Vulcan Arms

Sizewell, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4UD

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Pub on site

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Dog walk from site
  • Pub
  • Restaurant
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (non-exclusive use)
  • Wi-Fi

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0.75 acres

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
IP16 4UD
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GPS:
Lat 52.206947 / Lon 1.619575
OS field ref:
TM475627
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Nearest port: Harwich (45 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Saxmundham
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Just returned from a week stay excellent.

Vulcan Arms
Excellent stay the proprietor very welcoming the beach first class lovely site to stay in will be going back . Ps the beer is good 👍.

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Caravanner

Reviewed on 30/07/2023 16:32

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Unsophisticated but perfect

Vulcan Arms
This site may not look extravagant, but it doesn't need to be as it has many plus points: it's fantastically quiet despite being close to Sizewell B - we didn't really notice much traffic noise even at shift change; it is 50m from miles of open beach and dunes, so it's perfect for dog owners; the pub is great (although beware - the owners now shut Tuesday and Wednesday) with really good homecooked meals and we found the owners very friendly and accommodating. We walked to Aldeburgh (where a helpful fish seller cooked a lobster for us to pick up on the way back) and another day drove to Sutton Hoo for more dog walks and a spot of history. But the location was the best bit by far.

Hubbardy

Reviewed on 20/05/2023 14:50

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Great little site

Vulcan Arms
Just a short stroll to the beach , minsmere or thorpeness right on your doorstep. We have just had carvery at the Vulcan 10/10 . Food amazing and really lovely people . Will definitely return.

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Reviewed on 13/05/2023 21:21

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Practical, quiet site in great location

Vulcan Arms
This site was perfect for us, a campervan with own facilities. With only five spaces, it manages to provide water, cassette disposal, EHU and bins. Loos are available when the pub's open. £20 might seem steep for a pub carpark extension (the site is set above the small carpark itself) but we thought it was good value for this area. We enjoyed a road cycle into Aldeburgh (check out the unassuming Chocolate Teapot Cafe for sandwiches and scones) and lovely beach walks to Thorpeness (on pebbles) and the bird reserve (on beach paths). Very close proximity to the power station added interest rather than hassle. The view and simplicity of the grass setting, plus its position near a road, might not appeal to all but we had no noise problems (including no pub noise when we were tucked up early on Saturday night) and liked the laid-back feel. The Vulcan Arms itself is a straightforward, traditional pub. We paid there on arrival, ate decent food on Friday night and enjoyed very friendly service and free live music from 9pm (an enthusiastic band was playing vintage classics when we were there). The cafe on the beach just round the corner also does a mean breakfast. We would go back.

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Reviewed on 23/04/2023 16:37

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Enjoyed our stay

Vulcan Arms
Just returned from 2 nights in Sizewell. The location was chosen as it's only 15 minutes from Minsmere RSPB reserve. The site is quite a small area located next to the pub on a raised area of land. It's basic and a bit uneven, but suited our requirements well. There was a little traffic noise at times when shift changes happen at the power station, as it is located exactly opposite the access road to the nuclear plant, but it didn't really cause us any problems. The pub is a decent old-fashioned place, with good beer. We ate in the pub on both nights of our stay, with the Friday night menu being standard pub fare (my wife loved the ham, egg and chips) and there was live music from about 9pm. The Saturday night carvery, however, was simply excellent. Only two meats available (pork and beef) but both were perfectly cooked and plentiful, with a good selection of veg. Staff were friendly, and I think reviews stating the landlord is rude or grumpy are unfair. He's a character with a very dry sense of humour. Just make sure to pay your site fees in the bar when the pub is open and you'll have no problem. We will happily return to this CL!

mbird68

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Reviewed on 20/02/2023 15:37

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