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 email@example.com 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.
My last article was in praise of The Old Inn at Crawfordsburn in County Down and the way the owners make the most of their history. I am pleased to be on their mailing list and this week I received an email promoting the hotel as a venue for loving couples to celebrate St Valentine's Day at the hotel. You can see the newsletter by clicking here. Sadly, my wife and I are otherwise engaged this weekend but I think I should draw attention to the excellent marketing ideas used by the Old Inn at this time. Surely, The Three Cups could do at least as well as this - if it were open for business!