Proprietors hand out umbrellas
A bed and breakfast in Keswick has finally reopened after flood damage caused it to close for eight months.
Peter and Lynda Van Dyke had to shut up shop at the Bamford B&B after excessive rain ruined their downstairs rooms and hospitality supplies. The venue has now been redecorated both upstairs and downstairs, with new bed linen included, ready for its relaunch.
The couple saw the funny side of their experience, and even handed out free umbrellas to the first 30 guests to stay at their abode. Mr Van Dyke joked to the Times & Star that it is always a good idea to be prepared for the worst. He said:
"I told them that if they had an umbrella with them then it wouldn’t rain. It feels very good to be open again. We are just getting back on our feet really so things are still a bit awkward but we are happy to be back."
Bed and breakfast proprietors will be gearing up for any bad weather expected over the colder months, with storm and flood damage a particular risk to businesses. Indeed, should owners fall victim to particularly bad weather they could find themselves having to buy linen or upholstery in order to replace their damaged goods.
Richard Haworth stocks luxury bed linen for the hospitality trade at comfortable prices, meaning any re-stocking needs can be met quickly and with peace of mind assured.