We have been hard working to make your
experience with us a comfortable, happy and safe.
We are following all the necessary guidelines for safe socialising including increased cleaning, hand sanitiser availability and social distancing measures to ensure the safety of our customers and our staff.
We will be continuing to do our famous takeaway pizza and other yummy goodies.
Due to new rules customers will only be allowed into the pub to use the toilets .
When you arrive at the pub you must ring the doorbell and wait outside to be seated.
Please do not sit down on empty table without letting us know.This could result in you having to move if table is reserved or not being served has we will not know you have arrived.
There will be a new smaller menu available and our famous pizzas which will be updated online soon.
Maximum of 6 people .If 2 families please contact the pub by phone has limited for larger tables outside.
All orders will be taken at your table
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Excellent food - very tasty! Can’t wait to come back again soon. Staff very friendly.
It was pretty cold outside, was hoping there would be a heat lamp or a blanket. Would have stayed longer if I wasn’t so cold. Service was great.
Lovely location. Tables spaced well apart on different levels. Food selection limited with focus on burgers. Food was fresh but came without basics like sauces, salt and pepper. Service was cheerful but haphazard - confusion over food orders (my partners food arrived as I finished eating), no knowledge of what drinks were available, salt and pepper arrived 15 minutes after the food. Hopefully these are just teething problems as it is such a wonderful spot and the pub deserves to do well.
Lovely pub in a beautiful setting. Good beer and good food.
Fantastic service at The Volunteer after a beautiful walk around the Abinger villages.
Very well organised and good food at reasonable prices. Highly recommend the view from the garden if you've never been
Lovely meal in lovely surroundings, we'll be back
We had a lovely meal at the Volunteer on the night before the start of lockdown #2. The food was delicious - we had the butternut squash, Brie and beetroot tart and Cajun Stilton burger. The service was excellent and the pub was very well prepared for COVID-19. We wish we’d discovered the Volunteer sooner.
It's a dark country road to get there at night, but the food is worth the trip
We enjoyed a lovely lunch, the menu is varied with lots to choose from. The service was excellent and the pub is very geared up to sticking to current Coronavirus rules. Will definitely be visiting again!
Good Sunday lunch, dog freindly. NIce place although the car park is a bit tight.
We had a very satisfying lunch in the sunshine - in The Volunteer's beautiful "informal" beer garden amid the Surrey Hills. The food was good, the drinks (Draught Badger Ale/Fursty Ferret), excellent & the service by a super-helpful barman called Josh - was second to none! All Covid protocols observed. Thank you The Volunteer. Highly Recommended.
Roast beef was very good, and the roast potatoes nice and crisp. The staff were very attentive. Distancing, with perspex screens seemed a little over the top, but some would, I’m sure, find that reassuring.
Normally never disappointed but roast lunch was cold and not very tasty
Fab as always, covid secure but not sterile. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch and peaceful chat.
Very good with covid precautions, service was excellent, it was a cold day and some heating would have been nice. The food was OK but not exceptional, It would have been nice to have a home made pie of the day. However, felt safe there so will probably return
Lovely weekday meal in a lovely setting, well set up for COVID lovely staff.
Very yummy Sunday roast, we all had the beef, it was very well cooked and there was plenty of everything. We had an early lunch and the pub was quiet and very Covid safe. Lovely service and of course it is in a beautiful location.
I love this Pub, and since reopening post lockdown have visited a few times. The service is always great. And a beautiful place both inside and out.
Good beers and great food. I hope they manage to keep going with the latest rule tightening, I'll be visiting as often as I can!
Sunday lunch on a sunny day. We were able to eat in the garden which was lovely with attentive table service from the staff. Very friendly and helpful. We all had roast beef which was great, plenty of veg and potatoes and a decent sized Yorkshire Pudding on top. Followed by chocolate fudge cake which was nice but not quite fudgy enough!
Overall, very relaxed lunch in the sun and left feeling very full!
Very enjoyable evening if a little subdued given the Covid 19 backdrop
Would certainly recommend this though for great service and quality food
This was perfectly pleasant but a little over priced and the tables felt small and too low!
Lovely Saturday afternoon. COVID secure and friendly staff
Under new management. Very friendly welcome. Food excellent as usual. Social distancing observed.
Had a lovely lunch in the garden. Very friendly service!
What a lovely place this is and we really want it to do well. We do support it but the food is always such a let down. Keep the menu simple, concentrate on good quality local ingredients and the place will soon be booked to capacity I’m sure.
Lovely lunch in the garden. Food was good and arrived smartly and service excellently
Lovely pub. We were in a room on our own, felt very safe covid-wise, but it would have been nice to see a few people. Also quite cold as doors have to be open, not the pubs fault, just dress warm. Food was delicious, and service was very friendly. Had to wait quite a while for food, but they warned us about that at the start, so we just bought a few bags of crisps whilst we waited. All in all, we’ll defo go back again, already planning a pre Christmas treat there.
Nice quiet local pub table service was good staff very helpful
Fantastic service and delicious food. We went for Eat out to help out but will definitely visit again when the scheme finishes.
The Volunteer is a lovely quiet country pub and much care has been taken there to make customers feel safe. The food was good and freshly cooked. We certainly recommend a visit.
Great service, abnormally quiet due to COVID but well laid out with social distancing measures in place. Staff constantly sanitising everywhere.
The food was very good. Well worth a visit.
Staff made a real effort to make us welcome. Felt like a Covid safe place to be
Very disappointed with the food - have had great meals here before.
Sorry the food was not to your personal taste especially since you have eaten with us before. We like to encourage our customers to voice their opinions on the day in case there is something we can do to improve. We hope to see you again. Regards The Volunteer
The staff were very attentive and the chicken curry was excellent.
On a warm summer evening the Volunteer really takes some beating.
Great food and lovely staff. Very clean, good hygiene measures in place.
Lovely place to be in the garden, service was good, beer was really good (Fursty Ferret), food was decent but not great, perhaps overpriced for the quality but very happy to support a pub getting going again after lockdown.
The staff were friendly, but disciplined in the their approach to making sure that we were safe from Coronavirus contamination
Great little fidn nestled in the surrey hills. Polite and welcoming staff, lovely food and lovely garden area that we sat in.
Over priced, poor food, slow service. Lacking in ambience. Over the top COVID19 warnings and distancing measures destroyed the experience
Lovely Sunday lunch after a walk in the surrey hills. The staff were great -friendly and efficient.
The Volunteer offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01306 730985.
The Volunteer is rated 4.4 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.