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## Level 1 Restrictions apply from 5 June 2021.
MAY be open outside for groups of up to 12 people from 12 households and inside to 11pm for groups of up to 8 people from 3 households. Alcoholic drinks can be served in both. A 2 hour time limit may apply indoors. ##

@ 9/6/2021
Open inside and out Sun-Thu 4.30-10pm (no time slots); Fri & Sat 1-11pm (4 hour time slots). Hours will extend for Euro 2021 games.
Booking recommended as has been very busy. Email with full info.
Takeaway will continue.
Download the Staggs App via Playstore / AppStore.
Also see new online merch shop

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Volunteer Arms [Staggs]

(also known as Staggs)

81 North High St.
EH21 6JE

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.30 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
Sunday12.30 pm - 11.00 pm

About the Pub

Superb pub run by the same family since 1858. The bar and snug are traditional with a wooden floor, wood panelling and mirrors from defunct local breweries. The attractive gantry is topped with old casks. The more modern lounge opens at the weekend. The real ales, mostly pale and hoppy, change very regularly. The real cider is Black Rat. CAMRA Edinburgh Lothian Pub of the Year 2020, and winner of many previous awards. See the wall of the bar!

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Loch Lomond Silkie Stout
  • Oakham Bishops Farewell
  • Oakham JHB

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Fyne Ales --varies--
  • Loch Lomond --varies--

Mostly pale and hoppy.

Source: National

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Volunteer Arms [Staggs], Musselburgh


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Black Rat.

  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    Annually on remeberance sunday.

  • UsesAutovac Return tray
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Regionally Important Historic Interior


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Flat access but no disabled toilet.

  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking

    Public car park next to pub with charging points for electric cars.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly


  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Although this pub is not targeting the family market, children are allowed in snug or lounge until 7.30pm.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Rear lounge can be booked.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Dominoes, cribbage.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Heated, canvassed area.

  • SportsTV Sports TV

    TV is muted.

  • WiFi Wifi


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Volunteer Arms [Staggs]

81 North High St.
EH21 6JE

Sat Nav Reference

55.944151, -3.057204


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Nearby Bus Routes (80m)

Lothian: Various; East Coast: Various; Prentice: Various

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Closest Station (2000m)



Behind The Brunton

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