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Artist Residence – Brighton, East Sussex
The Home Counties

The story of the Artist Residence group began 10 years ago when Justin and Charlotte Salisbury first met as students. Justin’s mum, who’d just bought a Brighton guesthouse in need of renovation, was seriously injured in an accident and 20-year-old Justin stepped in. Having no idea how to tackle the redecoration, he filled the listed townhouse with artists and gave them a free hand. And so the couple’s first Artist Residence, successful and buzzy, was born. It was soon joined by three more, in Penzance, Pimlico  and Oxford. The Brighton original has sea views and retro-style bedrooms ranging from tiny crash pads to a huge suite. Two new art bedrooms designed by Ben Eine and Pure Evil were unveiled in May, while artists Maria Rivans, Charlie Anderson, Fox Fisher and Jessica Albarn have designed four other fabulous rooms. There’s the sparky Fix Bar for drinks, and in the Set Restaurant next door, Dan Kenny serves an inventive menu of hearty seasonal dishes.

Nota Bene

Often spotted on Channel 5 re-runs of The Hotel Inspector, it’s riveting to see how the hotel has been transformed since then.


The starling murmurations at sunset over the West Pier.


In The Set; A special 10 course tasting menu at the chef’s table, available on request and designed for the guest.


A workshop at Andy Doig’s studio and learn how to create your very own neon artwork.