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The Rifle Volunteer

(13 Guest Reviews)

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 2.9
  • Value 3.2
  • Friendliness 3.9
  • Cleanliness 3.3
  • Facilities 3.1
  • Service 3.6
  • Location 3.7
  • Breakfast 3.0

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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. We offer a continental breakfast.

The Rifle volunteer has two bars – The Snug Bar which is a small bar which seats 16 and standing area at the bar. It has door to access outside seating area which offers great views over Ware and an internal door which leads to the Public Bar, car park and toilets. The Public Bar has 2 dartboards, pool table and juke box. It has seating for 32 people and standing room, plus 2 50” TV’s which show all Sky Sports and BT Sports. We have a newly refurbished beer garden with seating and is a perfect sun trap on summer days. We also have a Petanqué Piste if you would like to play. The Bed & Breakfast rooms have all been refurbished in 2017 to form 5 Double and 2 singles, all with En-suite Shower rooms. We offer a continental breakfast.


  • Bar
  • Free WiFi internet
  • WiFi internet


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking


  • Continental breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

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
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
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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