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 09, 2009

Getting Serious

It has now become public knowledge that the dilapidated state of The Three Cups is not only a terrible waste of a valuable international cultural treasure but also a danger to people walking along Broad Street in Lyme Regis.

The story was headline news in the "View from Lyme Regis", a widely read free community newspaper, this week.

John Grantham has been looking closely at the fabric of The Three Cups lately and having become aware of the danger of falling debris, brought the situation to the attention of the powers that be. It now seems more than likely that the owners will be served with a statutory Urgent Works Notice. This is obviously most welcome to prevent injury to the public and prevent further decay of the building. Personally, I am looking forward to the day when refurbishment begins for a full re-opening and The Three Cups will become an attraction which people flock into rather than avoid out of fear.


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