We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Volunteer

Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3QT, England
+44 1992 713705
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“ribeye steak” (3 reviews)
“salmon” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3QT, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (149)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 15 April 2018

By chance we stopped here for Sunday lunch and really glad we did, the well prepared food was delicious, very friendly staff, good selection of well kept beer

Thank roycullis
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

I've been coming to the volunteer for years. I love the pub however they only have one person working most days even when it's busy. I feel sorry for the lone worker as she can't go to the toilet or change a barrel. The menu...More

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Went for an evening meal, beer was fine, wine was not chilled. Had fish and chips, asked what fish it was, told it was cod, don’t think it was, there was more fish in a Waitrose fish finger, so much batter on the fish, chips...More

Thank jeffgroves
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Used to be good pub but now crap crap crap Feel soory for staff ...Oweners or if there ther rude ignorant wot more can I say..

1  Thank Roberti L
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The food looked fantastic but unfortunately we did not have time for lunch today. Bar staff seemed attentive but some of the clientele let the pub down. Suggest a review of what this pub wants to be. Some really obnoxious sweary people. One was even...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Booked 2 days in advance for 6 on Mother's Day, told they could squeeze us in at 12:00, when we got there and when we left there were still empty tables. Despite that we enjoyed the food, meals were too large for my parents to...More

Thank Les C
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

A good menu, well cooked and presented. I had the vegetarian option of wild mushroom tart with salad and sweet potato fries. Completely delicious.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Went for Sunday Dinner with the family. The menu was not extensive but they had a few choices for roasts. The service was second to none, warm friendly and prompt. The meals were a fair size and although it wasn’t the best meat, the meal...More

Thank Lele_fields
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Went here for a meal. Ordered Ribeye steak and Fish and chips. The rib eye was very thin and vegtables not very much. Fish was very small. Not good value for the money.

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Went there after a few months the food has really improved told they have a new chef and it was really good would highly recommend

Thank Christine C
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Waltham Abbey Hotels
Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel
837 reviews
.87 km away
Premier Inn Waltham Abbey Hotel
700 reviews
2.81 km away
The Rooms@Forest Lodge Motel
43 reviews
3.96 km away
Gilwell Park London
21 reviews
4.02 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Horseshoes
151 reviews
1.40 km away
The Woodbine Inn
161 reviews
.17 km away
Miller & Carter Epping Forest
718 reviews
1.59 km away
Duke of Wellington
166 reviews
1.31 km away
Nearby Attractions
High Beach Church
21 reviews
1.88 km away
Lee Valley White Water Centre
1,378 reviews
4.03 km away
Epping Forest
82 reviews
4.04 km away
Copped Hall
35 reviews
2.58 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Volunteer staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Waltham Abbey
  • Phone Number: +44 1992 713705
  • E-mail
Description
The Volunteer is situated on the edge of Epping Forest just off Junction 26 of the M25. A cosy hug of a foodie pub, minutes from the motorways and nestled on the edge of Epping Forest that's been a McMullen house since 1898 With the backdrop of the forest you can walk, cycle or jog your guilt away before enjoying fresh seasonal delights from the daily changing menu - or simply seriously relaxing by the roaring fire or enjoying some of our occasional entertainment. We serve up glorious food, including outstanding Sunday roasts, fine wines, real craft ales and credible coffee - all hand selected and selflessly and fastidiously tested several times, just to be sure things are tickety boo! P.S. It's also the perfect spot for a post-work libation and snack! The team look forward to seeing you soon.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing
;