• Port’s arrival was controversial, mainly due to the exterior being painted black
  • The Inspector is surprised when his Campari order baffles one of the bar staff 
  • His room has high ceilings, and a freestanding bath in front of one window

The opening of Port Hotel is cited as further evidence of Eastbourne’s renaissance, following on the artistic heels of the upgraded Towner gallery.

Some have gone as far as calling Eastbourne the new Brighton, but after walking from the station past boarded-up guest houses, charity shops and down-trodden takeaways, that seems optimistic.

Not everyone was too keen on Port’s arrival, mainly due to the owner painting the outside black rather than the white and cream usual on the seafront.

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