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Season 11 / Episode 49 and airs on 08 December 2016 17:00
"Four in a Bed" is a British reality television game show that has been airing on Channel 4 since 22 November 2010. The show involves four B&B owners, who take turns to stay with one another - and pay what they consider fair for their stay. The winner is the establishment named best value for money.
It's the start of a new series as four proud B&B owners do battle to be named best value for money. The competition kicks off at Penwinnick House in St Austell, Cornwall, which has been run for the last 15 years by lawyer Tim Styles. On arrival, Alison Smallman and Colin Dickenson from Hawthorn House in Witney are not blown away by Tim's design choices. However, it is a lumpy mattress that upsets Tudor Hopkins, from The White Hart Hotel in Wells, who is being joined in the competition by his colleague Felicity Andrews. Husband and wife team Julian and Paula Francis from Barton Gate Farm in Devon, also have a restless night. At breakfast, Tim fails to hit the mark with all his guests questioning the quality of produce and the portion sizes. But when it comes to reading his reviews, Tim's left devastated by his scores and deflated that two of his guests won't be returning.
The second visit is to Barton Gate Farm in Holsworthy, owned by husband and wife team Julian and Paula Francis. Having swapped Luton for Devon three years ago, they've spent 18 months converting the old stables into brightly coloured accommodation and opened for business just four weeks ago. On arrival, Tim is disappointed with the finish, while Alison and Colin think the bling dÚcor leaves a lot to be desired. But Tudor and Felicity give the bedding the thumbs up. At dinner the tension mounts as some of the guests share their views on the decoration and come breakfast even Paula's 'gut buster' fails to lift the mood. But it's at feedback when the hosts suspect foul play when Tim's feedback is far from positive.
For the third visit the B&Bers head to Hawthorn House in Witney, where 'make do and mend' host Alison Smallman, helped by friend and neighbour Colin Dickenson, hopes her family home B&B wows the crowd. As Julian and Paula arrive they are still fuming over their feedback from Tim, and Tudor and Felicity find the bathroom a tight squeeze. Tensions simmer during an afternoon of up-cycling old china, which is not helped by competitive Tim winning the challenge. Over dinner Tudor tries to lighten the mood by sharing celebrity stories from his time running five-star hotels, but instead succeeds in making the others more wary. At breakfast Alison is tripped up by not offering fried bread - and her portion sizes come under fire. But it's the feedback that leaves the hosts wanting answers.
Finishing off the competition is The White Hart Hotel in Wells, owned by Tudor Hopkins, who is joined by his deputy manager, Felicity Andrews. Throughout the week, Tudor has revealed just how much experience he has working in high-end hotels dealing with demanding celebs, so all the guests have high expectations. Now he has to deliver. Alison, Colin, Paula and Julian are initially impressed by their rooms, but Tim is not won over by Tudor's charm offensive and finds plenty to criticise. Breakfast is cooked by Tudor's Michelin-starred chef, but even so errors are made and some of the guests are unforgiving. Come feedback Tim's comments has Tudor suspecting that game play is afoot.
It's the final day in the competition and the B&B owners are meeting for the last time to find out what they've been paid and to settle some scores. Penwinnick House is first and Tim Styles wants to give Julian and Paula a dusting down and challenges Tudor on his sleepless night. Next, Julian and Paula Francis from Barton Gate Farm take on Tim who they suspect of game playing. Third hosts, Alison Smallman and Colin Dickenson, want Julian and Paula to explain the 'dangers' they found at Hawthorn House. Finally it's the turn of the White Hart Hotel where experienced hotelier Tudor Hopkins, along with his assistant manager Felicity Andrews, can't fathom why Tim had such a tepid bathroom experience. There are tensions bubbling and recriminations flying before the payments are revealed and the winner announced.
The week begins at The Five Bells near Dover, where manager Shelley Parnell and her competitive mum Linda Yates, hope their bargain priced B&B will win the day. Paddle boarding in the English Channel reveals a competitive side, and the whole group realise everyone is out to win. The noisy road leads to a disturbed night's sleep for some, and pricing confusion reigns supreme at breakfast. But it is Steve and Lesley's feedback that has Linda and Shelley riled up and vowing for revenge.
The second visit is to The Thomas Paine Hotel in Thetford, where hotelier of 30 years Gez Chetal aims high with his elegant brand of service. During room tours, Sarah and Chris find a saucy book in the bedside draw that is deemed totally inappropriate, and competitive spirits are unleashed during a Home Guard training exercise. At dinner, divisions continue, but it is his feedback that leaves Gez thinking not all the competitors are playing fair.
For the third visit, the competition moves to Tenbury Wells and the Rose and Crown, where hosts Chris and Sarah Whitehead hope their industrial factory neighbour won't detract from the charms of their historic pub. But Gez takes exception to the setting and Shelley and Linda find multiple cleaning issues. After another disturbed night's sleep, Steve and Lesley are left less than impressed, and Sarah's award-winning breakfast is tough to swallow for Shelley and Linda. Come feedback the falling scores and negative comments leave Chris and Sarah floored.
The last B&B in the week's competition is Woodlands Guest House in Exmoor, owned by fitness fanatic Lesley Hawker and her husband Steve. But revenge is in the air for Shelley and Linda who are still stewing over their feedback, and during an afternoon of Nordic walking the group divisions deepen. Come breakfast, the healthy offering receives mixed reviews with complaints of too much grease, but it's at feedback when Steve and Lesley realise that some of the group have played nasty.
It's the final day in the competition and the B&B owners are meeting for the last time to find out what they've been paid and to settle some scores. Shelley and Linda from The Five Bells want to question why their feedback for breakfast doesn't add up. Next, it's the Thomas Paine Hotel, and Gez wants to find out why Shelley and Linda scored him so low. Chris and Sarah from The Rose and Crown want to question Gez, and Steve and Lesley from Woodlands Guest House try to get to the naked truth. The group is close to breaking point as they battle through their issues before the winner is finally announced.
The competition begins in Filey, North Yorkshire, at The White Lodge Hotel, where hosts James and Kim Hodgson hope their love of high standards will win over their guests
Amanda Lucia-Charley and her friend Alan Talbot invite the other hoteliers to sample the delights of Crystals on The Prom in Blackpool, where Alan introduces his alter-ego, Ada.
The third visit is to the Old Red Lion in Upper Poppleton, North Yorkshire, where pair Mark and Jean Lee hope their plain and simple pub B&B will impress their guests.
The first visit of the week is to the Miners Arms in Nenthead, Cumbria, where sisters Alison Baker and Lynda Clark hope to impress their guests with their eco credentials. On arrival, fellow publicans and brothers Andrew and James Widdas, who run The Rose and Crown near Bolton, have to face their fear of shared bathrooms. The group get crafty by upcycling old rubbish, allowing Nigel and Pok U Regan from The Bingham Townhouse in Nottinghamshire to show off some hidden talents. At dinner, Kev Argent and Tor Johnson, who run Float by Boat relaxation breaks from a narrowboat near Rugby, realise there's stiff competition with their fellow greenies. But Alison and Lynda face some tough feedback over facilities.
Brothers Andrew and James Widdas run the Rose and Crown in Edgworth, near Bolton. Their dream is to provide boutique on a budget, but they only have eight months of experience, and B&B veterans Alison and Lynda are quick to find fault. During an afternoon of decorating gingerbread houses, Pok U and Nigel are accused of trying to bribe the hosts, and as the concept of boutique is shot down over dinner, simmering tensions threaten to boil over. In the morning, Kev and Tor wonder whether anyone can challenge professional chef Andrew's breakfast spread, but Andrew and James struggle with some of their feedback.
Nigel and Pok U Regan cultivate an east-meets-west atmosphere at their B&B and Cantonese restaurant, the Bingham Townhouse in Nottinghamshire. Their guests aren't all happy when they arrive, with Andrew and James unsure about sleeping in single beds. Later, Kev and Tor's focus and meditation skills are tested when the group are challenged with an archery competition. Alison and Lynda are staggered when they find out that Nigel bought the B&B on a whim, and have a bad taste in their mouths when he calls them 'sweet and sour'. At breakfast, Nigel struggles to run a smooth service, and Andrew and James' lack of sleep results in some disappointing feedback for Nigel and Pok U.
Kev and Tor run meditation and mindfulness breaks on their narrowboat near Rugby, but their guests aren't impressed by the communal living and diminutive facilities.
There are accusations of tactics, polyester bedding feedback controversy, tension, tears and tough words as the B&B owners meet to find out what they've been paid.
The competition kicks off at The Farmyard Inn in The Peak District, where Susan Day and best friend Andrea Scott struggle to deal with their harsh feedback.
The second visit is to Stoneleigh B&B in Trowbridge, where ex teachers Meg and Andy's family home is put under the microscope, and things take a bitter turn at feedback.
The guests head to The Falcon Hotel in Whittlesey, Peterborough. Hosts Colin and Michelle Wilson hope their no-frills pub will impress, but draw the battle lines when it comes to feedback.
The guests head to Grimscote Manor Hotel in Birmingham, Gill Etheridge and Steve Cuddy, who aim for elegant sophistication but have to deal with tensions in a fracturing group.
It's the payment day and accusations fly. There are storm outs, arguments and tension before the payments are revealed and the winner announced.
The first visit is to Acqua Beach in Weymouth, where Charlotte Weaver and best friend Lucy Falkingham hope their quirky design and dÚcor makes them stand out from the crowd, but Stephen thinks the price is far from right and Derek and Lynne take exception to the decoration. During an afternoon of sand sculpting things get personal for Adam and partner Susan Lewes but it's at dinner when Derek upsets Charlotte with his comments on her design choices. The next morning, Charlotte struggles to deliver a faultless breakfast but at feedback she is left puzzled by her comments and wondering at her competitors' motives.
The second visit of the competition is to Langmead Guest House in Ramsgate, where owners Derek and Lynne Love are all about keeping it simple. Adam and Susan are not blown away by the beige interior while Charlotte and Lucy are horrified to discover moths in the bed. During an afternoon playing crazy golf 'with a twist', simmering tension is revealed between Charlotte and Stephen, which erupts at dinner. The next morning, Derek's tried and tested ordering system is put to the test, but he's let down when he fails to deliver consistent plates of food. But come feedback, Derek and Lynne are left feeling confident about their place in the competition.
The third visit is to The Big Green Bus in Lewes, where carpenter Adam Collier-Woods and his girlfriend Susan Lerski run an unconventional B&B on a converted double decker bus. On arrival all the guests are shocked to discover where they'll be sleeping, and during an afternoon foraging for wild garlic, professional chef Stephen plays a trick on the group as Charlotte and Lucy reveal their competitive side. The following morning, Derek takes charge of cooking on the camp fire, but it is clear that simmering tensions leave a nasty taste. Come feedback, Adam and Susan are left disappointed as they discover not all the guests were impressed by their bus.
The last visit of the week is to The Pheasant in Brill, where professional chef Stephen Orr hopes his top level place will win the day. On arrival, Adam and Susan are bowled over by the beautiful views and all the guests are surprised by the quality of the rooms. But on closer inspection Charlotte and Lucy are unimpressed by dust and a cobweb. During an afternoon shooting there's tension, but things really erupt at dinner when Stephen reveals that he hasn't been entirely honest all week. At breakfast, Stephen's pro-chef credentials are put to the test but Derek and Lynne still find reason to complain. As he reads his feedback Stephen is in a confident mood but is left questioning if everyone has played fair.
It's the final day in the competition and the B&B owners are meeting for the final time to find out what they've been paid and to settle some scores. First Charlotte and Lucy from Acqua Beach want to find out why Stephen wouldn't return. Next, Derek and Lynne from Langmead Guest House are keen to know what was bugging Charlotte and Lucy in their room. Adam and Susan from The Big Green Bus challenge Derek and Lynne over their comments and want to know why their accommodation didn't measure up. Finally, Stephen from The Pheasant tries to avoid a grilling by explaining his motives for pulling the wool over the group's eyes. Tensions mount and grievances are aired before the winner is finally revealed.
Four B&B owners do battle to be named best value for money. The first visit is to the Bridge Hotel in Scunthorpe with new owners Martin and Hannah Weaver. On arrival, Rob and Michelle Earp from Seashells B&B in Sutton-on-Sea find a condom by the entrance, and Clare Davies and Fran Hancock from The New Court Hotel in Usk have concerns over interior cleanliness. Tom Jones and Samara Cohen from The Crown at Whitchurch judge the rooms to be little more than functional. Martin and Hannah try to impress at breakfast by introducing the group to their pet pig, but issues with the eggs has Fran making no 'yolk' of the matter. Come feedback, some harsh scores leave Martin and Hannah disappointed.
The second visit is to Seashells B&B in Sutton-on-Sea, where owners Michelle and Rob Earp hope their simple B&B with an animal twist will win the day. But following their criticism of the Bridge Hotel, Martin and Hannah give their room a thorough going over and find all manner of issues. Breakfast sees things take a downward turn as the self-service buffet is met with some tough criticism. At feedback Rob and Michelle are angered by the comments and are left wanting answers.
The third visit of the week is to The Crown at Whitchurch in Herefordshire, where ex-army man Tom Jones runs the pub B&B with his step-daughter Samara Cohen. Initial impressions are good as Martin and Hannah struggle to find fault and Clare and Fran feel like queens. But, still smarting following their feedback, Rob and Michelle have a fair few gripes. During an afternoon racing an army-style assault course the competitiveness within the group is clear, but it is at breakfast when relationships within the group are most strained.
The final visit is to The New Court Hotel in Usk, where manager Clare Davies is joined in the competition by the pub owner's mother, Fran Hancock. On arrival, Tom and Samara are impressed, but Martin and Hannah find lots of cleanliness issues. At dinner, there are tensions as the group discuss who would take which role if they were to run a B&B together. Breakfast is cooked by Clare, but peppery eggs and missing mushrooms cause concern. Thoughts turn to tactics as accusations are made that some may be looking for any excuse criticise on the feedback form.
It's the final day of the competition, and the B&B owners meet to find out what they've been paid and to settle some scores after being offended by some of the feedback they've received. There are arguments, tensions, drama and intrigue as they all discover their payments before the winner is revealed.
The competition kicks off at The Admiral Hotel in central London, run by owner So Shaw and hotel manager Kevin Jankunis. On arrival, Chris Foster and his German companion Christel Richter are floored by the London prices, and Ursula Beswick and Daria Pakalnicka question the quality of the facilities. Despite So and Kevin's best efforts to charm their guests, a dinner conversation leaves Kris Malde and Vikki Cheatham making accusations of sexism. Come feedback time, So and Kevin are outraged by some of their comments.
The second visit of the week is to The Redstone in Blackpool, where high-end hotelier Ursula Beswick and manager Daria Pakalnicka hope their luxury guest house will win the day. On arrival, Chris and Christel are impressed but find an unexpected surprise lurking on their tea tray. During an afternoon of cake decorating, the mood quickly turns sour as So and Kevin let Kris and Vikki know exactly what they think of them. The atmosphere worsens at dinner, and when So doesn't even turn up at breakfast the other guests question how seriously he is taking the competition. Come feedback time, Daria and Ursula are left disappointed not to achieve top scores across the board.
The competition continues at Ann's Farmhouse in Thornton, Yorkshire, owned by Chris Foster, who's assisted by his good friend, Christel Richter. Farmer Chris's family home is full of furniture inherited from his parents, and Kris and Vikki think they have stepped back in time when they see the room, while Ursula and Daria comment that it's like staying at Nan and Grandad's house. The tensions running between So and Kevin and Kris and Vikki are never far from the surface, and during an afternoon competing in an egg and spoon race So finds himself in a sticky situation. Come breakfast, Chris's traditional offering impresses, and despite some negative feedback the hosts feel they are in pole position to win the competition.
The final visit is to The R Inn in Desborough, owned by Kris Malde, who's helped out by events manager Vikki Cheetham. Business entrepreneur Kris opened the hotel 18 months ago to add corporate-style rooms for his events space next door. On arrival, Ursula and Daria think the facilities are lacking, and during a conversation at dinner the simmering tensions between So and Kevin and Kris and Vikki finally boil over, resulting in So refusing to stay the night. Breakfast sees Chris and Christel rejecting the coffee, and at feedback the hosts are faced with some tough comments and scores.
It's the final day in the competition and the B&B owners meet for the last time to find out what they've been paid and to settle some scores. Bones of contention include a missing biscuit, marks on a toilet seat and why one guest refused to stay the night. There are harsh words and home truths before the overall winner is revealed.
The first visit of the week is to Stockton Mill B&B in Shropshire, where Stephen and Caroline Cox hope to provide a home from home for their guests. Upon arrival, Gemma Walsham and Stacey Dyche are no fans of the set-up, and Ged Sharrocks and Suzanne Law are surprised to find themselves separated from the others in a self-catering holiday let. At breakfast Kevin Patel reveals his devious streak, which sets some on edge, and Caroline and Stephen react emotionally to the feedback they're given.
The second visit is to Duxford Lodge in Cambridgeshire, run by ex-phone salesman Kevin Patel. He's hoping to turn his family-owned hotel into a 1940s inspired B&B. On arrival, Stacey and Gemma's first impression is that it looks like a nursing home, while Ged and Suzanne notice a lack of attention to detail. In Caroline and Stephen's room a loose tile causes concern. During an afternoon of baking, Ged announces he's been a chef for 25 years - a boast that leads to him having egg on his face. At breakfast the service is far from smooth, and after some serious errors Kevin has to face stiff criticism at feedback. He is stunned by the comments, saying there will be no more Mr Nice Guy.
The third visit is to The Riverside House Hotel in Mildenhall, where experienced hoteliers Ged Sharrocks and Suzanne Law offer a full hotel experience helped by their staff. Upon arrival, Kevin is still fuming after receiving his feedback, and rejects Suzanne's welcome. While the other B&Bers are impressed by their rooms, Kevin decides to leave his mark in his. The guests' head for heights is put to the test by an afternoon team-building exercise where Stacey and Gemma's competitive streak is revealed and Caroline and Stephen are not above a spot of cheating. Tensions are still high at dinner when Kevin gives the hosts a relentless grilling which very nearly turns nasty. At breakfast, the mood appears to have lightened - that is until the feedback is received.
Last to host are Stacey Walsham and Gemma Dyche from The Gate Hangs High in Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, where they hope their dog-friendly accommodation will go down a treat. Despite the simple rooms, most of the guests are impressed, but Kevin is determined to find fault, and succeeds. During an afternoon of playing an old fashioned pub game the tension between some of the group is palpable and everyone is on edge. Stacey is put to the test at breakfast when she has to cope with multiple egg orders, but with doggy issues at the table there are bigger things to worry about. Come feedback the girls are left to face some tough comments and scores which have them worried ahead of Payment Day.
It's the final day in the competition and the B&B owners gather for the last time to find out what they've been paid and to settle some scores. Caroline and Stephen are keen to hear Stacey's reasons for not wanting to return to their 'home-from-home' B&B, Kevin wants to get to the bottom of why Ged and Suzanne gave him such low marks for cleanliness, and Ged and Suzanne want to understand why they were marked down for facilities by Kevin, who also left graffiti on the wall at The Riverside House Hotel. Finally, Stacey and Gemma want to address the disappointing comments they had for their breakfast. Things get heated as the payments are revealed and the winner is announced.
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