Staying in B&B’s, the Full English Breakfast comes out on top for many people, but some guests favour bizarre combinations – such as DIY cooking of pasta in garlic sauce inside their guest room kettle.

Bed and Breakfasts are famed for their traditional Full English breakfasts, which usually comprises sausages, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, black pudding, baked beans and fried bread. But according to a poll of 6,600 Bed and Breakfast owners by eviivo, the online booking specialists, some guests are decidedly non-traditional in their tastes.

Among the unlikely breakfast requests:

  • King prawn vindaloo and a boiled egg
  • A plate of fried onions
  • Corn Flakes in Carling Lager
  • Five rashers of bacon in porridge
  • Ribeye Steak and Chips
  • Eggs and Lea& Perrins Sauce
  • Smoked salmon and HP Sauce
  • Miso Soup
  • Weetabix spread with Marmite
  • A bag of uncooked pasta and a jar of Lloyd Grossman tomato and garlic sauce which the guest then cooked inside the kettle in his room
  • Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs (for the dog)
  • A curry omelette
  • Yoghurt with pepper
  • Muesli with no milk

Thomas Messett, a director at eviivo, said: “Chicken, steak, garlic pasta and curry are unusual choices for breakfast, but I guess that one of the pleasures of a holiday is that we’re able to enjoy ourselves whatever time of day it is. One of the biggest puzzles is a dry Weetabix spread with Marmite. We tried this out in the office. It doesn’t taste great and worse still, it takes about 19 minutes to eat.”

He added: “What our B&Bs find is that catering for every reasonable taste is a great way of increasing bookings. Our data shows that 2017 is shaping up to be a very strong year for British B&Bs with a weaker pound influencing British and International holidaymakers to choose a stay here. Even if some of their breakfast tastes are a bit unorthodox, more and more holidaymakers are choosing the ‘Full British’ B&B experience.

About eviivo:

eviivo is a leading online booking specialist for independent hotels and B&Bs across Europe. eviivo’s diverse portfolio represents the best of independent hosts and hoteliers with over 6,600 small hotels, B&Bs and vacation rentals across Europe, offering over 60,000 rooms.

Customers span B&Bs, guest houses, pubs and inns, restaurants with rooms, serviced apartments, villas and cottages, hostels, and even boats, castles and windmills. The online app is convenient, affordable and trouble-free. It puts customers in control by helping them to increase revenues and occupancy online, on their own terms.

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