Not too bad for a ‘sleepy’ seaside town

LYME Regis is often described as a sleepy seaside town. And while it may well seem that way to those visiting from the bright lights of London, if you look a little closer it’s anything but sleepy to me.

While we’ve temporarily lost the Rock Point Inn and the Ship Inn (as of February 6), the rest of Lyme’s pubs are putting in great effort to keep us busy during the winter months.

SWIM offers live music every Thursday, as well as DJs on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons, while the Pilot Boat has live music on Wednesday and Fridays, along with quiz nights, Sunday markets and special offers all week.

The Nag’s Head always pulls in the crowds for its live music nights on Saturdays and the Royal Standard’s more chilled out Sunday Sounds have also proved a hit.

The Volunteer is also getting in on the act, with popular local musicians Jon Matthews and Brian Street having recently launched their regular Sunday sessions at the pub, and the Harbour often offers cool beachside DJ nights.

Along with the varied programme available at the Marine Theatre, you can practically pull on your dancing shoes every night of the week. Not bad for a sleepy seaside town.

And if music isn’t your thing, don’t forget the Six Nations kicks off tonight with the Nag’s Head, SWIM and the Pilot Boat also screening matches.

Many pubs will also be celebrating Valentine’s Day this month, including the Harbour Inn offering an indulgent three-course special menu and the Nag’s teaming up with Herbie’s Dino Bar for a more relaxed fish and chip supper – singles welcome!

Thanks to all who sent lovely birthday cards and messages to me last week. I celebrated my 30th with a great party at the football club and was treated to dinner at HIX Oyster & Fish House.

But the celebrations don’t end there – by the time you read this column I’ll be heading to Heathrow for a two-week trip to Bali with some old school friends (as long as the forecasted snow doesn’t interrupt my plans – fingers crossed!).

That means Dad is in charge for two weeks and he’ll be working on our special first anniversary edition, which will be out on February 15, celebrating LymeOnline’s first year in business and looking back on a very busy (and definitely not sleepy) 12 months in Lyme Regis.

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