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The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Weird Beard - Little Things That KillExcellent1
Tiley's - Hoppy PorterGood1
Good Chemistry - Becoming NorthGood1
New Bristol - French ToastGood1
Kettlesmith - SkylineAcceptable1
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutNot Tried0
Parkway (formerly Glastonbury Ales) - Thriller PorterNot Tried0
Cornish Crown - SPANot Tried0
Atom - Pale AleNot Tried0
Weird Beard - K*ntish Town BeardNot Tried0
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Goddess of the SpringNot Tried0
New Bristol - Das Ist GudNot Tried0
Cornish Crown - CausewayNot Tried0
Atom - Darker AlchemyNot Tried0
Atom - MarsNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - MosaicNot Tried0
Wiper and True - Blackberry PorterNot Tried0
Tapestry (formerly Cocksure) - Sunday BestNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, Bristol, Avon
Picture 2. The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, Bristol, Avon

Visits Details

05 Dec 2019 (Stephen Harris)
This huge pub was crowded at 5pm. Mostly office parties - Christmas seems to have come very early in Bristol this year.
Good Chemistry - Becoming North6.00GoodA smooth, chocolatey Porter. Seemed a bit thin for its strength.
New Bristol - French Toast4.40GoodAn unusual, slightly soured Brown Ale.
Arbor Ales - Mosaic4.00Not Tried
Wiper and True - Blackberry Porter4.80Not Tried
Tapestry (formerly Cocksure) - Sunday Best4.00Not Tried
23 Jul 2018 (Stephen Harris)
A very large pub with a very extensive beer list that I did not note. Just a handful of customers in mid-afternoon.
Tiley's - Hoppy Porter5.40GoodA dark brown Porter. Chocolate and hops.
Kettlesmith - Skyline5.60AcceptableClear gold. An over-warm, orangey Saison
17 Oct 2015 (Andrew)
Second pub in our tour. Massive interior with a board on the wall with all the beers. I liked the atmosphere.
Weird Beard - Little Things That Kill3.50ExcellentPale cloudy beer that tasted of blue cheese. Surprisingly it was really nice.
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Not Tried
Parkway (formerly Glastonbury Ales) - Thriller Porter5.00Not Tried
Cornish Crown - SPA4.80Not Tried
Atom - Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Weird Beard - K*ntish Town Beard5.50Not Tried
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Goddess of the Spring6.00Not Tried
New Bristol - Das Ist Gud4.80Not Tried
Cornish Crown - Causeway4.10Not Tried
Atom - Darker Alchemy8.00Not TriedPorter
Atom - Mars11.00Not TriedRye wine

About The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer

The pub sign. The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, Bristol, Avon

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Bristol, Avon, BS1 4EF.

Huge horseshoe shaped pub in King Street, with modern wooden interior. A listed 17th century building also known as the Volley. 8 handpumps. Real ale discount for card carrying CAMRA members.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 18 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BS1 4EF