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The Pilot Boat, Lyme Regis

1 Bridge Street
Lyme Regis
Phone: 01297443157
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Pilot Boat Inn

A fair sized pub right in the heart of Lyme Regis, this was surprisingly quiet on a recent midweek evening in July, when I would have thought there would be plenty of tourists around. Besides a few locals propping up the bar, we were pretty much the only people in there.

The main bar is carpeted throughout, has natural wood beams on the ceiling and a mixture of cream and maroon paintwork on the walls, with wood panelling lower down, but somehow doesn’t actually feel that pubby, perhaps due to the seating which was high backed upright leather chocolate coloured chairs like you might get in a trendy restaurant along with light wood tables. There were several photographs on the wall, many of the local coastguard helicopter and some water colours of local scenes that were for sale.

We didn’t eat, although the food menu looked to be a fairly typical pub grub affair and was divided in to sections such as jacket potatoes, sandwiches, platters, etc., as well as a few meat and fish dishes with most of the mains being around the £9 mark.

Ciders were all from Palmer’s, with their 200, Best and Copper Ale. The solitary cider was Thatcher’s Gold. Overall I was a bit disappointed with this pub, feeling it lacked much in the way of any atmosphere and preferred some of the other nearby options.

On 30th July 2012 - rating: 5
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BobOs . left this review about Pilot Boat Inn

A pub that appears to have turned itself into a characterless pastiche of a 1970's seaside café (that just happens to have a bar in it). The only good thing about it is that the seats are fairly comfortable. On the downside - locals seem to get served first regardless of how many are in front of them, it's a Palmers house (as are most Lyme Regis pubs), the food looked OK but is very expensive as, indeed, are the bar prices. Everywhere else would need to be shut before I visit again. Below average.

On 13th July 2011 - rating: 3
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Alan Winfield left this review about Pilot Boat Inn

The Pilot Boat is a decent looking pub that is quite close to the sea front.
once inside this pub most of the seating available was for diners only and the pub also had a modern look to it which i thought was a bit out of place in Lyme Regis.
This pub is a Palmers tied house and there were three real ales on the bar i had a drink of Palmers best bitter which was very nice the other beers were Palmers 200 and Dorset Gold.
I might have enjoyed this pub more if it was less full and i could have got a seat.

On 4th January 2011 - rating: 7
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11th May 2020, 09:02
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10th May 2020, 17:21
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 29 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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