Save The Three Cups Hotel

The Three Cups Hotel

Campaigning for preservation of the hotel where J.R.R. Tolkien stayed and gained inspiration for 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 articles to me, Andrew Townsend, at afmt@btinternet.com or add a comment. Thanks to David Moss for all his work. The best way to help now is email the Bridport News (news@bridportnews.co.uk)

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Demolition Plans Submitted - Last Chance To Act

According to a report in The Bridport News (click here to read), Palmers have submitted their plans to demolish The Three Cups Hotel to West Dorset District Council. I would urge local residents to make their objections known to the council through the official channels. Click through for an explanation of the Bridport News article.

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Friday, November 07, 2014

Accommodation, Accommodation, Accommodation

"Location, location, location" is a phrase often used to emphasise one key success factor for hotels but I think accommodation needs to be highlighted in the business case for urban pubs which used to be hotels. Click through to see three town centre hotels which are doing very well offering rooms for visitors as well as lively restaurants and bars for local people.

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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.

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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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