We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Pilot Boat Inn Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1 Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

335 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 331: English reviews
Portishead, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed The Pilot Boat the last time we visited Lyme Regis so we decided to have lunch there today. Often the second time around can be a bit of a let down, not so today. We had the whole grilled Sea Bream with a very nice selection of vegetables and it was delicious. Jessica who waited on us was... More 

Thank jeffandi
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just popped in for a drink was a friendly place. Food looked nice and good portions. Reasonable prices and special boards as well. Drinks price was average.

Thank claireross958
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful steak and blue cheese meal with great service from Pearl. Children enjoyed the delicious pizza too.

Thank Sarah M
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our latest visit to Lyme we have thoroughly enjoyed three delicious meals on three consecutive days at The Pilot Boat. Between us we chose the fish & chips, which was in fact the local hake covered in a light & crispy Palmers beer batter. Burger, moist & perfectly cooked with home made fries on the side. Chicken from the... More 

Thank 991helena
Essex, England
Level Contributor
151 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I visit Lyme Regis I normally eat in the Royal Standard, but this time my daughter suggested the Pilot Boat and we were not disappointed, It is nice to see local ales on the bar which is more to be said about the fish, I had herrings from Cornwall which is not a great distance but when you have... More 

1 Thank Tad666
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had two lovely meals here during our off season stay. Two meals because the first one was so good. We even had live music the first night, always check What's On. Very friendly and helpful staff. Meals were excellent. Will come again when we are next passing Lyme Regis. We both had specials Smoked Haddock and the Chicken and Mushrooms.

Thank C Q
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times now but standard seems variable. My jamon and cheese was served in a pudding bowl and not laid out on a plate as previously. My king prawns were tasteless in a overpowering tomato mash. My husband and I both left ours. The pork platter looked interesting and whitebait deep fried - surprising. The crab was... More 

Thank TheAngeM
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant recently with friends while on holiday and I must say I experienced some of the best fish and chips I have ever had, it was amazing. The pub and restaurant have very friendly staff and the locals are great too; they allow dogs in which is great. A must visit place to try when visiting this town.

Thank Dave M
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Ate here tonight after popping in for a drink earlier in the day. Guy we spoke to at lunchtime was friendly and helpful and booked us a table for tonight. We asked for slight variations to the food on the menu and this was not a problem at all. All the food arrived piping hot and well presented. Cooked perfectly... More 

Thank nicola123314
Level Contributor
28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Travelled to Lyme to enjoy the new year sunshine and also enjoyed a good lunch at The Pilot. Two of our party ordered veg options, I had the pheasant stew (first of the season) and we all enjoyed our meal.

Thank Jon R

Travellers who viewed Pilot Boat Inn Restaurant also viewed

Lyme Regis, Dorset
Lyme Regis, Dorset

Been to Pilot Boat Inn Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Lyme Regis
Pub food and warm welcome. Food served quickly by young bright staff. good straightforward food and drink- professional service.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pilot Boat Inn Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?