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The Volunteer Inn

31 Broad Street | Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis DT7 3QE, England
+44 1297 442214
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (7 reviews)
“beef” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
31 Broad Street | Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis DT7 3QE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Vivienne E
Reviewed 3 days 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 6 days ago

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

Thank ALuca83
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only popped in for a quick snack and a drink. The crab sandwiches and beer were really good and the service was very quick.

Thank dwm1956
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in for a pint and to be honest, it's not really that welcoming. Staff are ok but punters are a little neutral. To be fair, it's not on the front so plenty of other places to go - it's ok but not my first...More

1  Thank blackcountrymon15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband had fresh scallops, followed by pork in cider gravy which was rich in flavour. I had handmade burger and chips which sounds simple but was excellent quality and the chips were the best I've ever had (triple-cooked, I believe): crispy outer with fluffy...More

2  Thank karinrunciman2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been drinking in the Volly for quite a while now and was really pleased when they started doing good again. The food is fantastic - fish and chips never fails to impress. Had the plaice the other night which was cooked and served beautifully, and...More

Thank likestoeatout70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch over that Bank Hol weekend and were delighted by the standard of service and food. The two young ladies behind the bar were very efficient and although it was quite than expected they made sure that whenever a table was...More

1  Thank IE_and_H
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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
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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