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The Volunteer Inn

31 Broad Street | Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis DT7 3QE, England
+44 1297 442214
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (7 reviews)
“fish and chips” (15 reviews)
“beef” (5 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:30 PMAll 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

With only a sunday roast on our minds we scoured Lyme Regis, but found most places were only serving a standard menu.. To be honest the prospect of trudging up the hill from the beach front was not appealing and really a last resort, but...More

Thank Alan G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clearly a pub used by locals as a drinking location. The restaurant side confused us in that it clearly seemed very 'tired' , was filled with an assortment of furniture and the staff were clearly busy in the bar side of the premises. Clearly visiting...More

Thank 524lenj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table here before heading to The Marine Theatre later. Somewhat embarrassingly, some drinkers were unceremoniously slung off our table by the staff so that we could sit in the window in an entirely dark grey dining room. The furniture is all mis-matched, and...More

Thank Shepherdslady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place clearly isnt loved any more. We visited here about 6 years ago, and called in during a recent revisit to Lyme. Real shame it has gone downhill. As you walk in the smell of stale beer hits you. If you go to the...More

Thank 456charlie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived just before 3pm deadline. Food was served hot and well portioned. Staff were very friendly ..

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small bar area, reasonable prices. Nice food. The burger was especially tasty. staff friendly and helpful.

Thank Vivienne E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having had a bad experience earlier in the day at another Lyme establishment, we were pleased to find the service at The Volunteer to be incredibly warm and welcoming. We were greeted on arrival and told that our dog was welcome. The waitress was lovely...More

Thank Mudgeface
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We booked a table here after visiting the pub earlier in the week, and not being able to get a table. Menu is extremely limited which isn't great when you are told after ordering drinks that 3 of those items aren't available. So once ordered,...More

1  Thank ALuca83
Reviewed 13 September 2017

A great pub with great ales and good and varied menu. Came here three times for food and each time it was excellent. Bar staff were very friendly and efficient.

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent Fish & Chips. Best fish & chips we have had in a pub. Lovely fresh haddock and perfectly cooked Chips. Dog friendly and the staff are lovely. Also a very Nice pub traditional pub with good atmosphere.

Thank Ks16wb
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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
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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