For those, perhaps few, who do not know, Doc Martin is a fictional character in a British TV series aired on PBS, about a big town (London) doctor who finds himself moving to practice in a small seaside English village and the series chronicles his adventures & misadventures.
And the more I spend time here, the more I see parallels. People seem to know people who know (or are related to ) someone else. At this hotel, events are regularly held to try and draw in people (and $$$), such as the wine pairing party going on now downstairs as I type. These are events attended by the same old (literally) crowd from nearby, prompting me to think of this old Eagles song