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Great Yarmouth B&B named one of the country’s best

PUBLISHED: 13:46 11 February 2018 | UPDATED: 14:32 11 February 2018

Jean and Eddie Minchin from The White Lodge B&B, Yarmouth, pictured after winning Eviivo Friendliest B&B award in 2011. Picture: Nick Butcher

Jean and Eddie Minchin from The White Lodge B&B, Yarmouth, pictured after winning Eviivo Friendliest B&B award in 2011. Picture: Nick Butcher

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A Great Yarmouth bed and breakfast has been named as one of the very best in the country by a travel website.

The White Lodge, on Marine Crescent, has earned a place in the United Kingdom’s top 25 bed and breakfasts on Trip Advisor, a website which allows guests to review their stays at various places around the world.

The bed and breakfast, which is run by Jean Minchin and husband Eddie Minchin, placed at 23rd in the national list, which also saw it named as the site’s Travellers’ Choice for Great Yarmouth.

The 10 bed B&B has received glowing reviews from its guests, with 95pc of the 963 reviews it has received rating it as a perfect five out of five.

Mrs Minchin, who has been running the White Lodge for 10 years, said: “It was actually a guest who told me we had been named in the list and I was delighted. It was certainly a very nice surprise.

“We have been here 10 years now and when I bought it we had to start from scratch and build from there, so it is really nice feedback to receive.”

Among its gushing reviews, guests have described it was a “fantastic place to stay” and “first class”.

Mrs Minchin added: “I like to think we keep the place spotless and we do a cooked breakfast that people really seem to enjoy.

“I try my best to read people as they come in and treat them in the way I feel they would like to be treated, so to get such nice feedback is really lovely.

“I love the fact that so many of the faces we see return year after year.”

It is not the first time its reviews have earned it accolades - in 2015 it was named as the top hotel in the East of England by another hotel website - Trivago- while in 2011 it scooped ‘friendliest B&B’ on eviivo.

Along with helping Mrs Minchin at the White Lodge, Mr Minchin also runs his own restaurant on the town’s seafront - Eddie’s Diner on Marine Parade.

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