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Welcome to Friends B and B

Address: 32 Read Avenue, Blackpool, FY1 4BP

Telephone: 08719443535 08719443535

Hotel Description

About Friends B+B Friends B and B is set in the Blackpool Centre district in Blackpool, 450 yards from Coral Island and 550 yards from Winter Gardens Conference Centre. Every room includes a flat-screen TV. Some rooms feature a seating area where you can relax. You will find a kettle in the room. Friends B and B features free WiFi throughout the property. Blackpool Tower is 550 yards from the Friends B and B ,while Blackpool Winter Gardens Theatre is 550 yards away. The nearest airport is Liverpool John Lennon Airport, 33.6 miles from the property. This property is also rated for the best value in Blackpool! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city. Parking is offered at £8 a day

Our Facilities

  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking Facilities
  • Bar
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Family Rooms
  • City Centre Location
  • Inroom Breakfast
  • Ironing Service
  • Internet Services
  • Wifi Available
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Vegetarian Food Available

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Hotel Reviews - Friends B and B

Comfortable Stay
Stayed one night to attend the beard championships. Room was clean and modern. Couldn't fault it. Had everything you needed. Would highly recommend. The dog enjoyed her stay too.

Steven Jordan - 20th Aug, 2018
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Very Friendly
We stayed for 1 night at this B&B and was very impressed. Luke was more than helpful and friendly. As we signed in I stated I was vegetarian and he assured me that they do a veggie breakfast and it was all cooked separately which was brilliant. The room was very very clean and accommodating. It was 2 min walk to the seafront too. I would highly recommend this lovely B&B

Deborah Marks - 20th Aug, 2018
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Highly Recommend
I have recently been to Blackpool and stayed in this bed and breakfast. For me it was the perfect set up, the location was walking distance from the beach front, main attractions and winter gardens.



The owners are great nothing was too much for them, asked if i wanted a brew on arrival and also asked if i wanted a morning paper with my breakfast in the morning. i also turned up 3 hrs early for check in but the room was already ready to go for my arrival.



The breakfast was so nice as well and was well worth the extra £5 charge. You get a selection of cereals and yogurts on top of the Full English i received which was bob on as well. There is also dinner options and a bar in there as well if you need food and drink in the day.



Room 3 which i stayed in was clean and had an en suite in there. It was tiny but did the job for me, The wifi was free and worked perfectly and there was added extras in the room such as toothbrushes and shaving kits if you needed them, The bed was a single but was great to sleep on.



All in all i had a great time and would highly recommend. If i am ever in the Blackpool area i will be looking to book this place

Michael Woolley - 23rd Jul, 2018
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Great Location Great Accommodation Great Hosts !!
Fantastic stay , both hosts so friendly and welcoming . B +B has been decorated lovely . Very new comfy and modern. Clean and fresh . Everything is in great working order . Location is perfect , v central and price was fantastic !

Gemma Collins - 17th Jul, 2018
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Response from Hotel
So happy that you enjoy your stay with us. look forward to welcoming you again soon John Hotel Manager

Such A Welcoming Place To Stay!
Stayed here for one night with friends for a birthday, we had a lovely stay and have no complaints whatever! Luke and John were so welcoming, very accommodating and so friendly, Rooms were immaculate and the breakfast was amazing! Extremely good value for money, will definitely ! Extremely good value for money, will definitely be coming again. Thanks guys and good luck on four in a bed.

rebecca C - 17th Jul, 2018
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Response from Hotel
So happy that you enjoy your stay. Look forward to welcoming you again soon .

Will Definitely Stay Here Again
Booking a B&B in Blackpool can be daunting to say the least. We can read reviews and turn up and think they were written either by the staff or are about somewhere else. However I took the plunge and booked Friends B&B as it was in the right location and their reviews we’re convincing. Yes it’s small but our room was comfortable and spotlessly clean (most important factor for me). Luke was lovely even before we got there, when I spoke to him on the phone. This continued on article. They couldn’t do enough for us!! He even rang me to tell me I had left my lights on after I had parked my car up, then sorted them out when I said my keys were in my room.

As a group of dance mums, we were spread out over 3 hotels this year, next year I will be booking us all in arc friends B&B.

The only thing I will say is, if you are travelling with your daughter who likes to sleep like a starfish in bed and the weather is 28 degrees, make sure you book a twin room and not a double one!!!

Well Done chaps, you deserve the 5 stars.

Sarah Donald - 9th Jul, 2018
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Response from Hotel
so happy that you enjoy your stay with us. Customer Services is very important to Friends. Not a lot be can do with the rooms but the customer services need to be 5 stars. We look forward to welcoming you again,. John Hotel Manager

Very Pleasant Stay, Highly Recommend!
Very friendly & helpful customer service. Very clean accommodation. Many thanks again!

Michelle Murphy - 9th Jul, 2018
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Place To Stay
were made most welcome my son and my dog and me nothing was any bother to luke and john could not have better service thanks for all yous did had a great weekend would recommend this place

May Hamilton - 24th Apr, 2018
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Bnb Stay
Very good clean good hospitality will def stay again

carol mellor - 18th Dec, 2017
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Weekend Break
Nice and comfortable bed clean room

Bradley Adamson - 26th Oct, 2017
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Fabulous Stay!
We had a fabulous time here. Check in wasn't until 3pm but we arrived at one and were thrilled that our room was ready. We were offered a drink on arrival and help with our luggage. Room fabulous, comfy beds, nice and clean. Breakfast was marvellous and customer service was outstanding. Will definitely return and would recommend to anyone travelling to Blackpool. Lovely, friendly management and staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for making it such an enjoyable stay.

Stephanie Young - 25th Oct, 2017
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Our Honeymoon
Our review is a few days late due to a reality check after our amazing honeymoon thanks to john and luke who made us feel at home from checking in. We will definitely be visiting this fabulous b&b again and again and will definitely be recommending to any friends and family. A brilliant place and atmosphere to stay. All aspects and staff at this b&b are awesome. A personal thank you to john and luke for everything you did for us we couldn't of wished for more on our special trip as the new Mr & Mrs Bowler.xxx

Lyndsey Halfpenny - 11th Oct, 2017
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Our Honeymoon
Our review is a few days late due to a reality check after our amazing honeymoon thanks to john and luke who made us feel at home from checking in. We will definitely be visiting this fabulous b&b again and again and will definitely be recommending to any friends and family. A brilliant place and atmosphere to stay. All aspects and staff at this b&b are awesome. A personal thank you to john and luke for everything you did for us we couldn't of wished for more on our special trip as the new Mr & Mrs Bowler.xxx

Lyndsey Halfpenny - 10th Oct, 2017
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Nice Welcome
I would like to say a massive thank you to the staff at the friends B&B in Blackpool I enjoyed myself right from the start when I turn up on Friday morning because I was working in the Winter Gardens as the security at the event and I was made welcome and thank you very much to everyone at friends B&B see you again

Colin Moore - 8th Aug, 2017
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Response from Hotel
Hi my name is John, So happy that you enjoy your stay with us. look forward to welcoming you again

Overnight Stay
After a long day of traveling we arrived a little to late. But the people are very friendly and gave us a warm welcome with a nice cup of coffee and tea.

When we visit Blackpool again, we surely would like to stay here again.

Paul van den Berg - 19th Jun, 2017
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Response from Hotel
So happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Friends B/b
We had a very enjoyable stay the room was large and spacious the bed was very comfortable. We will definitely be staying there again.

DAVID MALLETT - 27th May, 2017
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Lovely B And B
We stayed here from friday to monday in April,and it was very comfortable.Breakfast was good,nothing too much trouble.The owners are very helpful would definitely reccommend.

Sheila Wrigley - 11th Apr, 2017
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Stay In Blackpool At Friends B+b
very nice place to stay very helpful,room was nice and clean breakfast,was good

V BARTON - 3rd Apr, 2017
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Response from Hotel
So happy what you enjoy your stay. look forward to welcoming you again.

Overnight Stay
Received a warm welcome as we arrived. The bed was comfortable, and the breakfast was lovely especially the eggs

ann holmes - 3rd Apr, 2017
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Response from Hotel
so happy that you enjoy your stay with us. and the eggs lol. Have to be our joke.

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Attractions - Friends B and B

The Winter Gardens - Exhibition

The Winter Gardens - Exhibition

Distance 0.31 miles (0.5 km)
Whatever kind or size of event you are planning, the Winter Gardens is certain to have a venue which will suit it perfectly. However, the success of your event is not assured by the quality of the venue alone - our experience in providing imaginative tailored solutions and expert advice will help you achieve the results you are striving for. From retail to trade and regional to national, the Winter Gardens is one of the north wests leading exhibition venues, hosting over 40 events and welcoming more than 400,000 visitors annually. A choice of versatile and flexible venues provide the ideal settings for exhibitions, product launches and trade shows of virtually any kind. The 2,600 square metre Olympia is the Winter Gardens very own purpose-built exhibition hall offering unrivalled space and accessibility.

Blackpool Tower - Landmark

Blackpool Tower - Landmark

Distance 0.36 miles (0.57 km)
Blackpool Tower opened on 14th May 1894, with the aquarium existing as a stand a lone attraction from the late 1870's. The tower is 518ft 9inches tall, with the walk of faith at 380ft from street level. The Tower alone contains 2,493 tons of steel and 93 tons of cast iron. The building at the base contains 985 tons of steel and 259 tons of cast iron.
The Tower has a viewing platform at 380ft above the promenade and is reached by a lift or if you are a maintanance worker by 536 steps!
Not for the feint hearted is the 'Walk of Faith' glass floor, a two inch clear panel that looks straight down to the Promenade below.
The 'Walk of Faith' glass floor panel was placed at the Tower top in 1998. The glass floor weighs half a tonne and is made up of two sheets of laminated glass. The 'Walk of Faith' can withstand the weight equivalent to five baby elephants.
To reach the top viewing platform at approximately 450ft you can walk up 2 flights of stairs.
The present Ballroom was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1899. The Ballroom floor measures 120ft by 102ft. It comprises 30,602 separate blocks of mahogany, oak and walnut. The first Wurlitzer organ was installed in the Ballroom in 1929. It was replaced in 1935 with one to Reginald Dixon's specification. The first organ went to the Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens.
During the day visit the Ballroom to hear one of the famous organs being played. The Tower Ballroom is the traditional home of the mighty Wurlitzer Organ which rises up through the stage and complemented by the 3 Deck Wersi - the world's most advanced Blackpool Tower Ballroom - The Wurlitzer Organorgan, it includes over 600 sounds in the software, is touch screen sensitive and can create the sound of a complete orchestra.
The Tower Circus is positioned at the base of the tower, between its four legs. The circus first opened to the public on 14 May 1894 and has not missed a season since.

The present interior was designed by Frank Matcham and was completed in 1900.

The circus ring can be lowered into a pool of water and holds 42,000 gallons at a depth of up to 4 ft 6 inches, which allows for Grand Finales with Dancing Fountains. The Tower Circus is one of four left in the world that can do this.
During more than a century of entertainment, the world's greatest circus stars have paraded across its ring. The clown Charlie Cairoli appeared at the tower for 39 years. Britain's best-known ringmaster Norman Barrett worked the ring for 25 years.
Animals appeared in the circus until 1990.
It was planned to close the famous circus at the end of the 1990 season and replace it with an animatronic attraction. Public opinion and the fact the animatronics were not ready meant that the circus continued.
Today, the circus is produced and directed by Hungarian Laci Endresz. A live band (sometimes accompanied by Mooky the Clown) provides all the music for the show, often dynamically syncing with the performers' movements. The circus band play a variety of different songs, usually Latin for the acts. In the winter the circus stages a pantomime instead of the regular show.
The oldest part of the building is the aquarium which was part of Dr Cockers' Menagarie and Aquarium in the 1870s.[1] It was kept open to earn revenue while the tower building went up around it. The aquarium was modelled on the limestone caverns in Derbyshire. It houses 57 different species of fresh water and salt water fish and the largest tank holds 32,000 litres of salt water.[28]
The aquarium closed permanently at the end of the 2010 season and will be completely remodelled to make way for a new "Dungeons" attraction.[29] This is part of the investment by the Merlin Group, who took over the operation of the Tower at the end of the 2010 season on behalf of new owners Blackpool Council

Blackpool Centre - Town Centre

Blackpool Centre - Town Centre

Distance 0.63 miles (1.01 km)
With around seven miles of fun packed coastline, Blackpool is the entertainment capital of Europe, and home to the world famous Blackpool Tower with its ballroom, circus, adventure play centre, aquarium and ride to the top of the tower. The tower also contains the nerve-wracking Walk of Faith - a glass floor, 380 feet above the ground that allows an unrestricted view of the street below. The town centre also hosts a variety of well known shops. It was the Victorians who developed Blackpool into a mega-resort, and in the early twentieth century they flocked here in their thousands to enjoy the fantastic combination of sun, sand and sea.

Blackpool Football Club - Football Club

Blackpool Football Club - Football Club

Distance 0.64 miles (1.03 km)
Blackpool Football Club Formed in 1889. Blackpool's newly-rebuilt Bloomfield Road ground is a stadium ready for the future. In 2005 it played host to three Group A games in the UEFA European Women's Championship. The official Blackpool Football Supporters Club is BSA, the Blackpool Supporters Assocoation. Our committee is elected by its members. Blackpool FC fully support our Association, and through our fund raising efforts, we put funds directly back into the club by sponsoring matches and players.