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Reopening outside space and roof terrace from 12th April - tables can be reserved

For the first week (w/c 12th April) opening hours will be midday to midnight
After that (w/c 19th April), opening hours will be:
M-Th: 1600-2200
F-Sa: 1200-0000
Su: 1200-2200

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Famous Royal Navy Volunteer

(also known as Volley, formerly Naval Volunteer; Royal Naval Volunteer; Royal Navy Volunteer)

17-18 King Street

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - Midnight
TuesdayMidday - Midnight
WednesdayMidday - Midnight
ThursdayMidday - Midnight
FridayMidday - 1.00 am
SaturdayMidday - 1.00 am
SundayMidday - Midnight

Meal Times

12 - 3, 5 - 9.30 Mon - Fri
12 - 9.30 Sat
12 - 6 Sun

About the Pub

Run by the same people who operate Nettle & Rye in Clifton, TFRNV is one of the many popular pubs on King Street, keeping its customers warm in front of the snug fireplace in winter, and cool(er) on its sun-trap, roof terrace and street-level benches in summer. Although pump clips are not displayed, beer boards on both sides of the bar display which local and/or independent cask and keg beers are on offer, with prices shown for third, half and full pints. Up to eight cask beers are available but often there are only four. Sports are often shown on the TVs in the pub, although the building is big enough to avoid the match if desired. Disabled access at rear. There are four self-contained flats, bookable with Airbnb.

Historic Interest

17th century in historic street.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 8 changing beers.

Up to 8 but often only 4

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Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, Bristol


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available


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  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Disabled access at rear of pub (Little King St)

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Roof terrace and street-level benches.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation

    Airbnb 4 self-catering flats.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    BT and Sky.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Famous Royal Navy Volunteer

17-18 King Street

Sat Nav Reference

51.451698, -2.594589


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Bristol Temple Meads

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