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Specialist Leisure Group enters Administration

Specialist Leisure Group, the owners of Shearings Holidays, has today (22 May 2020) entered Administration.

All tours, cruises, holidays and hotel breaks booked with the Specialist Leisure Group have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

The Specialist Leisure Group operated several businesses that sold holidays and other travel arrangements under the following brand names, which have all ceased to trade, due to the impact of COVID-19.


All hotels trading as Bay Hotels, Coast & Country Hotels and Country Living Hotels will not reopen. Click here for a full list of hotels that have ceased to trade.

All Wallace Arnold Travel shops are now permanently closed. If you booked a holiday through a travel agent that was not Wallace Arnold Travel, please contact your travel agent in the first instance.

Hotels previously operated by the Specialist Leisure Group

Bay Hotels

Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel, Ilfracombe

Bay Carlton Hotel, Great Yarmouth

Bay Prince of Wales Hotel, Berkeley

Bay Great Western Hotel, Oban

Bay Highland Hotel, Strathpeffer

Bay Royal Whitby Hotel, Whitby

Bay Tarbet Hotel, Loch Lomond

Bay Broadway Park Hotel, Sandown

Bay Marina Hotel, Newquay

Bay Majestic Bournemouth Hotel, Bournemouth

Bay Eden Arms Hotel, Rushyford

Bay Majestic Eastbourne Hotel, Eastbourne

Bay Grand Hotel, Exmouth

Bay Marine Hotel, Llandudno

Bay Royal Weymouth Hotel, Weymouth

Bay Caledonian Hotel, Fort William

Bay New Southlands Hotel, Scarborough

Bay Libertys Hotel, Blackpool

Bay Norbreck Hotel, Scarborough

Bay Torbay Hotel, Torquay

Bay Esplanade Hotel, Paignton

Bay St Ives Bay Hotel, St Ives

Bay Tor Park Hotel, Torquay

Bay Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose

Bay Burlington Hotel, Eastbourne

Bay County Hotel, Llandudno

Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel, Lynton

Bay Beresford Hotel, Newquay

Bay Strathmore Hotel, Morecambe

Bay Savoy Hotel, Bournemouth

Bay Grand Atlantic Hotel, Weston-super-Mare

Coast & Country Hotels

The George Hotel, Chollerford

The Imperial Exmouth Hotel, Exmouth

The Golden Lion, Hunstanton

The Derwentwater Hotel, Keswick

The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel, Pitlochry

The Portpatrick Hotel, Portpatrick

The Ship & Castle Hotel, St Mawes

The Charlecote Pheasant, Stratford upon Avon

The Imperial Tenby, Tenby

The Grand Atlantic, Weston-super-Mare

The Windermere Hotel, Windermere

Country Living Hotels

Country Living Lansdown Grove, Bath

Country Living St George, Harrogate

For the full statement, go to www.specialistleisuregroup.com