Hidden away down a side street behind the Future Inn near Cabot Circus is one of my favourite pubs in Bristol.
It’s gone through a bit of a transformation in the last couple of years, and despite being one of the more obscurely located pubs in Bristol, The Volunteer Tavern has made a name for itself by putting on some great beer festivals and serving one of the best roast dinners in town.
The ‘Volly’, is a small and traditional pub, with discounts for CAMRA members, an affordable food menu and even a pub dog! There are meal deals throughout the week, from £5 curries on Monday, to £7.25 for burger and chips on a Tuesday – all the food is of a high quality and a good balance of familiar pub grub and more unusual options such as a mezze platter or a Thai beef salad.
However, one food item you can’t miss if you pay a visit to this pub is their famous roast – all the more alluring for meat eaters is The Trinity option; 3 types of meat (topside of beef, pork belly and roast chicken) served with all of the veg and trimmings – super tasty, and enough to fill you up for the rest of the day, as it should be with a Sunday lunch.