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#40 of 92 Bar in Reading
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$12 - $16
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed September 23, 2020

The food is pretty good, the staff listens to feedback about the food and does take special orders. Good selection of drinks and decent prices. Great outdoor area for bringing your dog or for getting a bit of sunshine.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Mossy1955, Owner at The Volunteer, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2020

Hi Jeffortlessly, thanks for your great comments. All feedback helps us to improve our service so it means a lot that you took the time to post

Reviewed September 22, 2020

visited last Sunday and had roast dinners, 1 beef and 1 lamb. THese were amazing and the best that we have found in theale and we have tried a few. Was so good that we went back tonight. The 40% off is a fab deal...and we took advantage of it ordering calamari, chicken wings and nachos, big portion of chicken wings, calamari was cooked just right and nice cheesy nachos. You literally could not fault it. Was even given a bowl of hot water and lemon for washing hands after eating the wings. Wonderful value for money (even without the discount during the week) Staff are friendly and welcoming and the pub is always clean. We will definitely be going back to try some more items from their menu as the home made pizzas look lush! Thank you!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Mossy1955, Owner at The Volunteer, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2020

It makes all the effort worthwhile when we see comments like yours. It's been difficult for everyone these last few months but when we were able to reopen we were determined to come back with all guns blazing hence some new promotions and menu ideas...More

Reviewed September 18, 2020

lovely meal. The food wonderfully cooked and service was excellent .The staff are so friendly and welcoming

Date of visit: September 2020
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Mossy1955, Owner at The Volunteer, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2020

Hi Jeanette, Lovely to have you back and to hear you had a great time at the Volly. Customer service is an area we work hard on and try to make everyone feel welcome. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed September 14, 2020 via mobile

Great local pub. Chilled atmosphere good for a quick beer with your mates or a full evening out with your other half or the family. The new manager Tom has made this a great place to have a beer and a meal. Not a small...task this summer. Menu is small but perfectly formed. Not Michelin food but tasty and well executed. Really good value. The pub has a great selection of beers and gins. Loving the refurbished interior. Say Hi to Sam the fab barman and enjoy a relaxed evening. They do put on local music some evenings which is worth looking out for.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 26, 2020 via mobile

Just had the most amazing chicken curry! Husband had the coconut chicken salad and he really loved that too. Planned to go elsewhere but they couldn’t fit us in for food. Well their loss was certainly our gain! This used to be our local but...we haven’t been for ages - we’ll certainly be back again soon! The renovations look great, the welcome is friendly and the food is fantastic! What more could we want?!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Mossy1955, Owner at The Volunteer, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2020

Welcome back! They did a great job of the refurb and transformed the feel of the pub. It took a while but we finally found a super chef who has created a new menu with lots of vegan options and the pizzas, a new addition...More

Reviewed August 19, 2020

Great staff, great beer and the food was amazing.Hayden served our table of 13 all night and he was great.👍

Date of visit: August 2020
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Mossy1955, Owner at The Volunteer, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2020

Just wanted to say thanks for your great comments which will be passed on to Hayden. See you again soon!

Reviewed August 17, 2020 via mobile

Lovely family meal out, great food (pizza’s and taco’s were amazing), and very friendly staff, we’ll definitely be back againMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Mossy1955, Owner at The Volunteer, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2020

Hi Adam, thanks for taking the time to post a review and for your great comments. We're really happy you had a good experience. We've seen lot of new faces since reopening which is great! Eat Out to Help Out has been so popular that...More

Reviewed August 14, 2020 via mobile

Whilst working are mind the golf course we decided to stop for some food and enjoy the scenery... We had a delicious pizza and nice sandwich both extremely fresh and well made Keep up the good work guys

Date of visit: August 2020
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Mossy1955, Owner at The Volunteer, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2020

Many thanks for the great feedback. Our pizzas appear to be taking Theale by storm at the moment and comments like yours help to get the word out Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 11, 2020

The Volunteer is a great pub in Theale, the staff are friendly and accommodating - definitely recommend if you're in Theale. The atmosphere is chilled and it has a great outside garden with well groomed flowers and comfortable seating.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 10, 2020 via mobile

Great pizza and relaxed atmosphere, easy parking behind the pub. Worth a visit 100%, will be going back!

Date of visit: August 2020
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