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14th October Stilleto at the Volunteer

Saturday 14th October from 9pm to midnight

Welcome back Stiletto to the Volunteer!

A great excuse to come to the Volly on a Saturday night for a drink and a dance.

Stilleto poster

Kitchen Takeover – Joe Draper

We’re delighted to welcome Joe Draper as our guest chef on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th July in the evening, and for Sunday lunch on 9th July.

Joe is our third guest chef, and like Robin Rea and Tim Maddams, committed to local sourcing and seasonal ingredients. We’re sure you’ll love his menu.

Joe Draper menu

Food by Tim Maddams – take two!

Tim is joining us again 30th June, 1st and 2nd July (lunchtime on Sunday).

This weekend’s menu:

Tim’s Tapas Tasty Treats

“Locally sourced, freshly produced and simply served this collection of small plates is perfect for laid back dining. Simply choose a few dishes to share, or order as you go”

Tim Maddams menu 2

Tim Maddams – Menu

Tim’s Tapas Tasty treats and summer eats….

“Locally sourced, freshly produced and simply served this collection of small plates is perfect for laid back dining. Simply choose a few dishes to share, or order as you go”

£4.00 per dish.

Otter Valley organic chicken croquette – fried, and served with a little spicy mayo

Marinated anchovies “Bagnet vert” – herbs, bread and oil combined to make a pesto like paste

Broad bean hummus, sourdough toast – a different angle to a familiar dish

Lyme bay mackerel fillet “Escabeche” – spiced, cooked then pickled with onions and herbs

Free range pork “Pinchos” kebab – paprika marinated pork kebab, cool yoghurt sauce

Courgette, mint and hard goats cheese – served with herby breadcrumbs

Sides: £2.50 each

Freshly made flat bread, garlic oil, Trill farm organic salad leaf

Sweet : £4.00 each

Marinated local strawberries, geranium cream

Gooseberry sorbet

Rusty Pig at the Volly – 80s night!

Friday June 16th: Rusty Pig at the Volunteer Inn 80s Style!

1980’s pub grub at 1980’s prices

6pm to 9pm

  • Prawn cocktail                            4.95
  • Vindaloo popcorn                       1.95
  • Chicken in a basket                    8.95
  • Chips & curry sauce                   2.95
  • Sausage & mash                         8.50
  • Pork pie & mustard                    4.95
  • Tiramisu                                       4.95

1980’s dress code (wear your leg warmers with pride!)

Call to book, or ask a member of staff.

chicken in a basket




Not THAT kind of chicken in a basket.


Rusty Pig at the Volly – Menus

Friday 9th June 6pm to 9pm


Crab & fenugreek bisque with cornbread & clams                               7.50

Pork lonza, meadow hay & fennel slaw                                                  8.50

Isle of Wight tomatoes,  garlic scapes & sourdough                            6.75


(Raxhayes) 52 day aged Dexter steak, spuds & lovage                      17.50

Market fish & vindaloo relish with carrot top bhaji.                          14.75

Roman gnocchi, radish & capers                                                           12.50


Trio of English cheeses + pickled pear + crackers.                           10.50

Madagascan chocolate & chilli nemesis + thyme, cremé fraiche     6.75

Cherry & almond clafoutis                                                                       7.50

Sunday 11th June 12 noon to 2.30pm


Mutton Merquez with Harissa yoghurt & almonds

Prawns, cider & black pudding

Garlic scapes with butter & capers


52 day aged corned top rump of Dexter, Yorkshire pudding & horseradish

Drunken roast chicken & chorizo

Roast pork loin with faggot & crackling

Baked lentil & polenta loaf

(Mains come with seasonal veg + gravy + roast spuds)


Cherry clafoutis


Trio of fine English cheeses + crab apple jelly + crackers

  • 2 courses £18.50                                                                                                                                                             
  • 3 courses £25.00

Easter Menu

Bookings now being taken for our Easter menu:

• Pear tart with stilton & pistachios
• Tuscan style roasted asparagus
• Creamy curried carrot & butter bean soup
• Chorizo scotch egg on leaves

• Roast beef & Yorkshire pudding
• Roast lamb & all the trimmings
• Fillet of salmon on a bed of leeks served in a parcel
• Lemon- garlic cream fettuccine

• Pickled pears with stilton
• Malt chocolate cheesecake
• Carrot cake with salt caramel cream cheese frosting

• Tea or coffee

2 courses £14.95 3 courses £19.95

Mother’s Day Menu

Sunday 26th March

Celebrate Mother’s Day by treating your lovely mum to a meal at the Volly. Homecooked food to make mum’s tastebuds tingle!


  • Tomato & basil soup
  • Port & stilton pate

Main Course

  • Roast beef & Yorkshire pudding
  • Honey roast turkey with stuffing
  • Fillet of seabass served with dauphinoise potatoes
  • Baked halloumi salad with garlic bread


  • Profiteroles with hot fudge & orange sauce
  • Orange doodle fool
  • Blackberry & apple cobbler
  • Potted stilton

Tea or coffee

2 courses £14.95 3 courses £19.95

Save the Date – Six Nations Finale

If you’re a Six Nations fan you’ll want to join us on March 18th for the final three games!

It’s going to be a great atmosphere at the Volunteer, come along and join us for real ale and homecooked food, and a chance to watch the games with like-minded rugby fans.

After the final game, we are delighted to be welcoming back local band Stiletto who are playing out the rugby fest with great live music.

Upcoming Six Nations games:

Saturday 25th Feb

2:25pm Scotland vs Wales

4:50pm Ireland vs France

Sunday 26th Feb  

3:00pm England vs Italy

Saturday 10th March

8.00pm Wales vs Ireland

Sunday 11th March

1.30pm Italy vs France

16.00pm England vs Scotland

Saturday 18th March

12.30pm Scotland vs Italy

14.45pm France vs Wales

17.00pm Ireland vs England

Party time with Stiletto!

Christmas opening hours

We’re serving our first Christmas meals on Thursday 1st December.

There will be no food all day Monday 5th December as we’re treating ourselves to a girly Christmas day out (Mike is not invited)

Christmas opening:

We are open as normal up to and including Christmas Eve.

Christmas Day – we are open from 12 to 2pm for drinks and nibbles. Come and join us for a snifter before you start the Christmas dinner.

Boxing Day – closed.

27th December – open but no food available in the evening.

New Year’s Eve – our set menu is available.

Booking ahead for food is strongly recommended!

Jacqui, Mike and the team wish you a wonderful festive season.

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