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The Trader’s Arms (Books)

The Trader’s Arms is where Lucia and Georgie spend the night on their visit to Tilling.

The original¬†location of the Trader’s Arms from Benson’s books is the Hope Anchor Hotel on Watchbell Street.

In the BBC series, this is set at the Ypres Castle Inn.

Channel 4, on the other hand, use The Mermaid Inn.


The Hope Anchor Hotel
Watchbell Street
East Sussex
TN31 7HA


01797 222 216

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The Trader’s Arms (Books)