Perfect Pub of the Year (Daily Telegraph 2006–7)
Freehouse Pub of The Year (The Publican 2006-8)
CAMRA Regional Pub of The Year (Lunesdale 2006–7)
Famous for its hospitality and wide selection of cask ales and wines, our lovely old bar is frequented by a steady and diverse flow of people throughout the day. Attracting an eclectic array of guests from 18 to 80, the atmosphere is busy yet relaxed. We don't employ door staff, we don't need to.
Hotel guests and business breakfasters come in first thing to talk, relax or read the papers. After that it's shoppers coming in for a chat or people checking their emails over coffee. At lunchtime we're busy with customers who want to eat good food that has been sourced locally with our specials menu that changes every day. And in the evening we're filled with the friendly townsfolk of Lancaster – real ale enthusiasts, draught/bottled lager connoisseurs and wine lovers who come in to chat and enjoy the buzzing environment.
Turner, Charles Dickens and allegedly Bonnie Prince Charlie drank here in years gone by - you're in good company.
Open from 7.30am until the last conversation dies.
(from 8am on Saturdays and 8.30am on Sundays)
Free wireless Broadband. Why not just pop in for a coffee and to check your email