We’ve been busy bees of late!
Since taking over The Salutation in 2003 we’ve made it our priority to overcome decades of neglect to let the place do itself justice at last. It truly is a wonderful house and the gardens are beautiful, and while that was hard to see when we first came here we always knew that with enough work it could be truly special.
That was plenty for us to be getting along with. Until we were asked to appear on Channel 4’s Four in a Bed – a program where hotel and B&B owners are asked to stay at, and rate each other’s places.
We agreed to do it simply as a way to get the name of The Salutation a little more widely known, but it turned out to be a lot of fun (even though we didn’t win!) and in turn, led to us being asked to appear on Gogglebox.
The rest, as they say, is history. We weren’t likely to turn down the opportunity to crack open a bottle of something and watch some prime time TV, and things moved very very quickly from there.
The Salutation is always our priority, though, and we’ve made sure that we’re around as often as we can be. We’re usually popping in and out and are always happy to say hello. So if you see us, don’t be shy!
Steph and Dom Parker.