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, February 13, 2009

More Competitor Analysis

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Plough and Harrow Hotel in Birmingham where Tolkien was once a guest. Swallow Hotels have made sure that customers and potential customers are aware of this connection by naming the dining room "The Tolkien Restaurant".

There is also a blue plaque outside to commemorate Tolkien's visit.

The owners do not just rely on dinner, bed and breakfast for their trade. The hotel is advertised for civil ceremonies, wedding receptions, conferences and small business events. They also hold murder/mystery nights throughout the year. A hotel in Lyme Regis could also exploit the potential for arts events for which the town is well known and perhaps even host lectures on its literary connections for visiting tourists.


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