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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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A few Treats for Every BIGHA Member

Sign up for any or all of the next three options:

Floristry Demonstration: at 13:30 -15:30 on Thursday 2 June.   Lucy Simon, owner of Article Flower Shop in Bartlett Street, will demonstrate how to make simple but stylish arrangements . The cost: £45.00 per person.  You pay £30.00 and BIGHA will pay the balance of £15.00 each. Location: Upstairs studio @ Article,  3-4 ~Bartlett Street.

Canapés and Afternoon Tea Cakes… Continue reading

Message From Simon Wells. Colliers International


“I’m pleased to say that demand for Bath is still very good. In fact demand across the board has been good in 2016 after a busy 6 months after the 2015 General Election. I have around £16.5m worth of businesses either sold, in solicitors hands or with prices agreed so far this year. My colleague, Peter Brunt, who covers the Cotswolds, is similarly busy, though perhaps out biggest problem is having enough businesses to offer… Continue reading

Job Vacancies

Three Abbey Green has two job vacancies:

Permanent part-time room assistant/housekeeping assistant.

Permanent part-time housekeeping supervisor

Between 25-30 hours per week, experience necessary – detailed adverts on Gumtree under housekeeping.

Please contact Nici or Flora for more information on 01225 318888.

Tucking Mill named the best self catering provider in the UK

Congratulations to Ann Stewart a BIGHA member

Tucking Mill has been named the best self-catering holiday provider in the UK.

Tucking Mill was recognised at the Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2016. It has five luxury self-catering holiday lets, with two city centre apartments and three cottages on one site between Combe Down and Midford.

It was picked by a panel of judges including Anthony Melchiori, creator and host of the Travel Channel’s hotel turnaround… Continue reading

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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Understanding Employment Contracts

Training at Tasburgh House, Warminster Road on Wednesday 24 February
from 12:30 pm prompt (Coffee, Tea and yummies available from 12:00 noon)
Do you know when you need to issue an Employee  Contract?
With legislation so tight these days we should all be made aware of our responsibilities.
Come and hear for yourself what your obligations are.  Places are limited so please let me know as soon as possible if you are able… Continue reading

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

BIGHA AGM 3rd March 2016

  BIGHA AGM 3rd March 2016


The BIGHA AGM will be on Thursday the 3rd March 2016 at the Green Park Brasserie Function rooms, doors open at 7.00pm

This year’s format will be a traditional AGM will be followed by a trade show.

Please contact Rupert Nandi for more information and details on reserving a trade stand.



tel 01225 420619