Just Approved: Miss Molly’s Inn

ABC Consulting provides online training for bartenders and waitstaff of Virginia restaurants. We also provide consulting services for those same restaurants. But we also serve convenience stores, day spas and Bed & Breakfasts. Why B&B’s? Because THEY can serve alcohol, too. We offer all of these businesses in person, onsite seller/server training, help with MBAR reporting, support and attendance at hearings and reminders for renewing licenses and permits. That is all part of our consulting package. One of our clients, Miss Molly’s Inn, has a Bed & Breakfast license. They can now add alcohol to their packages. And they DO!

Miss Molly’s Inn’s Cheese tray – add wine for your arrival

Here are the parameters behind serving alcohol at a Bed & Breakfast:

  • Miss Molly’s Inn cannot consist of no more than 15 bedrooms available for rent
  • Miss Molly’s Inn has to offer transitory lodging (or non-permanent sleeping accommodations) to the public, in exchange for compensation
  • Miss Molly’s Inn has to offer at least one meal per day (does not need not be breakfast) to each person to whom overnight lodging is provided
This is one of Miss Molly’s Inn’s fabulous teas

Here are some ideas for YOUR Bed & Breakfast, so you can do what Miss Molly’s Inn does:

  • Champagne waiting in your room, upon arrival
  • Wine & Cheese tray
  • Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries
Miss Molly’s Inn all decorated for Christmastime

This charming inn provides modern conveniences (such as WiFi and Air-Conditioning) but it boasts a location of Chincoteague Island. Several parlors and porches invite reading and sipping and planning your afternoon at the beach. Using the alcohol license to boost sales was a great idea for Miss Molly’s Inn:

  • They offer wine complimentary with many of their packages
  • They give guests small complimentary prosecco splits to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries
  • They run specials to encourage ‘off-season’ bookings (i.e. a fall “Free Bubbles” package where sparkling wine is offered with a two-night booking or a wine and cheese tray with a Thanksgiving booking)
  • They also provide a couple of lovely sparkling wines, a red and a white, at cost, upon booking

These add-on specials work as an enticement to book – they don’t make money from any alcohol sales, but they book more rooms by adding the convenience and upgrade.

Miss Molly’s Inn

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Find them at 4141 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA 23336

Contact them: 757-336-6686 or hosts@missmollys-inn.com

Included in your Chincoteague Bed & Breakfast stay: 3 course breakfast, 24-hour snacks & drinks, free parking and bike use, plus everything you need for a day at the beach.

If you want to add alcohol to YOUR Bed & Breakfast’s packages, let’s talk: Call: 800.785.0161

Disclaimer: This article and its contents represent the opinions of the author only and is not intended to convey or constitute legal advice. ABC Consulting is a private consulting firm, in no way do we represent the VA ABC Authority. You should not act upon any such information without seeking qualified professional advice, based upon your situation.

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