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All 64 Lyme Regis Restaurants

The Volunteer Inn

31 Broad Street | Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis DT7 3QE, England
+44 1297 442214
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Ranked #17 of 64 Restaurants in Lyme Regis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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 now also serves excellent food offering a daily changing menu.
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English first
Exmouth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We needed somewhere to sit near an open fire with our dog and enjoy an ale, do some work before our next gathering and this friendly accommodating pub absolutely fit the bill. They even let me charge up my tired phone. Fantastic 😃

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

..after a very tiring day you cannot beat a lively pub that sells good, local food to boot..a simple but sincere menu that caters for most tastes..the ladies had various fish dishes - perfect apparently - and I had a good ol' steak - perfectly rare as ordered..good beer choice although the wine list lacked a little choice..a lively disco... More 

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Aberfeldy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Unusual starter.. Smoked mackerel rarebit! Try it.. Surprisingly good! We both had linguine with crab & prawn... Big portion! Needed extra olive oil, or butter, as a bit sticky. But just what we needed. Great staff, really friendly.

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Surrey (all out!)
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had a lovely meal here on a Friday night. The staff were very helpful in getting us a table as we had not booked. They shed to wait in the bar and then called us through when the table was free. My crab liguine was delicious. Would go there again.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Lyme has become very over priced for food recently but The Volunteer offers reasonably priced food that you'd hope and expect from a pub. No frills just tasty food washed down by excellent beers.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

good beer, banter and a proper fire as well! there's usually a balance a 5p on a lemon in a bucket on the bar there too; always convinced i can do it after a few!

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The food, atmosphere and service here, in my opinion is very good. I had the fish pie which offered generous chunks of fish with a tasty topping of cheesy mashed potato (yum). My partner had steak and chips with onion rings...except there were no onion rings. We asked the waitress where they were and she pointed to the sautéed onions... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

owner fitted us in without a booking on a busy Saturday evening. He gave a excellent impression of running the place single-handed, beer went down well, as did 2 brilliant local fish dinners.

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Luxborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The lively bar is full of atmosphere and sells excellently-kept well-priced beers. The excellence of the bar is matched by the excellence of the cuisine in the separate tastefully decorated dining area, The spicy monkfish is particularly good. Service is very cheerfully efficient. We spent a week in LR and found this easily the best bet for a drink and... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great busy atmosphere, cosy traditional decor, this is a proper English pub with a broad range of customers a great menu and extremely well priced drinks. There is a big difference between the atmosphere in the bar - bustling - and the dining area - quiet. Other reviews have said the dining area was drab but I thought it was... More 

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Address: 31 Broad Street | Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis DT7 3QE, England
Phone Number: +44 1297 442214
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Lyme Regis
Cuisine: British, Pub

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