Wangford: Landlords of Angel Inn battle it out with fellow B&B owners on Channel 4 show Four in a Bed
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The landlords of a popular village pub will be taking a starring role next week – on national television.
Peter and Christine White, who run the Angel Inn in Wangford, will be seen by millions of viewers in the Channel 4 programme Four in a Bed, which sees bed and breakfast owners staying at, and rating, each other’s properties.
In the five-part programme, which will be screened from Monday to Friday next week, Mr and Mrs White will be up against the owners of three other B&Bs across the UK – who all take it in turns to host their rivals.
After their stay, the guests all decide in turn what they would consider to be a fair price to pay.
The programme starts on Monday with Mr and Mrs White, who are both from New Zealand, hosting the other owners at The Angel and trying to win over their guests with their Kiwi hospitality.
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It finishes next Friday when they all find out which establishment has been rated the best value for money stay.
Mr White, who used to run a B&B in Sydney, Australia, said the programme was filmed in the summer but he and his wife had been sworn to secrecy about who had won the competition.
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The couple have spent the last year improving the Angel Inn – a 16th century former coaching inn which has seven en-suite rooms – but they say their TV experience has given them new ideas to keep their guests happy, such as the introduction of bottled water and top and bottom sheets for all rooms.
Mr White said: “It was good to get out and see what other places get up to. We were told to look at the owners’ skills as hosts, the cleanliness of the properties, the facilities they offered and how much you would be willing to spend there.
“We stayed one night and had a breakfast at every place. All of the other three properties were very different.
“The owners all seemed nice people and we hope to stay in touch with some of them.”
Mr White said he hoped the other B&B owners were impressed by the Angel Inn, which he described as a traditional but quirky public house with old fashioned values of great service and food.
The other B&Bs featured in the programme are Moaps Farm in Dane Hill, East Sussex; Jabajak in Camarthenshire, Wales; and the Clarendon Royal in Gravesend, Kent.
?Four in a Bed is on Channel 4 at 5pm from Monday until Friday next week