Vulcan Arms

Sizewell, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4UD

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Rated 4 of 5

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Ideal for ...

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

Why stay here ...

Note: Shared WC facilities are only available when the pub is open.

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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Good location

Vulcan Arms
Just back from a 3 night stay at Vulcan Arms CL. The site is less than a 5 minute walk to the beach and lovely walks to Mimsmere & Thorpeness. There is ample space on the site for 5 vans. The pub has good beer & cider on tap and the carvery on Saturday night was excellent. Pub staff friendly. We will be back again soon.

Will and Debbie

Reviewed on 12/09/2021 21:53

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A hugely disappointing CL

Vulcan Arms
This CL is poor for a number of reasons. Firstly the interaction we had with the owner was not warm, we were not welcomed on arrival and for the size and lack of care of the site, £18 does not represent good value for money. It is by far the most expensive CL we have stayed at and the worst. The pub is dark and dingy and I would not care to eat there and the land of this tiny site that struggles to get five vans on with decent space in between, is poorly tended. It is uneven, pot holed and steep to access. Whilst the walks along the coast to either Thorpeness or the RSPB reserve past the Nuclear Power Station are lovely, we would not recommend this site and is not a good fit with the CL reputation held by the Club.

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Motorhomer

Reviewed on 05/08/2021 11:17

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Vulcan Arms
I chose this site as was close to the beach which it was and the beach is lovely. on arrival I called to say I had arrived and was told to park up. We was not greeted. This is a very small site. I have been on sits 3 times the size of this one. The ground is very uneven and patchy. We had dinner one night in the pub, food was good, took hour and half for mains to come out but we didn't mind that. The staff were friendly and polite too. When we was due to leave I had to call and chase on how to PAY. I was then told on the phone that I should of paid in the pub the previous night, which I was then told I should of paid the night I was in the pub. I was in complete shock of this rudeness. If the owner had greeted us and explained his process etc I would know what to do. I was then advised to post the money through the letter box for a door which was unlocked. This site is not worth £18 a night-you are paying for the location more than anything. I still never saw the owner

Nina37

Caravanner

Reviewed on 07/06/2021 08:54

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Small site, interesting place, pub very close!

Vulcan Arms
Having read all the glowing reviews for this site we were disappointed with what we found. The site is compact and sloping, but some flat pitches. All basic facilities are close to hand and work ok, but the chemical toilet emptying place is smelly and not nice to use, with no place for getting rid of grey water (sign says run it off at the edge of the site, which in such a small place is not nice) and adds to the slightly grubby feeling about the site. There are no sea views, which is a shame, our pitch looked at the pub car park and bins, with the power station looming over the trees (other pitches might have had better views). The power station itself is obvious, but not intrusive, but all the cars going into and out of the power station a couple of hours at either end of the day, as well as lots of people trailing to the beach car park and back, all day and into the evening makes it constantly noisy and busy feeling. It feels like it should be quiet, but it really isn't. However, the wide open single beach is very close, and great for dog walks. Pub food is good value, fresh cooked, traditional and filling with veggie options. Its close to lots of interesting places to visit, and plenty of shops nearby in Leiston.

AndyHS

Reviewed on 18/09/2019 18:32

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A lovely site and location.

Vulcan Arms
Having just returned from a 4 night stay at this site I just thought a short personal review was in order. Having never holidayed in Suffolk before the Vulcan Arms seemed a good coastal location for me, my partner and our 2 dogs. It actually turned out to be the perfect place to be - for us. The shingle beach is dog friendly all year, no roads to cross for access to the beach. The pub itself is quite cosy with a good selection of beers and lagers etc. and the landlord a very pleasant guy. The pub has a reasonable menu both at lunch and evening. Free WiFi is also available. The site is compact, slightly sloping with grass pitches. Free draining on the sandy soil and 16amp EHU's easily accessible. Some might see it as a bit basic but it has everything you actually need. The site is quite near the Sizewell Nuclear plant but that in itself causes no problem. Perhaps a little background traffic noise at times, but in reality not a problem. Sizewell, as a power station, is a huge place but strangely not as intimidating as I thought it might be. Its giant industrial buildings actually seemed quite muted by the fantastic swathe of shingle beach, rugged dunes and crashing waves. By day 3 I'd stopped noticing it at all. Sizewell is the perfect base for touring the coastal region of Suffolk. The varied scenery, villages and towns makes for pleasant touring. Aldburgh, Snape Maltings and Thorpeness are virtually on your doorstep. There's lots to do and see all around or you can just have a quiet time in a pleasant CL We will certainly be back again for another stay.

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Caravanner from Northamptonshire

Reviewed on 20/04/2019 22:14

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