The Volunteer

247 Baker Street , London, NW1 6XE

SquareMeal Review of The Volunteer

‘Keep an eye out for an eerie figure dressed in a surcoat, breeches and lavish stockings’ is the cautionary warning for visitors to The Volunteer – but does that refer to the pub’s ghost, or a busker dressed up as its former next-door neighbour, Sherlock Holmes? Whatever the case may be, there’s nothing mysterious about the allure of this Regent’s Park tavern: a big selection of draught ales, regularly changing casks and a range of good wines, various bloody Mary mixes and premium spirits see to that. The pub-grub offer includes beef, pancetta and Porter ale pie, flat iron steak with mash, burgers (get a burger and a drink for £10 on Mondays), pan-fried sea bass, cider-battered hake, southern-fried chicken, Sunday roasts and belly-busting puds – all served in cheerful nu-Victorian surroundings.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Baker Street Tube Station 191m

Marylebone Station 231m


Address: 247 Baker Street , London NW1 6XE

Area: Regent's Park & Camden Town

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-12M (Sat 10am- )

Nearby Landmarks

The Sherlock Holmes Museum 29m

Steiner Theatre 182m


Telephone: 020 7486 4091


Cuisine: Pubs

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