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Old Joe's B&B


Thank-You My husband and I visited Old Joe's on in July 2021 due to attending a family celebration in Meppershall. Our initial enquiry, by telephone, was pleasant, informative and welcoming. On arriving at Old Joe's we were warmly greeted by the proprietor and shown to our room for the evening. It was clean, pleasant and comfortable - more than adequate. There was an inviting tray of various teas and coffee (which was much appreciated after our long journey). We were given a key and asked at what time we would like to eat breakfast, included in the modest price. Although not a cooked breakfast, we were amply served orange juice, fresh fruit, yoghurt, choice of cereal and hot brown/white toast with a variety of delicious homemade preserves. All in all we were made very welcome and Colette, the proprietor, was very attentive and eager to please. We would certainly stay there again if the need arose.
Mr & Mrs C, Wakefield, N.Yorks
Thank-You We stayed here for 1 night whilst visiting friends. We really enjoyed our stay here.
It was very peaceful with a beautiful garden view from the bathroom.
The home-made jams were lovely and Colette was very welcoming and friendly. Everything very clean and Colette runs a taxi service which was useful.
We'd happily stay again!
Mrs C.F., Worcs., August 2019
Thank-You I stayed at your lovely home on the weekend. Thank for a lovely welcoming experience staying with you. The rest of the party staying at the Airman reflect your opinions. They were not impressed.
Ms A.K., Dubai - July 2019
Thank-You We had a very comfortable stay in a lovely old house. The rooms were well furnished, the breakfast delicious (home-made jam!), but the best was the lovely welcome by Colette. An excellent B&B, we would heartily recommend it!
Mrs M, Hull. April 2019
Thank-You Stayed here Sept. for a local rally for 2 nights. Nice quiet area. Good breakfast with cereals, fruit and toast with homemade marmalade. Room was very clean and bed was very comfortable.Colette was very friendly and helpful.
Mr & Mrs J W, Kent, September 2018
Thank-You We stayed 3 days at Colette's. Wonderful bed and breakfast "Old Joe's". She is such a lovely lady and a wonderful host. The breakfast was great and she took care of everything we needed. Especially because of a food allergy I cannot eat much. The rooms were lovely clean and there was a very nice bathroom as well." We are looking forward to see you soon.
V & K, Germany, August 2018
Thank-You Although we only stayed the one night, attending a family function nearby, we felt most comfortable, pre-arrival instructions were good and Colette made sure we had everything we needed. Recommended!
Mr & Mrs H, Bucks. April 2018
Thank-You Colette was a lovely and welcoming host, who made us feel at home. The rooms were comfortable and warm & the house was clean and inviting. We stayed for one night on Christmas day. The location is perfect and quiet. Thanks Colette - I'm sure we will see you again soon!
Family P, Buckingham, Christmas 2017
Thank-You A short note to thank you for your wonderful hospitality during our stay. You could not have been more welcoming, and it was a perfect base for attending our friends wedding nearby. We would certainly recommend you to friends and family!
Mr & Mrs G, Sweden, August 2017
Thank-You A quick note to say thank you for an excellent stay. Warm and cosy bed, spotless bedroom & bathroom. All topped of with a tasty filling breakfast. All best.
Mr P, May 2017
Thank-You Colette gave us a nice welcome. We stayed in the Blue room & found it a lovely bedroom, plenty of wardrobe & drawer space, it was also spotlessly clean. The shared bathroom was excellent & very clean. Breakfast was simple but perfect for our needs, a couple of suggestions here, I would have liked to have a pot of tea/coffee instead of a ready made cup. Although the toast was hot it was quite hard, not sure why,maybe the type of bread used? The different jams were excellent. We found Colette very welcoming, charming & friendly. We would like to add she forgot to put biscuits on the room tray & she gave us carrot cake to take home as an apology, a lovely gesture. We highly recommend staying here.
Mr & Mrs C, Merseyside, November 2016
Thank-You We spent a restful night at Old Joe's. Our bedroom was bright, comfortable and well appointed. We had a friendly welcome from our hostess, who makes delicious jam for breakfast. We would definitely recommend this Bed and Breakfast.
Mr and Mrs C, Kent, August 2016
Thank-You Room was very clean and tidy. Food at breakfast was excellent.
Hostess exceptional and exemplary.
Mr J, Herefordshire, July 2016
Thank-You Thank you for the warm welcome you gave me and Claire and for going out of your way to accommodate us. The home-grown raspberries in the morning were a real treat!
C and W, Kent, May 2016
Thank-You Thank you for providing a clean comfortable bed for our brief 1 night stay. Very welcoming and lovely area to visit.
Mr & Mrs H, Newcastle, March 2016
Thank-You Just wanted to say thank you for making us so welcome at Old Joe's. It was lovely to have such a nice comfortable and clean room to relax in. All the facilities were great and we enjoyed our breakfast with delicious home made jam, it was great to be able to buy some to bring home too! Hope we can visit your lovely part of the world another time; we would definitely stay in your guest house again.
G and J, Lancashire, July 2015
Thank-You Just a quick note to thank you for making me so welcome on my recent trip, I'm just sorry it was only for two nights. The room was very comfortable and I thoroughly enjoyed my breakfast. I hope I will be returning to the area again and Old Joe's will certainly be my first choice for accommodation.
Mr C, Glasgow. May 2015
Thank-You Just a note to say how much Eileen and I enjoyed our stay with you in September. We had a lovely time and hope that when we visit friends and family again we will be able to stay with you.
Bob & Eileen W. 2014
Thank-You Stayed overnight with you last Saturday and was so impressed by your warm welcome and such a comfortable, "chintzy" bedroom. At breakfast we ate more than usual as we could not resist the temptations of home-made preserves, especially the marmalade - the best I've ever tasted. I hope it is not too long before I and my partner are in the area again and can savour the enjoyment of staying with you once more.
soon to be Mr & Mrs E, Bucks - May 2014
 Thank-You Dear Old Joe's, just a short note to say thank you for such a comfortable and enjoyable stay last night. I particularly enjoy the continental style breakfast and the fresh raspberries. It was my third visit and I hope will not be my last. When travelling in the Bedford area, Old Joe's will be the first place I call to see if there are vacancies.
Mike D. Derbyshire, April 2014
 Thank-You We had a lovely stay for the one night [saturday] at Old Joe's and will gladly stay again when in the area. Good luck.
Mr & Mrs C, Ormskirk, July 2013
 Thank-You What a pleasure to be offered raspberries from the allotment and homemade marmalade as part of our breakfast. Such a quiet spot and a lovely garden to look out upon. We felt very well looked after.
Dr. O, Greenwich, July 2013
Thank-You We stayed 2 nights this weekend.
It was like being at home, clean, comfortable with home grown rasberries at breakfast. We shall stay here again when we are in the area.
L and H - Hull, July 2013
Thank-You Excellent hospitality in a very quaint and historic B & B. Very clean, comfortable and easy to find - you will have to travel a long way to find a hostess prepared to put herself out so much for her guests. Thank you very much.
Ken H. July 2012
Thank-You Stayed at Old Joe's on Saturday. Ideal location for attending Chicksands. A 'proper' guest house, very homely, much nicer than staying in the usual chain hotels. Breakfast is just what's needed. Would recommend a stay here.
Mrs D, Warwickshire - July 2012

Thank-You Excellent hospitality in a very quaint and historic B & B. Very clean, comfortable and easy to find - you will have to travel a long way to find a hostess prepared to put herself out so much for her guests. Thank you very much.
Mr H, Worcestershire - July 2012

Thank-You Thank you for a very pleasant stay at your B&B. The room was lovely and comfortable with tea making facilities, and it was an added bonus having a wireless connection so I could also finish some work. Breakfast was delicious and the kittens kept me entertained. Once again, thank you.
Mrs H, Colchester - June 2012

Thank-You Stayed for four nights in August while attending The Rhythm Festival. Felt comfortable from the moment I arrived - a real home from home guest house. Lovely healthy breakfast each morning at the very civilised time of 9.30 with home made preserves and locally produced honey. Also fresh raspberries with yoghurt so well set up for the day ahead. Everywhere was spotless and the bed was really comfortable. Have bought my ticket for next year's festival in August 2012 so have booked into Old Joe's already!
Mr Ian P - August 2011

Thank-You Dear Colette,
We had a good journey back.
We want to say just once more how much we liked the accomodation and beautiful atmosphere. The children ask us: "when will Colette visit us??"
The Ulm family, Germany May 2011

Thank-You Thank you for a comfortable stay and a warm welcome. It was a beautiful view from the bathroom window. Loved the quince jelly and I bought some.
Thanks again.
J and A Watson Lincolnshire May 2011
Thank-You "Hope all OK with you in the Best B&B in the Land!........"
Best wishes,
Mr & Mrs T (Hertfordshire) October 2010
Thank-You Just to say thank you for a wonderful stay at Old Joes over the weekend. You were definitely the hostess with the mostess and we had 5* treatment. My single room was such a home from home and so lovely. The view from my window out onto your lovely garden and fields beyond was lovely to look out onto. The breakfast was lovely with your homegrown raspberries and preserves and I had to come home with a few jars myself. To top the stay off of course was my cuddles with the 3 week old kitten, the older kitten and meeting their mum and your daughters lovely dog. It really was a lovely weekend and I came home feeling very refreshed and pampered.
Sheona, September 2010
Thank-You The hostess, Colette, is the strength of Old Joe's. She's smart, helpful and eager to make friends with strange visitors, providing them a feeling of home and friendship. The adorable kitten is certainly an added-value, in addition to the clean room and refreshing breakfast.
Daisy, Hong Kong, August 2010
Thank-You May I thank you most sincerely for being a superb hostess on Thursday night. Diana loved the rhubarb and the marmalade and I luxuriated in your lovely home. I am sending the photo of your car to my grand daughter Molly who will adore it. A few photos for you as a souvenir from an appreciative grey bearded geriatric aviator. I hope to stay with you again next year when the Moth Club have their training event.
Barry, May 2010
Thank-You We can't thank you enough for all your kindness. It made us feel like "home from home" and we hope to see you again one day.
Mr. & Mrs R, Kings Lynn

Just a line to thank you once again for so kindly having Wendy and I to stay following Dick Whittington - It was wonderful of you to go to so much trouble. Everything was just perfect. Thank-you.
Mr. & Mrs J, Hertfordshire


Thank-you for your very warm welcome and wonderful hospitality. We enjoyed meeting you and felt very much at home in your "Old Joe's". Thank-you again.
Mr. & Mrs H, Cheltenham


Having stayed at Old Joe's B&B during a wedding weekend we experienced nothing less than 5* treatment. A warm welcome and a delightful 2 days was just what we needed.The breakfast was lovely and our stay pleasant.
Regards,Graham, September 2009


The B&B was a great success and you can recommend it with confidence. The home-grown raspberries, quince jelly and marmalade were lovely, to say nothing of the taxi service!
Mrs E, Shoreham-by-Sea.

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