Brighton B&B in Kemptown, England
Responsible travel: Brighton B&B in Kemptown, England
The building that we live in is a period Victorian townhouse and has retained many of its original features. The bay windows have kept the original wood in their frames, the railings have been carefully restored and and there is a lovely fireplace in almost all of the rooms. That said we have updated a lot of the interior and it is a very quirky building that is uniquely Brightonian. There is no mistaking what town you are in when you stay here and that is our intention.
Something we are proud of is our breakfasts, these are all cooked to order and we provide everything from cereals and toast and jam through to a mighty full english, or all of the above for those with a healthy appetite. The breakfast is locally sourced as much as possible. This includes eggs through a producer who plays music to his chickens to keep them happy (depending on his music tastes of course!), sausages and bacon from David at the Brighton Sausage Company, the tomatos, mushrooms, eggs are all from local producers where possible and we are always on the look out for more opportunities to promote produce from Brighton or Sussex.
When it comes to recycling we do as much as we can including all of the usual paper, glass, plastic etc. not always as easy as it seems as the amount that we create by comparison to a normal household often requires a trip or two to the public recycling stations when the collectors don't come often enough!
We try to use as many local crasftmen as possible, when we had the work done to the bed and breakfast upon first arrival we has lot of local companies come in to do the work which was great.
Beyond this we support our local community by recommending and promoting the local cafes, restaurants and bars as much as we possibly can. As people who enjoy food and a nice cocktail ourselves we are always happy to be the guinea pigs for our guests and have found out the best nearby eateries! This includes Black Dove for a pre dinner cocktail, a very independant bar with a really individual and stylish approach. We can also recommend the famous Brighton Riddle and Fins Oyster Bar, the organic Terre a terre, the tres francais Plateau and many other tasty menu choices.
For those more culturally inclined we have a list of places to visit including art galleries, Brighton Museum and of course the Royal Pavilion. As we were married there it would come very high on our list of things to do here, despite our bias I think you will agree.
On top of this we have a facebook page that we update every Wednesday in order to let people know about the upcoming events for the following week. This has worked really well so far as it is not always easy to find out what is going on.
The story of the provider of Brighton B&B in Kemptown, England
Though neither I (Dan) nor my wife Mardi are from Brighton we have loved it down here for many years. On every birthday or geenrally whenever we could think up an excuse we would come down here to stay at one of our now competitors bed and breakfasts. Our love for the city culminated in our wedding at the Royal Pavilion a few years ago. After some investigation we found our perfect business in Guests and the City and with some refurbishign work done we reopened nearly nineteen months ago and haven't looked back! We love this city and we are really enthuisiatic and able to share this love and knowledge of Brighton and Hove with our guests.