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

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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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Still Famous

The Three Cups HOTEL's most famous guest is in the news again as a translation of the Beowulf poem by J.R.R. Tolkien is published. Click here for a review on The Telegraph website.

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

International Perspective

I would like to draw attention to a recent news story about an art installation in Brixton celebrating the connection between Vincent van Gogh and the house where he stayed in 1873. Click here to see the BBC version and here to see the Telegraph's account.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Canny Scots Again

I recently visited Dumfries on business and saw a very promising building preservation project. Click through for photographs.

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Wouldn't it be nice?

Wouldn't it be nice if the re-opened Three Cups Hotel could appear on a list of best historical pubs like the one recently published by The Daily Telegraph. Click through for further details.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Comparing Lyme Regis with Venice and Athens

My response to Palmer’s plans for destroying The Three Cups HOTEL is to take a leaf out of John Ruskin’s book and turn to the Stones of Venice.

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Sunday, June 09, 2013

Famous for the Right Reasons

The Three Cups HOTEL is famous because of its associations with some very noble people unlike one on Jekyll Island in the USA.

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