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Nags Head, Lyme Regis

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Bit of a blokes boozer but still enjoyed our mini visit here.

Good pint of ale for a reasonable price.

It was lovely to sit in front of the wood burner to kick off the days session!

montie49 - 27 Nov 2016 12:21
Managed to find time to call in for a quick pint of Otter something or other, which was very good. Good atmosphere too. 8/10
ben23699 - 20 Jul 2015 20:59
Seemingly Lyme’s best boozer for ale and the selection was exemplary while the feel is very much that of a local – it’s on the main road but far enough up the hill to deter passing foot traffic. A darts match was in full swing while we supped and a couple of canines proved to be affable company. Personally, I’d prefer slightly less of the Help for Heroes hard sell though.
BoehmBawerk - 14 Jul 2013 19:56
this is a lovely little boozer & the cheapest place to drink in Lyme regis. very much a locals pub maybe a little to far up the hill for tourists to find. great selection of ales and bar snacks but unfortuenately does not serve food. Live music is preformed most saturday nights, great pub keep up the hard work!
mai86 - 17 Feb 2012 12:38
A pretty straightforward pub but with excellent ale and a good local crowd. My memory of what ales were on is a little hazy but I do recall them as being mostly local and in excellent condition.
Campanologist - 18 Jul 2011 14:34
A jolly good bloke's boozer with a good range of Otter ales at very reasonable prices. Well run by Rob, the genial landlord, it's the only pub in Lyme to regularly have live music, hence the Nag's popularity with the locals. Football and rugby are screened whenever there is a big match on and the pub tends to get packed with loud (but well behaved) supporters, making for a great atmosphere.
keystone - 17 May 2011 08:28
Went to the Nag to watch football and depsite my team losing had a good time. Excellent beer and well kept- Otter Ale. Off the the tourist spot and was full of locals who all seemed friendly
blatters2001 - 13 May 2011 17:13
A nice friendly pub, serving good beer, which, after all is what pubs should do. Either the best, or second best pub in Lyme.
mews4x - 22 Feb 2011 17:48
A nice, if utterly ordinary, pub. A good welcome for dog owners. But I'm not sure I'd walk up that hill again for a pint. Maybe I missed something there?
bighands - 7 Jan 2011 22:56
I never thought about that Albert - what's the best chippie in Lyme?

Forgot to write after my last visit but as usual the beer was total top notch stuff.
Oakman100 - 29 Nov 2010 14:27
Oakman - I think the secret is to walk up very slowly, eating chips, like we did.
Albert_Campion - 20 Sep 2010 14:19
Ha Ha Albert, I did the walk from the Cobb last week and I must be completely out of condition. Unlike the beer which was again fantastic. I had the Otter Sark Lark and another beer which I can't remember the name of (ahem!) which was about 5% abv. I'm back in the area next week and can't wait to see what they have next.

For those who want to avoid the climb bus 31 stops virtually outside.
Oakman100 - 16 Sep 2010 12:03
Friendly, with decent selection of well-kept ales. It's not that much of a slog up the hill, to be honest. Well worth the walk.
Albert_Campion - 28 Aug 2010 20:53
Silver Street, like the rest of Lyme Regis, is only attempted by foot if you have a Mountaineering degree from the school of Chris Bonnington (OK it's not that steep but you get my drift). However after all the huffing and puffing to get to the pub I found a totally unspoilt gem of a pub that does a good range of ales which apparently change all the time including a house beer called Sark.

It is very well worth the 1 in 7 (or 14%) slog up from the town to this excellent alehouse. And the views from the garden are spectacular.
Oakman100 - 25 Jun 2010 19:43
Good back street local, for those with strong legs.
Decent pint of Otter and a friendly feel.

Would visit again.
captaineric - 3 May 2010 10:04
Very friendly service and beer more than acceptable. This is the slightly 'out of the way' pub in Lyme and all the better for that.
richhol - 28 May 2009 10:06
We needed to stay in Lyme Regis and abandon the car for a few days whilst we walked the coast path, using this site we came across this pub. I'm very glad we did.

On arrival we received a very friendly welcome, the room was all we needed, basic, clean and comfortable with ensuite and tele.

The landlord very kindly allowed us to park our car with them for a few days, be warned its a tight parking area.

A choice of three ales, all looked good, we stayed on the 'otter Sark Lark' a very clean and crisp pint which was well poured, something of a rarity in tourist spots.

The pub was an old coaching inn and very much caters for the locals, with a strong darts theme, the atmosphere was very friendly with a good turn out for the quiz night. No food

If your in Lyme give it a visit
bessdog - 6 Apr 2009 13:09
It tends to shut when folk want a drink the service is at S L O W W W Darzet pace I.E. tomorrow will be fast enough, if you wondered why Darzet folk are thought of as slow lazy lumps then come here ! Seriously NOT worth the gruelling walk up the hill.The beer is normally cr*p as they try to keep six pumps going instead of the two that trade warrants.

slerpy - 16 Mar 2009 19:50
Just about the best pub in Lyme and as said before, worth the walk out of town for a visit.
Dr_Pangloss - 30 Dec 2008 21:58
I think that I'd like this place more if I was a local. It's got a good feel, but not terribly welcoming to obvious tourists!

A decent pint, but nothing spectacular.
beerPrincess - 12 Aug 2008 09:25
A real locals pub with good beer and friendly atmos. Worth a hike up the hill.
chick - 26 Jun 2008 14:26
Brilliant pub and the girl behind the bar should be a model. Ale is keenly priced and top notch. Live music. Dunno about food. SIngle Malt range is good too. Dart boards abound. In Lyme? The only choice is this one and the Volly - rest are Palmers rubbish or bear-pits.
anonymous - 22 May 2008 22:02
Best pub in Lyme bar none! Not saying much I know but it is truly a proper notch above all the others. Good seection of well kept real ales, friendly staff & locals. Well worth a visit if in the area, certainly non of the others are I'm sad to say.
MisterX - 18 Apr 2008 23:15
Certainly the best pub in Lyme by far, even if it is a bit of a walk out of town to get there.
The live music isn't always the best there is.
chopin - 9 Mar 2008 19:13
Deservedly popular, an outstanding boozer.
Great owners and cheerful, friendly staff (cheers Flo!) who, along with well priced, well kept beer manage to make visitors feel most welcome.
Very friendly locals also added to the atmosphere, as did the working log-burner and the rugby on 2 big screens. Live music most Saturday nights. Pool table downstairs by the toilets, and covered smoking area.

Offers a decent range of beers (I think it was at least 3 real ales when we were in over the weekend, but some multiple of that were actually consumed which makes remembering them somewhat tricky....)
I think it was Otter Ale and Bitter which were the best I've tasted along with plenty of whiskies (which arn't my thing)
They also offer clean, well priced B&B rooms with a good breakfast and a great view down to the sea.
jonno_ - 11 Feb 2008 17:40
Good lively pub here but quite packed.
6bh96 - 5 Dec 2006 21:37
This pub is the biz! We regularly take the 31 bus to Lyme to spend an evening here and at the Volly. Great barstaff (especially Miss Norks) and dart boards are good too. Ale is superb and cheap. Heaven on earth!
johnny.sausage - 30 Nov 2006 21:42
Well worth the struggle uphill from the seafront for a good pint in friendly surroundings - you won't find fossilhunters here! pub a bit careworn but that somehow adds to the charm. live music on some saturdays.
mozzzzzz - 10 Oct 2006 19:07
a very good pub good beer and a welcome

leggy125 - 29 Aug 2006 21:28
Beer and welcome excellent, but the "children welcome" sign didn't extend as far as the garden, where I spent a stressful half hour keeping my 2 year old away from the plentiful supply of dog poo, liberally scattered throughout. Bit shabby inside I can take, outright health hazards outside, maybe not.
WebelMC - 18 Jul 2006 20:35
The choice of the locals - no frills, no extras but a decent pint and a comfortable seat are yours. A bit shabby, but that might be part of the charm. Will probably visit again if passing through.
Saintjohnny - 14 Jul 2006 04:00
Received a friendly welcome and a nice drop of Otter Ale after the huge exertion required to climb Silver Street. Inside looks more than a little tired but the view of Lyme bay out from the rear garden is very rewarding.
SteveinLondon - 8 May 2006 18:49
Cheapest pub in Lyme and probably the best - so avoid rip off sea front prices and head here.
Creek - 13 Apr 2006 02:43
A pub with everything? Tucked away above the town this freehouse has it all. Real fire, darts, pool, live music, beer garden overlooking sea and beyond. Also stocks a regularly changing guest beer or two and it's usually something different (at a fair price too). Welcoming locals and bar staff alike make this one well worth the struggle up Silver Street! Games room tucked away on lower level so it doesn't intrude.
CASKCONDITIONED - 3 Jun 2005 19:12

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