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”. Please send articles to me, Andrew Townsend, at or add a comment. Thanks to David Moss for all his work. Comments are closed at WDDC for the plans to redevelop the site but you can still write to the papers.

Monday, November 20, 2006

A Beatrix Potter connection?

I've just read an article posted by the BBC on their website in 2005 about "Dorset Writers".

The piece starts with Thomas Hardy and refers to other natives of Dorset. Enid Blyton gets a mention for links to the Isle of Purbeck area of the county. The Jane Austin connection has already been described in earlier postings. I was most interested to read that Beatrix Potter stayed in Lyme (Regis) in 1904 and used some views of the town in one of her stories.

It would be useful to know if Beatrix Potter stayed at the Three Cups. This would add a great deal to the potential of the hotel to attract visitors as and when it re-opens for business.


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