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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.

The Alexandra Hotel
The Royal Lion
The Mariners
Premier Inn, Seaton - ten minute drive from Lyme

Bed & Breakfasts
Dorset House
Lyme Townhouse
Lyme 1 Hotel
Airbnb for Lyme and surrounding area

Pubs with rooms
The Pilot Boat
The Rockpoint Inn
The Nags Head 
The Volunteer

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

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