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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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sussex
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly, fun, cosy and truly authentic. Undoubtedly one of the local favourites with the some of the best service and ales Lyme has to offer

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Thank Mollie S
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The volunteer is a great pub where the local characters seem to meet. A typical real ale serving pub with basic amenities but a great atmosphere.

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Thank Finediner40
Greater London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reluctant to tell you about our fave pub in Lyme Regis but.... it's small, cosy, friendly and serves great beer.

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Thank MrsT332
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At the top end of the street so without the sea views of some this place enjoys a convivial atmosphere and is really a regulars pub while remaining accessible to passing visitors. Enjoyed several quality pints here over several evenings and would recommend it for a visit. Old stickers in the window suggested previous entries in the Good Beer Guide... More 

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Thank alan2303
Farnham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

No visit to Lyme is complete without having a beer in this pub. Great service, great selection of ales and lovely traditional pub atmostphere (no large screen sports screens ). Def worth a visit

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Thank suejohnandtom
Reading, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Popped in for a quick drink after a day out shopping. Was very busy but cosy on s cold winter evening. Candles lit on the tables. Didn't stay too long as you could hardly move and no free chairs but it was a Saturday night and it's not a big place.

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Thank claireross958
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Great beer! A proper pub with a mix of locals providing interesting local "banter" Staff were friendly and the locals were happy to point out the local attractions.

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Thank specialtea33
Guildford
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here with the family on a wet Friday night. Came in soaked, invited to sit next to the warm open fire by one of the locals so my family could dry off. Friendly bar staff and a nice local pub vibe. If your looking for a posh wine bar then go somewhere else. If your looking for a old... More 

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Thank calvinbutts
Devizes, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

A good beer pub with a real fire and very friendly and helpful barmaid. Beer was good and good atmosphere combined with real pub character. Didn't try the food so can't comment on that.

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Thank Nigel L
Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick pint after dinner and ended up staying until close! Proper pub, lovely cosy areas to sit and chat, nice fire roaring, great atmosphere, friendly staff, and of course a good pint - winning combination!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
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
Description
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?