New Menus at the Volly

New Menus

If you’ve eaten with us recently, you will have seen our new menus.

All the old favourites are still available, including our Barrel of Whole Prawns, Steak & Ale Pie, Volunteer Chicken, Steaks and Mixed Grill.

We’ve also introduced some new meals inlcuding Three Cheese Linguine and there are more Gluten Free options on the menu.

There’s also a separate dessert menu with our famous Chocolate Brownie and Eton Mess.

And don’t forget our Young Guns Menu with dishes perfect for children up to the age of 12.

We have tried to make everything simpler for you when you are ordering but if you have any questions or special requests, please give us a call before you come.

We still have our Weekly Specials, so there’s lots to choose from.

Read more about the menu options here.

New Menu











New for Summer

Ooarr Ooarr

Cider alert! We now have ‘bag in box’ ciders from Sandford Orchards. Choose from Shaky Bridge and Devon Mist.








New to the bar!

We also have on draught, Sandford Orchards Devon Red and from Otter Brewery, Tarka Four.

Tarka Four and Devon Red


Exciting news for fans of cocktails!

The Volly is will be serving a small selection of cocktails on Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights.

For our first week we will be making:

Gin Elderflower Sherbert

Woo Woo

Mojito by the pitcher

Join us on Thursdays for an early start to the weekend


Specials on the website

You can now see our Specials Board on the website. Check this out in the menu at the bottom of the web page.

We’re updating it every week on a Monday.

As well as meals, we are also letting you know which beers are available during the week.

Keeping you informed so you can enjoy your next visit to the Volly!


Christmas and New Year Opening

Volunteer Inn Christmas and New Year Opening

Christmas Eve

Usual hours

Christmas Day

12 to 2pm for your festive pint

Boxing Day


New Year’s Eve

Usual Hours

New Year’s Day

Usual hours but we’re not serving food

See you over the festive!

New Year’s Eve Menus

New Year’s Eve at The Volunteer

We know, we know! Christmas isn’t here yet and we’re talking about New Year’s Eve at The Volunteer. But we’re already taking bookings and we wouldn’t want you to miss out now!

For just £35 a head you will get a glass of prosecco on arrival, three courses and coffee. Arrive at 7pm and party the night away! Please pop in or call us to book.

And just in case you’re still thinking about Christmas, take a look at our Christmas menus too.

New Year's Eve Menu

Fundraising for the Carnival & Barrels

Customers generosity clinches fundraising cup

We are delighted to have collected the cup for the Carnival fundraising cup for the fourth year in a row, thanks to the generosity of all our lovely customers.

Funds are raised by donations made into a special flaming tar barrel on the bar counter. This year, the total raised was an amazing £4,049.19.

The winning total raised at the Volunteer two years ago was just over £1,000 and last year was around £2,500, so this latest figure is an incredible testament to the generosity of our customers.

Landlord and landlady Mike and Jacqui  would like to thank everyone who has dug deep to help keep the barrels rolling.

Fundraising tar barrel

More catering to come?

We learned this week that the superb Women’s Super League is going to double in size next year – fantastic news as far as we’re concerned!

You may know we worked with brilliant team Western Storm, catering for their training days at Exeter University in Exeter and the university’s Topsham sports ground over the summer.

Jacqui was kept busy cooking  curries, tacos, chilli con carne and lasagnes, designed to meet nutritional needs and keep the team in tip-top condition for training.

The catering contract came about after an approach by Trevor Griffin who coaches the team. (Trevor owns the Cricket Shop at Cotleigh and is a regular visitor to the Volunteer in Ottery). Trevor said later that what made a big difference was keeping the team together at lunchtimes, building camaraderie and team spirit – as well as fresh, nutritional food, of course!

Mike with Western Storm shirtThe Volunteer Inn in Ottery St Mary was thrilled to learn the Western Storm Twenty20 team won the Women’s Super League Finals at the beginning of September. Everyone at the Volunteer was over the moon to hear the team had won and, as a thank you, Western Storm presented the Volunteer with a shirt worn by match centurion, Rachel Priest.


Trevor recently brought the cup in to dazzle the punters!

We hope to be involved again, so watch this space for news.

Christmas Menus

Christmas at the Volunteer

Christmas does seem to start earlier every year doesn’t it! We are already taking bookings for our Christmas Menu which is available from 1st December to 23rd December.

The menu must be pre-ordered (unless by prior arrangement) and there’s a £5 deposit per person on booking.

Two courses for £16.50

Three courses £21.95

Christmas Menu at the Volly

Christmas Eve

We also have a special Christmas Eve menu.

Two courses £17.50

Three courses £22.95

Must be booked and pre-ordered. £5 deposit per person.

Christmas Eve Menu

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