Four in a Bed
About the Show
B&B owners throw open their doors and take turns to stay with one another - and pay what they consider fair for their stay
Series 5 Summary
More B&B owners from around the country compete to be named the best value for money.
Episode 1 - The Flying Bull
The competition starts at The Flying Bull, Hampshire, with hosts Russell Theron and Chris Birkett.
Guest Sharon Parker feels let down by the lack of Wifi and phone reception in her room while Richard Lawson rather holds court over dinner before leaving mixed feedback on departure.
Episode 2 - The Victorian Villa
At the Victorian Villa in Hampton Hill, Middlesex, landlady Sharon Parker treats her guests to Victorian parlour games, including a whodunit play. But service at breakfast is sluggish.
Episode 3 - Ayah Villa Guest House
Faisal Malik and Wak Salim open the doors to their B&B in Cambridge and take their warring guests punting.
Episode 4 - The Elveden Inn
At the Elveden Inn in Suffolk, manager Richard Lawson and housekeeper Kerry Alcock think 'hospitality is all about performance'.
The guests discover that the estate is owned by Lord Iver, part of the Guinness family, who even makes an appearance to judge the pickle making contest.
Episode 5 - Payment Day
The hosts come together for one last time to find out what they've been paid and confront their critics over their feedback.
Sharon from The Victorian Villa asks Richard why he called her B&B a funeral parlour, while Richard counters by quizzing Sharon over her lengthy negative feedback form concerning his performance.
Episode 6 - Vale of Berkeley Guesthouse
Kicking off the competition are Harri and Claire Chiba of the Vale of Berkeley Guesthouse in Gloucestershire, who take their guests bird-watching at a nearby wetlands centre.
At feedback time the tears flow for Claire, and Harri is left wanting answers...
Episode 7 - Artist Residence
At Artist Residence in Penzance, Cornwall, couple Justin and Charlie provide quirky, art-filled rooms for their guests, but Blackpool veterans Craig and Alec Coleman think their room is too modern, while Stacey and Spencer Cullum find hair in the shower filter.
Over dinner things get heated when Harri persistently quizzes Justin over the way he runs his B&B, but the guests check out with positive feedback, leaving Justin wondering if he's misjudged Harri.
Episode 8 - Edenfield Guesthouse
Alec and Craig Coleman run the award-winning Edenfield Guesthouse in Blackpool, where Craig plans to reveal his cabaret-star alter-ego Cybil Du Vaux to his unsuspecting guests.
Craig's transformation into Cybil goes down a storm, even if Harri takes a while to realise there's something familiar about the 'lady' on stage...
Episode 9 - The New Inn
The New Inn at Portland in Dorset is run by publican husband and wife team Stacey and Spencer Cullum, who decide to show their guests a typical island activity - sandcastle building.
The unconventional breakfast hampers don't go down well with all the guests, and friendships are tested when it comes to feedback time.
Episode 10 - Payment Day
The competition culminates in Portland after a week of ups and downs around the country.
Things get tense when Stacey and Spencer question Blackpool boys Alec and Craig about their breakfast comments and Stacey can no longer hold back her frustration.
Episode 11 - The Old Stables
Nina Dodd and husband Andy welcome guests to their Scandinavian-style accommodation at The Old Stables, Somerset, where some guests are dubious about the no-shoes policy.
Episode 12 - Rigsby's Guest House
Second to host is Morris Cockman, who runs Rigsby's Guest House in Hertford. Morris's tattoos have previously raised eyebrows, while his attempt to entertain his guests at a local zoo isn't a hit with everyone.
There is also a hold up at breakfast, which is never a good thing.
Episode 13 - The Fairway
David and Erica Hensley, owners of The Fairway in Blackpool, bring some classic Blackpool fun to the mix as the group take on some local zombies in a horror walk. Meanwhile, Robin sustains his man-of-mystery reputation as intrigue builds about his B&B.
Episode 14 - Dent Station
Final host of the week is Robin Hughes of the converted Dent Station in the Yorkshire Dales. Robin organises a butchery competition, and high-end grub nearby, where a few home truths about the group dynamic are revealed.
Episode 15 - Payment Day
The B&Bers meet for one last time to find out what they've been paid and confront their critics. And some of Robin's petty marks over the week are thrown to the group for discussion.
Episode 16 - Black Lion
At the Black Lion at Halland near Lewes, host Nigel Fright takes his guests out for some salsa, where he impresses with his 'snake hips'. But a coffee shortage at breakfast causes concern.
Episode 17 - The Wheatsheaf
In Exning, near Newmarker, Ken Clutterbuck welcomes the B&B competitors to The Wheatsheaf. But Ken's sense of humour doesn't go down too well, particularly with guest Nigel.
Episode 18 - Sherwood Guesthouse
Super-sensitive Sherrill Tacy of the Sherwood Guesthouse in New Brighton takes her turn as host. And it's her breakfast that gives her the mixed reviews she's been dreading.
Episode 19 - Big Bear Lodge
The final hosts of the week are Mark and Rachael Dann of the ski lodge themed Big Bear Lodge in Shropshire, where an afternoon of canoeing raises a few laughs but also accusations of cheating.
Episode 20 - Payment Day
The B&B owners come together to confront their critics face-to-face, learn what their guests think their rooms are worth and find out who is going to be crowned best value.
Episode 21 - One 4
The latest competition starts at One 4 B&B in Cheltenham, where debonair host and part-time art dealer Nick Purchase hopes to paint his guests a picture on how to run the perfect B&B.
Nick's guests are Angie and Phil Sutcliffe, Gloria Barnett and Dave Goulding, and John Humberstone.
Nick proves his naked ambition with a life-drawing class for his guests, leaving Angie in fits of nervous giggles.
Episode 22 - Windy Bottom
Day two comes from the Windy Bottom B&B in Maidstone, hosted by Gloria Barnett and Dave Goulding, where an afternoon in the maze at Leeds Castle leads to all manner of dirty tricks.
Episode 23 - Jolly Carter
The third visit of the week is to the pub in Bolton run by Phil and Angie Sutcliffe. Despite Angie's nerves that the Jolly Carter's rooms won't measure up, room inspections go well. But what about the roller disco in the afternoon?
Episode 24 - Alexandra Hotel
John Humberstone hopes the scaffolding outside his 18-room B&B in Llandudno won't scupper his chances. But there's also a slip-up with towels and teabags to worry about, and then Gloria gets locked in the loo.
Episode 25 - Payment Day
It's time for the B&Bers to meet up to discuss the feedback that has been given and reveal the payments that have been made to determine who's the best value B&B.
Episode 26 - The Golf House
The latest competition launches on the Isle of Wight, at John and Sue Blakemore's Golf House.
Their guests and rivals for the week are Londoners Nick Tyrie and Layla Amini, John Graham from Blackpool and hostel-owners Victoria and David Sharrock. While breakfast is a big hit, a suspicious stain in the loo proves controversial.
Episode 27 - The New Inn
Nick Tyrie and his best friend Layla Amini welcome the guests to their pub in St. John's Wood, London.
Singer songwriter Layla reveals her Top of the Pops past and treats the guests to a performance. Unfortunately John and Sue Blakemore are left cold by their 'corporate and impersonal' room.
And do mountains of toast equal a five star breakfast?
Episode 28 - The Bunkroom
At the Bunkroom hostel in Chester David Sharrock is determined to prove hostelling is for everybody - even if his wife Victoria isn't convinced. So, it's bunkbeds and budget breakfast all round.
Episode 29 - The B and B
The last visit of the week is to John Graham's B&B in Blackpool, where an afternoon of ten pin bowling finds the competitive levels reaching fever pitch.
Episode 30 - Payment Day
The B&Bers meet one last time to find out what they've been paid and confront their critics face to face.
Episode 31 - Ye Olde Fighting Cocks
In Arnside, Cumbria, B&B rookies Tony Keates and Jeanette Hamer run Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, a pub with rooms.
The guests are captivated by the view, but less so by Tony's tales of business success... and a mouldy mattress.
Episode 32 - Westward Cottage
Dr Stephen Stanley-Little runs Westward Cottage, a relaxed country cottage in Hadleigh, Suffolk.
Stephen takes the guests on a historic village tour that leaves a bored Garry and Sophie plotting their escape, while Stephen's relaxed approach to breakfast drives Tony and Jeanette spare.
Episode 33 - Roulotte Retreat
Bohemian couple Avril Berry and Alan Fraser of Roulotte Retreat in Melrose on the Scottish borders are third to host.
The unique gypsy caravans are not to everyone's liking and the yoga class fails to calm the tensions rising within the group.
Episode 34 - The Elgin Hotel
The final visit of the week is to The Elgin Hotel in Blackpool, where manager Garry Lloyd and the owner's daughter, Sophie Seddon, want to show that their 89-room establishment can deliver the personal touch.
The hosts lay on a tap-dancing class ending with a surprise performance at the iconic Grand Theatre. But a mix up with the breakfast orders doesn't put the guests in the best of moods come feedback time.
Episode 35 - Payment Day
The B&B'ers come together for one last time to find out what they've been paid and to settle some scores.
Episode 36 - Shelley Guest House
The latest competition starts at Shelley Guest House in Aberystwyth, where husband and wife team Julian and Anna Maria Shelley hope to win the B&B crown by providing an old school form of entertainment, some Spanish cuisine and a monumental continental breakfast.
Episode 37 - Ixworth
The second visit of the competition is to the five star Ixworth House in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, where owners John and Sharyn Snell are quietly confident.
While John reveals his hidden talents at dinner, his performance at breakfast the next morning proves hard to digest for some of the guests.
Episode 38 - The Georgian House and Mews
Day three of the competition takes place in York, where part time panto dame Graham Smith runs The Georgian House and Mews and takes his guests back in time with a Nordic test of strength in the afternoon.
At supper, Graham is lyrical and Hazel has romance on her mind, and at breakfast the guests fend for themselves until Graham makes a show stopping appearance.
Episode 39 - The George Hotel
The George Hotel in Orton, Cumbria, is the venue for the fourth visit of the week. Owner Hazel Mcaleese takes her guests for a spot of fishing, where Graham takes the opportunity to give everyone a lesson in innuendo.
Episode 40 - Payment Day
It's Payment Day and time for the B&Bers to face the music as they find out what they've been paid...
Episode 41 - The Angel Inn
The competition starts at the Angel Inn in Wangford, Suffolk, where husband and wife publicans Peter and Christine hope to win over their guests with their 'Kiwi hospitality'.
The hosts tee off the competitive spirit with a round of golf, and, over dinner, thespian Peter performs to the amazement of the group.
Episode 42 - Moaps Farm
It's Day 2 and the competition has moved to Moaps Farm in Dane Hill, East Sussex, where Lesley Miller hopes her guests will be charmed by her laid back approach.
On arrival the group are blown away by the view, but at breakfast, Lesley's casual approach leads to chaos.
Episode 43 - Jabajak
The third visit of the week takes the B&B'ers to Jabajak in Carmarthenshire, Wales, where sisters Lorraine Lloyd and Amanda Stuart-Robson host in their vineyard and restaurant B&B.
The group are set the task of attempting to herd local Welsh sheep, and 'sheep whisperer' Lesley comes into her own.
Episode 44 - Clarendon Royal
The last visit of the competition is to the Clarendon Royal in Gravesend, Kent, where owner Les Woollends and his head chef Lesz Zajak want to dazzle their guests.
On arrival, the guests are suitably impressed, but Lesley Miller suspects the champagne truffles and fruit bowl are a ploy to win her over.
Episode 45 - Payment Day
It's time for the B&Bers to face the music as they find out what they've been paid...
Episode 46 - The Union Inn
At the Union Inn in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, owner Olivia Adams and best friend Rebecca Nugent hope youth will be on their side. But the funky wallpaper and the gnomes, some competitive raft building and 'hairgate' cause tensions among their guests.
Episode 47 - Shoreside Inn
Couple Andy Steele and Jo Ratje run the Shoreside Inn in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight, where the quality of the rooms receives rave reviews. But some jungle-themed face painting causes a spat, and breakfast doesn't scale the heights expected.
Episode 48 - KirriBilli
The third visit is to the KirriBilli guesthouse in Newquay, Cornwall, where Raj Odedra happily caters for stag and hen parties and can't wait to get the party started.
Five-star loving Jackie is horrified by the prospect of sleeping in a bunk bed, and all the guests gang up on Raj in a game of tug of war.
Episode 49 - Elysian Fields
The final visit is to the Elysian Fields in Helston, Cornwall, run to a high standard by hotel aficionado Jackie Burchell, who lays on wine and personalised lollipops.
Episode 50 - Payment Day
The B&Bers to come face to face for the final time, to discover what they've been paid and settle their differences.
The Union Inn and the Shoreside Inn owners are both keen to settle a few things concerning their breakfast.
Episode 51 - Hazels Roost
The first B&B of the week is Hazels Roost in Bainbridge, Yorkshire, where Lithuanian-raised host Millie Bussey hopes her years working on cruise ships will mean the competition is all plain sailing.
An afternoon of bowls gets the competitive juices flowing, and the next morning, one of the guest's young son attempts to entertain the guests with a magic show.
Episode 52 - Rhandregynwen Hall
At Rhandregynwen Hall in Llanymynech, even host Mark Johannsen and his friend Amos Bell have trouble with the B&B's name.
The competition revs up with some dirt buggy racing, and in the morning Mark feels the heat as blunders with the breakfast orders put him on the back foot.
Episode 53 - Smart and Simple
The third visit is to the Smart and Simple hotel in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, where owner Simon Colbran and his assistant manager Rebecca Heasman want their rivals to agree 'the rooms are smart, and that's simple'.
Ex-footballer Simon takes his guests for a good kicking on the pitch, but ends up with egg on his face after an early pratfall. At dinner, Cathy's joke about Lithuanian-raised Millie's accent leaves her fuming.
Episode 54 - Pearfield
The final visit of the week is to Pearfield B&B in Petersfield, where owner Cathy Robinson and her son Alex want to win over their guests with a home from home experience.
Tennis club champion Cathy takes her guests for a knockabout, but while she wins over her guests with her patience, it's guest Simon who emerges victorious.
Episode 55 - Payment Day
It's the final day, and the B&Bers meet for the last time to discuss their feedback forms and see how much they've been paid. With low scoring and hurt feelings, there's plenty of tension before the winner is revealed.
Episode 56 - The Avenue
At The Avenue at Brockhall Village, feisty owners Margaret Lofthouse and Janet Sutton hope their B&B is right up everyone's street.
Liz Hall and Colin Eadie find an unwanted visitor in their toilet, and a lack of decaff tea upsets llama-loving Mary and Graham Walker.
Episode 57 - Llama's Pyjamas
The second visit of the week brings the B&Bers to the Llama's Pyjama's in Cumbria, where owners Mary and Graham Walker hope their beloved llamas will charm the guests.
On arrival not everyone is blown away by their themed bedrooms, and an afternoon of llama trekking leads to some interesting comparisons between the animals and the guests.
Episode 58 - The Kallacliff Hotel
On its third day the competition moves to Newquay, Cornwall, where lovebirds Liz Hall and Colin Eadie welcome their guests to their seaside accommodation, The Kallacliff Hotel.
The location goes down a treat as the B&Bers find the views are to die for, but it doesn't take long for Mary and Graham to start finding fault.
Episode 59 - One 4 Two
The fourth visit of the week brings the competition to the One 4 Two B&B in Bude, Cornwall, run by owner Kathy Lawrence and best friend Gabby Mottershead.
After much speculation, there are mixed reactions on arrival, and guests Janet and Margaret struggle just to get through the door.
Episode 60 - Payment Day
It's the final day of the competition and everyone meets to discuss their feedback forms, open their payment envelopes and crown a winner.
Mary and Graham of the Llamas Pyjamas B&B are disappointed by comments about their beloved beasts, while Liz and Hall from The Kallacliff Hotel are unimpressed by remarks about the standard of their rooms.
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