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The Volunteer Inn, Sutton Abinger, Dorking

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Moby Duck left this review about The Volunteer Inn

A pleasant country pub with nice countyside views from rather steep rear beer garden and seating area at the front of the pub,well populated by ancient ramblers and lycra clad cyclists. Inside its olde worlde with low beams and quite homely feeling with a real fire,not alight understandably in late May. Four handpumps and a standard keg selection, all ales were from King and Barnes, I noted Tanglefoot , Badger First Gold and K&B Sussex, I cant remember the fourth.
A pleasant pub but well out in the sticks.

On 28th May 2016 - rating: 7
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Old Blue left this review about The Volunteer Inn

This Hall & Woodhouse pub has a very nice feel to it. It can be quite difficult to find, being in Sutton Abinger which doesn’t seem to be signposted from anywhere. As of yesterday afternoon, the main bar area was quite popular, mainly with friendly regulars and their friendly dogs. Real ales were Badger Tanglefoot, Fursty Ferret, and K&B Sussex, and I had a very good pint of the Ferret.

The house whippet was dozing on his duvet near the fireplace which separates the main bar from the set restaurant area. There is also another room to the rear of the main bar. We didn’t eat here, but noted that main courses cost around £9-12 which seems more reasonable than others in the area. As I recall the pub is busier in the summer, and particularly popular with walkers, but is also a nice warm place to visit in the winter months. I’d certainly come back here.

On 27th November 2011 - rating: 7
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Danielle Sheridan left this review about The Volunteer Inn

Regularly visit The Volunteer with my mountain bike buddies. They welcome mountain bikers and even provide a bike wash which is very handy if, like me, you don't have anywhere to wash your bike at home. We usually park in the pub car park, go riding, wash the bikes and then have a meal and a pint in the pub afterwards.

They are also dog friendly and don't mind if you (and your mutts) are a little muddy after a day riding singletrack in The Surrey Hills.

The food and service is always excellent. I usually go for The Volunteer Burger which is the best burger for miles around. The battered 'Fish of the Day' and chips is also a favourite of mine, though sometimes its hard to finish the fish as the portions are very large. :)

On 5th April 2010 - rating: 10
[User has posted 1 recommendations about 1 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Malden man
Gomshall, 2.02 miles, 38 min walk (show)
Holmwood, 5.46 miles, 1 hr 45 min walk (show)
Dorking West, 5.48 miles, 1 hr 45 min walk (show)
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3rd Nov 2019, 20:01
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3rd Nov 2019, 17:17
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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 May 2016 by Moby Duck
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 28 May 2016 by Moby Duck
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 28 May 2016 by Moby Duck
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 05 April 2010 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 May 2016 by Moby Duck
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 May 2016 by Moby Duck
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 May 2016 by Moby Duck
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 May 2016 by Moby Duck
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 November 2011 by David McNally
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