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Best Guardian/Lewes Interface ever?

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On 30 Mar 2015 at 10:43am Yoghurt Knitter wrote:
Is it just me that finds this review of this B&B absolutely hilarious?
“healthy for both visitors and the planet”
“red bowl of yoghurt and fruit purée – topped with rows of strawberries, blueberries, bee pollen, chia seeds, pomegranate and cocoa-covered goji berries”
“there’s a branch of Bill’s here”
“small wonder Londoners are moving here in droves”
And, best of all
“doubles from £150 B&B”

Check it out here »
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On 30 Mar 2015 at 11:14am amy wrote:
Made me laugh and laugh. Oh the ignorance: -' a branch of Bills'!
And did I see the word transition?
La La land. Lewes as a commodity.
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On 30 Mar 2015 at 11:59am Local wrote:
I wonder where the idiot who wrote it got their 'facts'. Possibly the B&B owner....?
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On 30 Mar 2015 at 12:07pm Local yokel wrote:
Yeah, it's really green isn't it....
The house was shipped across from Germany - err, why not build it locally, from 100% locally sourced eco-friendly materials, and reduce the CO2 emitted by avoiding transporting it half way across Europe?
Solar panels eh? Yes they generate "free" electricity once installed, but what about the natural resources used to produce them, the energy needed to produce them, and the energy needed to ship and install them...I doubt they'll ever generate more ("free") energy than was used in the process of manufacturing them in the first place... but hey, they look good and are a nice "green" talking point aren't they...?
A trendy pellet-fired boiler, hmm, very eco-friendly, and so trendy with it... let's just ignore the need to ship tonnes of wood chips around the place via fossil-fuel powered trucks. After all, its too much effort to source and/or chop wood locally for a wood burner isn't it.
Remote control shutters - bet they are fun to play with, but probably not very eco-friendly. After all, why open/close shutters by hand when you can unneccesarily waste electricity doing so... (oh, sorry forgot, you are using "free" 'leccy generated by the solar panels, so it's okay to waste it on luxuries...)
Good to see all those locally grown products in brekkie too - Blueberries, Chia seeds, pomegranate, cocoa, goji berries all known to flourish in and around Lewes. Glad the on-trend super-food rich brekky doesn't involve any unnessecary food-miles... just imagine, you could have bought in trendy ingredients from the other side of the planet.
Oh, and nice to see the guests are happy to drive 10mins each way to find dinner. I've nothing against teh Ram Inn,(have often enjoyed meals there myself), but why doesn't the B&B owner encourage guests to walk down into town, thus benefitting themselves via extra exercise, benefit local Lewes eateries with extra custom, and avoid using naturla resurces on an uneccesary round trip by car (regardless of whether powered by petrol, diesel, or electrcicty)?
I presume the proerty owner has also thoght to install a number of charging poinst so that guests can recharge their eco-vehicles overnight....
Yep, glad to see its a truly "green" business through and through, and not just a typical top-end trendy B&B trading on the facade of "eco-friendliness" in hope of bringing in the yoghurt knitters...
No doubt if it's a success we'll see the golf course and Landport bottom disappear under a sea of similar eco-friendly B&Bs...ooh I can't wait.
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On 30 Mar 2015 at 12:14pm Local Yokel wrote:
P.S. I genuinely wish the B&B owner well, I hope its a real success, and brings more busness to the whole town....but please don't try and pretend the "green" aspects are anything more than your USP/sales pitch....
Yes I have no doubt you could be running a far less eco-friendly B&B, but please don't try and convince visitors that they are not damaging the planet by using to travel to Lewes to enjoy your facilities...
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On 30 Mar 2015 at 12:16pm b und b wrote:
Have to say though having stayed in four Lewes B and Bs before I lived here, I would prefer this one. The only other decent one we stayed in was in Southease.
£150 is steep- same price as Shelleys in the centre of town, and not sure I want a pushy 'determined' host.
Pelham House is £250
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On 30 Mar 2015 at 12:48pm Paul Newman wrote:
Yoghurt Knitter you funny funny person thats superb -
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On 30 Mar 2015 at 1:47pm The Old Mayor wrote:
Damn Yanks don't know what Green is !!
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On 30 Mar 2015 at 5:06pm Clifford wrote:
amy wrote: 'Made me laugh and laugh. Oh the ignorance: -' a branch of Bills'!'

You'll have to explain the joke: there's 'a branch of Bill's' in Eastbourne too.
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On 30 Mar 2015 at 5:15pm Country Boy wrote:
There is also a branch of Bills in High St Kensington Underground Station, in fact it is difficult to go anywhere without finding one!
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On 30 Mar 2015 at 5:54pm Paul Newman wrote:
St Albans has one
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On 30 Mar 2015 at 6:17pm Jeremy Clacson wrote:
Wot, no steak and chips?
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On 30 Mar 2015 at 6:36pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
There's also a branch of Bill's in Islington, opposite the head office of the Child Poverty Action Group. Breakfast for 2 for less than a week's child benefit.
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On 31 Mar 2015 at 12:45am Belladonna wrote:
Yes it's a 'branch of Bills' but it fails to mention it's the original green grocers / cafe - that's amusing bit.
I was amused by the selling point of Lewes being a transition town and the description of bonfire - one large one ?! I think not!
The journo must have got their facts from the owner who is obviously doing a big marketing push with a feature also in Viva Lewes. I do wish they'd done a bit more independent research into the town.
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On 1 Apr 2015 at 12:55pm stevied wrote:
'middle-class hippiedom' - says it all really. Bloody town; my family's lived here for generations but much more of this b*llocks and I'm off
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On 1 Apr 2015 at 5:56pm fellow traveller wrote:
'Middle class hippiedom' saturated with a sense of entitlement. Like Phoenix Rising really. All hermetically sealed in their safe little world with little empathy toward anyone or anything else.
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On 2 Apr 2015 at 5:41pm JillG wrote:
Ah, fellow-traveller, so Santon (no affordable 50%-market-rate housing at all) has more empathy with local needs than Phoenix Rising (some affordable housing).


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