November 21, 2017 10:55 AM



For 2018 Biba had to find a replacement venue in which to hold its non-Brighton events. After searching around it was decided to move to the Best Western Plus®, Manor Hotel, 127 Main Road, Meriden, Solihull, CV7 7NH. A 4-star hotel that combines all of the picturesque beauty of the Warwickshire countryside with the convenience of major city links situated just 3 miles from BHX.

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With an elegant Georgian façade, the Manor Hotel is one of the most visually impressive luxury hotels the area has to offer, boasting 112 comfortable bedrooms as well as two dining experiences, making it a perfect venue to host the 2017 UK Finals.


The Manor Hotel is also perfect for families with lots nearby to see and do: West Midland Safari Park is home to some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered exotic animal species; Safari Drive-Through, theme park and more. From medieval fortress to Elizabethan palace, Kenilworth Castle has been at the centre of England’s affairs for much of its 900 year history. Drayton Manor Theme Park is home to a variety of exciting attractions with roller coasters, zoo and Thomas The Tank Engine Land.

Also, the Biba special rate isn't only for backgammon players. If you'd like to invite your family or friends to stay at the hotel for the weekend while you play backgammon they too can take advantage of our special rate. All they have to do is mention "backgammon" when booking accommodation.


For 2018 we are moving to Jury’s Inn, 101 Stroudley Road, Brighton, BN1 4DJ, where we have been allocated an entire conference floor for the 20th Bright ‘n’ Breezy. Situated close to the railway station it’s a very convenient venue for those that arrive by train. If arriving by car there is a 600 space car park at the station (see the hotel web site and click on View Directions and Parking).

It might not have the charm or the location of previous venues … but at least we’re still in Brighton.



For 2018 Biba event venues will no longer require accommodation deposits or pre-payment. At all our venues you contact the hotels direct and settle your account when checking out.

The package available ... (see One-Stop for contact details)

The Biba daily accommodation rates for Dinner, Bed & Breakfast are:
Single occupancy: 1 night @ £75, 2 nights @ £150
Double Occupancy: 1 night @ £125, 2 nights @ £250 *

* Best rate: £62.50 per person per night double occupancy
(Plus, you save £10 per person on Event Registration)

This includes ...
▪ Accommodation - double or single. Single occupancy rooms are limited, you are advised to book early
▪ Three course dinner for all guests
▪ Full English or Continental breakfast
▪ Free playing-room for the weekend
▪ Full use of the leisure facilities where available
▪ Free WiFi for all residents
▪ Car Parking (where available)

Players on the Biba Rate get the benefit of a reduced Tournament Registration Fee. By paying the reduced fee players can effectively reduce the total accommodation cost by £10 per player. NB: Player savings are via pre-payment of the reduced Tournament Registration Fee and are not applied to the actual rate paid.

Book early ...

It is vital you book early as our allocation and deal will be rescinded 6 weeks prior to the event, after which we cannot guarantee the rate or availability. This is a very important part of Biba's agreement with the hotels and you are further advised to Book Early.

Michael Crane

Biba Director

20 November, 2017