Gemma is Chef of the Week!

Our Gemma was named Chef of the Week by the Chef’s Forum!
Gemma answered a number of questions for her moment of fame. She says she admires Chef Jason Howard and that her Chef to Watch is Charlotte Vincent at the Five Bells.
Gemma also said she can’t live without the Rational Combi Pro installed this year in the Volley kitchens.
Check her out on the Chef’s Forum Insta (then book a meal at the Volley to find out just how superb her chef skills are).

Mike to make his small screen debut

On September 20 The Chefs’ Forum is presenting a seminar for all pub kitchens – and andlord Mike is making his small screen debut!

The two-hour event focuses on how new technology is enabling pubs like the Volunteer Inn to do more with less as well as covering topics such as Natasha’s Law, healthier menus, waste reduction and future staffing issues.

Mike features in one of the specially-made films in which leading pub groups and individuals explain how harnessing new technology has improved efficiency and workflow in their kitchens through the use of connected cooking and iKitchens.

Earlier this year, a Rational iKitchen was installed at the Volunteer and Mike will be talking about how the new system has revolutionized the pub’s kitchen.

Regulars know that the cooking is shared between Jacqui and Head Chef Gemma. We had a full iKitchen installed earlier this year and although a significant investment, it was one that we knew it was important to make.

The good news is that it’s had a huge impact on food trade, which has doubled. And we can now create our menu with only one chef in the kitchen at any one time, pretty critical when recruiting into hospitality has become such a challenge!

Gemma says that the new kitchen has made a huge improvement to health and safety issues by removing the need for heavy lifting and being close to hot liquids. Even though the kitchen is relatively small, every aspect was improved with the iKitchen technology allowing Gemma and Jacqui to be more creative with the cooking.


Well done to Mike – we look forward to your next appearance (on Strictly?)!

Full Reopening May 17th

Oh yes! We are sooooo excited – we just cannot wait to reopen our doors for you again on Monday 17th May.
If you would like to book a table to come inside (yes, inside!) for a meal please call us to book your table on 01404 814060. If you prefer, you can also book via our Facebook page.
We look forward to seeing you all again. Thanks for all your support over the past few months.
Team Volley xxx

Reopening for Deliveries

We have some good news! We will be reopen again for deliveries from FRIDAY 16th APRIL at 4pm.
Our Sunday roasts this week are BEEF or SHOULDER OF PORK.
Please call us on 01404 814060 to place an order.
We are looking forward to seeing you all again.

Temporarily closed for deliveries

Due to unforeseen complications with our maintenance works, we will not be open for deliveries until Thursday 15th April at the earliest!
All our love, Team Volley

Easter Menu and Gift Boxes

Easter is just around the corner!
Why not order one of our Easter Goodie Boxes and treat someone special?
Each box is designed for 2 people but if you’re feeling greedy you could have one all to yourself.
To order an Easter Roast or Easter Box call us on 01404 814060

Mother’s Day Menu & Gift Boxes

Mother’s Day is on Sunday March 14th

And if there was ever a time to spoil your mum, this is it!

Choose from a delicious traditional roast (plus cheeky dessert) or one of our amazing gift boxes.

Show how much you appreciate your mum x


Win a 2 Course Meal for Mother’s Day!

Automatic entry into the draw for a meal for 2 on Mother’s Day when you order a delivery between 1st and 24th February.

The draw takes place on 27th February.

Good luck!


Our 3 luxury custom Valentine’s Day gift boxes have everything you need for an extra special tipple this Valentine’s day. We have even thrown in a few little extras to really get you in the good books this year.

Each box comes with your drink of choice. Your special someone will also unbox 2 different homemade treats. We’ll include a personalised special message on the inside of the box, whether you want to be sentimental, cute, funny or cheeky – get creative!


  • 2 of the same cocktails with garnishes & recipe card on whats in your cocktails & how to serve them.
  • Homemade honeycomb
  • Homemade vanilla & strawberry shortbread
  • Personalised message on the inside of your box

Choice of cocktails

  • ‘Volley’ sex on the beach
  • Woo woo
  • Love potion
  • Tequila sunrise
  • Loved up!

 GIFT BOX ‘B’ – WINE or PROSECCO BOX £22.95/£25.95

(Vegan available on request)

Standard box includes;

  • House bottle of wine (Red/White/Rose)
  • Selection of homemade chocolate truffles
  • Homemade raspberry & white chocolate fudge
  • Personalised message on the inside of your box

Premium box includes;

  • Our premium bottle of wine (Red/White/Prosecco)
  • Homemade cashew caramels
  • Homemade chilli chocolate hearts
  • Personalised message on the inside of your box

Standard wine box selection:

White – Frunza Pinot Grigio / San Elian Sauvignon Blanc / Voyage Des Animaux Chardonnay

Red – Villa Rosaura Merlot / Tamari Malbec / Huntersville Shiraz

Rose – Intorno Pinot Grigio Rosato / Falling Petal Zinfandel

Premium wine box selection:

White – Taworri Sauvignon Blanc / Picpoul De Pinet

Red – Cormoran Crianza Rioja / The Den Pinotage Painted Wolf

Sparkling Wine – Rosato Spumante Botter / Prosecco Borgo Sanleo

 GIFT BOX ‘C’ – BEER BOX £19.95

  • 2 bottles of beer
  • Homemade Pork Scratchings
  • 100g Mixed Filberts Nuts
  • Personalised message on the inside of your box

Choice of Beer:

  • Wild Hare Ale
  • Mena Dhu Stout
  • Magners
  • Kopparberg
  • Corona
  • San Miguel (GF)

Pre-order only by Tuesday 9th February at 12:00

Deliveries will be on Saturday 13th February from 12:00

To order yours please call us on 01404 814060 or pop us a message via our FB page