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B&B owners throw open their doors and take turns to stay with one another - and pay what they consider fair for their stay

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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 7 Summary

B&B compete to be named the best value for money.

  • Episode 1 - From The Flying Bull to Elveden Inn

    Starting in Hampshire at The Flying Bull, run by partners Russell Theron and Chris Birkett, the competition gets off to a flying start. But when things move to Sharon Parker's Victorian Villa in Hampton Hill, the negative reaction to her themed rooms takes her close to the edge.

    In Cambridge at Faisal Malik and Wak Salim's Ayah Villa Guest House, tensions previously simmering in the group bubble to the surface.

    But nothing can prepare the group for Sharon's reaction to the final B&B: The Elveden Inn in Suffolk, run by Richard Lawson and his housekeeper Kerry Alcock, where pet hair gets right up her nose.

  • Episode 2 - From Vale Berkeley Guesthouse to The New Inn

    The competition begins in Gloucestershire at The Vale Berkley Guesthouse, run by Harri and Claire Cheber, where functional magnolia rooms are the order of the day.

    But the guests are in for something completely different when they head to Penzance and The Artist's Residence run by twenty-somethings Justin Salisbury and Charlie Newie.

    When they head to Blackpool to visit B&B veterans Craig and Alec Coleman at Edenfield Guesthouse, tensions in the group begin to surface, and finally boil over at the last B&B, The New Inn at Portland in Dorset, run by Spencer and Stacey Tulum, where harsh words are exchanged.

  • Episode 3 - From The Old Stables to Dent Station

    The competition kicks off in Minehead where, at The Old Stables B&B, owners Nina and Andy Dodd hope to impress with their Nordic-styled rooms.

    But nothing can prepare them for the five-star offering at Rigsby's Guesthouse in Hertford, managed by Morris Cockman, where frictions amongst the B&B-ers start to surface.

    When they all head to Blackpool to stay with Erica and David Hensley at The Fairway, David jeopardises the visit with his absence at breakfast.

    At the final B&B, Dent Station in Cumbria run by Robin Hughes, Morris makes an alarming discovery.

  • Episode 4 - From The Black Lion to The Big Bear Ldge

    Things get underway in East Sussex where Nigel Fright runs the Black Lion at Halland. Tensions immediately surface between Nigel and the second hosts of the week, Ken Clutterbuck, and housekeeper Ginny Trow, who run The Wheatsheaf in Exning.

    Things continue to escalate between Ken and Nigel at the second visit but when the guests head to Merseyside to stay with Cheryl Casey and her daughter-in-law Hayley Cotton at The Sherwood Guesthouse, the focus is on the very nervous and tearful Cheryl.

    The final B&B is The Big Bear Lodge in Shropshire, run by Mark and Rachel Dann.

  • Episode 5 - From One4 to the Alexandra Hotel

    Things get underway in Cheltenham, where Nick Purchase runs the One4 Boutique Hotel. His four-star gold rooms may impress but nothing can prepare the guests for the décor at Dave Golding and Gloria Barnett's Windy Bottom B&B in Maidstone.

    Tensions mount, as the stay is not a breeze for everyone.

    When the guests head to Bolton to stay at The Jolly Carter with Phil and Angie Sutcliffe, it's Angie's hosting style that leaves some far from jolly.

    The final B&B is The Alexandra Hotel in Llandudno, run by minister John Humberstone. It may be a work in progress, but John's rooms leave the guests wanting more.

  • Episode 6 - From the Golf House to

    The competition tees off at the Golf House on the Isle of Wight, owned by John and Sue Blakemore.

    Next it's Nick and Layla's turn to host at The New Inn in St John's Wood in London. Most guests are impressed, but John and Sue are left cold by their 'corporate and impersonal' room.

    The third visit is to the Bunkroom hostel in Chester where David Sharrock is determined to prove hostelling is for everybody, even if his wife Victoria isn't convinced.

    The last visit of the week is to The B and B Blackpool, where owner John is a B&B rookie.

  • Episode 7 - Ye Olde Fighting Cocks to The Elgin Hotel

    B&B newbies Tony Keates and Jeanette Hamer are first to host, at Ye Olde Fighting Cocks in Arnside in Cumbria. Their guests are captivated by the view, but fellow B&Ber Garry Lloyd is less taken by what he thinks is mould on his mattress.

    Next to host is Dr Stephen Stanley-Little, owner of Westward Cottage in Hadleigh in Suffolk. While Avril Berry and Alan Fraser are thrilled by its quirky appeal, business-minded couple Tony and Jeannette don't like the standards of cleanliness and decide to roll up their sleeves and take urgent action.

    The third hosts are bohemian couple Avril and Alan who own Roulotte Retreat in Melrose, in the Scottish Borders.

    The final visit is to The Elgin Hotel in Blackpool where manager Garry LLoyd and owner's daughter Sophie Seddon want to show their 89 room establishment can deliver the personal touch.

  • Episode 8 - From The Shelley Guesthouse to The George Hotel

    The competition kicks off in Aberystwyth, Wales, where keen owners Julian and Anna Maria Shelley run the Shelley Guest House. Their guests though are less than enthusiastic about the noisy pipes and continental breakfast.

    Next up is John and Sharyn Snell's five-star Ixworth House in Bury St Edmunds. Everything here is immaculate until there's a breakfast breakdown.

    The B&Bers then head to Graham Smith's Georgian House and Mews in York where there are Viking battle cries and a gossiping guest.

    The last stop is the George Hotel in Orton, Cumbria, where owner Hazel McAleese reveals her love of the lucre but is then forced to face some home truths.

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    Episode 9 - From Angel Inn to the Clarendon Royal Hotel

    At the Angel Inn, Wangford, Suffolk, Kiwi couple Peter and Christine White offer up some down-under hospitality.

    Next is Moap's Farm in Danehill, East Sussex, where Lesley Miller has a laissez-faire approach to cleaning, cooking and accommodation.

    The competitors then head to Jabajak in Carmarthenshire, Wales. Here sisters Lorraine Lloyd and Amanda Stuart-Robson run a tight ship until they try sheep herding for their afternoon activity.

    The last visit is to Gravesend, Kent, where the Clarendon Royal Hotel, where Les Woollends plans a fun afternoon of cocktails.

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    Episode 10 - From Union Inn to Elysian Fields

    The competition begins at the Union Inn in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The guests then head across the island to Shanklin where Andy Stein and Jo Rachy run the Shoreside Inn. A heated argument breaks out during the afternoon and breakfast leaves them cold.

    The third visit is to Raj's Kirribilli Guesthouse in Newquay, Cornwall. Last is the Elysian Fields B&B in Helston, Cornwall where Jackie Burchell showers her guests with gifts including personalised lollies.

Four in a Bed synopsis

B&B owners throw open their doors and take turns to stay with one another - and pay what they consider fair for their stay

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From Angel Inn to the Clarendon Royal Hotel

At the Angel Inn, Wangford, Suffolk, Kiwi couple Peter and Christine White offer up some down-under hospitality.

Channel 4 1.40pm Thur 24 July