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“Did not get a chance to eat here”
Review of The Volunteer Inn

The Volunteer Inn
Ranked #19 of 83 Restaurants in Lyme Regis
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, 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 21 March 2018

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 up in this event ...no apology or recommendation of where we could eat. Why not post the situation on the web site..dimples. will not bothering future.

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1  Thank mary f
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Alethea M, Public Relations Manager at The Volunteer Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Good evening, I am really sorry you couldn't taste our lovely food but we never ever serve food on a Monday or Tuesday, the Gin Tasting was held on a Tuesday. We would never stop serving food to do a gin tasting night. We have one Chef and like to give him a couple of days off as he works day and night the other days. We hope you will give the restaurant a try on the days we do food. Sorry for any miscommunication. Ali

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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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