National B&B Day

24th March was national Bed & Breakfast Day and I had the pleasure of visiting one of the many outstanding B&B’s in Eastbourne. Bassets House run by Howard and Catherine. Small and cosy with only 6 en-suite rooms but beautifully fitted out. It`s no wonder that so many people still choose to use B&B`s for when they go away; they`re usually less cost than a hotel and if Bassets is anything to go by, far more luxurious! And you also get that special personal service which Howard and Catherine Simpson believe, rightly, makes such a difference.

As the Patron of the EHA (Eastbourne Hospitality Association) it was particularly good to visit such a first class example of our B&B offer on their national day.

I also discovered how determined they both are to support Eastbourne`s efforts to reduce the use of plastic, so instead of offering plastic bottles to their guests they`ve installed a water-cooler. Small step maybe but just another example of how so many of us in Eastbourne are stepping up in a myriad of ways.

If you want to try out Bassets House yourself for a few nights they’re e-mail is

Nice people offering a great service to the many visitors of our lovely town.

Thanks folks. Have a good day all.