Series 8 - Bodkin House, Gloucestershire

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Alex visits Gloucestershire to lend a helping hand to a couple whose hotel needs a new lease of life. The two-star, eleven-bedroom establishment sits in three acres of beautiful Gloucestershire countryside.

10 years ago, the owners moved from the city and bought the Grade Two listed building, hoping that the scenic surroundings would provide a welcome nest egg for retirement. However, meagre profits and a declining occupancy rate have turned their dreams sour. When Alex visits the hostelry, she discovers an establishment with uninspired d├ęcor, run by a couple who don't always agree when it comes to the business.

Alex believes the couple need to put the independence back into their independent hotel. But with a couple reluctant to change, it looks like any improvement plans will involve a bumpy ride...



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  • john

    over 1 year ago


    I hate channel 5, they're networking team must be non-existent. they can't even work out how to make a video work properly, as much as i love the hotel inspector, unfortunately I will be switching to i player to find something else to watch on their player witch actually runs properly !!

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  • RhiRhi

    2 years ago


    Whats going on with all the buffering, and then when it finally stopps buffering,..Bam!Advert!:L This is acctually annoyingg!

  • John

    2 years ago


    As it kept stopping had to keep refresing page to start from the beginning

  • lewi

    2 years ago


    Every 2 mins it freezes and i have to refresh page seriously come on channel 5 sort it out!

  • Caron Irwin

    over 2 years ago

    Caron Irwin

    I would love a copy of the show. I am in South Africa and have a vested interest in Bodkin House lol .....

  • Ed Falconer

    over 2 years ago

    Ed Falconer

    How do i get a copy of this episode. I'm in the USA and can't play the bodkin show.

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  • Adam

    over 2 years ago


    These comments have really cheered me up. Beryl I hope you found the play button.

  • ChattyAli

    over 2 years ago


    Gave up trying to watch it, so many stops and starts, ruins the programme. Please sort it!

  • Chrissy Williams

    over 2 years ago

    Chrissy Williams

    I love this program..Hotel Inspector... i am a cleaner self-employed for 11 years worked all the time and have a waiting list...... love Alax Polizzi we would work well !!! I smile when you finds it needs cleaning

  • Beryl

    over 2 years ago


    Couls some one please let me know where the play link is, useualy its in the middle of the video, I would love to watch Hotel Inspector

  • M.D

    over 2 years ago


    The player is so bad on this!! It keeps going to breaks and wont let me skip them and then takes me back to the beginning! whats going on?! please fix this terrible software:(

  • Kaye

    over 2 years ago


    This si so glitchy i cant get it to run :(

  • punky47

    over 2 years ago



  • Jen jacobs

    over 2 years ago

    Jen jacobs

    Please don't use flash!! Sadly iPad users can't view your od material... Most disappointing.

  • Harry

    over 2 years ago


    By far the best episode to date. Loved the owners and the decorating is great., well done PHS DECORATING.

  • Charlie Hill

    over 2 years ago

    Charlie Hill

    Agreed, the decorating was great. Did PHS Decorating do the furnishing as well? The accent chairs are exactly what I am looking for but cannot find. Any help would be hugely appreciated. Thanks. Excellent programme!

  • Lazy Boy

    over 2 years ago

    Lazy Boy

    Is the grunt at the end of the currys advert the member of staff trying to communicate?

  • Lynda

    over 2 years ago


    Why oh why do you have to repeat the sequence of adverts through this programme FOUR times???? It is SOOO annoying.

  • Whistler's Nephew

    over 2 years ago

    Whistler's Nephew

    The VO describing Alex's changes contained some pretty strong hyperbole in this episode, to the extent it actually made me laugh - "a triumph" was such a disproportionate description that it almost became a parody of itself.

  • Danny

    over 2 years ago


    I would love to pay this place a visit! Beautiful!

  • Gill

    over 2 years ago


    cant get the play button to appear! useless software, not the first time this has happened

  • Kevin

    over 2 years ago


    What is going on Channel 5? Poor quality playback with frequent stops and random cuts to adverts. I bet this doesn't happen on Asian Babes.

  • Bruno Martini

    over 2 years ago

    Bruno Martini

    channel 5, your player is awful. riddled with freezing. please update the software, theres many options out there, this is the worst i've experienced.

  • Kevin Tennent

    over 2 years ago

    Kevin Tennent

    Keeps pausing during playback. Sort it out Richard Desmond. I bet this doesn't happen on Asian Babes!

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  • Jacqueline

    over 2 years ago


    Hello PHS decorating, We think your decorating is also great. Can you please tell me what colour you used in the bedroom, it's the perfect colour i've been looking for, for ages. Jackie

  • Peter Haskins-Spellman (PHS DECORATING).

    over 2 years ago

    Peter Haskins-Spellman (PHS DECORATING).

    Hope it all goes well, I know the decorating is brilliant because we did it!!! Good luck Don & Eileen, We loved working at the Bodkin and will always return to sample your hospitality. Pete & Ryan (PHS DECORATING)

  • purple fun

    over 2 years ago

    purple fun

    less than 24 hours to go,the true bodkin house on the TV good luck to the owner of this fantastic place

  • Beryl

    over 2 years ago


    I can't find the play link for the Hotel Inspector