Harriet Mansell opened a second Lyme Regis site in July 2021, just months after successfully launching Robin Wylde during lockdown; this wine bar and tap room is a 40-cover cellar space over 400 years old, just down the road from its big sister, and focuses on low intervention wines and small plate food.
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“What an unexpectedly good find!” – a 400-year-old cellar housing a “wine bar doing small plates of very good”, “fresh and locally sourced food”, alongside “enjoyable cocktails, mocktails”, “and a decent wine list described as ‘low intervention’”. “Service is efficient and unobtrusive”, “staff charming”, and “everyone is obviously enjoying themselves”. Owner Harriet Mansell also operated her stellar restaurant Robin Wylde near here until September 2023, at which time it closed as its lease expired. Harriet is currently looking for a new site, but may offer special evenings here in the meantime.
This 400-year cellar serves “tasty small plates of interesting food and a good wine list, featuring lots of natural wines”. It’s the little sister of Harriet Mansell’s nearby restaurant Robin Wylde, operated with the same local and sustainable ethos.
Harriet Mansell opened a second Lyme Regis site in late July 2021 (after our survey had closed), just months after successfully launching Robin Wylde during lockdown. This wine bar and tap room is a 40-cover cellar space over 400 years old, just down the road from its big sister, and is ‘somewhere you can pop into for a glass of wine and some nibbles, or a long meal of shared plates’.
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Cellar 57-58 Broad Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QD
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