Paula Powder, UK customer and vendor support manager at HistoricBritain.com has praised the accommodation website’s pub partners for responding to the Campaign For Real Ale’s Pub Tracker statistics calculated in May, that report 26 pubs are closing a week in the UK.
Powder said pubs have responded by “tempting” overnight guests to dine in by offering discounted rates on meals, some of which advertise a meal and a drink for just £5.99. In particular, she mentioned the Black Boy in Sudbury, Suffolk – which offer rooms from £80 and two meals for £10 - and the Fleece Inn in Bretforton, Worcestershire – with rooms from £97.50 and a burger and pint meal deal for £7.50 - as pubs with particularly enticing prices for guests.
“With the usual cooked breakfast included in a night’s stay, that leaves little room for lunch, and dinner for two for under £10, this has to be cheaper than all-inclusive options for travellers taking breaks in the UK,” she said.
Powder was commenting in response to the Post Office Travel Money report published yesterday, which claims that holidaymakers may get a cheaper break abroad by booking a bed and breakfast and eating out instead of opting for all-inclusive trips.
However, Powder said she would always recommend booking a bed and breakfast as a way to save money to those looking to stay in the UK.