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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Tariffs Both are rooms are priced at £80 per night.Discount of 10 per cent for three days or longer.

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

The Meyrick Room
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The Old Workshop Accommodation This room is named after John Meyrick, a workhouse resident with royal connections, who was distantly related to Edmund Meyrick, who founded Bala Grammar School. The Meyrick’s ruled Anglesey for centuries and are descendants of the … Read More

History Old Workhouse Bala
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Short History of the Old Workhouse Bala The very mention of the Victorian workhouse conjures up dark visions of Britain’s Dickensian past – ragged children, and the hollowed out faces of the desperate poor who were forced to throw themselves … Read More

About Bala
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A Little About Bala I’m always struck by the number of people I meet who know Bala, even though it’s a tiny place. What it lacks in size it more than makes up for in character. Many pass through on … Read More

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