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Submitted on Wednesday, 6th July 2011
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The Volunteer Tavern

9 New Street
Bristol
BS2 9DX
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Volunteer Tavern

Closed, sold and refurbished since my previous review, this is now a completely different pub both in looks and character. It’s still a smallish, single room affair, but the bar counter has been moved from the back to the left hand side and it’s been extensively decorated.

The paintwork is a mixture of dark grey on the lower part of the walls, and a light coffee colour up above. Other than that, the walls are mostly bare at present but that may change over time as it has only been re-open for about a week. The floors and reclaimed sanded boards and there is a courtyard garden out the back. Unusually the cubicle door in the gents loo had a frosted pane of glass in it.

There were a couple of boards with a basic food offering chalked up, and this is apparently served until 10:00 at night. There was a selection of Panini’s and sandwiches, plus a few specials such as Burgers and Bangers & Mash at around the £6 mark. Barman seemed friendly enough.

Wickwar beers dominated the bar with their Autumn Ale, Cotswold Way and BOB although this is not a Wickwar pub. In addition to this there was Potholer from Cheddar. The solitary cider was Magners Golden Draught.

On 29th September 2011 - rating: 6
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Peter Gibbs left this review about The Volunteer Tavern

The Volunteer Tavern is currently undergoing refurbishments and is set to open again sometime in the next month under new management. It will serve a real ales (as a genuine free house it will have free reign over the selection), lagers, ciders, spirits and soft drinks. A kitchen is also being built so you can look forward to good quality meals! Feel free to follow the pub on twitter (@VolunteerTavern) or find it on Facebook to keep up to date on progress.

On 6th July 2011 - no rating submitted
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Pete Yeates left this review about The Volunteer Tavern

Currently closed, with a notice on the front door stating "Pedro Antas (the landlord?) passed away 17th March".
Not clear how long it will be closed for, but at least there's no 'For Sale' notice on the building!

On 25th June 2011 - no rating submitted
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6th Sep 2013, 18:03
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1st Sep 2013, 19:34
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - June - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% off a pint of real ale - last updated 12 January 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 18 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 18 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 18 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 18 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 18 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde

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