Bay Hotel Saved
Economic conditions seem to be unfavourable for hotels in Lyme Regis and the Bay Hotel which is very close to the Three Cups was under threat of being converted into flats. Thankfully, prompt action by the Lyme Regis Society and local residents has saved the hotel for the time being. See the Links column for more details from the Lyme Regis News and the Newsletter of the Lyme Regis Society.
It is great to see the local community working together to save their heritage like this but I can't help thinking that hotels like the Bay and the Three Cups will not be safe until the market for "cultural tourism" expands. The drivers by which such a change may be brought about are probably located elsewhere e.g. with regional and national tourist boards and special interest groups. More on this later.