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Volunteer Canteen

45 East Street
L22 8QR

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Opening Times

Monday2.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Tuesday2.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Wednesday2.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday2.00 pm - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm


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About the Pub

A cosy traditional pub housed in a Grade II listed terraced building, the ‘Volly’ as it is locally known, still provides a table service and quiet area in the lounge, to enjoy your pint. Nestling in the back streets of Waterloo, the pub itself dates back to 1871 and, until the 1980s, was owned by Higsons, evidence of which can be seen etched into it's fine windows. Small breweries around Merseyside and North Wales often supply guest ales. Pies, pate, olives and a variety of nuts served at all times.the Volly is Liverpool CAMRA's "Community Pub of the Year" for 2014

Historic Interest

Grade II Public house, formerly a house of c.1820s converted into a public house c.1871, remodelled in 1924. Rendered brick (painted cream), stone dressings (painted green), slate roof, end stacks, 2-storeys plus attic. The Volunteer Canteen is believed to have started life as a house in the 1820s. It was later converted into a public house c.1871 by Richard Waddington, beer seller, and was known as the Canteen Vaults. By 1903 the pub's name had changed to The Volunteer Canteen, which is believed to derive from the use of the former neighbouring chapel as a drill hall during the Boer War.

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Changing cask ales

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    Nationally Important Historic Interior

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Volunteer Canteen

45 East Street
L22 8QR

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53.474316, -3.030571


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Arriva / Stagecoach: 53

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Waterloo (Merseyside)

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