger establishments.

National B&B Week takes place on the eve of British Summer Time, as holidaymakers start to look ahead to the warmer weather and longer days.  B&Bs across the UK will be running very special offers through the week, ranging from upgrades and discounts to sumptuous afternoon teas, special breakfasts and treats such as free tickets to nearby attractions and tastings of local food and drink. And all of them will be offering their usual traditional welcome to the thousands of guests staying in a B&B that week.

Discover and get involved with the National B&B Week conversation: #BandBWeek


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  • “King prawn vindaloo and a boiled egg”.
  • “Chicken and salad with vegetables”.
  • “A plate of fried onions.”
  • “A bag of uncooked pasta and a jar of Lloyd Grossman tomato and garlic sauce” (which the guest then cooked inside the kettle in his room).
  • “Corn Flakes in Carling Lager.”
  • “Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs for the dog.”
  • “Five rashers of bacon in porridge.”
  • “Steak and Spaghetti.”
  • “Ribeye Steak and Chips.”
  • “A Curry omelette.”
  • “Eggs and Lea and Perrins Sauce”.
  • “Dry Weetabix.”
  • “Smoked Salmon and HP Sauce.”
  • “Scrambled egg on toast ‘with no egg’.”
  • “Yoghurt with pepper.”
  • “Weetabix spread with Marmite.”
  • “Muesli with no milk.”

Most unusual B&B names

  • The Blazing Donkey
  • The Curious Cabinet
  • The Wind in the Willows
  • Shananagens Guest House
  • San Diego Guest House
  • The Manhattan Blackpool
  • Tall Storeys

Fifteen most unusual requests from guests

  • To provide a set of spare false teeth as the guest had forgotten his!
  • To give him permission to wear gold hot pants to breakfast
  • To make the room noisy as it was too quiet and she couldn’t sleep. She was from New York.
  • To turn off all the Wi-Fi and broadband as the waves affect his thinking
  • To fill a bathtub full of beer
  • To organise a few German Shepherd dogs to carry their guests’ bags from the taxi to the apartment
  • To send 3 battery operated vibrators back!
  • To tear the toilet paper into separate pieces
  • To give them a room with a sea view. We don’t have a view of the sea!
  • To make the gulls quieten down
  • To scatter their parents’ ashes for them
  • To decorate the room in calming colours before their arrival
  • To return her husband’s Viagra, as she left it under the bed and needed it
  • To bring their own mattress
  • To arrange rose petals in a crude shape on the bed while they were at dinner


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