Tag Archive: Ottery St Mary

  1. Pub Quiz

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    Pub Quiz on Sunday 30th


    £5 per person

    It’s a rollover!

  2. Remembrance Sunday Parade

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    Remembrance Sunday Parade, 10th November

    Please disregard the details currently published in the Gazette, as these are incorrect.

    Ottery St Mary Veteran’s Society and Royal British Legion (Ottery) are pleased to announce the following details:

    0930 – marchers/walkers muster at Land of Canaan.

    0945 – Parade moves off, stopping briefly in the square for those less able. Parade will then continue to the church.

    1020 – All to be seated in church.

    There are road closures and marshalls in place to safeguard all. Further details, if required, can be obtained from Rob McGovern The Volunteer Inn or Greg Layzell.

    It would be lovely to see a big turnout for our town.

  3. Rusty Pig at the Volly – 80s night!

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    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.


  4. New Season Small Batch Brews

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    Small Batch Beer Club – Season 1 of 2017

    We hope all our beer fans are enjoying the Small Batch Brews from St Austell Brewery.

    We are now serving up the beers for Season 1 this year.

    Three beers will be popping up at the Volly:

    Small Batch Brew Hop in the DockHop in the Dock: brewed by Adam Lumb. An English ale, amber in colour, brewed 50/50 from two classic malts – Maris Otter Pale and Cornish Gold. Flavours of cherry, pine, vanilla and peach, we’re told!



    Small Batch Brew Divine InspirationDivine Inspiration: a collaboration between the Bath Ales and St Austell brewing teams. A session pale ale to challenge your taste buds, brewed using Columbus, Chinook, Rakau and 7270 hops to give fruit and pine flavours.



    Small Batch Brew The Fifth AmendmentThe Fifth Amendment; brewed by Bryan Day, this is a distinct amber-coloured American style ale using Maris Otter, Crystal and Oat malts combined with American hops and yeast. Tastes of malt biscuit and blackcurrant lead through to orange, citrus and tropical fruits.



    Enjoy the new season and let us know what you think of the latest batch!

  5. Temporary Limited Menu

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    Holiday time for the bosses

    While Mike and Jacqui are away sunning themselves (we’re not jealous) there will be a limited menu. Please support our talented apprentice chef and she promised to deliver!


    Homemade soup & crusty bread £4.50

    Baked camembert £7.95

    Barrel of shell on prawns £7.95

    Mozzarella sticks & BBQ sauce £5.95

    Whitebait £5.95

    Ham, egg and chips £6.95

    Scampi, chips and peas £6.95

    Homemade lasagne, garlic bread and coleslaw £9.95

    Volunteer chicken, chips/mash and coleslaw £9.95

    6oz Homemade burger, chips and coleslaw £6.95

    Garlic mushroom burger, chips and coleslaw £8.95

    10oz gammon steak served with chips, egg, pineapple, mushrooms, onions and peas or salad £10.95

    Steak and ale pie, chips/mash and peas £9.95

    Ham or cheese ploughmans with crusty bread and pickles £7.95

    Also a selection of sandwiches £5.95 jacket potatoes £6.95 and panini £6.95

  6. St Austell Brewery Small Batch Brews

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    We’re very excited to be offering St Austell Brewery’s Small Batch Brews at the Volley. The first beer on offer is Cashmere, a Super Pale Ale which is the colour of straw, smells a bit like pineapple and bubblegum, and has the flavours of grapefruit, lemon zest and melon. Well, that’s what they tell us, but why not give it a try and see what you think.

    The microbrewery delivers up to 3,000 pints at any one time and allows the brewery’s team of highly skilled and innovative brewers to experiment with new flavours and new beer styles.

    The Small Batch Brewery will be producing a wide range of beers, from Belgian beer to Eden Project-inspired pints, offering a range of new and interesting brews, delivering more choice for beer lovers.

    There are well over 100 varieties of hops to choose from worldwide all offering different flavours and you lucky Volunteer customers will get to try them all!

    You can watch a video about the Small Batch Brew here.

    You can also give feedback and be in with the chance of winning mixed cases of the brewery’s World Bottled Beer Series. Enter here!

    Cashmere Small Batch Brew

  7. Keeping it Chilled!

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    Welcome to our wine fridge 

    If you’re a lover of chilled wine, you’ll appreciate our new Coolpoint wine fridge, courtesy of Quantock Abbey Wines.

    The fridge keeps everything really cold, so we’re really looking forward to some of those warmer summer days when all you want is a glass of something chilled.

    So what you can look forward to? On the white wine list, you can enjoy a clean white Villa Benizi Pinot Grigio from Italy, or Vistamar Sauvignon Blanc from Chile (both house whites), or push the boat out a little more for a French Picpoul de Pinet Montagnac, salty and ripe, or an expressive Southern Lights Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.

    If you like your Rose chilled, we keep a Villa Benizi Blush Pinot Grigio, or from the USA, Discovery Beach Zinfandel.

    Top of the list for the chill is the sparkling stuff!

    ProseccoOur customers love to indulge in a glass or two of Prosecco, and we have two options, Prosecco Di Maria Rosato (a rose) and a crisp white Prosecco Di Maria, available in a handy quarter bottle as well as full size, just right for one.

    Top of our fizz range is a Claude Dubois Brut Champagne, a classic creamy crisp indulgence for just £40.

    So whether you prefer still, sparkling, white or rose, there will be something in our wine fridge that will whet your whistle. Bottoms up!


  8. Valentine’s Ball & Banquet

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    Valentine’s Ball & Banquet

    We were pleased to help out again at this year’s Valentine’s Ball & Banquet at the Institute. This raises funds for the Carnival Committee, helping to make sure both the Carnival and Tar Barrels can continue to run.

    Our starter was ham hock terrine with homemade piccalilli, homemade bread roll and thyme butter, which went down really well.

    The team from Rusty Pig provided a main course of mutton tangine, as well as the dessert, Rocky Road brownie with rose crème fraiche. Chef Robin was away skiing (slacker) so Craig Samson and Joe Draper stepped in to help.

    Anyone who was there will know that during the auction, a meal at Rusty Pig for 12 was auctioned off for an amazing £1,000! Well watch this space, next year we’ll include a dinner at the Volley for an auction prize!

    Well done to everyone involved, we look forward to hearing news of the grand total raised.

    Mike and Jacqui Down at the InstituteHere’s Mike and Jacqui enjoying a well-earned break after finishing their starter!

    Look out for other fundraising coming up and don’t forget to dig deep for Ottery’s beloved Carnival and Tar Barrels.