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The Volunteer Inn

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Fore Street, Yealmpton PL8 2JN, England
+44 1752 880463
15:00 - 00:00
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Sun 00:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 15:00 - 00:00
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time visiting this pub in 3 years, went on a midweek day very quiet we were the only ones eating in the restaurant. There was a large group of locals playing snooker in another bar. Service was very slow however the food was good & well cooked large meals. The place lacked any atmosphere and finished cooking by 20.00... More 

Thank Bredin
Guia De Isora
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went to this pub for Saturday evening dinner. My partner had beef burger and I had pan fried bass. It was wonderful, we couldn't believe the price it was really good value for quality of the food. Such a shame that the surroundings were so run down. The grubs gorgeous, well done chef.

Thank Joyce Eileen S
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Excellent value for money, good size portions and selection of vegetables, very tasty Sunday roast with dessert , only £9.95. Owner and staff very friendly, happy and helpful, will be going again next week. The daily menu I also reccomend, the homemade lasagne, carbonara and stew with dumplings is fabulous. Well done!

Thank teresaannesymons
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Great staff a good atmosphere food and good ales on sale as well as other drinks ... a large beer garden dogs welcome

Thank Gebosgifts
Guia De Isora
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 January 2017

On a cold wet January Sunday we decided to eat out and choose this pub. We sat by a lovely log fire and enjoyed what was the very best Sunday roast we have had in a long time. We ate late but were surprised because of the quality of the food being served that this establishment was not full to... More 

Thank Joyce Eileen S
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Three is us went to dinner just after Christmas and enjoyed a lovely meal one of the party had beef stew and dumplings and said it was enhancing by a nice rich gravy.the other had homemade beef lasagna which they said was very tasty and it was a good size portion. I had the Hunters chicken burger with home made... More 

Thank John W
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We booked on the day for early dinner at the Volunteer. Right from reservation stage the staff were friendly and efficient. We had a delicious, great value meal. The fish and chips were lovely; freshly fried fish with lovely light batter (no gloopy yellow stuff that you sometimes find under your crispy batter) and perfectly cooked medium-rare steak and trimmings.... More 

Thank PElizB
1 review
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Really friendly great old fashioned British pub. Would recommend the food,especially on a Sunday. Big beer garden.

Thank moogiboogy
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Visited with Friends and had a great evening.with friendly helpful staff making you feel welcome. The food was excellent good menu with plenty of choice. Good fresh home cooked food. The garlic mushrooms were very tasty. Main courses just the right amount and steaks cooked exactly as ordered. The healthy salmon came with an extensive salad, Prices very reasonable and... More 

Thank A K
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant staff and very helpfull, my partner had beef in wine pie he enjoyed it and it did look rather nice,I had steak wasn't as keen but then I have had a sore throat so taste buds might be a little off kilter but still pleasant enough, prices are reasonable and pleasant surroundings, I will go back to try... More 

Thank Sue W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$17
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:30
15:00 - 23:30
15:00 - 23:30
15:00 - 23:30
15:00 - 23:30
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fore Street, Yealmpton PL8 2JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Yealmpton
  • Phone Number: +44 1752 880463
Traditional Pub Food

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?