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Volunteer Inn, Wantage

Station Road
Grove
Postal town: Wantage
OX12 0DH
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Komakino . left this review about Volunteer Inn

Still going which is great although the car park has been taken over by a hand car wash (must be due to the popularity of hand cars). Two ales now on - St Austell Tribute and happily a Bellinger's brew entitled 'V' which was served to me in a hi-ball glass and which was a decent drop. Still quiet, but it's an OK alternative to the other two options in Grove village. Mark upped from a '3' to a '5' by way of the locAle.

11th July 2016
A square-shaped former Hook Norton charge that has recently re-opened as a public house after a brief conversion to an American diner / motel that never actually opened. Internally, a staple-shaped room with a central bar sees tables laid out either side and beyond, and it's a sympathetic makeover although the purple and green paint scheme may not be to everyone's taste. A couple of leather sofas, pouffes and armchairs are located to the front right of the bar, showing that the focus isn't solely on the dry stuff. There's exposed brick wall at back of one of the dining areas where a large iron clock resides. Disappointingly, there was no real ale on offer, despite the presence of four handpumps (even more disappointing considering the presence of beermats from the nearby Bellinger's Brewery). The go-to option of a pint of Guinness was indeed very decent, but you'd expect that for £4 and there was slightly too overloud muzak for a quiet Monday night (there was only myself and one other punter in). I wish them well, but some people with less of a tolerance for the lack of real ale may feel little inclination to return.

On 30th September 2017 - rating: 5
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Didcot Parkway, 8.44 miles, 2 hr 42 min walk (show)
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30th Sep 2017, 23:36
Review submitted by Komakino . amended by Komakino .
 
10th Sep 2017, 17:23
Review submitted by Komakino . amended by Komakino .

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 05 June 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 July 2016 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 June 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 05 June 2016 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20% including food - last updated 05 June 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 05 June 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 05 June 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 12 July 2016 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - On a lead and not at nights - last updated 05 June 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 12 July 2016 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 June 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 12 July 2016 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 12 July 2016 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : No last updated 05 June 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 05 June 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 June 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 July 2016 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 12 July 2016 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 12 July 2016 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 June 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 June 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 12 July 2016 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 05 June 2016 by ROB Camra
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