Guidebook for Lyme Regis

Chris & Jules
Chris & Jules
Joined in 2011
Chris & Jules

Guidebook for Lyme Regis

Essentials
Great place for veg, meat, wine, groceries, bread. Also has a fish stall and a cafe. Specialises in local food as you'd expect, but also French supermarket items - which you might not. Good on things like French cheese and pates.
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Millers Farm Shop
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Great place for veg, meat, wine, groceries, bread. Also has a fish stall and a cafe. Specialises in local food as you'd expect, but also French supermarket items - which you might not. Good on things like French cheese and pates.
Good wholefood shop, also selling local eggs and bread. Good for natural toiletries.
Ganesha Whole Foods
Good wholefood shop, also selling local eggs and bread. Good for natural toiletries.
Open later than Millers.
Tesco Superstore
Open later than Millers.
Large farm shop with cafe. Really amazing view and outside seating.
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Felicity's Farm Shop
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Large farm shop with cafe. Really amazing view and outside seating.
Our nearest corner shop, post office and petrol station. Has a small range of fresh veg, local organic and free range eggs, fresh milk etc
Uplyme Filling Station
Our nearest corner shop, post office and petrol station. Has a small range of fresh veg, local organic and free range eggs, fresh milk etc
Shopping
Small, friendly bookshop - they can order things in 24 hours.
Archway Bookshop
Small, friendly bookshop - they can order things in 24 hours.
Friendly local bookshop - can order things in 24 hours
Serendip
11 Broad St
Friendly local bookshop - can order things in 24 hours
Food Scene
A good mid-price bar/restaurant. Excellent location right by the beach and Cobb. Good for fish.
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Harbour Inn Lyme Regis
23 Marine Parade
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A good mid-price bar/restaurant. Excellent location right by the beach and Cobb. Good for fish.
The only totally veggie restaurant in the area that we know of. Guests who have been there, give it good reviews. You need to phone first or look up their opening hours on line - they are not necessarily open all year or all week.
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Tierra Kitchen
1A Coombe St
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The only totally veggie restaurant in the area that we know of. Guests who have been there, give it good reviews. You need to phone first or look up their opening hours on line - they are not necessarily open all year or all week.
Great food and fantastic location. Best visited in daylight to make the most of the superb views of Lyme Bay.
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HIX Oyster & Fish House
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Great food and fantastic location. Best visited in daylight to make the most of the superb views of Lyme Bay.
Family friendly pub with gluten free menu and good food. Well located for beach and town.
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Pilot Boat
1 Bridge St
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Family friendly pub with gluten free menu and good food. Well located for beach and town.
Our guests always speak highly of their River Cottage experiences - whether dining or on courses. Walking distance from Chestnut Lodge
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River Cottage HQ
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Our guests always speak highly of their River Cottage experiences - whether dining or on courses. Walking distance from Chestnut Lodge
Recommended particularly for lunch. Has more of a canteen atmosphere than a restaurant one. Good deli selling Tom's Pies to take away and lots of great cheeses and pates among other things.
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River Cottage Kitchen
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Recommended particularly for lunch. Has more of a canteen atmosphere than a restaurant one. Good deli selling Tom's Pies to take away and lots of great cheeses and pates among other things.
Excellent food. This is often our destination for a special meal out.
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The Tytherleigh Arms
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Excellent food. This is often our destination for a special meal out.
Particularly recommended for cream teas in the summer. They have a lovely big garden looking onto the sea and with a gate out to Langmoor Gardens
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Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant
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Particularly recommended for cream teas in the summer. They have a lovely big garden looking onto the sea and with a gate out to Langmoor Gardens
Good food in the Town Mill area of Lyme
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The Millside
1 Mill Ln
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Good food in the Town Mill area of Lyme
Nice lunch cafe. Has a small selection of groceries and deli items as well as a bakery. Good for coffee and cake.
Good Food Cafe & Deli
Nice lunch cafe. Has a small selection of groceries and deli items as well as a bakery. Good for coffee and cake.
Lovely little cafe tucked away near the Marine theatre
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Aroma Coffee House
6 Bridge St
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Lovely little cafe tucked away near the Marine theatre
Unassuming little seaside cafe doing surprisingly brilliant Turkish style breakfasts.
The Beach House Cafe
24 Marine Parade
Unassuming little seaside cafe doing surprisingly brilliant Turkish style breakfasts.
A beach cafe which is really a full fish restaurant. If you want to eat lobster in informal surroundings by the sea, this is the place to come. Gets incredibly busy in summer, booking essential. National Trust car park.
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Hive Beach Cafe
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A beach cafe which is really a full fish restaurant. If you want to eat lobster in informal surroundings by the sea, this is the place to come. Gets incredibly busy in summer, booking essential. National Trust car park.
Great place for lunch. Good food and they have a lovely terrace overlooking the sea.
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The Lyme Bay
8-10 Bridge St
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Great place for lunch. Good food and they have a lovely terrace overlooking the sea.
Our new favourite treat. This is a stunning place in a former manor house and nicely transformed into a country hotel/restaurant. Amazing food. Definitely vying with Hix et al for the best dinner for miles.
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The Pig - at Combe
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Our new favourite treat. This is a stunning place in a former manor house and nicely transformed into a country hotel/restaurant. Amazing food. Definitely vying with Hix et al for the best dinner for miles.
Good lunch place or takeaway cakes. Great relaxed vibe and good food. Dog-friendly.
The Galley Café
Good lunch place or takeaway cakes. Great relaxed vibe and good food. Dog-friendly.
Great lunch spot hidden away just off the coast path. More of a foodie cafe than a restaurant, but the food is super local, much of it grown on the farm itself. Only open in the summer (tables are outside or in a covered area) and only at lunch time but a lovely place if you are walking near West Bay or Eype.
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Downhouse Farm Cafe
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Great lunch spot hidden away just off the coast path. More of a foodie cafe than a restaurant, but the food is super local, much of it grown on the farm itself. Only open in the summer (tables are outside or in a covered area) and only at lunch time but a lovely place if you are walking near West Bay or Eype.
Entertainment & Activities
Owned by founder of Neil's Yard Remedies. It has a cafe and various artisan businesses, including lovely soap and gorgeous blankets woven from own wool. They do lunches on a Wednesday in the summer for £10. Phone or email first.
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Trill Farm
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Owned by founder of Neil's Yard Remedies. It has a cafe and various artisan businesses, including lovely soap and gorgeous blankets woven from own wool. They do lunches on a Wednesday in the summer for £10. Phone or email first.
People love the donkey sanctuary. Best on a nice day.
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The Donkey Sanctuary
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People love the donkey sanctuary. Best on a nice day.
Zebras and wallabies and other creatures from around the world, all in a series of pens and paddocks. They have events during the summer and school breaks.
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Axe Valley Wildlife Park
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Zebras and wallabies and other creatures from around the world, all in a series of pens and paddocks. They have events during the summer and school breaks.
Everything Else
Shooting range. Good for rainy days or something different when you've done enough walking.
The Tunnel
Shooting range. Good for rainy days or something different when you've done enough walking.
Hydro electric project next to micro brewery.
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The Town Mill
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Hydro electric project next to micro brewery.
Indoor antiques and vintage market. Also includes the Red Brick Cafe - a snug and quirky spot for lunch Wed-Sat.
St Michael's Trading Estate
66 St Michael's Ln
Indoor antiques and vintage market. Also includes the Red Brick Cafe - a snug and quirky spot for lunch Wed-Sat.
Wild swans at Abbotsbury - about 600 of them. There is also a sub tropical garden and childrens farm nearby - you can buy a joint ticket for 2 or 3 venues.
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Abbotsbury Swannery
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Wild swans at Abbotsbury - about 600 of them. There is also a sub tropical garden and childrens farm nearby - you can buy a joint ticket for 2 or 3 venues.
Arts & Culture
Great independent venue for film and music events.
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Bridport Electric Palace
35 South St
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Great independent venue for film and music events.
Music and theatre venue in a quirky old building right by the sea.
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Marine Theatre
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Music and theatre venue in a quirky old building right by the sea.
Hosts exhibitions and events, particularly during Bridport Literary Festival.
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Bridport Arts Centre
9 South Street
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Hosts exhibitions and events, particularly during Bridport Literary Festival.
Art, craft and furniture exhibition space with small cafe downstairs. They host music and literary events too.
Sladers Yard Gallery
Art, craft and furniture exhibition space with small cafe downstairs. They host music and literary events too.
Downstairs is mainly about Lyme's connection with the sea and upstairs is devoted to fossils, especially Mary Anning. It's a great little museum right by the sea.
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Lyme Regis Museum
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Downstairs is mainly about Lyme's connection with the sea and upstairs is devoted to fossils, especially Mary Anning. It's a great little museum right by the sea.
Drinks & Nightlife
Good food and atmosphere in a traditional thatched pub.
The Old Inn, Kilmington
Good food and atmosphere in a traditional thatched pub.
Good to very good food in an amazing little Devon village. There is also a National Trust cafe on the beach. Steep cliff coast walks each way.
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Masons Arms
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Good to very good food in an amazing little Devon village. There is also a National Trust cafe on the beach. Steep cliff coast walks each way.
Cosy pub with restaurant. Good food, especially fish.
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The Volunteer Inn
31 Broad St
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Cosy pub with restaurant. Good food, especially fish.
Good cafe/restaurant where they also have literary and music events.
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The Beach & Barnicott
6 South St
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Good cafe/restaurant where they also have literary and music events.