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The Pilot Boat

1 Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
+44 1297 443157
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Many Congratulations Palmers

What a makeover! We’ve always loved this pub and were slightly apprehensive about the changes but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
maryec27
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London, United Kingdom
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Excellent vegan catering!

I ate at the Pilot Boat for the first time recently on a stay in Lyme Regis and was really... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
wendyjr2017
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Set at the edge of the beach in the beautiful and historic coastal town of Lyme Regis, the Pilot Boat has just been relaunched following a nine-month project by Palmers Brewery to rejuvenate the iconic grade II listed building back to life as a lifestyle destination pub & restaurant with roof terrace and bedrooms. The pilot boat offers a wide range of all-day dining options from the huge open plan kitchen and pizza oven, artisan coffee from early morning, and of course a full range of Palmers award winning ale. The glass fronted main bar opens out into an enclosed lower courtyard giving a real inside-out feel during the hot summer months when a cool pint or quick lunch time bite to eat are in order. Overlooking the courtyard and the sea beyond lies the sun trap roof terrace with an additional 90 seats to relax during the day and dine out during the twilight hours. The pub has three beautifully appointed boutique letting rooms with oversized bathrooms and stunning views out to sea.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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1 Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
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+44 1297 443157
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a makeover! We’ve always loved this pub and were slightly apprehensive about the changes but it’s just great. Food, drinks and service were excellent and we loved the new roof terrace. Thank you to our waiter Tom for looking after us so well -...More

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Pilot Boat L, Team Leader at The Pilot Boat, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Morning maryec27 We would personally like to thank you for your review. We love to receive this kind of feedback it really helps us to know we are heading in the right direction. So pleased you like the new look. We hope you will visit...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I ate at the Pilot Boat for the first time recently on a stay in Lyme Regis and was really impressed with the standard of vegan catering. Thanks to one of the chefs being vegan, it was a real treat to be spoilt for choice...More

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Pilot Boat L, Team Leader at The Pilot Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Afternoon wendyjr2017, Thank you so much for your review. We are really pleased you enjoyed our vegan choices. I will make sure your kind comments are passed on to the chefs. We are really proud to have made it onto your memorable meals out list...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had our supper here last week, 15.6.18. I cannot remember how the old pub looked but the make-over on this one is a great success. A very professional, high-end job on the building indeed. I like the combination of restaurant and bar eating as...More

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Pilot Boat L, Team Leader at The Pilot Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Lay-By-Lil, We would like to thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Pilot Boat. We really appreciate your feedback and positive remarks and are pleased you like our new look. The fish and chips are a favorite of...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a very nice meal at The Pilot Boat. The staff were very friendly & helpful & the food was really good. Will definitely go again during our holiday in Lyme Regis.More

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Pilot Boat L, Team Leader at The Pilot Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi CMNHertfordshire, We would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I will pass on your kind words to the rest of the team. We look forward to seeing you for another visit before your holiday is over. Thanks...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had an amazing evening on Saturday at the new Pilot Boat. We were a table of 10 in the restaurant and could not fault anything. The staff are so friendly, our server was Charlotte who was great, nothing was too much trouble. Most of our...More

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Pilot Boat L, Team Leader at The Pilot Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good Morning measom2017, We would like to thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us. We strive every day to ensure our guests have a wonderful experience at The Pilot Boat and it is extremely encouraging for someone to tell...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A first class place to eat with restaurant and pub type menus which you can pick and choose from and mix it up however you want it. Good kids menu etc etc. Nice and spacious with many tables etc. Lovely staff very helpful and happy...More

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Pilot Boat L, General Manager at The Pilot Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Anthony and Family We would like to personally thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Pilot Boat This type of thoughtful feedback is extremely helpful and important to us in delivering the highest levels of quality and service...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very impressed with the newly refurbished Pilot Boat. Excellent customer service from the minute your walk in, good food, plenty of well trained staff.

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Pilot Boat L, Team Leader at The Pilot Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi HookFarm We would like to thank you for leaving us a review. It is lovely to receive such positive feedback and really helps us to know we are heading in the right direction. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thanks again, Georgia

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Having drunk and eaten in this pub for over 40 years I was concerned that it would be like the awful Hungry Horse chain following the renovation. Well it's spot on in design, designated eating and drinking areas and happy and friendly staff. Only eaten...More

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Pilot Boat L, Team Leader at The Pilot Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Griffo31, Thank you so much for your kind words about your recent visit to The Pilot Boat. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and I will make sure to pass on your comments to the rest of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with family on a Friday evening met with friendly staff that showed us to our table.Decor has been done fabulously modern ,fresh keeping a seaside theme. Menu is ok steals,burgers,fish etc didn't see a special board but all we had was very tasty. Sweets...More

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Pilot Boat L, Team Leader at The Pilot Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning Trina T We would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience at The Pilot Boat, we really do appreciate it. We are really proud of our menu and are happy you enjoyed it. Watch this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this by chance yesterday having walked the entire promenade looking for a meal mid afternoon when no other restaurants seemed to be serving. Received a very warm welcome and yes they serve food all day. Both had the Cornish hake in lemon sauce ,...More

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Pilot Boat L, Team Leader at The Pilot Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi auntieseaside, Thank you for taking the time to write The Pilot Boat this lovely review. We really appreciate this kind of feedback especially during our first few weeks. We are happy our all day food service is appreciated! and we will discuss your feedback...More

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Rowsie2015
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Response from John T | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the pub doesn't offer accommodation. You can get this at other pubs near by, although you can take your dog in to the bar and possibly Resturant and they do have free dog biscuits.
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