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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 Closed 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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.

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 […]

Thank you to our fantastic team!

Thank you! Jacqui and Mike would like to say a big thank you to the pub team for their outstanding work this year, especially when they were away in New Zealand and Australia. It’s hard to leave your business for a long holiday and not worry and it certainly wouldn’t have been possible withouth the […]

Busy with the outside bar

We’ve been flat out with our outside bar this summer. Some local weddings, the Ottery St Mary Strongman Competition, Honiton Show where we provided the corporate bar. Coming up is the Ottery Carnival Family Fun Day Coming up is the Ottery Carnival Family Fun Day – catch us there on August 27th and help raise […]

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.

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”

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