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THIS WEEK Huw Merriman, MP for Bexhill and Battle: Resignation of Prime Minister


COMMUNITY Return of the Polyphony Vocal Ensemble


BUSINESS Ten local food establishments sign up to Pevensey Food Festival


illustration: Jan Barron: At the turning of the Bay [2017]


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PEVENSEY BAY JOURNAL EDITION 26

Watch the new bi-fold doors at the Bay Hotel open to a new experience at the front of the building. The doors will open to lavazza coffee, pizzas, crêpes suzette and real Italian ice cream.

The plan sounds like a complement to the offerings next door at the Bay Side Diner, with their all day breakfast and Sr Lankan curries.

Across the road is the award winning Ocean View Bakery and Restaurant. Their two and three course daily special menus board is a class act. Many locals agree that the ambiance and quality of food and service is amongst the best in the locality. People come from far afield in the summer to soak up the convivial atmosphere and to enjoy the ocean view

What we will see next at the Bay Hotel is something that Karen Hudson. the manager of the hotel assured us today (April 19), ‘will be something totally different to both the Diner and the Ocean View’. With a descriptive swirl of her arms she explained what will be on offer on a sunny day as the bi-fold doors open.

With the new signage to come at the Bay Hotel and a new front of house experience, the little collection of eateries all look likely to benefit from the new profile.

Of course the visibility of the new offering, as cars turn into the Bay, is likely to be noticed.

The word on the street  about the Bay Hotel is new signage. The bi-fold doors will open to a new family style coffee lounge experience.

What is emerging in the Bay is a tiny buzzing cafe-style culture.

With a pocket local art galley as a backdrop in the new Bay Hotel lounge, the next stage is being planned with the full renovation of the hotel.

This phase of the renovation is looking increasingly likely to be a hit with local people and visitors.