Introducing the Volley Brunch!

We have now launched our new Brunch menu!
Served Monday – Friday from 11am to 2:15 pm
Choose from traditional breakfast options or our lunches (including a yummy midweek roast!). Vegan, vegetarian and GF choices available.
Perfect for all sizes of appetites, come and try it out soon!
Full menu available HERE

Six Nations at the Volunteer Inn

Well It’s that time of year again!

Join us for this year’s Six Nations Rugby championship, where all the games will be shown live in the pub!

We are reintroducing our Rugby World Cup drinks deal.

So a pint of Otter Brewery Amber Fresh or Tarka Four, or a pint of Sandford Orchards Devon Red is just…..

£4 a pint whilst a match is in progress!

Spirited fundraiser for Tar Barrels!

We’re thrilled to have been part of the Carnival Committee initiative to introduce two Tar Barrel spirits to help with fundraising. The gin and rum are made by Lyme Bay Winery and have been rebranded with the instantly recognisable Tar Barrels logo.


The traditional dry gin has botanical flavours of juniper, floral, and citrus notes alongside intoxicating aromas of verbena and the freshness of orange peel, lemon, and lime.


For rum lovers, the warming Lugger rum is spiced with a blend of nutmeg, cloves, orange peel and a hint of vanilla.

A tasting event is being run tonight (Friday November 24) at St Mary’s Church from 4pm to late.

Priced at £40 for rum and £38 for gin for a 70cl bottle, these fantastic fundraising spirits, plus the branded wines, can be purchased from the Tar Barrels Merchandise shop in Silver Street and the Volunteer Inn in Broad Street. Perfect for Christmas gifts…

Wine launch


Friday 20th October:

Proudly presenting the launch of the Carnival & Tar Barrels wine! Please join us.

Rugby World Cup Home Nations Special!

The Rugby World Cup has gotten us a little bit excited and a little bit nervous as we support England 🌹
So we have decided to run a Home Nations Special!
During any game played by England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales we are offering Sandford Orchards Devon Red & Otter Brewery Tarka Four & Amber Fresh at just £4 a pint.
See you soon!

Chef wanted!

About us

The Volunteer Inn is a busy town centre pub in the heart of Ottery St Mary run by husband and wife team Mike and Jacqui Down. The pub, which was established in 1810, is a thriving business, attracting both local custom and passing trade. Over the past few years we have made substantial investment in the pub interior and kitchens, with more to come. Our food offering has garnered a reputation for quality, flavour and variety.

What we need

We are looking for chefs to join our team on a permanent basis. This could suit one chef full-time or two chefs in a job-share.

About you

  • You must have experience working in a fast paced kitchen environment.
  • You will enjoy managing a hard working team and keeping everyone motivated.
  • You should be keen to get involved with the pub’s future and have a say in the next steps for the business.

What we’re offering

  • A competitive salary in the region of £25K (or pro rata) depending on experience.
  • A happy, friendly environment with a lively team and customers.
  • Use of the latest kitchen technology with a full Rational iKitchen.
  • Support for ongoing training.
  • Secure, long term prospects.

How to apply

Apply with your CV and covering letter to:

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please call us on 01404 814 060 and ask to speak to Mike or Jacqui.

And if you know anyone who would be interested, please ask them to get in contact!

Coffee and Cake – Monday to Friday

Did you know that we now offer a hot drink and a slice of cake?
3 to 6pm Monday to Friday
Examples of cakes include:
Smarties Cookies
Crispy Chocolate Slice
Lemon Cupcake
Chocolate Maltesers Slice
Just £4.75!

Coffee time!

Have you tried our coffee recently? We’ve invested in a fab new Lavazza coffee machine.

Come on in and treat yourself to a yummy cuppa, just the thing to chase the January blues away!

Father’s Day Roast

Join us on Father’s Day for a yummy Sunday lunch!

Meats on the day are:


We also have a delicious Vegetarian/Vegan 🥦 option..

Our Sunday menu will also be available to choose from.

To book please call us on 01404 814060 or message us via our Facebook page for more information.

Treat your dad to a Volley roast, you know you want to!