Known as the 'pearl of Dorset', Lyme Regis sits at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The birthplace of palaeontologist Mary Anning and former home of novelist John Fowles, the town is a colourful mix of historic buildings set on a steep hill overlooking the wide expanse of Lyme Bay.
Lyme Regis offers visitors a huge range of accommodation, pubs, cafes and restaurants to suit every taste and budget. Here are some suggestions.
Eat & Drink The Millside - outstanding fish and seafood restaurant by the river Strawberry Tree - deliciously authentic Spanish tapas and convivial cooking classes. Poco Pizza – snug Italian eaterie by the Cobb serving amazing wood-fired pizzas. East Kitchen – East Asian restaurant serving delicious ramen, noodles, rice dishes and bento boxes. Tierra Kitchen– airy vegetarian and vegan restaurant on the riverside serving local produce. Swim – surfy beach-front cafe, bar and restaurant with a 180 degree view of Lyme Bay. The Rockpoint Inn – historic pub by the sea wall recently refurbished by St Austell Brewery. The Harbour Inn – landmark beach-front pub a short walk from the Cobb. The Pilot Boat – stylish gastro pub with Palmers Brewery Beers on tap and roof terrace with sea views. The Galley Cafe– the best breakfasts in Lyme, plus cakes, snacks and drinks. Lyme Bay Brewery Tap – tap room in a tucked-away courtyard by the river serving award-winning artisan beers from the Lyme Bay Brewery. Lal Qilla– cosy Indian restaurant serving all the classics. Shave Cross Cellar - quirky and cosy pour-your-own-pint bar serving real ales and hearty food, opposite the Marine Theatre. Shave Cross Taverna - rustic Italian neighbourhood trattoria a stone's throw from the Marine. Lyme Bay Winery – award-winning English wines, ciders, meads, spirits and liqueurs, available at selected stores in Lyme Regis and from their own shop in Shute, Axminster, Devon EX13 7PW. What3words location ///grapes.winemaker.gosh