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.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Tolkien's View

When Tolkien stayed at The Three Cups Hotel, he sketched a view from which appears in the book "J.R.R. Tolkien, Artist and Illustrator". This photograph shows the modern day view from the back of the hotel. Tolkien made the sketch from the drawing room of the hotel. Wouldn't it be great if the hotel were reopened so that anyone interested in Tolkien's works could look at the haven of Lyme Regis harbour which he found so inspiring from the room where he sat?

Modern day view from the back of the hotel

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