WIN! A night’s stay at Browns

Browns at Holbeck
Browns at Holbeck

ENJOY a relaxing night’s stay in a secluded setting with award-winning bed and breakfast, Browns.

Found in the heart of Sherwood Forest, the family run B&B offer a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome, making guests feel relaxed and at ease.

With three en-suite Garden Rooms - including one converted cow shed and one converted pigsty - adjacent to a 1730s cottage, the Brown family of Robin, Joan and Carly are offering two lucky readers the chance to experience their quaint B&B for free!

All you have to do is answer the question at the end of the article correctly to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets for a night’s stay, including breakfast, at the Holbeck inn.

Browns, established in 1990, recently won the Best Accommodation Provider in Notts 2012 at the STARS awards, celebrating the best of the county’s tourism, hospitality, leisure and culture sectors. The win will put the team through to the National Finals for 2013.

It was a special night for the family, particularly Joan, who was awarded for Outstanding Contribution, for her longstanding work in promoting tourism in her area of the county.

From starting her business more than two decades ago with husband and retired builder Robin, Joan has built one of the most successful and highly awarded accommodation businesses in Notts.

Joan said: “The night was amazing and at the very end of the night, I was overwhelmed to win The Outstanding Contribution to the industry.”

“We are so pleased to have won such a prestigious award. We wanted to fly the flag for Notts and feel privileged to do so.”

So why not visit one of Sherwood Forest’s best kept secrets? Browns is situated in the heart of the Dukeries and Sherwood Forest, seven miles from Robin Hood’s tree and six miles from the M1 motorway and nine mile from the A1.

To be in with a chance of winning a night’s stay at Browns of Holbeck, simply answer the following question.

Q) What year did Joan and Robin start establish Browns?

Mark your answer ‘Browns B&B competition’ and email your entry to or send it by post to The Worksop Guardian, 21-27 Ryton Street, Worksop, Notts S80 2AY.

The closing date for entries is Friday 27th July and winners will be contacted by telephone so do not forget to include a daytime contact number.

Normal Guardian competition rules apply. Bookings are subject to availability and at manager’s descretion.