The Volunteer has been a pub since at least 1703, then thought to have been named the New Inn. The present name was given in the mid 19th century when the pub was used as the signing on place for the Crimean War and later the Boer War.

The Volunteer was Gloucestershire CAMRA pub of the year in 1998. The real ales benefit from being kept in the only underground pub cellar in the town.

This page will be updated with additional information.

April 2009
Courtesy Michael Wilkes
Courtesy Michael Wilkes

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Richard Griffin (free from brewery tie)

Rateable value in 1891: £15.13s.4d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Flowers & Sons, Stratford on Avon

Rateable value in 1903: £15.13s.4d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Landlords at the Volunteer Inn include:

1885,1891 Richard Griffin

1902 Charles Aston

1903,1919 Thomas Malins

1927 Christopher Rathbone

1985,1999 Hilary and Paul Sinclair

Mark Gibson

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