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British, Bar, Pub, Scottish
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All reviews sunday roast steak pie nachos nice atmosphere extra jug of gravy great value for money down the road tasty food volunteers max bite fab plate meat
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was absolutely terrible roast was tasteless never again and was a regular here but will defo not be back lost good customer

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 May 2024

Sorry but won't be back this is the second time in the last few weeks and has some thing changed food not up to the usual standard

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 8 February 2024

Took my mum for her birthday 🎂, the owners were so kind they gave my mum a lovely card and cake. They also put some banners on and around our wee table for her. Staff are so friendly and helpful. Great service Food is great,...good size portions. Definitely worth a wee visit Cocktails are really good too.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

Went in for a meal/drink with family saw chasni on special board as dish of the day but was a bit skeptical of ordering it in the bar/bistro but I tell u 1 thing guys me and my wife enjoyed it was better than my...local Indian would defo recommend this place. 10/10More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, Owner at Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2024

Thank you so much for your amazing review Stephen. We are currently working on a bigger offering around our amazing curries. Keep an eye on our social media for updates!

Reviewed 10 January 2024

Went for dinner on Sunday night with family I must say we were not impressed as many items had seemed to be unavailable we were going to leave and go else were but were settled in and drinks done so we decided go for the...lamb curry of the day which I must say cheered me up it was absolutely amazing really lovely flavour I was actually quite surprised then we had steak pie which also was decent so I would say over all food was good service was slow but considering only 1 person running the showMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, Owner at Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2024

Thank you for your review. We can only apologies, we had issues with our supplier that weekend and we were upset we could not offer our full menu, completely unacceptable. We are however so glad you picked our curry of the moment, as it is...More

Reviewed 9 January 2024

Only the lounge area, which is small and not suitable to have a meal with 6 people, is Dog friendly….The nearby “Tally Ho” is completely DOG FRIENDLY. We were having breakfast and dinner at the “Tally Ho” for 7 days…Please make the place really Dog...Friendly…or Dogs “Not Welcome”. Regards Rob van Poecke The NetherlandsMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023

Popped in for lunch, beautiful layout, very friendly attentive staff. Good pint of Guinness, best steak pie I have tasted in a long while! Lemon & white chocolate cake delicious. Love the soft seating area, fireplace, tastefully decorated for Christmas. Value for money spot on....Christmas menu very good, sampled that that week with friends. Well worth a visit!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, Owner at Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2024

What an amazing review, thank you so much!

Reviewed 2 December 2023

Great place to meet up with friends and family for food and drinks. Staff are top class and made us feel very welcome. We will be back!!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, Owner at Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2024

We can't wait to pass your review onto our amazing team! We hope to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 17 November 2023 via mobile

We were staying in a nearby hotel of a few days, never been in this locality before. We saw the Volunteer Arms on Maps, had a look online and liked what we saw. We went to give it a look early afternoon, had a couple...of drinks and a nachos starter to share as a nibble. What a lovely place, beautifully decorated for xmas and a very warm welcome. The nachos was a generous portion, was excellent and best we've had for a long long time. So impressed we booked to go back for dinner that evening and we're not disappointed. Same great welcome, really nice staff, and food really good too. There was a quiz night on during the evening and everybody was included and involved, a great atmosphere. Well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, Owner at Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2024

We are delighted you enjoy both visits with us while you were in the area! Thank you so much for your review.

Reviewed 16 November 2023

Such a cosy and warm place. Staff are very helpful and service was very good. Food is delicious and great value for money. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, Owner at Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2024

Thank you for your five star review. We love being able to share these with our team.

Reviewed 13 November 2023 via mobile

Helpful staff fitted us in for a Sunday roast. Great value, very tasty & comfortable atmosphere. Won't do carvery again - this place is top of the list from now on. Parked literally at front of pub on the road, no issue. Had lady singing...with guitar which was perfect background music, nice touch. Have been back for Saturday Eve tea, same positive experience & we are booked in for Christmas Menu too, can't wait.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, Owner at Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2024

Thank you for your lovely 5 star review. We have passed your kind words onto our team and we look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 28 October 2023 via mobile

Family of 6, plus dog, had fantastic lunch. Great food and service from helpful and friendly staff. Comfortable, relaxing venur

Date of visit: October 2023
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Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, Owner at Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2024

We are delighted you and your four legged friend enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 27 October 2023

Well went with the recommendation for the nights special which was chilli chicken I must say the food was delicious came with Popadoms and rice defo be back for more was best curry I had for a long time!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, Owner at Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2024

Thank you so much for your 5 star reviews! Our curries are becoming more an more popular. Keep an eye on our social media for new things to come! We are very excited!

Reviewed 9 October 2023

The Volunteer was my local when I was a girl so I was keen to go back as know it has changed lots over the years. It looks the same but different (if that makes any sense) however had the same friendly feel that it's...always had. The food..... amazing! I asked the waitress what she would recommend between a few dishes and she suggested the burritos. They were absolutely delicious, so I was delighted with my choice. 2 of the party had steak and 2 had cheese & bacon burger with a side of mac n cheese. I would say 5 clean plates but there was actually so much food we couldn't finish it all! 4 of us had desert and one had a cocktail. Again, very nice. Overall, we very much enjoyed the food, there was live music too which we really liked, a very talented young lady. I loved and and would highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, Owner at Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2024

We are so glad you decided to come back and visit! What an amazing review, thank you so much! We have passed your lovely comments onto our amazing team!

Reviewed 13 September 2023

First visit Def won't be the last!!. Very friendly welcome, cosy decor, excellent service and fabulous huge plate of food!!. Had the steak baguette highly recommended. Definitely well deserved 5 stars*****

Date of visit: September 2023
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Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, Owner at Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2024

Thank you for your 5 star review. The steak baguette is definitely a customer favourite!

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Volunteer Arms Lounge Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5