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The Rifle Volunteer

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 3.3
  • Value 3.6
  • Friendliness 4.1
  • Cleanliness 3.6
  • Facilities 3.4
  • Service 3.7
  • Location 3.9

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The Rifle Volunteer Information


The Rifle Volunteer is set in the County of Hertfordshire in the small town of Ware. The history of this Public House and Bed & Breakfast dates from around 1841 when it was owned by a Ware maltster. By 1850 it was the named The Union Jack until at least 1864. It then became The Rifle Volunteer after the brave men and women who picked there Rifles and formed a citizen army of part timers and created a popular movement in the British Empire in 1859. The Rifle Volunteer is a traditional local pub and is a 5 minute drive from the A10 Junction for Ware, 8 minute walk to Ware Train Station, 5 minute walk to Ware high Street, 5 minute walk to GlaxoSmithKline Factory. Nearest golf courses are Hanbury Manor and Whitehills Golf within 5-15 minute drive away, 5 minute drive to Fanhams Hall Hotel and Wedding Venue. Ware has a population of around 18,000 people and is close to the County Town of Hertfor. It is a Civil Parish of East Hertfordshire. Popular interest within Ware are: The Maltman Statue – Erected in 1999 to celebrate the largest Maltmaking Town in England. The Priory & Fletcher Lee – They are the remains of a fourteenth-century friary which are now the local council offices and a conference centre and wedding venue situated within seven acres of picturesque riverside gardens. Opposite the priory is the large fourteenth-century parish church of St. Mary. It is known for its elaborate font with large carved stone figures. Ware Museum - The museum is partially housed inside an original Second World War Command Bunker used to co-ordinate local defences and respond to air-raids. The town is also famous for its many 18th-century riverside gazebos, several of which have been restored. The High Street has everything from shops, cafes, restaurants, hairdressers, Boots, Tesco, Sainsbury’s. And with the River Lee flowing through the centre of Ware, it has access to lovely riverside walks and wildlife. We now serve freshly prepared stone baked pizzas


  • Bar
  • Free WiFi internet
  • WiFi internet


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking


  • Continental breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Dart board
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Golf - driving range
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Walking


  • Check in
    16:00 22:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    No preference
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
Booking Terms and Conditions


Ramp available to access the rear entrance of pub if required. (Small step)


  • Train from Ware Train Station (0.5 miles)
    Head west on Station Rd towards Amwell End Turn right onto Amwell End Turn left onto Bridge Foot/A1170 At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto High St/A1170 Turn right onto New Rd Straight on for about 0.3 miles and The Rifle Volunteer is on the left. If you are driving, the car park entrance is to the rear of the pub

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