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31 Broad Street | Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis DT7 3QE, England
+44 1297 442214
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The Volunteer Inn is a family-run, seventeenth century pub located in the...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Very British Real Traditional Pub with Lots of Character.

This pub was recommended to us by a fellow camper. This is a real PUB! The staff is very friendly and a warm welcome is guaranteed. It is "dog friendly", so you can take your pooches in even when you or someone else is eating. They also serve real ale with a variable guest ale on tap at all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This pub was recommended to us by a fellow camper. This is a real PUB! The staff is very friendly and a warm welcome is guaranteed. It is "dog friendly", so you can take your pooches in even when you or someone else is eating. They also serve real ale with a variable guest ale on tap at all times.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Been here quite a few times now, seems to get locals, so not just busy in the tourist season. sells good ales, has good atmosphere and friendly bar staff. not eaten here yet.

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vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Busy little pub at the top of the hill on the main High Street - good atmosphere for a drink, ended up here this time for a bite as a busy Saturday and everywhere full, the bar was full but the little snug to the side is a restaurant serving the same good value food as the bar, good choice,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very old fashioned bar, full of local characters The snug bar is the restaurant, and very old and comfortable on A wet night

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Very helpful and friendly staff. Dog friendly. Good beer. Food was very tasty and good sized portions.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a traditionally old looking pub the bar was full which is a good sign so we sat in the other room to the left it was too large to be a snug, it has a great atmosphere with good beer and great food, the staff were nice and friendly, its a lovely village lots of little independent shops... More 

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The bar always has a great lively atmosphere and they rotate a good range of well kept guest ales. It's usually full of locals but is always welcoming. It's a proper cosy, old school pub and one of the few in the area that has resisted a ghastly blonde-oak makeover. The staff are fantastic - hard working and welcoming, they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We went in on a weekday evening. The bar itself was heaving but the bar staff found us a table in the adjoining dining room. It was a pleasant old fashioned room. Service was good despite the staff having to handle both the bar and the dining room. The food - a fish pie and fish and chips were done... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

There are a few pubs in Lyme but this is by far the best good ale reasonable prices . The staff are absolutely brilliant. Would recommend a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Nice lunchtime drink, dog friendly in public bar, full of locals at 11.30 am, lovely welcoming staff, good choice of fine ales

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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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  • 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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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