Antrim B&B under the microscope in latest episode of The Hotel Inspector

Next week’s episode of Channel 5’s acclaimed series, The Hotel Inspector, centres around Billy Andy’s, a charming bed and breakfast located in the serene countryside of County Antrim.

One of Channel 5’s biggest hit shows, The Hotel Inspector, has crossed the Irish Sea to visit Billy Andy’s – a charming bed and breakfast located in the serene County Antrim countryside.

Will Alex Polizzi help turn around the fortunes of Billy Andy’s? We look forward to next week’s episode with the input of special guest – Ireland Before You Die founder Stevie Haughey!

The Hotel Inspector – a hit Channel 5 show

The Hotel Inspector kicked off in 2005 and quickly became one of Channel 5’s most popular shows. That the show is currently in its 19th season is testament to its enduring popularity among the broadcaster’s audience.

Alex Polizzi – who fittingly comes from a family of hoteliers – has hosted the show since 2008. The Hotel Inspector sees Polizzi visit struggling accommodation establishments across the UK and Ireland in a bid to transform their fortunes.

Billy Andy’s – a County Antrim B&B

A collage consisting of photos of Scotch eggs, a dining table, and a pint of Guinness at Billy Andy's.

Situated at 66 Browndod Road, Mounthill, near Larne, the B&B is housed in a building that dates back to the 1800s. This historical backdrop provides a charming rural escape, conveniently located near major transport links and attractions.

With its proximity to the Larne ferry terminal, Belfast, and the scenic Causeway Coastal Route, the B&B serves as an ideal base for exploring Northern Ireland’s rich landscapes and heritage sites.

In the upcoming episode of The Hotel Inspector, Alex Polizzi will visit Billy Andy’s to provide expert advice and suggestions on enhancing the guest experience.

Interestingly, the B&B appears to have changed its name to Sixty Six post-filming. Could the name change a hint that The Hotel Inspector couldn’t improve their situation? We’ll find out soon.

Special guest – IB4UD’s Stevie Haughey

Alex Polizzi, from The Hotel Inspector, poses for a photo with Stevie Haughey and another guest at Billy Andy's.

The episode’s production included guests who were invited to stay at the venue. The guests include travel writers and target customers who will share insights on the inn’s hospitality and offerings.

Among those invited was Ireland Before You Die founder, Stevie Haughey.

Stevie said, “Being a part of The Hotel Inspector episode at Billy Andy’s was an honour and a surreal experience. My stay at Billy Andy’s in November 2023 offered me firsthand insight into their exceptional hospitality and the unique character of the site.

“Meeting Alex Polizzi was a highlight; she’s as charismatic in person as on TV and very approachable. She talked to me about her love for Belfast, her memorable previous visits, and her considerations for future business ventures in the city”.

Haughey added, “Noticing that the episode was set to air soon and finding that Billy Andy’s has been renamed to Sixty Six online piqued my curiosity. I’m eager to see if the episode will reveal the full story behind the name change. I can’t wait to watch it!”

This episode will be shown on Channel 5 on Thursday, 9 May 2024, at 21:00.

You will also be able to watch the episode after airing at this link.

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