Will village’s pub be crowned top TV B&B?

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The two landlords of a village bed and breakfast, pub and restaurant are set to appear on Channel 4’s hit Show Four In A Bed.

Graham Roe and partner Terry Stewart, who run the Kinfe & Cleaver in Houghton Conquest, are due to appear in the programme all next week.

The programme will see Terry and Graham visit three other B&Bs and judge the owners on how thier business is run. They then pay what they think they deserve, and the couple who gets paid the most wins the show.

The Knife & Cleaver was asked by Channel 4 to appear on the programme after the venue received rave reviews on website TripAdvisor.

Graham said: “When they first contacted and asked us to do it, we were a bit unsure, but we had a chat about it and thought why not?

“It was a lot fun, I’m really glad we did it. They had us doing some really wacky things. And it’s great publicity for the Knife & Cleaver.”

Graham and Terry took over the running of the pub exactly a year ago, and have since turned it around. The building underwent major renovation work, and the Knife & Cleaver now runs as a pub, restaurant and bed and breakfast.

The show will see the two Bedfordshire landlords visit three other B&Bs including a retreat farm near Gatwick Airport, a designer boutique hotel in Portsmouth and a guest house in Cleethorpes.

Graham, who has run B&Bs with Terry for more than 30 years, added: “It was really interesting going to the different B&Bs. We would go there, have a look round the rooms, have a poke about, use the rest of their facilities. And the next day we would have an evening meal. Then when you leave you pay however much you think your stay was worth.

“And every afternoon we had a different task to do, which were quite wacky, they had us doing all sorts of things. We were the last place to be visited and the final episode is filmed here as well where the big reveal takes place.”

Although the pair enjoyed taking part, Graham added that they did not really learn anything from the experience. And he rmained tightlipped on how they fared.

He said: “It was really interesting but I don’t think we really learnt anything from to do differently.”

Catch the show all next week at 5pm on Channel 4.