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The Volunteer Inn

) #22 of 54 Restaurants in Lyme Regis $$ - $$$ , British,
31 Broad Street | Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis DT7 3QE, England
+44 1297 442214
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
31 Broad Street | Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis DT7 3QE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just a quick review as we weren't it there long. We went inside and my wife asked if they had a menu to which the girl behind the bar pointed towards the boards on the wall my wife politely asked is that all...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely old pub, great for a quick drink or sit by the fire with your dog, full of locals who can tell you about all the good things to do in Lyme

Thank Pearsons26
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Friendly, fun, cosy and truly authentic. Undoubtedly one of the local favourites with the some of the best service and ales Lyme has to offer

Thank Mollie S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The volunteer is a great pub where the local characters seem to meet. A typical real ale serving pub with basic amenities but a great atmosphere.

Thank Finediner40
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Reluctant to tell you about our fave pub in Lyme Regis but.... it's small, cosy, friendly and serves great beer.

Thank MrsT332
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

At the top end of the street so without the sea views of some this place enjoys a convivial atmosphere and is really a regulars pub while remaining accessible to passing visitors. Enjoyed several quality pints here over several evenings and would recommend it for...More

Thank alan2303
Reviewed 23 February 2017

No visit to Lyme is complete without having a beer in this pub. Great service, great selection of ales and lovely traditional pub atmostphere (no large screen sports screens ). Def worth a visit

Thank suejohnandtom
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Popped in for a quick drink after a day out shopping. Was very busy but cosy on s cold winter evening. Candles lit on the tables. Didn't stay too long as you could hardly move and no free chairs but it was a Saturday night...More

Thank claireross958
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Great beer! A proper pub with a mix of locals providing interesting local "banter" Staff were friendly and the locals were happy to point out the local attractions.

Thank specialtea33
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here with the family on a wet Friday night. Came in soaked, invited to sit next to the warm open fire by one of the locals so my family could dry off. Friendly bar staff and a nice local pub vibe. If your looking...More

Thank calvinbutts
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Broad Street | Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis DT7 3QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Lyme Regis
  • Phone Number: +44 1297 442214
  • E-mail
The Volunteer Inn is a family-run, seventeenth century pub located in the heart of Lyme Regis in Dorset. One of the only remaining pubs on the high street, The Volunteer sells a range of local ales and ciders and has been a regular in the Good Beer Guide and a CAMRA member for over a decade. Although famous for it's ales, the Volunteer serves excellent food offering a daily changing menu. Please visit our website for more information.
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