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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 8 Summary

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

  • Episode 1 - Springbank Guest House

    In Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, Springbank Guest House owner Susan Torkington offers her guests the chance to learn the art of cheerleading. But the blowback from a trio of stray hairs leaves her fuming at leaving time.

  • Episode 2 - Old Dairy

    In Bishops Barton, Somerset, owner and former IT executive Liz Cannon lays on a digging session for fun, on a visit that also includes some contentious Tupperware, a big argument and a close encounter with a hot teapot.

  • Episode 3 - The Toll House

    At The Toll House in Saffron Walden, Essex, owned by Laurie and Carole Poole, there's a competitive art session and a disturbed night's sleep for some. But a plentiful breakfast proves a winner, especially the condiments.

  • Episode 4 - The Roebuck

    In Marchwood, Hampshire, landlady Maria Ettridge and bar manager Megan Seagrave plan an afternoon of woodland survival skills. Sadly, not everyone is pleased with their rooms, and two of the guests clash over dinner.

  • Episode 5 - Payment Day

    It's the last day in the competition and the B&B owners meet for the final time to find out what they've been paid and to settle some scores. Tempers flare as payments are revealed.

  • Episode 6 - Blackthorn Farm

    The first day of this competition is at the Blackthorn Farm B&B on Anglesey, Wales, where best pals Richard Tuke and Susan Hatch hope to be crowned best value B&B.

    On arrival, Dan and Rachel Lonergan take in the view, and Malcolm and Fiona Piers-Taylor are feeling the vibes for their morning meditation. However, Graham and Barbara Yellow feel the squeeze in their bathroom.

    During dinner, Rachel is keen to get to the bottom of the hosts' relationship, while Barbara wants to size up the competition.

    The following morning at breakfast, Barbara is tagged as the one to watch and there are mixed reactions at feedback time, with Richard puzzled by some of the comments.

  • Episode 7 - The White Swan Hotel

    Graham and Barbara Yellow pride themselves on offering basic facilities for great value for money at the White Swan Hotel in Yeadon, West Yorkshire.

    Richard Tuke and Susan Hatch find some hairs out of place in their room, while spiritual couple Malcolm and Fiona Piers-Taylor get good vibes from being in room number four.

    Over dinner, Graham and Barbara relax into their roles, leaving Rachel Lonergan feeling guilty about having labelled them as game players.

    In the morning, breakfast goes down well for most of the guests, even though they have to pay a £5.99 supplement.

  • Episode 8 - The Old Mill House

    Malcolm and Fiona Piers-Taylor have an alternative approach to their business at The Old Mill House B&B in Bridport, Dorset.

    Richard Tuke and Susan Hatch think it will be a wigwam, while Rachel and Dan Lonergan are expecting a commune. And in their room, Graham and Barbara Yellow discover Fiona's collection of crystals.

    At dinner, vegetarians Malcolm and Fiona come under attack when Malcom doesn't hold back in his description of meat eating.

    In the morning, Malcolm's meditation session gets a mixed response, and the B&B'ers are mostly left cold by the vegetarian buffet breakfast

  • Episode 9 - The Brighton Inn

    B&B newbies Rachel and Dan Lonergan want to offer a luxury, boutique experience for their guests at the Brighton Inn.

    After getting negative feedback on the last visit, Malcolm and Fiona Piers-Taylor go on the offensive and give their room a thorough going-over.

    The guests clown around in the afternoon as they learn the art of building a human pyramid, with nobody surprised when Barbara Yellow ends up on top.

    At breakfast, the meaty topic of veggie alternatives crops up when there is no meat substitute option for Malcolm and Fiona.

    At feedback time, the hosts are shocked by some negative comments and think some couples are game-playing.

  • Episode 10 - Payment Day

    The B&B owners come together to confront their rivals and find out how much they've been paid.

    Richard and Susan from Blackthorn Farm are keen to get to the bottom of Barbara and Graham's bathroom blues. Next, Barbara and Graham from the White Swan bask in their comments from Malcolm and Fiona.

    Malcolm and Fiona from The Old Mill House in Dorset defend their veggie breakfast routine. Finally, Rachel and Dan from the Brighton Inn come face-to-face with Malcolm and Fiona's snotty feedback.

    Tensions run high as everyone finds out what they've been paid, but who will be crowned best value B&B?

  • Episode 11 - The Oak

    The competition starts at The Oak in Charing, Kent, where new landlady Natalie Palmer is hoping to be crowned best value B&B of the week. While spiritually enlightened Katherine Armitage and Stewart Johnston are pleased they've got room for their yoga mats, both Dennis Gilligan and Gary Coaley and Mike and Denise Mitchell aren't blown away by their extractor fans.

  • Episode 12 - The White Lady

    In the village of Worstead, Norfolk, Dennis Gilligan runs The White Lady, which he claims has a ghostly extra guest that sometimes goes bump in the night. At a clay pigeon shoot some of the men are determined to be crowned as top gun.

  • Episode 13 - Cranleigh House

    In Coombe Martin, Devon, Katherine Armitage and Stewart Johnston offer alternative accommodation for those into yoga and spiritual enlightenment. On a local hill top, they hope that the group will send out energy for world peace and healing, but Mike and Denise question whether the whole thing is a joke.

  • Episode 14 - Beaches

    In Paignton, on the English Riviera, Mike and Denise Mitchell are the new kids on the block, having only opened the doors to their B&B a few weeks ago. Over dinner Mike tells his guests about his other career as a movie star. At breakfast, Katherine turns into a bit of a cereal killer and puts Mike through his paces by asking for something that's off menu.

  • Episode 15 - Payment Day

    The B&B owners come together to confront their rivals and discover what they've been paid and who is to be crowned best value B&B of the week.

  • Episode 16 - The Old Times Guesthouse

    The mother and daughter team of Linda and Kelly Langdown take their guests go-karting. Over breakfast, Jo's not taken with the lack of breakfast options and Kelly cuts corners with the hot drink orders.

  • Episode 17 - The Flower Pot

    In Sunbury on Thames owner Simon Bailey and French manager Pierre Cudon offer a stylish stay with a certain je ne sais quoi. The guests follow in Henry VIII's footsteps with a game of real tennis at Hampton Court Palace. Over dinner, Jo leaves the other B&Bers speechless when she reveals the lengths she will go to for her hotel.

  • Episode 18 - Dolphin Hotel

    In Exmouth, Devon Jo Knowles takes her guests paintballing and to a floating restaurant for dinner. Suspicions are aroused over breakfast though.

  • Episode 19 - Mariners Beachside

    In Seaton, Devon, hosts Pat and Nigel pride themselves on their award-winning breakfast. At breakfast, the guest's expectations are high, and Nigel is under pressure to deliver.

  • Episode 20 - Payment Day

    With all the visits over, the B&B owners come together to confront their rivals and discover what they've been paid.

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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