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The Volunteer

245-247 Baker Street, London, Westminster

The Volunteer stands on the site of the Neville family home that had been burned out in a fire that killed all the members of that family on the premises. One of the ancestors, Robert Neville, who was a Cavalier during the English Civil War, fought at the Battle of Naseby in 1645. He is still in residence at the Volunteer, with his ghost is frequently seen in the bars and living quarters. Neville has also been witnessed in the cellar wearing breeches, stockings and a coat. The name Volunteer, used in pub names, typically refers to volunteer regiments who went to do battle against Napoleon in France in the 19th century, with other later wars.
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