The Hub is a great venue for residential stays for groups who want to be in the centre of Lyme Regis. This ‘hostel’ type accommodation has disabled access and the building comprises a downstairs kitchen and dining area with toilet and shower facilities, and an expansive hall upstairs which is used for activities or as a large ‘hostel’ open sleeping space.  If you wanted to zone this space with tents or an events shelter there’s lots of space to do so.  The costs for a group to stay at The Hub is £165 for a 24 hour period.

Facilities include:

  • A new professional commercial kitchen.
  • Large dining area – cutlery and plates for 30
  • Large hall for sleeping
  • Accessible toilet and shower facilities
  • A very short walk to the sea and fossil beaches
  • Free Wifi and TV
  • Movie screen and projector
  • Indoor sports equipment
  • Camping beds available
  • In the town

Groups who have stayed before:

  • Foreign Exchange Students
  • Walkers and hikers seeking refuge from walking the Jurassic Coast
  • Schools, Youth Clubs, Youth Groups
  • College and University groups
  • Fossiling groups, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Groups
  • Adult Groups


  1. Walking Group says:

    ….Thanks so much for letting us use the Hub for our walking weekend. We had a brilliant time. To be honest I think we were a bit unsure about how it would work out as some of us are getting past the stage of wanting to sleep on floors, even though in the past we have slept in many bunkbarns etc. However we brought inflatable mattresses and it was absolutely fine. Your description of it as indoor camping is just right, but of course it was also warmer, more exclusive, more secure, and far better equipped than any campsite.
    For 12 of us there was just so much space and it could be used really flexibly (so we even had a separate snorers room!).
    Whilst unfortunately there is no carparking or outdoor space on site this was made up for by the fact that we didn’t need the cars. We walked straight out of the door to get onto the SW Coast Path, Wessex Way, Monarchs Way, and East Devon Way. ….And after the walk we just took our cake and cups of tea out onto the square by the Theatre, overlooking the sea and bay.
    The friendly pub and Fish and Chip shop really couldn’t have been much closer (welcome after a long undercliff walk). and the walk into the Hub along the lovely new cliff path from the Charmouth Road carpark was spectacular, especially with the good weather we had.
    As one of our team said “where else could you get accommodation right in the centre of Lyme Regis so cheaply”.
    I’m sure we’ll be coming back.
    Thank you for all of your help in setting it up, we really felt at home…… Wycombe Walkers

  2. Years 3 and 4 Fourlanesend Primary School, says:

    “On Monday morning, we set off for Lyme Regis and our one-night residential. We arrived at the Hub and had lunch before walking to the Town Mill. Here, we met Phil and Irena (artists) and one of the millers – they made our visit really interesting and we even brought home freshly milled flour and a beautiful card. When we returned to the Hub, we laid out our roll mats and sleeping bags ready for the night.

    Then we walked to the beach to eat our chips – we had to fight off the pesky seagulls although one of them did manage to pinch some of Kanye’s tea! It made us all giggle. After some play time on the beach, we returned to get ready for bed – some of us fell asleep as soon as our heads hit the pillow and some of us took a little longer!

    The next morning, after breakfast, we met Chris who was our fossil guide. We had an amazing day on the beach learning about the different types of fossils and then hunting for our own. All of the adults that went with us were really impressed with our use of school values when on our trip. We would love to go back again soon!”

  3. Jim Taylor, Scout Leader of 2nd Exeter Scouts says:

    “I was keen to find a venue to allow me to bring our Cub Pack down to Lyme Regis for some Fossil hunting but also needed a venue with easy access to the town centre and other Tourist attractions. The Hub ticked all the boxes. Not only was there loads of internal space for occupying the children in wet weather but we were only 100 yards from the Beach! We catered for our group of 45 adults and children in the kitchen with ease and did not need to drive anywhere for the whole weekend. We will definitely come back again and would recommend this as a superb venue for any other youth groups.”

  4. Finn McCully says:

    On the 16th and 17th February, 11 second and third year students from University Centre Reaseheath recently visited undertook a ‘flying visit’ to Gloucestershire, Devon and Dorset as part of the module ‘Biology and Conservation of Birds’. The trip gave the ‘Wildlife Conservation and Ecology’ and ‘Zoo Management’ students insight into the world of avian management, including a visit to the captive waterfowl collection at WWT Slimbridge, a guided talk on wetland habitat management by WWT staff and a morning of ringing wild common shelduck with the Axe Estuary Ringing Group.

    On the night of the 16th Feb, the group set up camp in the Hub in Lyme Regis. This facility was perfectly placed and priced for this trip. In the centre of Lyme Regis, the group did not have to stray very far to find a good meal. Furthermore, as the building keys and protcols were provided on arrival, the group was able to be independent; a factor which university students value. There was plenty of space for a comfortable night of ‘indoor camping’ which perfectly suited the tone of the trip. Not only did the Hub supply basic provisions such as tea and coffee but other snack were also generously provided. The Hub was the perfect location to grab a few hours’ shut-eye before darting off to the next engagement, all at a very reasonable price.

    Overall, the students greatly enjoyed this informative and practical excursion!

    Finn McCully