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The Volunteer Rifleman's Arms (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Cheddar - PotholerExceptional2
Otter - AmberExcellent1
Moles - Best BitterGood1
Bath Ales - Golden HareGood1
Wickwar - Rite FlankerPoor1
Abbey Ales - BellringerNot Tried0
Dorset Brewing Company - Durdle DoorNot Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - Prohibition AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Volunteer Rifleman's Arms, Bath, Somerset

Visits Details

01 Sep 2014 (Archie14)
Very busy small side street pub
Moles - Best Bitter4.00Good
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - Prohibition Ale4.40Not Tried
19 Jun 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Very quiet pre Saturday lunchtime.
Bath Ales - Golden Hare4.40GoodFairly sweet with a caramel toffeeness almost bordering on diacetyl. A little hop bitterness just keeps the balance. My score 15/20.
30 Jan 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Otter - Amber4.00ExcellentGoog malty base to this with good hop balance and a sweetish malty finish. My score 16/20.
14 Apr 2007 (Andrew)
Excellent pub and like the Green Tree, small. Theatre posters cover the walls in the stair well down to the toilets. We sat outside and watched the world go by - and then discussed its merits.
Cheddar - Potholer4.30ExceptionalOrange brown with no head. Deep earthy orangey hop bite. Big earthy hop finish. Reminiscent of mature Goacher's Light. Excellent stuff
Abbey Ales - Bellringer4.20Not Tried
Wickwar - Rite Flanker4.30Not TriedTony didn't think a lot of this.
Dorset Brewing Company - Durdle Door5.00Not Tried
14 Apr 2007 (Tony)
Beer served at its best and great street seating so we could watch the world go by, "very continental, just as Mr Blair intended" said Andy. The pub is a 4/5 on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
Cheddar - Potholer4.30ExceptionalOutstanding beer. Great hoppy flavours with a floral nose (hint of orange rind).
Wickwar - Rite Flanker4.30PoorWatery disappointment, with a bit caramel. Poor beer, but served in good condition. I threw in the towel halfway through the pint and traded up to the outstanding Cheddar Potholer.

About The Volunteer Rifleman's Arms

The pub sign. The Volunteer Rifleman's Arms, Bath, Somerset

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Bath, Somerset, BA1 1BH.

Small single roomed pub in narrow street with outside seating

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BA1 1BH