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The Volunteer, NW1

247 Baker Street
NW1
NW1 6XE
Phone: 02074864091
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Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Volunteer

Busy unbranded M&B (Castle) pub with a young crowd, but sometimes let down by not having enough staff on whether busy or quiet. Refurbished interior with a mix of furniture and decor of no particular distinction. Also has a few small tables out front. Four handpumps: Doom Bar, Landlord, Ghost Ship and Rosie's Pig cider. Two hooped founts, each with eight keg taps, offering a good mix of well-known brands and some less-usual offerings. In the end, I went for the Mondo x 2nd Shift Grandpa Louis Mild collaboration - an unusual style for 'craft beer', and eye-wateringly expensive at £7.40 (making me glad to have asked for a slightly short measure to be topped up, albeit done a bit grudgingly I thought).

On 10th April 2023 - rating: 7
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Delboy 20 left this review about The Volunteer

Not a bad pub but no ales on during my Sunday dinner visit! Had some type of craft ale but at £5.05 for 2 thirds of a pint I only had one!

On 7th June 2018 - no rating submitted
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Tris C left this review about The Volunteer

A first in here the other night and surprisingly it is indeed, as mentioned below, better than one would expect. Largely devoid of tourists, despite its close proximity to the self-styled 221b (in reality 239, the former Abbey House down the road is the real 221) to the south and seemingly free from Westminster University students; customers seemed to be younger and more fashionable and not drawn from offices.
The interior is not multi-roomed, rather multi-zoned with a snug to the rear with a fireplace, sadly not used. The floor is bare boarded and furniture is largely conventional. The ceiling has beams (more likely exposed rafters), the colour scheme is the hackneyed dark blue/grey as to be expected; the bar top is copper, which is a bit naff though fortunately the lighting is gloomy enough so that it doesn't stand out too much; music played at an agreeable level.
Friendly staff were serving Sharp's Doom Bar, Greene King's Mighty Moose, Ilkley Brewery's Mary Jane and Truman's Zephyr at a fairly reasonable (for the area) £4.30 a pint and good.
I quite liked this place and would be happy to return if passing; the seven-day midnight licence is a bonus. It's miles better than The Globe down the road and superior to The Allsop Arms across the way.

On 23rd January 2017 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
London Marylebone, 0.3 miles, 5 min walk (show)
London Paddington, 1.3 miles, 25 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.36 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Volunteer, NW1
20th Apr 2023, 21:10
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20th Apr 2023, 21:10
Picture submitted by paulof horsham approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 January 2017 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 January 2017 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 January 2017 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 23 January 2017 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 23 January 2017 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 31 October 2014 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 January 2017 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 January 2017 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 23 January 2017 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 23 January 2017 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 January 2017 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 January 2017 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 January 2017 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 23 January 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 31 October 2014 by hondo .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 31 October 2014 by hondo .
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