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Volunteer Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
St Austell - Proper JobExcellent1
Otter - BitterExcellent1
Exmoor - AleGood1
Tintagel - Cornwall's PrideGood1
Branscombe Vale - DonegalGood1
Branscombe Vale - BranocGood2
Exeter - 'fraid NotGood1
Branscombe Vale - Drayman's Best BitterAcceptable1
Dartmoor - Dartmoor BestAcceptable1
Butcombe - GoldNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Branscombe Vale - BestNot Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0
Butcombe - Brunel Atlantic IPANot Tried0
Tintagel - Arthur's AleNot Tried0
Butcombe - Rare Breed (or Adam Henson's Rare Breed)Not Tried0
Otter - AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Volunteer Inn, Lyme Regis, Dorset
Picture 2. Volunteer Inn, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Visits Details

01 Aug 2017 (Andrew)
So good I came twice. I always reminds hunk the layout here is just weird. Good music on; Fleetwood Mac, flute stuff and jazz.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Otter - Bitter3.60ExcellentSyrupy. Great white pepper hop.
Otter - Ale4.50Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Branscombe Vale - Donegal4.60Not Tried
02 Aug 2016 (Andrew)
Went to tesco at 9:30pm so popped in for a swift one. Busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Proper Job4.50ExcellentGood stuff
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Branscombe Vale - Donegal4.60Not Tried
Butcombe - Rare Breed (or Adam Henson's Rare Breed)3.80Not Tried
31 Jul 2015 (Andrew)
A 5 minute visit and therefore a very swift pint. No overly busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Exeter - 'fraid Not4.00GoodEasy drinking light brown bitter.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Tintagel - Arthur's Ale4.40Not Tried
09 Jun 2015 (Stu)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Branscombe Vale - Donegal4.60Good
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Butcombe - Brunel Atlantic IPA5.00Not Tried
26 Jul 2014 (Andrew)
A late evening visit after fish n chips. Not busy enough for us not to get a seat. Chris sat here and ordered De Molen beers on his phone to be delivered straight to his door back home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dartmoor - Dartmoor Best3.70AcceptableGood condition easy drinking old school bitter. Did take me back to a pint of something similar I had in a pub on Dartmoor 25 years ago.
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Branscombe Vale - Donegal4.60Not Tried
13 Aug 2013 (Andrew)
Busy, in a kind of 1980's way where people in tight shorts stand about with glasses of dark spirts and aged men parade their, slighty weather-worn, trophy wives. I half expected Alan Whicker to walk in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tintagel - Cornwall's Pride4.00GoodRose hip and treacle
Branscombe Vale - Branoc3.80Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Branscombe Vale - Best4.60Not Tried
11 Aug 2013 (Andrew)
Ricky Martin on the stereo. Busy with people dashing in and out. It's a bit like a train station.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Branscombe Vale - Drayman's Best Bitter4.20AcceptableAlcohol a bit too pronounced. A bit like drinking alcoholic twiglets
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
14 Jun 2012 (Andrew)
Some Doobie Brothers on the stereo and a few customers in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Exmoor - Ale3.80GoodSulphurous, light stoney flavour.
Butcombe - Gold4.40Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Branscombe Vale - Donegal4.60Not Tried
12 Jun 2012 (Andrew)
Last stop of the night. Not many in but still that eclectic music. After leaving, we saw a crazy chap skateboard down the middle of the road at about 40mph. Crazy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Branscombe Vale - Branoc3.80GoodStill a good light brown bitter
Butcombe - Gold4.40Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Branscombe Vale - Donegal4.60Not Tried
12 Jun 2012 (Andrew)
A few older customers in. Sat at the back and enjoyed the eclectic music and the fact that it was 12am on a week day and I was in a pub on holiday. Can't beat a pub on holiday really. That rosy glow of knowing you have nothing else to do for a few hours than stare out of a window at people in flip flops.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Branscombe Vale - Branoc3.80GoodNice light bitter.
Butcombe - Gold4.40Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Branscombe Vale - Donegal4.60Not Tried

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About the Volunteer Inn

The pub sign. Volunteer Inn, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good10
Acceptable4
Poor-

The pub is found in Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3QE.

Found at the top end of Broad street near the Co-op. This single room pub is cosy but with a busy feel to it.

We have visited this pub 15 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DT7 3QE