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TennantSindy Power.

Water Eaton Lane, Sutton Abinger, Dorking, Surrey  RH5 6PR

Contact UsTel. 01306 730798
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Pub Explorer Reference54059.
Pub Opening TimesDuring Summer.
Monday - Saturday 11.30am - 11pm.
Sunday 12noon - 10.30pm.
During Winter.
Monday - Friday 11.30am - 3pm & 6pm - 11pm.
Saturday & Sunday 12noon - 10.30pm.
PHOTO GALLERY Volunteer, Sutton Abinger


Function Room

We can cater for all occasions such as weddings, funeral teas etc in our function room which has its own private bar & garden with Jumbrellas. We can provide a sit down meal for up to 30 people or buffets can be provided. There are a further 16 seats in the private garden area. Please ring to discuss your requirements.


Homemade Traditional English Fayre, all freshly prepared & cooked to order using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, served from our own main menu, children's menu & daily changing Specials boards.

Table ServiceWe have full table service in our dining area.
Meal TimesMonday - Friday 12noon - 2.30pm & 6pm - 9.30pm.
Saturday 12noon - 9.30pm.
Sunday 12noon - 8pm.


OUTDOOR FACILITIESAl Fresco Dining Al fresco dining in the garden is popular during the summer months, Beautiful Beer Garden 3 tier with lots of flowers, overlooking 16th century buildings in the hamlet. The garden leads down to the creek and also has a giant garden chess game, Car Parking.
GENERAL FACILITIES Wheelchair Access, Easy Access Toilet.

We have a smoking shelter with heating, seating and lighting.

OTHERChildren Welcome, Dogs Welcome inside & out on a lead, Coach Parties Welcome by prior arrangement, Cash Back available, Debit and Credit Cards accepted except Amex.
Volunteer, Sutton Abinger

The Volunteer is a traditional 16th Century English pub, situated in a beautiful valley next to the little hamlet of Sutton Abinger, near Dorking. Inside, the pub has kept its original features such as the open fire and exposed beams, but the neutral decor adds a light and airy feel to the place. It's thought that the Volunteer received its name during the Napoleonic Wars - when soldiers signing up for the war were given a Kings Shilling. The pub became the favourite place to volunteer as you then got to spend your shilling on alcohol! As a tribute to this there is a mural of Nick (the current landlord) wearing full Napoleonic dress - quite a talking point! Today the Volunteer is popular with walkers and mountain bikers alike, both drawn to the surrounding hills and countryside. We are also a popular weekend retreat for those working in London during the week and are easily accessible for tourists as we're situated just off the A25 between Guildford and Dorking. Come and enjoy a leisurely, tasty meal and a refreshing drink at this attractive, country venue next time you are in the area.