Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Wall Walkers Get Wheels to Meals

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Wall Walkers Get Wheels to Meals

Article excerpt

Owners of a rural bed and breakfast have come up with an innovative taxi service which allows their colleagues at nearby guesthouses to have the night off.

Kath Dowle 53, of Saughy Rigg Farm, Twice Brewed, near Haltwhistle, now collects people staying at bed and breakfasts along Hadrian's Wall, takes them back to her farm, provides them with an evening meal and then returns them to where they are staying.

Mrs Dowle said: "Many of the people who visit this area are walkers and after a long day walking the last thing they want to do is have to walk to the pub on a night time to get a meal.

"So the owners of the bed and breakfasts were having to drop them off at a pub and pick them up later that night, meaning that the people running the businesses could not get a night off.

"During the winter we took on a full-time chef, so we decided to offer evening meals and this free pick-up and drop off service. …

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