Tricia’s Blog

Saturday 2nd November2019

Sorry, but it has been some time since we updated this blog

It is now the end of the season for us but the weather has been warm of late but evenings have now got a chill to them. As you can imagine lots of things have been going on but we seem to have had our heads down with the B&B.

Having decided to take on Booking.com last year we have never been so busy. Especially as visitors through booking.com are mainly one nighters. We have been on a bit of a learning curve with them even though we have been doing B&B for so many years.

However, we have had some of our regular and very nice guests staying and it is always good to welcome them as old friends. We are very pleased when they comment that things are as good as ever which is a real compliment as that is what we try hard to achieve.

On her last appearance the Quality in Tourism assessor commented very favourably when once again awarding us a Four Star gold award rating together with a good breakfast award. Apparently we “scored” enough to have qualified for a five star rating! However the cost of grading keeps escalating so we decided not to renew. It seems as if grading recognition is not so important these days as is Trip Advisor and Booking.com reviews who have both graded us “exceptional”.

They are very nearly ready with the complete refurbishment of the Feathers Inn at the bottom of the road, and the staff they need are ostensibly all in place. The new General Manager called round the other afternoon and informed us they will be opening on Wednesday 13th November. Meals will be  “traditional country style fare”, whatever that means in practice!

When all this happens, it is our intention to discontinue our “Tricia’s Kitchen Suppers”. These have gone down very well with our guests, but they are a lot of hard work and we are not getting any younger! However we intend to not discontinue these altogether if any of our guests really, really, want one of our suppers notwithstanding the availability of the Feathers just down the road.

We are still open up towards Christmas, so why not come and treat yourselves to a quiet few days away.
You will be made very welcome.

PS. You will see we have now included some useful links to the most popular attractions under our “What’s On ” section so that you can more easily look up what is going on, as this time of year there are different opening hours to those in the summer.

 

 

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