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Address: 1 Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
Phone Number: 01297 443157

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Great Pub, Great Food

The Pilot Boat never fails to impress. With friendly, efficient staff, great pub food, (you just have to try the fish and chips), a good selection of beers, plenty of tables... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 18, 2016
rebecca r
Sydney, Australia
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the Pilot Boat Inn and it was no disappointment. Excellent range of Palmer's real ales. A fine establishment - should be even better after the refurbishment. The food menu looked superb - lots of fine foods from local producers. (Crediton, Bridport, Lyme, etc.). Plus, a superb view of the sea and promenade from the... More 

Thank Francis H
Sydney, Australia
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294 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

The Pilot Boat never fails to impress. With friendly, efficient staff, great pub food, (you just have to try the fish and chips), a good selection of beers, plenty of tables without being overcrowded, and the perfect location near the beach, you really shouldn't miss this family friendly pub.

1 Thank rebecca r
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

It's a rather unassuming place from the outside but the food is really good. We've been coming here for a few years now when holidaying in the area and we've not been disappointed yet. I think it may have changed hands or chef since our previous visit as the menu has changed slightly, there was no freshly caught whole plaice... More 

1 Thank marc r
Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Sat outside and enjoyed a great pint of Palmers Copper Ale served by very pleasant staff. Unfortunately the table we chose was directly above a sewer and we were hit with a very nasty smell of sewage just before we were about to order food (which we quickly changed our minds about) The garden area could be brilliant with a... More 

Thank Robswindon69
Manchester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Been here several times over the years while on holiday. Always found this to be a friendly pub with great staff - and good food! Kids always want to come back here year after year! We will be back soon!

Thank Iain M
Normanton, null, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

After a long walk we needed some food and struggled to find anything open in Lyme Regis. A very pleasant welcome on entry and a nice selection of beers. A good choice of food on offer, don't forget the specials board. We had fresh hake and scampi, both good size portions and well cooked. Was nice to find a place... More 

Thank Arch M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

Had not booked and popped in for an early tea. Quite a surprise. Lot of places closed until 6pm As previously mentioned quite unassuming from the outside. Food and service excellent. I had Scampi and my Partner had Cod and Chips. All piping hot and served by friendly and efficient staff. Nothing to much trouble. Would definitely recommend. Thankyou.

1 Thank eltonjohnChester
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

The food here is nice as they use local suppliers. The fish and chips was enjoyable but the chips were not the usual wedge style chips you usually get but very thin and to me might have been frozen and not freshly produced like everything else on the menu. The local ice creams makes a nice change but being dog... More 

Thank John T
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88 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

I'm not sure why we finally ventured in after many visits to Lyme, but really glad we did. It was great. The outside does not do it justice, the food was superb. At 7.30 on a cold March night every table was full and we now know why. Delicious, reasonably priced (for Lyme, find all eateries here at the top... More 

1 Thank Lynsey13
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

I recently attended the Pilot Boat for a party - the catering was primarily cold beef and ham - I am sorry to say that I have never had meat so tough - although cut thin it was impossible to cut it or to chew it - surreptitious glances at the meat left on other people's plates suggested the same.... More 

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