EXHIBITORS due to attend a Christmas fair are upset after the event was cancelled last minute - and they still have not received a refund.

The craft fair was supposed to be held at Maunsel House on Saturday, December 4, but the event was cancelled with little more than a week's notice.

A statement by the Maunsel House Facebook Page explained this was due to a fire inspection report.

The statement read: "Apologies but due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, Maunsel Limited has had to unfortunately cancel the Craft Fair on Saturday, December 4 2021.

"This is due to a fire inspection report stating that the rooms cannot be used for events for the foreseeable future.

"We apologise for the late notification.

"All booked vendors will be emailed."

The Maunsel House Facebook page has since been deleted.

One stallholder, Anna Search from West Country Designs, said she has emailed Maunsel House accounts team but still has not received a refund for her £60 stand fee.

"The accounts team had trouble finding my payment, so there must have been a mix up with my booking, which is why I wasn’t formally notified that it had been cancelled," she said.

"My last email from the accounts team was on December 8, stating that they had located my payment and booking.

"I then asked when I would receive my refund but haven’t received a response.

"I got concerned as I attended a fair at the weekend and a few small businesses there hadn’t been refunded from the Maunsel House event either.

"My stand fee was £60 in the pergola and the inside stand fees were £70 each. I was told that the majority of the stands were sold."

Now, the accounts team email address has an automatic reply which states they are out of the office due to illness.

Maunsel House has been contacted by the Bridgwater Mercury, but failed to respond with a comment.