St Austell Brewery has celebrated the launch of its new pub in Lyme Regis, the Rock Point Inn. The opening marks the Cornwall brewery’s first venture into Dorset.

Rock Point Inn

Built in the 18th century, the historic, grade II listed pub was purchased by St Austell in 2018 and has since undergone sensitive restoration work, to give the building a new lease of life.

Located on the waterfront, it has outstanding views over Lyme Bay and the Cobb — the seaside town’s famous pier.

Alongside a pub and outside decking area, the Rock Point also has nine new guest bedrooms, including dog-friendly, sea view and twin rooms.

Steve Worrall, managing director of St Austell Brewery’s pubs, inns and hotels said: “We’re delighted that the Rock Point Inn is now officially open. It’s been a tough few months, so the long-awaited opening of our first pub in Dorset feels like a very special moment.

“The Rock Point is in a great position, right in the heart of Lyme Regis, with stunning waterside views, and just a few steps away from Front Beach. We can’t wait to welcome locals back to the pub, as well as those looking to visit the West Country this summer.

He added: “As we have in all our managed pubs, we have introduced extra measures to the Rock Point to keep our guests and pub teams safe, from our new Easy Order app and hand sanitising stations, to one-way systems.

“Our customers will notice some small differences, but even in these unusual times we can guarantee a great experience — delicious food, fresh draught beers and our usual way, welcome.”

For more information on the Rock Point Inn, or to book a stay, visit

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