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 10, 2008

Some Support for Sidmouth

An article in the Daily Telegraph yesterday described how Sidmouth, one of Britain's oldest seaside resorts in South West England, has benefitted from the will of a former Devon resident. Of course, there is an even older resort just a few miles to the east.

Let's hope some generous benefactor will come to the aid of Lyme Regis and one of its most famous buildings in particular, namely The Three Cups Hotel.


Blogger Andrew Townsend said…

John Betjeman's daughter, Candida Lycett Green, also lent her support to Sidmouth yesterday. See It would be great if some well known people could lend their names to promoting the delights of Lyme Regis.

Anonymous Anonymous said…

It is interesting and rather uncanny to see that Sidmouth gets a mention here! My great aunt Maria Garrod who once was the proprietress of The Three Cups until circa 1911 moved to Sidmouth to run a small guest house called Cheriton (still there today!) in Vicarage Road until her death in 1929. Also some of you may not know that the Royal Glen Hotel was once used by a very young Queen Victoria and her parents for a holiday. It was here that her father the Duke of Kent caught a chill and subsequently died. Submitted by Claire Edge


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