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## Level 3 Restrictions apply from 26 April 2021.
This pub MAY be open outside for groups of up to 6 people from 6 households with alcoholic drinks served.
It MAY be open inside to 8pm for groups of up to 6 people from 2 households but without alcoholic drinks.
It is expected that restrictions will be relaxed further from 17 May. ##

@ 9.5.2021
Reopened 26th April inside and out with two cask ales available.
Operating Mon-Sat from 12; Sun from 12.30
Serving food inside and out. Booking is advisable as the pub is quite small.

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Volunteer Arms

17 Victoria Street
EH42 1HP

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - Midnight
FridayMidday - 1.00 am
SaturdayMidday - 1.00 am
Sunday12.30 pm - Midnight

Meal Times

12 - 8.45

About the Pub

Close to Dunbar harbour, this is a friendly traditional locals' pub. The cosy wood-panelled bar is decorated with lots of fishing and lifeboat oriented memorabilia. The two real ales are often from smaller breweries. Upstairs is a restaurant serving an excellent good value menu all day, with an emphasis on seafood. Games and a menu are provided for children. Dogs must be on a lead. Newspapers provided and there is live music on Wednesdays.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Cairngorm --varies--
  • Harviestoun --varies--
  • Orkney --varies--

Usually from smaller breweries.

Source: National

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Volunteer Arms, Dunbar


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • UsesAutovac Return tray


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Patio at front.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    If on lead.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Games; kid's menu.

  • Camping Camping Nearby 1600m

    Belhaven Bay; tents and caravans.

  • Events Events

    Dunbar Traditional MKusic Festival.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Dominoes, backgammon.

  • LinedGlasses Lined Glasses
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Wednesday at 8pm.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Parasols with heaters.

  • WiFi Wifi


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Volunteer Arms

17 Victoria Street
EH42 1HP

Sat Nav Reference

56.004404, -2.515036


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (480m)

East Coast: X7; Borders: 253; Eve: 120

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Nearby Station (790m)



Near swimming pool

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