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The Volunteer Inn

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Fore Street, Yealmpton PL8 2JN, England
+44 1752 880463
15:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 00:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 15:00 - 00:00
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We enjoy Sunday lunch at the Volunteer. Yesterday was as good as ever. A choice of two roast meats, or some of both. Large portions of veg and potatoes. Well cooked meat. Week days a good pub menu. Also a good place to have a drink.

Thank Keith B
Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

First visited this pub two years ago. Have returned this week for several meals, everyone excellent ,all cooked to order and very large portions, would not go anywhere else while staying in this area.

Thank heathersteele228
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

A warm welcome awaits you at the Volunteer from Teresa and her team, on Sunday's the place is full with people eating the lovely home cooked Sunday lunches prepared by Kerry, who also makes the odd appearance behind the bar. Great value for money and more importantly a place that you will want to go back to. A lovely place... More 

Thank Chris186258
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

we went with our family for sunday lunch, just moved into village and thought we would give our local a try, very pleased with the lunch,choice of 2 meats, hot,, tasty, plenty of fresh veg, nice atmosphere friendly and not rushed. would recommend and go back again!!!

Thank Barbara P
Rye, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

We stayed with friends a mile away and spoke to a lovely lady on the phone when booking. The bar staff were so very welcoming to our two families, the garden was in a very pretty spot on the hill above, and a great way to have supper al fresco whilst the children had a kick about and played hide... More 

Thank Downonthemarsh
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Took my mum and daughters for what was the best Sunday lunch for a very long time. The food had a great flavour and there was so much of it!...Great value and the service was top notch. This was the first time I have eaten at this pub...but it certainly will not be the last. Would totally recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 16
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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?