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Photo of Volunteer

grid reference TM 443 621

opened pre-1874

owner Rachael and Graham Crookes

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regular real ales

Beer selection varies


guest beers

Guest beers regularly changed


Leiston is part of the Leiston cum Sizewell parish


Local licensing authority for Leiston is Suffolk Coastal

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.



last updated 09/11/2018

Leiston Volunteer

previously known as: Volunteer Arms

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

Haylings Rd, IP16 4DJ

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The pub served a good selection of real ales and ciders and held jazz nights, accoustic nights, bingo, quiz nights and had board games available.

We were advised on August 2nd 2016 that this pub is currently closed. If you know any more (perhaps it's reopened?) please let us know.

Update: when visited at the end of March 2017, the pub was obviously still closed; even the same "Live tonight" sign showing as back in June 2016. Though the building is obviously occupied.

Update 2 When visited in July 2018, the pub appeared as if it had probably reopened; this has since been confirmed.

It's shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Real draught cider available Real draught cider available

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 4.5 miles away Railway station about 4.5 miles away (see public transport tab for details)

live music live music

parking parking


(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.