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Volunteer Arms

) #8 of 25 Restaurants in Dunbar ££ - £££ , British,
17 Victoria Street, Dunbar EH42 1HP, Scotland
+44 1368 862278
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
17 Victoria Street, Dunbar EH42 1HP, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 131 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We were visiting Dunbar on our way to the Belhaven Brewery Tour. We popped in here for some food after being down at the harbour. It was very quiet considering it was early but for a Friday it was very quiet. We ordered food and...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited during week whilst members of public bring their own instruments.Atmosphere inside the pub good and busy but my biggest gripe was the bar staffs attitude and behaviour.We all felt very unwelcome by them and were being very dismissive.As I say local crowd really warm...More

Thank gl0bal123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had been told by people it was very good so we specifically aimed for here at the weekend for lunch. What a let down, ordered a toasted baguette, it was rock hard and the cheese wasn't even melted. Staff spoke but weren't overly friendly. Wouldn't...More

Thank poodsuk
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We called here one Sunday lunch time & it wasn't too busy. The food was delicious & the staff were friendly - definitely recommended.

Thank Dfern74
Reviewed 7 June 2017

My husband, granddaughter, my dog and myself were made welcome inside this bar. The food was very good as was the service. It appears to be a local bar.

Thank Brenda O
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a proper pub with food near the harbour. We had a light lunch here which turned out to be very good. We had scallops and black pudding with a side salad, it was delicious. We would definitely go there again even though it...More

Thank AliB365
Reviewed 4 May 2017

just a drink on a Sunday afternoon, good value, atmosphere and choice of drinks, "always look on the bright side of life" came on the radio in the bar and everyone joined in

1  Thank squash48
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

After a long walk we were exhausted and starving. This was the only place we could find that allows dog. When we arrived they had stopped doing food, but the kind lady behind the bar offered us a baguette as the fryers were off and...More

1  Thank veggiefairy
Reviewed 5 April 2017

When you first go in the locals might not seem overly friendly, but they are. Its a bit of a drinking pub downstairs and we were in the restaurant upstairs. We had three different meals and all were very nice. I had the steak which...More

Thank daFooddude
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I've been to the restaurant in the Volunteers many times and have never been disappointed, the food is fantastic, service is always excellent. I have recently become a vegan, I thought that this may be a problem but not at all - having advised of...More

2  Thank AntoniaMc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Victoria Street, Dunbar EH42 1HP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  East Lothian  >  Dunbar
  • Phone Number: +44 1368 862278
  • E-mail
The Volunteer Arms sits quietly overlooking the harbour in Dunbar. The bar/restaurant serves food and drink all day, from traditional bar meals to our specials board which usually includes local seafood.
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