Save The Three Cups Hotel

The Three Cups Hotel

Supporting preservation of the hotel where J.R.R. Tolkien stayed and sketched out much of his mythology. Jane Austen, G.K. Chesterton, Tennyson and H.W. Longfellow were also guests. The hotel featured in the film, “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”, starring Jeremy Irons and Meryl Streep. Please send any postings to me, Andrew Townsend, at afmt@btinternet.com or add a comment. I would like to thank David Moss for his help. For local info and to get involved, see www.savethethreecupshotel.co.uk

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Punch House, Monmouth

Click on this link to the website of a popular old coaching inn in Monmouth to see how successful a hotel can be when fulfilling its original function as a pub and restaurant with accommodation. I would like to congratulate the management of The Punch House and Brains Brewery for making their HOTEL so welcoming and such a thriving part of the town's economy. Click here for their Wikipedia entry. Notice how go ahead they are with QRPedia codes. And note, too, how it is still the same building inside - not demolished and rebuilt. Surely, this success story could be emulated in Lyme Regis by re-opening The Three Cups AS A HOTEL.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Preserving Literary Heritage - Literally by the Book

Manchester's Portico Library ought to be an inspiration to save The Three Cups as a HOTEL.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Railway Tourism in Somerset and Dorset

Could Lyme Regis benefit from its railway heritage?

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cultural Tourism in North Cornwall

I think Lyme Regis could learn a lesson from Port Isaac about exploiting cultural tourism.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Worsley Old Hall - Conservation and Hospitality

Worsley Old Hall in Greater Manchester is an excellent example of an historic building restored and re-opened to provide hospitality at a profit while preserving the interior.

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Saturday, July 05, 2014

Demolition Plans in The Papers

The View From Lyme Regis and The Bridport & Lyme Regis News have printed letters about the plans to demolish The Three Cups Hotel. Click through for more information.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Destruction and Distraction

Wednesday looks like a good day to bury bad news in Lyme Regis such as Palmers' plans to destroy The Three Cups HOTEL. Click here to see today's edition of View From Lyme Regis.
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