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, January 07, 2010

What's the hold up?

The report commissioned by Palmer's into the viability of re-opening The Three Cups as a hotel has been delayed accorinding to a report in the Bridport and Lyme Regis News.

There is an interesting line in the news report which says that the terms of reference included "to appraise the site and the market for hotel accommodation in and around Lyme Regis". I hope the terms were broader than that because one of the reasons I have been running this blog for the past five years is the fact that J.R.R. Tolkien stayed many times at The Three Cups. In case it has escaped Palmers' attention, may I point out that the works of Tolkein and the films of his books are hugely popular all around the world. I would suggest that the UK and international market for cultural tourism should be included in the report. Otherwise, the findings may be a little skewed.


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