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 of our favourites.
Eat & Drink Poco Pizza– snug Italian eaterie by the Cobb serving amazing wood-fired pizzas. The Monmouth Table – gorgeous pop-up tapas restaurant close to the Marine serving fish and seasonal, organic vegetables. Tierra Kitchen– airy vegetarian restaurant on the riverside serving local produce. Swim – surfy beach-front cafe, bar and restaurant with a 180 degree view of Lyme Bay. Cellar 59 – craft beer cellar and brewery tap in historic building on Silver Street. The Rockpoint Inn – historic pub by the sea wall that's been completely 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. 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. Aroma - Taste of the West's Best Caféin the South West for 2019, just across the road from the Marine.