The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer British Drinks Emporium

Bristol’s largest craft beer and drinks emporium

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Welcome to The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, affectionally known locally as ‘The Volley’, we do things a bit differently here!

We only serve beers from UK 'genuine' craft brewers, a cracking wine list put together by our friends at Tom I'Anson Wines and  an extensive range of spirits from craft distillers here in the UK.

We also have a beautiful 'secret' roof terrace, a versatile function room and a large restaurant area - all of these are available to book for parties, events and meetings.  We even have a dedicated events manager, Cristi, to help you make your event smoothly.  So please visit our meetings and parties page to find out how we can help.

Food wise, we are purely focused on producing delicious 'pub grub' within a seasonal menu involving as many local suppliers as we can.  Along with superb Sunday lunch which is extremely popular so booking is advised!

Please have a look around our website for further infomation or menus.

 Or pop in and enjoy what The Volley can offer, we'll love to see you.

Call us on: 07487 242300 Make Your Reservation

Our Philosophy

“We do things a little differently...”

You really can’t have great products without having staff who are passionate about them and about the customers.

We take the same pride in our staff as we do in our products.  We scour the county for the best in UK craft beer, so it’s only right that we scour the corners of the West Country to find the best people to serve it.  

We believe in exciting drinks, exciting food, and excited people.

Seasonal Menu

Beer Library

Bored of the boards? We want you to explore UK Craft Beer with us, so we’re working with all our brewery friends to create the Volley Beer Library. You’ll be able to visit the library and see which beers are on the pumps and which are coming soon. You’ll also be able to browse through one of Britain’s best beer lists to see all the beers your favourite brewery makes.


There’s a lot of beer out there, and it’ll take us a while to add them all, but we hope the Beer Library will be up and running in a month or so.

  • “Great food outstanding selection of real ales and a log fire! Class place, I love it!” - David M
  • “Excellent place - great atmosphere, fantastic food and amazing choice of beers. Can't wait to return. Highly recommended.” - Marilyn D
  • “One of the best burgers I have had lately. Juicy and tasty, cooked at perfection. I had a lager beer as a drink and I have to say was great as well.” - Enzo T
  • “Brilliant lunches and astonishing range of beers and ciders. Plenty of seating areas for diners and drinkers. Also has a bar area with several TVs if you want to catch a sporting event.” - Martin R
  • “What a great find! I wish we lived closer, as it was fab! The barman was amazing - so helpful and knowledgeable. The beer flights are brilliant as well. Thank you - we had a great time!” - WishyWish - Trip Advisor
  • “Great old pub, large selection of beer both cask and keg. Always a warm reception from bar staff.” - Steve McQueen (No, not that one)

From The Blog

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Call or email us today to reserve a table in the bar or restaurant Call us on: 07487 242300
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Opening Hours

Monday12pm - Midnight
Tuesday12pm - Midnight
Wednesday12pm - Midnight
Thursday12pm - 1am
Friday12pm - 1am
Saturday12pm - 1am
Sunday12pm - Midnight
Monday12pm - 3pm & 5pm - 9.30pm
Tuesday12pm - 3pm & 5pm - 9.30pm
Wednesday12pm - 3pm & 5pm - 9.30pm
Thursday12pm - 3pm & 5pm - 9.30pm
Friday12pm - 3pm & 5pm - 9.30pm
Saturday12pm - 9.30pm
Sunday12pm - 6pm

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