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“Great atmosphere, great food, great staff.”
Review of The Volunteer Inn

The Volunteer Inn
Ranked #19 of 84 Restaurants in Lyme Regis
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 17 March 2018

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 money and large portions. My partner had the gammon, chips and egg and loved it and our friend had the risotto which he loved. The pub is very busy so I would recommend booking ahead and a great atmosphere. Ale drinkers should have a pint of Tribute or Donegal.

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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.

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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 a cosy wee pub with a great atmosphere, wood burning stove, good beer and friendly staff. Would highly recommend for a Sunday lunch. Big slices of perfectly cooked beef with all the trimmings including fresh horseradish cream. A cosy wee gem on a very driech day.

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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 can't ask for more.

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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 port of call for any time I am in Lyme. The young barmaid was attentive and friendly, despite us being strangers. I could have spent more time here having a relaxed drink or two.

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