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.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

A Blue Plaque for The Three Cups?

I visited Sarehole Mill recently and saw that a blue plaque by the entrance records Tolkien's connections with that interesting old building.

Isn't it about time that a similar plaque is placed outside The Three Cups to let the general public and visitors to Lyme Regis know what they are missing while this venerable hostelry is kept closed?

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Blogger Andrew Townsend said…

A booklet called "Signs of History, A Guide to the Historical Plaques and Notable Buildings of Lyme Regis", published by The Lyme Regis Society, is available from The Lyme Regis Museum (tel 01297 443370) and lists all the blue plaques in Lyme Regis as of 2002. Sadly, there is no mention of one to commemorate Tolkien's many visits to the town.


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