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.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Article in The Lady Magazine

The Lady Magazine for 15th December carried an article entitled "Storm in The Three Cups" by Matthew Bell.

The subtitle is "A Lyme Regis Hotel in which Jane Austen, Tennyson and Tolkien stayed is in danger of being demolished. Unless 10 years old Leon Howe can save it."

All credit to the magazine for publicising this worthy cause. I fear the main title may trivialise what to me and many others is an issue of great importance to our national heritage although the subtitle does make amends. The article itself emphasises the strong connection with Tolkien.

I was interested to read confirmation that Charlie Chaplin, General Eisenhower and James Cagney were also guests.


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