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The Old Volunteer

61 Caythorpe Road, Caythorpe NG14 7EB, England
+44 115 966 5822
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pancetta” (4 reviews)
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
61 Caythorpe Road, Caythorpe NG14 7EB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went for evening meal with friends, overall it was ok but not outstanding décor was ok. Menu was pretty much the same ok but nothing to get you excited. Food quality was good but for some reason we felt it could have been better overall....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank graham f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first (but definitely not last) visit to this little gem. Lorna and Tilly couldn’t have been more accommodating. Superb menu, extremely reasonably priced and excellently executed by Dan. Great atmosphere. Couldn’t be more impressed. Thanks guys - we’ll be back x

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 007Bl0nde
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our family for a meal on Sunday and were exremely impressed! The food was superb and although they were really busy the service was excellent! The staff couldn’t do enough for us and were very warm and welcoming. The food was second to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 996julies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch today and was very impressed! Sat in the bar as we had our dog with us. My wife and I both had a burger and they were both outstanding (me chicken wife halloumi). Service fantastic and our dog got spoilt with treats....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank P585TYtomg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite making a reservation, had to wait 35 minutes for our table. Huge delays between courses. Food was sub standard. Staff rude. Complaints fell on deaf ears; not interested. Clearly packed in more customers than they were capable of handling.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank F6399HTandyb
TheOldVol, Owner at The Old Volunteer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Please can you contact Joanne Connors the Owner of the Old Volunteer on 01159665822 or email jo@theoldvol.co.uk to discuss

Reviewed October 19, 2018

With my brother and sister, I took my mother here for her 93rd Birthday party - a midweek lunch. It was just perfect. The staff were so welcoming and friendly. They even served up the birthday cake we brought with us. Their delicious sorbets went...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jas275
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Old Volunteer for lunch today with my grandaughter and her two young children. The staff couldn’t be more accommodating, especially with the children, providing them with freshly sliced white bloomer bread to keep them going whilst we waited for our mains. The food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank grahamlogan51
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Called at 1245hrs for a table at 1300hrs and was asked if I minded eating in the Bar. Not a problem to us and we were given a lovely little table near to the open fire. We had a lovely Sunday Lunch, finding the food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank henrythenavigator
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Called in for a late lunch, last week. We went because we were near by and unlike most of the local eateries it served food all day. The meal was quite good, not excellent. The service was also good. The staff were friendly and we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank michaelbish0p
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband stopped by chance at the old vol and so glad we did. The service was warm friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and all freshly cooked, the hubby said his duck was cooked to perfection, nice and pink. What i...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Maxine W
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Questions & Answers
March 25, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from TheOldVol | Property representative |
Hello, we made them ourselves. Many thanks
August 16, 2016|
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Response from TheOldVol | Property representative |
Yes, we allow dogs in the main bar area.
September 18, 2015|
Response from TheOldVol | Property representative |
Hello, We do have disabled toilets and wheelchair friendly access. Many thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Caythorpe Road, Caythorpe NG14 7EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Caythorpe
  • Phone Number: +44 115 966 5822
  • E-mail
The Old Volunteer is ran by Joanne, who has re-vamped The Old Volunteer to the Stylish but comfortable pub/restaurant it is today. Stephen Taylor, who runs the kitchen is an experienced and talented chef who has many years in the industry. We have a wide variety of Food on Offer to suit all tastes, with daily specials. We also offer a selection of Ales, Lagers, Spirits and Wines to suit all.
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