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At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Once a coaching inn in the 17th century, this restored property in the heart of the town is steeped in Lyme’s fossil history, having once been home to the Philpot sisters, famed as collectors in the early 19th century. Beatrix Potter is said to have stayed here too, reputedly writing The Tale of Little Pig Robinson – The Mariners is illustrated in the book. The building combines traditional character with modern style. Simple menus feature the best of local seafood and other quality ingredients in dishes such as fillet of Weymouth sea bass, tomato and olive risotto and lobster oil; pork fillet, courgette provençale, crushed new potatoes and oregano jus; and lemon and lime parfait with chilled berry soup. Only bottled beers are available.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all week 12-2
  • Dinner: all week 6.30-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Otter Bright, Mighty Hop Mighty Red IPA and Mariners Ale
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Gold

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

A35 onto B3165 (Lyme Road). The Mariners is pink building opposite road to The Cobb (Pound Road)

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