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Very special promotion on lunch at The Gainsborough Restaurant

The Gainsborough Restaurant will be offering ‘2 for 1’ on the set lunch menu from 1st June – 31st August.

Obviously, this offer is open to all your guests during the summer but as a little ‘thank you’, The Gainsborough are offering all accommodation members of BIGHA a complimentary glass of wine with their lunch on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd June – just mention BIGHA on arrival.

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BIGHA March 2016 Promotion – TR Hayes



tr hayesPocket 1000 mattresses or divan sets

Base is in a beige fabric
(drawers optional extra £42+ VAT for 2,  £84 + VAT for 4)
Limited stocks

6’0 x 6’3 mattresses zipped £380 + VAT

6’0 x 6’6 mattresses zipped £415 + VAT

6’0 x 6’3 zipped & linked divan sets £499 + VAT

6’0 x 6’6 zipped & linked divan set  £535 + VAT

This will be a 1000 count pocket, hand tufted, with polycotton and vertifil lambswool upholstery and covered either in an ivory cream damask or a pink and white cotton rich stripe cover

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More Info for Booking. com Users

Following last weeks developments regarding the “small bug” in Booking. com’s latest extranet update I have taken the time to investigate what and how is effecting properties.

What has been updated?

In order to reduce the work load for their hotel support team, Booking. com have introduced self service policies so properties have the ability to make changes to there own policies without having to go through the hotel support team. Policies cover lots of… Continue reading

Two TV programs not to be missed

cropped-fair-tax-town1.Fair Tax Town – BBC 2 tonight at 9pm 

The town that took on the tax man. As independent businesses we all have no option but to pay our taxes. I am sure we were all astonished  at the news last year that companies such as Starbucks and Amazon get away without paying billions of pounds of tax to our government.  Follow the town of Crickhowell independent traders as they … Continue reading

BIGHA update – Visit Somerset pilot

As you may be aware a pilot membership scheme has been running with a cross section of members to see if there was any benefit in BIGHA members also being members of Visit Somerset

The pilot was running from August to the end of the year and success was measured by how many time s a members entry was viewed and how many times potential customers clicked through the pilot members website.

Although we were… Continue reading

For Sale: Aquae Sulis, Newbridge Road, Bath


After almost 30 year of running a guest house Jane and David have made the decision to retire and have put Aquae Sulis on the market.

The very profitable 14 bedroom property on Newbridge Road has an asking price of £1’600’000.

Property Highlights Include:

  • Attractive garden flat for owners.
  • Currently run with staff and almost under management.
  • Clearly scope for more profit for hands-on owners.
  • Turnover increasing year on year.

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Update on the future workings of the BIGHA Committee

1. Background

  • Over the last couple of years BIGHA has widened the role it carries out with more activity taking place across all the functions we engage in.
  • The main increases in work have come about from the large amount of work that has taken place with the website, the Mybigha website  and the development of the very popular Bath Reward Card
  • All these activities have produced a large amount of ongoing… Continue reading

National Trust Walk – Launch Event – 31st July

The National Trust would like to let you know about their new free walk around the city.

Where: Bath Abbey

When:  Friday 31st July between 11am and 1pm

Guest house, B&B and hotel owners and operators in Bath who attend will receive a free admission ticket for Prior Park, plus a free tea and cake.

To confirm your attendance at The Bath Abbey launch event on 31st July  from… Continue reading

TripAdvisor Telephone Numbers

A few months ago TripAdvisor announced that they would replace property telephone numbers on business listings with telephone number that can be logged by them. The purpose of this is so TripAdvisor can log how much telephone traffic is created by the business listing and to always give the visitor a local number, despite which country they are calling from.

If you have not already done so you may wish to opt out of this… Continue reading

Message from Richard Hayes (TR Hayes)

I’ve just bought 2 x 6’0 Vi-Spring Hotel Excellence mattresses in Medium tension at a great price as they were a cancelled order and Vi-Spring wanted to offload them
Retail is £2520 but to BIGHA members £800 + VAT including delivery

Please get in touch if you are interested

Richard Hayes

15-18 London Street,

Telephone: 01225 465757
Fax: 01225 444849