TV Presenter’s Family Confirm Purchase of Hotel and Pub in Sussex


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Presenter of The Hotel Inspector on Channel Five. Alex Polizzi, has announced that her family are purchasing The Star Inn, found in Alfriston.

The Star Inn is a 37-bedroom bedroom hotel, once owned by Alex’s grandfather, who was knighted by the Queen Mother in 1982 after creating the Trust House Forte Group.

The 13th century building was bought for £2.6 million and will undergo a further seven months of renovation.

Alex appeared on the Jeremy Vine show where she said: “The Star that we are buying is a heritage hotel. I am so excited and looking forward to getting my teeth into it.”