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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
Exeter - 'fraid NotGood1
Exmoor - AleGood1
Tintagel - Cornwall's PrideGood1
Bath Ales - ProphecyGood1
Salcombe (formerly Quercus Devon) - Devon AmberGood1
Branscombe Vale - DonegalGood1
Branscombe Vale - Drayman's Best BitterAcceptable1
Dartmoor - Dartmoor BestAcceptable1
Butcombe - GoldNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Branscombe Vale - BranocNot 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
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Picture 1. Volunteer Inn, Lyme Regis, Dorset
Picture 2. Volunteer Inn, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Visits Details

14 Aug 2019 (Andrew)
Not too busy. Sat on old cinema seats.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Salcombe (formerly Quercus Devon) - Devon Amber3.80GoodNice earthy slightly plummy bitter.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
30 Jul 2018 (Andrew)
Not very busy. We sat by the window and drank our beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bath Ales - Prophecy3.80GoodPale gold. Sherbet, grape and pink grapefruit.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Branscombe Vale - Donegal4.60Not Tried
Branscombe Vale - Best4.60Not Tried
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

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About the Volunteer Inn

The pub sign. Volunteer Inn, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good12
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 17 times, seen 23 different beers and tried 14 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DT7 3QE