About The Old Volunteer

It’s not like we’re going to pressgang you into pulling up a stool and ordering a pint, but we do aver that if you’re a fan of real ale and real British pub food, plus an unbeatably friendly and inclusive atmosphere, booking a table or simply some elbow space at this Nottinghamshire pub is mandatory. Located along Caythorpe Road in the hamlet of Caythorpe itself, about 10 miles northeast of Nottingham city along the River Trent, The Old Volunteer is one pub that deserves the hike.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Old Volunteer
61 Caythorpe Road, Caythorpe, Caythorpe
Nottingham NG14 7EB

Main Menu

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February Lunch Menu


February Evening Menu


More about The Old Volunteer, Nottingham

The Old Volunteer serves a wide range of drinks, robust meals, and – perhaps more importantly – a great atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy. That it sits up in picturesque Caythorpe, a small hamlet typical of the many that dot the banks of the River Trent as you drive northeast from Nottingham, makes for an even more authentic, British country pub experience. Locals know it as their default, but The Old Vol (as it’s fondly known), welcomes newcomers with open arms and knows a number of out-of-towners who come here for the quality on offer.

In fact, The Old Volunteer is only a few minutes walk up Caythorpe Road from Lowdham station, meaning this is an excellent stop off if you’re out on a crawl of Nottinghamshire’s best pubs. Set in a handsome building on the edge of Caythorpe that has been sensitively renovated, and with plenty of outdoor seating the venue is a joy to behold in clement weather. Sit up in the beer garden with a hand-pulled pint and some quality British fare to feed you up.

167 The Old Volunteer Reviews

167 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
tina j.14 days ago · 5 reviews

days we had a no show but we did go and I've recites to prove it. 3 lots of fish and chips. very nice fish was very fresh.

Roger M.4 months ago · 1 review

Great atmosphere, wonderful food, Jo’ and her team certainly go the extra yard. Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Can’t wait for the next Sunday lunch at the Old Volunteer Caythorpe.

Laura M.5 months ago · 1 review

Really lovely food. The pork belly was melt in the mouth and the scallops were too. Worth a visit to this place for a special occcasiob