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Probably my favourite pub in Ventnor

Have been a fair few times to The Volunteer or “ the Volly” as locals call it, whilst staying in... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
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Great pub

What a gem we found in this lovely little pub we loved it, landlord Graham was very lovely and the... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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25 Sep 2018
“Probably my favourite pub in Ventnor”
11 Sep 2018
“Great pub”
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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30 Victoria Street, Ventnor PO38 1ES, England
+44 7592 262325
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

Having visited this pub over the beer and buses weekends in both 2016 and 2017 (the latter visit being shortly after the current owner had acquired the pub) when it was one of our favourites, we were rather disappointed this year. On the day we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RoebuckQ
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Have been a fair few times to The Volunteer or “ the Volly” as locals call it, whilst staying in Ventnor. It’s almost a bit “retro” in feel and a far cry from some of the brasher chrome infested trendy bars that are sprouting up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

What a gem we found in this lovely little pub we loved it, landlord Graham was very lovely and the locals they made us feel at home i actually wish it was my local pub, we had a good laugh and met some fantastic characters.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank colleengiddings
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Just popped in for drink and to see Graham and they had to the pub Looks really nice inside bigger than we thought Great beer and selection of other drinks good luck with this new adventure Thanks

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Bignige53
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

So friendly and quirky. Smallest pub I've been in but that's what makes it so adorable. Live music also. Very friendly staff and locals Love it

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Sad day last year when we arrived for a beer to find the volley was shut and for sale. This year fantastic, open again with a fine selection of beers, lots of which were from IOW breweries, all in good condition. Keep up the good...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank baileygeee
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We are regular visitors to Ventnor and are well accustomed to visiting Graham Perks in Perks...but imagine the joy..of being greeted by the same genial host at the Volunteer ..what a night what a wonderful gem of a pub...loved it ...Will always go back,! ..

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Gus J
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Great to see the re-opening of this old pub. Small and compact bar which adds to the atmosphere of the place. Very attentive bar staff who are friendly and welcoming.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank _marygroves231
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Popped to the Volunteer for a drink only to find it CLOSED and up for sale! Lets hope someone buys it and re opens it soon, Great little hostelry,just like having a drink in someone's front room!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank happygannet
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Went there today and it was just great! Very friendly and the family who run it are brilliant! Beer was ace, and the landlord even showed me his cellar You can't fault this pub. If you do you get a life!.... Billydinglefoot.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Graham C
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