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The Old Volunteer, Nottingham

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35 Burton Road
Carlton
Postal town: Nottingham
NG4 3DQ
Phone: 01159872299
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Alex Conway left this review about The Old Volunteer

The Old Volunteer or “The vollo” as it is known is a roadside pub In carlton that was given a huge overhaul a few years ago and it became the flagship for the local Flipside Brewery. Before it was a bit of a dingy place lauded for its live music. Since the renovation it is much more of a traditional real ale drinker’s pub. The décor is really nice with lots of wood panelling and features. The bae runs along the right hand side as you enter and the pub is completely opened out to for one large open space. The pub has ten hand pulls evenly split between Flipside and rarer seen guests from far and wide. Flipside ales do not carry the best reputation in Nottingham and news or their recent struggles (Downsizing to a smaller brewery with smaller capacity and letting go of one of their three pubs) only adds to the point. I know of many people who stay well clear of anything they brew but I found their stouts and bitters to be pretty decent and the Dusty Penny at £3.15 with went down ok, The 7.3% Russuin rubel now costs £4.30. There Pale ales however do not impress as much but beer quality in here is of a good standard They also sell some more premium keg lagers such as Starorpmen. Overall this is a great addition to the Carlton pub scene and worth seeking out. The girl happily placed a sparkler on the tape when asked without quibble so that is always a plus in my book. Definitely worth a look especially if there’s something interesting on the guest pumps. .

On 17th May 2018 - rating: 8
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Mark Davey left this review about The Old Volunteer

Absolutely superb Flipside Tap. Nice décor, chatty staff and a decent selection from Flipside and others. We called on a Saturday lunch time in September on a Tap crawl round Nottingham and were not disappointed.

On 9th January 2018 - rating: 9
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Aqualung . left this review about Old Volunteer

This is clearly an old pub that has been given a fine refurbishment including a sizeable patio / garden which you see when approaching. Inside it's an open room with a long bar on the right, wooden floors and a slightly raised carpeted area on the left like they do in a lot of JDWs.
There are ten hand pumps with one devoted to Old Rosie cider. The four Flipside beers were Farthing Mild, Franc'N'Stein, Sterling Pale and Clippings IPA. The five guests were Springhead Drop O' The Black Stuff, Slightly Foxed Bengal Fox & Urban Fox, Elliswood Legless and Intrepid St Bernard I went for the mild (£2.60) and the Clippings IPA (£3.70) both of which were first class. I can confirm the CAMRA discount so I paid 20p less than the prices shown.
I thought this was an excellent tap for the Flipside brewery and well worth the short bus ride out from the City Centre.

On 7th July 2015 - rating: 9
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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Carlton, 0.45 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Netherfield, 0.71 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Burton Joyce, 2.45 miles, 47 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Old Volunteer, Carlton
17th May 2018, 14:13
Review submitted by Alex Conway
 
9th Jan 2018, 13:16
Review submitted by Mark Davey

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 July 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 23 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 23 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 23 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 23 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 23 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 05 July 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 23 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 July 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 05 July 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 23 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 23 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 July 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 July 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 05 July 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 23 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 23 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 23 June 2015 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm
Friday12noon - 8am
Saturday12noon - 8am
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