Interview With Ashbury Bed and Breakfast
Tell me about your business?
We are Karen and Graham Ellaway-Bell and we run a three bedroom award winning bed and breakfast located on the slopes of the Malvern Hills.
How did you start your business?
We set up Ashbury in July 2011. We spent six months renovating the property before opening for our first guests.
How did you get into this industry?
Opening a B&B had been an ambition of ours for many years and when the opportunity to arose to buy Ashbury we jumped at the chance.
What do you enjoy most about being in your business?
We both love people and having both been in the service industry one way or another for a whole working careers we felt this was a great way for us to mix what we enjoy doing i.e. meeting new people with working from home!
What top 3 words/phrases describe you best?
Friendly, smiley and hospitable.
What is the best USP about your current business?
Always providing a friendly home from home environment that people want to return to again and again.
What is your favourite local restaurant and shop?
The Nags Head in Malvern and favourite Malvern shop is Rhubarb.
What exciting things are happening in your business?
Reopening in a post lockdown world. The whole house has been redecorated during lockdown and the garden is looking fantastic.
What motivates you?
Always providing a friendly home from home environment that people want to return to again and again
Want to know more about them, book your place today on their website.