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Would it be a British seaside holiday without tucking into a yummy portion of fish and chips? In Dorset you can relish fresh fish and chips in Lyme Regis to complete your trip. 

For some, a trip to the beach would not be complete without fish and chips. And if you’re one of those people, you’re in luck. In Lyme Regis, there are plenty of excellent places to indulge in this tasty tradition.

Read on to discover our favourite spots for fish and chips in Lyme Regis…


Herbies is a humble takeaway kiosk right on the seafront, ideal for holidaymakers wanting the full, classic, al fresco fish and chip experience. Just grab your grub and enjoy a delicious fish picnic on the beach. Or, for those who don’t enjoy seafood, there is a range of wonderful baps and burgers.

Lyme’s Fish Bar

Head to stunning Coombe Street to find Lyme’s Fish Bar. Once the town’s Parish poor house, the eatery is a piece of Lyme Regis history, with the building being over 500 years old.

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You can eat your fish and chips in the restaurant or take them away, whichever suits you. Plus, your meal is always fresh as can be, with fish cut and filleted on-site and chips made from fresh Maris Piper potatoes.

The Harbour Inn

The first pub on our list, at The Harbour Inn you can wash down your fish and chips with a pint of real ale.

With its very own private beach, The Harbour Inn allows you to have the quintessential experience of devouring your fish and chips.

With the sea breeze in your hair and excellent service, you can unwind and admire the view. But if you’d rather hide away from the elements, indoor dining in the cosy pub is a lovely option too.

If you want to pop down to the beach, check-out our blog Lyme Regis Tide Times to help you plan the best time to visit.

Tom’s Lyme Regis

Taste the exquisite “breaded daily catch” at Tom’s. With all local and sustainably sourced ingredients, this dish is a delight- and it’s no surprise.


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Tom’s is the winner of numerous impressive awards including the Lyme Business Awards, Business of the Year in 2022, and the AA rosette for culinary excellence in 2023.

 The Pilot Boat Inn

Dine on fish and chips in this enchanting grade 2 listed building. The pub is owned by Palmers, a local brewery that is hundreds of years old. Thanks to them, it’s Palmers beer that The Pilot Boat Inn’s fish is battered in, giving a local twist to the classic.


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And if you drop by on a sunny day, why not enjoy your fish and chips on the roof terrace?

The Beach House Café

This charming and colourful beach front café is available for take out and sit in. And it’s not just brilliant for fish and chips- why not stop by for afternoon tea too?

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If you enjoy the coastal scenery, be sure to check-out 11 of the Best Lyme Regis Beaches.

The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak, a pub in picturesque Charmouth, won Taste of the West gold in 2021, so you can be sure that their fish and chips will be delicious.

Traditional Lyme Regis fish and chips

The fish is fresh and locally sourced from Davey’s Locker in nearby Bridport and is battered in Palmers Brewery beer. Sublime! Find out more with our guide to 6 of The Best Pubs in Charmouth You Will Love.


At this relaxed café bar, you can wash your fish and chips down with craft beer, wine, or even a cocktail.


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Gluten-free? Dining at Swim means you don’t have to miss out on the yummy taste of Lyme Regis fish and chips, as their made-in-house beer batter is naturally gluten free.

The Royal Standard

This 400-year-old pub, situated next to the spectacular Cobb, is a marvellous place to eat fish and chips whatever the weather.

The Cobb, Lyme Regis

In the summer, catch a tan whilst chowing down on fluffy chips in their sun trap of a beer garden. And in colder weather, get cosy by the fire whilst quaffing Palmers beer-battered fish.

The Bell Cliff Restaurant and Tea Rooms

Enjoy Lyme Regis fish and chips at The Bell Cliff, a charming 16th century restaurant found on historic broad street.


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If you’re staying in the area, don’t just try the fish and chips, as it’s an excellent place for breakfast too!

The Cobb Arms Restaurant

The Cobb Arms is a gorgeous 1930s vintage pub with a wonderful indoor space as well as two outdoor dining spots where you can munch on their fabulous fish and chips.


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Putting their own spin on the traditional seaside treat, the Cobb Arms batters their fish in cider rather than beer and serves it with chunky Koffman chips.

The Oyster and Fish House

Enjoy a fine dining spin on the classic dish at the Oyster and Fish House. Run by chef Mark Hix, this luxurious restaurant can be found in the Michelin guide.

And, whilst dining, you can take in stunning hillside panoramic views. If you like the sound of sight-seeing, be sure to read our guide to 13 Unbeatable Boat Trips in Dorset.

The Rock Point Inn

With sea views, a lovely outdoor terrace and an open fire, the Rock Point Inn is a true British seaside pub- and their fish and chips are not to be missed!


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The fish is fried in their own special St Austell brewery ale and seaweed batter, and their chips are triple cooked to ensure maximum inner fluffiness and outer crispiness.

Has our list of tasty Lyme Regis fish and chip spots got your mouth watering? You could soon be tasting them for yourself by booking one of our Lyme Regis holiday cottages today!