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The Hotel Inspector

  • Season 17
  • 8 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • Lifestyle
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Episode 4: The Pack o' Cards, Combe Martin

Summary

Alex Polizzi visits The Pack o' Cards, an inn with rooms in Combe Martin on the North Devon Coast, owned and run by husband-and-wife team Chris and Debbie. When it comes to interior design regarding the Grade II-listed hostelry, has Alex finally met her match in Chris?

Review

The Pack O’ Cards in Combe Martin, Devon, is an inn-with-rooms that has an interesting history. In 1690 a local member of the gentry celebrated his large gambling win by building a house that resembled a pack of cards, with 13 doors on every floor and, at one point, 52 panes of glass in the windows. It eventually became an inn, but since Chris and Debbie bought it in 1997 hoping to make their fortune, it’s not exactly come up trumps for them.

There were no previews available at the time of writing, but it sounds like the usual story of substandard food and décor being the problem. Unfortunately, owner Chris has definite ideas about interior design – and they’re not the same as Alex Polizzi’s.

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Details

Released on
2022-07-07
Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Crew

rolename
PresenterAlex Polizzi
Series producerGill Hennessey
ProducerTim Williams
DirectorTim Williams
DirectorChris Williams
ProducerChris Williams
Executive producerRachel Innes-Lumsden

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  • Summary

    Alex Polizzi visits The Pack o' Cards, an inn with rooms in Combe Martin on the North Devon Coast, owned and run by husband-and-wife team Chris and Debbie. When it comes to interior design regarding the Grade II-listed hostelry, has Alex finally met her match in Chris?

    Review

    The Pack O’ Cards in Combe Martin, Devon, is an inn-with-rooms that has an interesting history. In 1690 a local member of the gentry celebrated his large gambling win by building a house that resembled a pack of cards, with 13 doors on every floor and, at one point, 52 panes of glass in the windows. It eventually became an inn, but since Chris and Debbie bought it in 1997 hoping to make their fortune, it’s not exactly come up trumps for them.

    There were no previews available at the time of writing, but it sounds like the usual story of substandard food and décor being the problem. Unfortunately, owner Chris has definite ideas about interior design – and they’re not the same as Alex Polizzi’s.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Released on
    2022-07-07
    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterAlex Polizzi
    Series producerGill Hennessey
    ProducerTim Williams
    DirectorTim Williams
    DirectorChris Williams
    ProducerChris Williams
    Executive producerRachel Innes-Lumsden
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