James Duddridge MP Shows his Support for Local B&B's During National B&B Week.

This week marks the start of National B&B week (18th -24th March).

In the past decade, the bed and breakfast sector which collectively contributes £2bn to the British economy has experienced a true renaissance. B&B's have reinvented themselves, bringing new levels of comfort, service and cuisine that regularly outscore larger establishments. And this is why, I am taking part in National B&B week.

James Said:

“It’s National B&B week and it is about time we take time to celebrate and sing the praises of our unsung hospitality hero’s! Rochford and Southend East  has a lot to offer and amazing B&B’s to stay in.

This week, I was happy to visit the Gleneagles Guest House and Tearoom to talk to owners Garry and Penny Lowen who weren’t scared to put me straight to work.

Be sure to share your favourite BB's with #BandBWeek to showcase and lend your support to all the great B&B's in Rochford and Southend East ”

Garry and Penny Lowen said: 

“We were pleased to welcome James Duddridge to Gleneagles Guest House and Tearoom as part of National B&B week.  We showed James the backroom operation and discussed the issues small businesses face, before putting him to work”

National B&B Week takes place on the eve of British Summer Time, as holidaymakers start to look ahead to the warmer weather and longer days.  B&Bs across the UK will be running very special offers through the week, ranging from upgrades and discounts to sumptuous afternoon teas, special breakfasts and treats such as free tickets to nearby attractions and tastings of local food and drink. And all of them will be offering their usual traditional welcome to the thousands of guests staying in a B&B that week.