EBU Event Accommodation Booking Service

In response to popular demand, and awareness that booking hotels is both more expensive and more complex than in the past, the EBU is pleased to offer a Accommodation Booking Service (ABS).

The service is operated by Bridge Overseas, a company with a proven track record in dealing with hotels, both arranging bookings and in dealing with any issues that might arise.

The aim is to provide a comprehensive service that is quick and easy to use which will have some of the best negotiated rates available. The cost of accommodation is one of the most commonly recurring issues amongst the membership, so this is a positive step forward in trying to address the problem.

The offices of Bridge Overseas are open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9.30am to 1.00pm.

To make a booking contact them on:

Bridge Overseas freephone service

0800 0346 246

or use their website:

Make a reservation online with Bridge Overseas at


This service will take the strain out of finding accommodation and will consign the problems often encountered with remote reservation services to the past, including the new wave of cancellation charges that have become increasingly customer unfriendly in recent times.

Events Covered in 2019:

  • Tollemache Final
  • Ranked Masters Pairs
  • National Pairs Finals
  • Corwen Trophy
  • Pachabo Cup
  • Northern Midweek Congress
  • Crockford Finals
  • Autumn Congress
  • Seniors Congress
  • Tollemache Qualifier
  • The Blackpool Year End Congress

Making these popular events easier to attend, at a friendlier price. Make a note of the number: 0800 0346 246.

T&Cs for bookings with Bridge Overseas - updated for 2016
From Bridge Overseas: "In order to take advantage of these reduced rates you will be asked to pay £25pp deposits at the time of booking, with balance due 30 days before the congress date, which includes insurance against the collapse of the hotel or booking agent. We can hold & transfer your money on to another future event with no less than 7 working days notice of the event date. Any cancellations made after this may be subject to a cancellation fee, however we normally have several late bookers & would aim to reallocate your bedroom without charge, again your monies will be held in trust & can be used as payment for a future event. Full payment is still required no later than 30 days before the event.
Full refund by cheque only are available up to 30 days before the event. Thereafter this the following cancellation fees are charged for refunds: 50% 14-29 75% 8-13 100% 0-7 All funds are held in trust to apply to UK package regulations, therefore there is a significant administration costs in managing refunds, therefore where possible we advise that your monies are retained & taken off future bookings."

Please Note: The EBU does NOT receive any payment from Bridge Overseas for the accommodation provided via this method at the above congresses.