Superhosts
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Hi all. Just heard from that Georgina and I at The Old Workhouse have been named Superhosts by Airbnb on the basis of our excellent 100 per cent five-star reviews so far. All we need now are a few more … Read More

Tariffs
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Both are rooms are priced at £75 per night. Discount of 10 per cent for three days or longer.

The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness
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The end of the summer approaches in Bala, and at the Old Workhouse B&B thoughts are turning to stocking the larder for the winter with some foraged fruits from around the lake. Today, as the season of mist and mellow … Read More

Swallows
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ALL SUMMER swallows have been nesting in the empty buildings at the back of the workhouse, entertaining us with their aerial manoeuvres as they swoop and dive, and help to keep down the local bug population and midges from the nearby lake. … Read More

Gruel – a staple of workhouse life
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Oliver Twist famously asked for more when his bowl of gruel was empty, which is little wonder since inmates were routinely served a near starvation diet. Gruel was a staple of workhouse life – but what was it made of? … Read More

Ian and Georgina – your hosts at the B&B.
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Welcome Let us tell you a little about ourselves. Ian spent most of his working life as a journalist in the Lake District, London, Aberdeen and Manchester, working on large regional daily newspapers and as a freelance for the national … Read More

A Saint and a Sinner
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This is a tale of the workhouse involving a saint and a sinner. I’ve been researching a little more of the history of the building, and came across some interesting history after its uses changed from being a workhouse, and … Read More

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