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Backgrounds Filmed On Location At

Exmouth View Hotel - March 2009

Prunella Scales (Sybil Fawlty) in Room 35

Andrew Sachs (Manuel) in our Dining Room

Connie Booth (Co-Writer & Polly Sherman) in our Dining Room

Bernard Cribbins (Mr Hutchinson) in our Reception

Barry Crier (Comedian) in Room 16

Carol Cleveland (Monty Python) in our Dining Room

John Howard Davies (Producer) in our Kitchen

Germaine Greer (Broadcaster) at our Bar

Iain McLean (Production Assistant) in Room 34

Cord Meier-Klodt (Head of Culture, German Embassy) in our Dining Room

 

Whatever Happened To The Fawlty Towers Hotel ?

Fawlty Towers was never actually filmed in or even near Torquay.

The location of the building used for the outside shots was the Wooburn Grange Country Club in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire.

After a mysterious fire in 1991, developers quickly turned the site into 8 homes

In the episode 'The Kipper & The Corpse'  an error in filming actually shows at the end when the laundry truck leaves Fawlty Towers, a large entry sign reads "Wooburn Grange Country Club" !

Although John Cleese got his initial inspiration for the madcap proprietor Basil when he stopped at the Gleneagles Hotel (now flats) in Torquay, he never wrote the show until years later.

After filming the backgrounds at the Exmouth View Hotel,  a Torquay hotel now has a full claim to a connection with the Fawlty Towers series.