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.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Looking for ideas

Another article in the Bridport and Lyme Regis News suggests that Palmers Brewery, the owners of The Three Cups, are frustrated with the planning process in West Dorset which they see as hindering their development schemes.

The article quotes local council officials as keen to work with Palmers to find acceptable ways to develop their properties for commercial gain within planning regulations. If this means that Palmers' pubs and hotels should be in keeping with the character and history of the local area, then I can think of no better way of making money out of The Three Cups than by running it as an inn offering accommodation, food and their own beer and emphasising the cultural heritage of the building. See previous posts for further ideas.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Revamp for hotel after two decades?

The Bridport and Lyme Regis News has reported on plans to re-open The Three Cups! Click here to read the full article. As you'll see, I've had my say. Please add your comments on the newspaper's website or below on my blog or both.

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