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Full Postal AddressVolunteer Inn, Lower High Street, CHIPPING CAMPDEN, GL55 6DY [Map]
Telephone Number01386 840688Pub's Own Website 
Opening Times11:30-15, 17-23 MO-SA; 12-15, 19-22.30 SU
FacilitiesAccommodation, Evening Meals, Real Fire, Beer Garden, Lunchtime Meals, Quiet Bar

AJ at the door of the Volunteer Inn, October 1999

Winner of the 1998 CAMRA County Pub of the Year this Cotswold stone inn is a thriving community pub which first opened its doors back in 1709 though it only became known as the Volunteer Inn in the 1840's. There's a lounge bar at the front and a very busy wood-panelled public bar to the rear with a games room. Behind the pub there's a small courtyard and pleasant garden with hop bines and a small stream at the very end of the garden. The pub is a couple of minutes walk down the main street from the historic market hall in the centre of Chipping Campden.

Up to five perfectly served real ales are on offer including Stanney Bitter (abv. 4.5%) a very bitter beer brewed by the local Stanway brewery. It's more a pint to sip to enjoy than to consume large volumes of. Two of the beers are guest beers too so you never quite know what they'll have available.

Food is served at lunchtimes and during the evening. We visited for Sunday lunch and our roast dinners appeared within two minutes of ordering it, all freshly cooked with a good selection of vegetables. Very friendly service too and generous portions. All the usual pub dishes are available on the menu such as ploughmans etc...

Inns and Pubs of the Cotswolds,
M Turner, 2007
The Cotswolds are home to some of England's finest and much-loved historical inns and pubs. This A-Z covering Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire is a delightful tour around the most interesting pubs in the area.

Pocket Pub Walks Bristol and Bath,
N Vile, 2007
This is a pocket-size collection of fifteen circular walks each based on a local pub serving good food. It includes routes at Luckington, Stanton Drew, Norton St. Philip, Blagdon, Clevedon and Box Hill, with maps and photographs.

AA Pub Walks and Cycle Rides: The Cotswolds,
AA Publishing, 2005
This guide includes 25 walks and 15 cycle rides with colour photographs throughout showing sites, views and pubs along the route. A full colour map accompanies each walk and cycle and there is practical information such as distance, minimum time and level of difficulty to make sure you make the most of your family day out.

Pub Walks for Motorists: Bristol and Bath, Somerset and Glos.,
N Vile, 2005
This title provides 40 circular routes around this popular walking area, each based on a good local pub. It includes routes around the Quantocks, the Mendips, the Severn estuary and the Cotswolds.

Forty Classic Cotswolds Pubs: For Lovers of Good Pub Food and Ale,
GM Ball, 2005
Local pub guide.

Great Walks from Pubs in the Cotswolds,
N Vile, 1998
A collection of walks from great pubs in the Cotswolds.

Cotswold Pubwalks,
C Handy, 1995
Twenty short circular walks in the Cotswolds with suggested stops at good pubs.

Pub Walks in Gloucestershire,
N Hammond, 1994
Thirty circular walks based on pubs in the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud and Cirencester areas. With sketch maps and photographs.

Best Pub Walks in the Cotswolds,
L Main, 1992
Excellent walks and pubs in this scenic area

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