As I have a new web site , kindly provided by David Steel at Stratford web designs, I thought I should tell you a little about my self and Moss Cottage. This also helps me get used to this world of blogs and the world wide web!
My name is William (but please call me Bill) Bruce, After working in engineering for 30 years in London, KingsÂ Lynn and Swansea I was given the opportunity to start afresh in a whole new direction. Taking over Moss Cottage in September 2009 with no previous experience in the hospitality field was a somewhat daunting challenge. But one I have thoroughly enjoyed.
The most remarkable thing about running a bed and breakfast is that you realise there are so many wonderful, charming people in this world. I have had guests from all over the world and can genuinely say that people are the same the world over, happy to visit new areas and meet new people. Stratford-upon-Avon has proved to be a wonderful town to come to; the localÂ people are the friendliest I’ve ever met; everyone has time for each other and happy to stop and chat to visitors.
Since taking over Moss Cottage I have gradually been able to make some changes. First to go were the small breakfast tables so thatÂ guests can now enjoy a leisurely breakfast and share their thoughts and experiences of Stratford-upon-Avon and the UK as a whole before starting their day. I have tried to create a warm environment so guests feel instantly at home, greeting newÂ ones withÂ tea or real coffee and a slice of homemade cake after their drive. They can thus settleÂ in while I explain what this charming town has to offer them during their stay.
Having recently joined a new local business association, I have found that this town has even more to it than meets the eye. From the wonders of Shakespeare and the RSC, the Ghost hunts, the river cruises, the small independent shops, it has something for everyone to enjoy.
I hope to continue toÂ improve Moss CottageÂ as I wantÂ guests not only to enjoy their stayÂ here but also to enjoy their stay in this wonderful town. Â As one of our guests wrote in our guest book: “It’s so much better than a faceless corporate hotel”.
Thank you for reading this. Please keep checking back for new blogs on Stratford-upon-Avon and its surrounding area.