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The Volunteer

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About us

About us

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A traditional 16th Century public house situated in the beautiful hamlet of Sutton Abinger, near Dorking.

Welcome to The Volunteer, which is a traditional 16th Century public house situated in the beautiful hamlet of Sutton Abinger, near Dorking.

We are a truly run family business with Dad, Mum, Daughter and Son working to keep this wonderful country pub up to the standard it has now become renowned for. We aim to provide great pub food at reasonable prices, accompanied with traditional open log fires and a warm, friendly atmosphere.

The beautiful surroundings of Surrey Hills are very popular with Mountain bikers, walkers and dog walkers alike. We cater for every type of guest, whether you’re after a quick bite to eat or a relaxing meal we look forward to welcoming you to The Volunteer.

Don’t forget about our three tier garden, which is a great place to sit and admire the beautiful Surrey Hills during the summer!

Opening times for drinks:
Mon – Fri 12-3 6-11
Sat – 12-11
Sun – 12-4

Food & Drink

Menu downloads below

Here at The Volunteer we are proud to offer a wide selection of great home cooked food, the ingredients for which are all sourced from local suppliers where possible.

We can accommodate most requests, so if you do have a question or certain requirement including dietary requirements or allergies, we are more than happy to try and assist you.

We run a Main Menu and Lighter Lunch Menu during the day which runs alongside our “Dishes of the Day” board. On top of which we offer at least three good, home cooked Sunday roasts every week.

Our children’s menu is designed to appeal to every child. Our delicious, homemade chicken nuggets are definitely a huge hit with our younger guests!

Food Served

Monday 12 – 2.30 and 6.30 – 9
Tuesday 12 – 2.30 and 6.30 – 9
Wednesday 12 -2.30 and 6.30 – 9.30
Thursday 12 – 2.30 and 6.30 – 9.30
Friday 12 – 2.30 and 6.30 – 9
Saturday 12 – 9pm
Sunday 12 – 3 Closed Sunday evening

Our Beer & Ales

We have a variety of award winning Badger Ales, as well as lagers and ciders. We also have a variety of drink offers available for you to try.

Our Christmas Menu

Please take some time to view our Christmas menu – if you wish to make a booking, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01306 730985.

Using the form provided here, please feel free to enquire in advance of your visit to ensure you receive exactly what you are looking for.

Please be advised that the enquiry is not a confirmed booking until you get a call from a member of staff.  Until this happens the enquiry will not be placed in the diary.

Should you wish to call – please try 01306 730985 and we will be happy to speak to you.

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We will confirm your enquiry via E-Mail

Contact us


The Volunteer

Water Lane,
Sutton Abinger,

Call on T. 01306 730985

Your enquiry or booking is not confirmed until you have received a confirmation email.

We can get very busy and we would encourage you to phone ahead to avoid disappointment. If you would like to make a reservation or book a stay with us, please contact us on 01306 730985 or use the contact form provided.

Get in touch

Local Area


Local Bed and Breakfast

Bulmer Farm has two delightful self catering units, Foxholme and Badgers Holt, available all the year round on weekly lettings (Friday to Friday). These units are tranquil and relaxing having been sympathetically converted from the original farm buildings and completely refurbished in November 2007.

To visit the website click here

The Garden Room

The Garden Room is a comfortable self-contained B&B annexe next to the main house. Hundreds of guest have visited since 2002 and many have returned again and again. The accommodation comprises a double bedroom with en-suite shower and WC plus a breakfast / sitting room overlooking a pretty and secluded garden.
To visit the website click here


Mountain Bikers

Welcome to the wonderful world of Nirvana. The aim of this website is to introduce the shop. We’ll tell you about what we do, and why we do it. About the great rides in this area along with some suggested routes. We’ll also let you know about the regular shop rides we do along with a regular update on all the current news. At the end of it all you’re going to want to visit our shop, but most of all you’re going to want to get out there on your bike and ride! After all, isn’t that what it’s all about?.

To visit the website click here


The Brewery

Today Hall and Woodhouse remains an independent family company owned and run by the fifth generation of the Woodhouse family. The pub estate has grown to over 250 and stretches from Exeter to Eastbourne and Hemel Hempstead – in the North.

Badger award winning bottled beers can be found nationally in leading supermarkets and off licenses.
To visit the website click here