The WORST episodes of Four in a Bed

Every episode of Four in a Bed ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Four in a Bed!

B&B owners throw open their doors and take turns to stay with each other, as they compete to be crowned best hosts.

Last Updated: 6/21/2024Network: Channel 4Status: Continuing
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#1 - Payment Day

Season 15 - Episode 30 - Aired 2/23/2018

It's the final day of the competition and the B&B owners are meeting for the last time to find out what they've been paid and to settle some scores. Causilgey Manor is first to host and Robin and Brenda want to get to grips with Julie and Jason's gripes over privacy. Next are Martin and Tracy from Elmfield, who are keen to clean up Jason and Julies moans about mildew. Leoni from the Chocolate Box is third and although she can cope with the comments, it's the underpayments that leave her livid. Finally, it's Jason and Julie from The Buckle Seaford. Have the B&B newbies with a penchant for luxury done enough to win people over and bag the plaque? There are accusations thrown and awkward moments as the payments are revealed and the winner is finally announced.

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#2 - The Somerset House Hotel

Season 17 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/25/2019

Four proud B&B owners battle to be named best value for money. The competition starts in Weymouth, at The Somerset House Hotel, run by couple Adam Borton and Holly Syme, who hope their boutique style rooms and BBQ breakfast will whet their guests' appetite. On arrival, guests Sam and Mandy are blown away by their surroundings, but Belinda and Brenda aren't fans of the noise and find the sofa bed to be a bad bunk. In the morning, the BBQ breakfast gets a grilling and Sandeep and Vaishalee's revelations leave the group with high expectations. In their feedback, Belinda and Brenda lay out their issues with the fold out bed, leaving their hosts restless as they prepare for the next visit.

Payment Day
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#3 - Payment Day

Season 16 - Episode 40 - Aired 11/9/2018

It's the final day of the competition and the B&B owners are meeting for the last time to find out what they've been paid and to settle some scores. The North Star Club is first and owner Carolyn Van Outersterp has some cleanliness issues she wants to brush up on after receiving a score of 1 earlier in the week. Next, Luke and John Conway from Friends B&B also want to get some answers about cleaning criticisms. Debbie Grant from Lincoln Holiday Retreat wastes no time in taking her critics to task about her décor, but it is the payments that really make her see red. Finally, it's The Chapel in Harrogate who ponder the praise as well as looking into some mattress moans. After dramatic discoveries and cutting comments the payments are revealed before the winner is finally announced.

The Chapel Harrogate
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#4 - The Chapel Harrogate

Season 16 - Episode 39 - Aired 11/8/2018

The final visit is to The Chapel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, owned by Mark Hinchcliffe and Heidi Donohoe, who pride themselves on offering something a little different in their converted chapel. On arrival, the guests are wowed by the interior and artwork on show. However, Luke and John discover some grime underneath the glamour and Debbie is concerned about her traditional Chinese bed. At dinner, all the guests congratulate Mark and Heidi on their pretty property, but things soon turn ugly when talk turns to the looming payment day as it becomes clear that the B&B'ers have grievances to air. At breakfast, hostilities are put on hold as everyone enjoys the serene surroundings. But the continental offering does not please everyone with one guest in particular missing their full English. Come feedback, Mark and Heidi have a lot to contemplate.

The Lincoln Holiday Retreat
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#5 - The Lincoln Holiday Retreat

Season 16 - Episode 38 - Aired 11/7/2018

For the third visit of the week the group head to The Lincoln Holiday Retreat, which owner Debbie Grant has built from the ground up over the past 20 years. On arrival Carolyn has a problem with the dated décor, and Luke and John's great first impressions are muddied due to cleanliness concerns. That afternoon the guests get a first hand experience of what it was like to be a Victorian prisoner but it's one guest's criminal dig about Wi-Fi that needs locking up. At dinner two couples lock horns, which leads to an awkward breakfast date in the morning. At feedback Debbie is left with more questions than answers over the scoring she receives.

Friends B&B
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#6 - Friends B&B

Season 16 - Episode 37 - Aired 11/6/2018

The second visit is to Friends B&B in Blackpool, Lancashire run by Luke and John Conway, and where they are the self-proclaimed unique selling point. On arrival, Carolyn and Galatea are dazzled by the décor, whilst Debbie bemoans the lack of attention to detail in the rooms. At dinner, Luke and John reveal their unique approach to teamwork, but it's the grilling about the design of the rooms from Carolyn that puts the cat among the pigeons. At breakfast, chef John's skills are put under the spotlight leaving Luke to host the guests. Then come feedback, Carolyn and Galatea's comments leave a bitter taste.

The North Star Club
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#7 - The North Star Club

Season 16 - Episode 36 - Aired 11/5/2018

The competition starts in Skipton, Yorkshire and The North Star Club, owned by Carolyn Van Outersterp, who is joined in the competition by her daughter Galatea, where they hope their peaceful woodland cabins win over their guests. On arrival, guests Luke and John are critical of the cleanliness, and the pricing of the rooms raise eyebrows. At dinner, the reveal of a self-catering breakfast ruffles some feathers but it's the lack of Wi-Fi that divides the guests and leaves the group feeling disconnected. At breakfast, John is left cooking up a storm for the others but it's the feedback that leaves battle lines being drawn for the rest of the week.

Payment Day
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#8 - Payment Day

Season 16 - Episode 30 - Aired 10/26/2018

It's the final day of the competition and the owners are meeting for the last time to find out what they've been paid. There's some surprising feedback before the winner is announced

The Bull Hotel
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#9 - The Bull Hotel

Season 16 - Episode 29 - Aired 10/25/2018

The final visit is to The Bull Hotel in Wrotham, Kent, where owner Lygia Fontanella-Deadman and breakfast chef Mary Murray pride themselves on a luxury stay. On arrival most guests are bowled over by the bedrooms, but an unexpected surprise causes criticism from one couple. An afternoon picking lavender soothes the stresses of yesterday's hosts Sarah and Pete, but over dinner emotions run high. Next morning not everyone feels well rested and the pressure is on for Mary's much anticipated breakfast. Come feedback there are tears of joy and cleanliness confusion, leaving questions needing to be answered on payment day.

The Driftwood B&B
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#10 - The Driftwood B&B

Season 16 - Episode 28 - Aired 10/24/2018

The third visit is to The Driftwood B&B in Weymouth, run by Sarah and Pete Healey. On arrival Cathy and Genice find the place completely ship shape, with Lygia preparing to party when she spies the host's disco balls. Later at dinner Pete reveals he has a host of jobs, including being a DJ. Come morning, Sarah is faced with a full order for cooked breakfasts and as the pressure hits, she reaches breaking point. But it's the feedback served up by their guests that leaves the couple fighting their emotions.

The Railway Inn
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#11 - The Railway Inn

Season 16 - Episode 27 - Aired 10/23/2018

The second visit is to The Railway Inn near Hull, Yorkshire, run by young couple Lydia Perkins and Luke Mainprize. On arrival, the guests feel The Railway's rooms are right on track, finding little to complain about. However, over dinner, guest Mary piles on the pressure for fellow chef Luke's breakfast. Next morning, with Luke feeling confident in the kitchen, the guests are left far from buttered up, leaving feedback that their hosts find hard to stomach.

Holland Hall Hotel
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#12 - Holland Hall Hotel

Season 16 - Episode 26 - Aired 10/22/2018

The competition kicks off at the Holland Hall Hotel in Upholland, Lancashire run by colleagues Genice Hall and Cathy Hudson. On arrival, couple Luke and Lydia are left in the dark and it's a trip back in time for guests Sarah and Pete. At dinner the revelations come thick and fast: two of the guests disclose that they are in fact chefs, immediately sparking the battle of the breakfasts. Next morning, the chefs are less than impressed when the table is laid with steak knives, leaving feedback that cuts the host deep.

The Cross Keys Hotel
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#13 - The Cross Keys Hotel

Season 16 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/20/2018

The final visit of the week is to The Cross Keys Hotel, Saffron Walden, Essex where former executive flight attendant Nici Van Valen is joined by close friend Ros Jeffreys. On arrival, all the guests love the luxury, but a mark on Tracy's towel leaves a stain on her stay. Later at dinner, tensions threaten to boil over as Tracy makes a revelation about her room, much to Nici's surprise. At breakfast, with Nici serving up a sumptuous selection, talk turns to payment day, with all the guests agreeing the competition is there for the taking.

The Somerset Arms
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#14 - The Somerset Arms

Season 16 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/19/2018

The third visit of the week is to The Somerset Arms in Semington, Wiltshire, where pub landlord John Adams is joined by best friend Dennis Gowie. On arrival, guests Rosie and Dexter dust off some cleanliness issues, while Tracy is left in search of a maintenance man. Later that evening, revelations about Nici's past fly around the dining table, and thin walls gave Tracy cause for concern. At breakfast, Tracy revealed her night's sleep was disturbed by her neighbours, making feedback an uncomfortable read for John and Dennis.

Rigsby's Guest House
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#15 - Rigsby's Guest House

Season 16 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/18/2018

The second visit is to Rigsby's Guest House in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, run by Tracy Ward. On arrival, the lack of en-suite bathrooms causes quite the stink, while guests John and Dennis can't figure out Tracy's pricing system. At dinner, Tracy is under the spotlight and reveals just how much she takes on with the running of the B&B. But it's a revelation from John that intrigues the guests. Come breakfast, hopes for a fabulous feed fade fast as Tracy goes it alone.

Bae Abermaw Hotel
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#16 - Bae Abermaw Hotel

Season 16 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/17/2018

This brand new competition starts in Barmouth, north Wales, and the Bae Abermaw Hotel, run by newly engaged couple Rosie Lewis and Dexter Green. On arrival, the BnBers are wowed by the views from their rooms, but it's not long until guest Tracy finds herself in a hairy situation. At dinner, hosts Rosie and Dexter's romantic revelations and confessions surprise their guests. The next morning at breakfast, Rosie and Dexter set the standard for the rest of the week, while Tracy sets herself up as the one to watch, with some observations about her room she's keen to bring to everyone's attention.

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#17 - The Knitting Hotel

Season 17 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/26/2019

The second visit of the week is to the seaside town of Dawlish in Devon, where the owner of The Knitting Hotel, Belinda Harris-Reid, and her colleague Brenda Watson hope their guests get excited about all things woolly. Most of the guests embrace the hotel's theme, but the minimal feel to the rooms leaves Adam and Holly berating the lack of the basics. In the afternoon, Belinda and Brenda immerse their guests in the knitting experience by running one of their masterclasses. At dinner, Belinda imparts her passion for her project, before revealing a theatrical past, which comes as no surprise to her guests. Sandeep and Vaishalee discuss the high star rating at their place, which leaves the others picturing perfection. In the morning, Adam and Holly reveal that their sleep went off track, and leave feedback that makes Belinda and Brenda feel stitched up.

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#18 - Payment Day

Season 14 - Episode 40 - Aired 12/1/2017

It's the final day of the competition and the B&B owners are meeting for one last time to find out what they have been paid and settle some scores. Church Street Cobbles are first up and Debbie and Isobel are keen to get to the bottom of some of the cleaning comments from Steve and Verity. Next, it's John and Joy of The Vic Bikers Pub who are keen to confront their critics. Steve and Verity of The Cranberries Hideaway tackle Debbie and Isobel for answers on some of their comments about their cleaning standards. There are arguments and accusations as the payments are revealed and the winner is announced.

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#19 - Mehfil Hotel

Season 14 - Episode 39 - Aired 11/30/2017

For the final visit of the week the B&Bers head to the Mehfil Hotel in Southall, London, where spiritual host Arun and his sister Rashmi are hoping to bring some Indian Hospitality to the competition. Upon arrival, everyone is impressed, but some find that corners have been cut with cleaning. The afternoon is filled with some lively Bollywood dancing which thaws the chill in the air between Debbie and Isobel and Steve and Verity. At feedback the hosts are overcome with emotion when reading some of the comments.

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#20 - The Cranberries Hideaway

Season 14 - Episode 38 - Aired 11/29/2017

For the third visit of the week the B&Bers head to The Cranberries Hideaway in Devon, where owner Steve and his partner Verity hope the luxury touches will win over their guests. Still upset from their feedback, Debbie and Isobel arrive ready to get stuck into room inspections and an unusual light fixture catches their eye. An afternoon of blindfold driving and team work gives light relief to the tension that is still building between Debbie and Isobel and hosts Steve and Verity. At feedback, the hosts are lost for words with Debbie and Isobel's comments which leaves them shocked and suspicious.

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#21 - The Vic Bikers

Season 14 - Episode 37 - Aired 11/28/2017

The second visit is to rock and roll venue The Vic Bikers pub in Leicestershire where siblings John and Joy take a more laid-back approach to running the business. Upon room inspection Steve and Verity are lost for words. Nostalgia kicks in for Debbie and Isobel, although they don't have the same feelings for the shared bathroom. Following an afternoon spent on John's bus tour of the local area, the tension between Debbie and Isobel and Steve and Verity is on the rise after critical feedback. The next morning at breakfast, John's simple and straightforward approach is a huge hit for some of the guests, but the waste becomes an issue for Debbie. At feedback, John and Joy are suspicious of game playing from some of the guests.

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#22 - Church Street Cobbles

Season 14 - Episode 36 - Aired 11/27/2017

The competition kicks off at Church Street Cobbles in Macclesfield where self-confessed foodie Debbie Quinn and housekeeper, cook and cleaner Isobel Reisen recently opened a B&B above a barber shop. On arrival John and Joy from the Vic Bikers Pub in Coalville are amazed by the high standard of cleaning, but Steve Littley and Verity Charles from The Cranberries Hideaway in Devon are less than impressed with their bathroom. During an afternoon of foraging in the woods, Debbie and Isobel's competitive edge comes out but Arun and his sister Rashmi from the Mehfil hotel in Southall show off their skills. With high expectations at breakfast, Debbie's locally sourced produce comes under fire from Steve and Verity and at feedback their comments are hard to swallow.

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#23 - Payment Day

Season 14 - Episode 35 - Aired 11/24/2017

It's the final day of the competition and the B&B owners are meeting for the last time to find out what they've been paid and to settle some scores. The Edge Accommodation is first and host John wants to shut the door on some criticism. Next, Sally and Teresa want to challenge John over his comments on their hosting skills. Nicholas and Tom are third and keen to learn why their facilities didn't impress the competition. Finally, it's Oak Tree Lane and owner Phil who wants to tackle why his place has been described as a prison. There are tears, name calling and bitter rebukes as payments are revealed and the winner announced.

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#24 - Oak Tree Lane Yurt

Season 14 - Episode 34 - Aired 11/23/2017

The final visit is to Oak Tree Lane Yurt Site in Bratton Clovelly, Devon, where owner Phil Gilbert is taking things back to basics. On arrival, the guests are wowed by the traditional Mongolian yurts but John's left feeling cut off after learning there is no power. During an afternoon of raft building, Sally and Teresa struggle to work harmoniously with John, leaving host Phil to intervene. Yet come dinner, Sally and Teresa are let off lightly, after Nicholas decides to give John some home truths. At breakfast, tension continues to rise between Nicholas and John, and John manages to shock all the guests with his judgement of Phil's yurt site.

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#25 - Sands Resort Hotel

Season 14 - Episode 33 - Aired 11/22/2017

For the third visit this week the group head to Sands Resort Hotel and Spa in Newquay, Cornwall, where father and son team Nicholas and Tom Malcolm pride themselves on the vast facilities they have on offer. On arrival John is in a lather when he can't find any bubble bath, Phil isn't awash with the low shower head and Sally and Teresa are questioning the cost. That afternoon the guests are led down the garden path and have a race around their on-site maze, but John is soon seeing red. Come breakfast after a good night's sleep, John lets Phil know what he thinks of him and causes silence around the table.