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The Volunteer Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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31 Broad Street | Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis DT7 3QE, England
+44 1297 442214
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this pub was the furthest from our accomodation we treated it as our local. The main bar is rather small and gets crowded with friendly locals but one can use the other bar which is used for lunch time food. There is food at lunch time and on Friday and Saturday evening which is very good and in generous... More 

Thank John C
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137 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very olde worlde inn very friendly landlord got some good cider here my wife said the wine was very good

Thank biburybill
Courtenay, Canada
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This struck me as a local pub that wanted to stay that way. I walked in and every head turned. I could not get the attention of the bartender who was much too busy gabbing with the local boys who already had beers and were not leaving the ordering area. So I left. Found a nice friendly place just down... More 

Thank DWC1957
Reading, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything you would expect from an old school pub. Great choice of beers in a relaxing environment.

Thank Dave M
Essex, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

just popped in for a drink and discovered a traditional pub with a good selection of local beers and a friendly welcome

Thank dianajohn2015
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Simply great little gem of a PUB, worth visiting for a refreshment, staff are great and whole atmosphere in this local pub is fantastic, we visited here most evenings as simply great.

Thank Lisa B
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We went midweek at lunchtime for a drink and it was a lovely old pub and very atmospheric so we decided to return in the evening as the dinner menu looked good. We turned up for our evening meal to be told they were only serving evening meals at the weekend! I don't know why the evening meal blackboard was... More 

Thank Andrea S
London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Although not the best I've ever had, the sandwiches were quite good. It gets busy over the weekend though.

Thank Julia B
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

If your in Lyme and fancy a pint I cannot recommend this pub highly enough... Fantastic local ales, all well looked after. Tribute is fantastic. Friendly staff and locals and a lovely atmosphere. Great pub !!!! Can't fault it !!!!

Thank Zoomman4
Axminster, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Great local pub with a very good atmosphere-packed crowd on a Friday night. A good selection of beers and ciders and the staff albeit had only started a few weeks ago made us very welcome Got to be one of the best pubs in Lyme without a doubt. Did not eat so cannot comment on food /restaurant


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
Bar scene, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?