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The Volunteer Inn

31 Broad Street | Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis DT7 3QE, England
+44 1297 442214
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“crab risotto” (4 reviews)
“rarebit” (4 reviews)
“beef” (6 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
31 Broad Street | Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis DT7 3QE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic Sunday lunch. We both had belly pork with roast pots, cauliflower cheese, carrots and parnips. Best gravy in the world. Will move the Lyme to get this every week.

Thank Dave632EUP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Checked on their website that they were open and serving food.. arrived only to be told they were not serving food as they had a gin tasting evening. Ok unlucky us but the young Lady could do with a some customer service training. So caught...More

1  Thank mary f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time eating here after having the excellent crab risotto with salmon fillet the last time. This time I picked the fish pie. Very good. It could have had a little more sauce in the pie, but that is being picky. Very good value for...More

Thank Badlove1
Reviewed 10 March 2018

had a meal here with some new freinds we met at the cellar bar. great food reasonably priced. the place was probably the busiest place in lyme regis.

Thank bmbplastering
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Wanted to find a typical English Pub serving a typical Sunday Roast and found this place. By its own admission it’s a pub first and food second kind of place, however this didn’t stop it producing an amazing roast beef with all the trimmings. It’s...More

1  Thank Jenny V
Reviewed 25 February 2018

For some good, satisfying pub food and great atmosphere right in the shopping heart of Lyme Regis you should look no further. Portions are very generous. Our fish&chips was very good and the service is super friendly and efficient. At very reasonable prices you really...More

1  Thank impavidus
Reviewed 8 February 2018

We called in for a quick drink before heading off for dinner. It was good to see such a welcome pub with locals having a drink and a natter by a log fire. Why are proper pubs in such short supply. This will be a...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We popped into the Volunteer Inn in the hope of an early dinner and were lucky to find a table available until the place was due to be fully booked from 7.30pm. All four of us (including our 11 and 13 year olds) found a...More

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The Volley has gone up in the world since I was a lad. It's a nice chilled local with some incredible food - if it's on the specials board try the Seafood Chowder it's to die for.More

Thank Kitalon
Alethea M, Guest Relations Manager at The Volunteer Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you for such a lovely review, Stuart, the Chef, and all of the staff really do try and make the place special for everyone who comes in. Thank you again. We are open Wednesday to Saturday Lunch and Dinner and Sunday for amazing amazing...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Best pub in Lyme! Traditional, served real ales, the menu looked great and varied although we didn’t eat. Great local vibe, cosy fires and was all decorated for Christmas. Will return when we are next in Lyme Regis!

Thank Becky D
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Laura E
16 March 2018|
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Response from Jenny V | Reviewed this property |
Yes! A lovely boy was in the bar when we were in :)
2 June 2017|
Response from MrsT332 | Reviewed this property |
Reasonable prices, limited menu.
20 October 2015|
Response from Stuart D |
No San Miguel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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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