Beer in Lancaster

As many of our city’s Pubs, Bars and Breweries have reopened their doors, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite places (in no particular order) to enjoy a delicious beer in Lancaster! This is not a comprehensive list, of course, please see the Eat & Drink section of our website to see more.

Some of the venues listed below may require booking ahead of time, please check their website before heading out.


Lancaster Brewery

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If you’re a fan of Ales, you’ve probably enjoyed a Lancaster Brewery beer before, so why not enjoy one at the source?
Located on Wyresdale Road, close to Williamson Park, Lancaster Brewery boasts a great selection of their own Ales, a large indoor seating area and an even bigger beer garden! Perfect for those sunny summer evenings.


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Accidental Brewery

accidental brewery

A fantastic micro-brewery and pub located in Lancaster City Centre, the Accidental Brewery offers a fantastic selection of their own craft beers along with many guest beers to choose from. This is all served in their ‘Beer Yarden’ and booking is highly recommended.


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The Borough

the borough

The impressive grade 2 listed Georgian building with Victorian frontage has ranged from the Mayor of Lancaster’s house, to a working men’s club. The Borough in its current state has existed since 2006 and has been a very popular drinking location in Lancaster City Centre ever since.
With delicious food on offer, plenty of beer to choose from, front and rear outdoor seating along with plenty of indoor seating, The Borough could be the perfect place for your next evening out, with rooms available upstairs if you’re looking to stay in the city.


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The Sun Hotel and Bar

The Sun

If you like more history in your drinking establishment, look no further than Lancaster’s Sun Hotel and Bar! Along with adjacent buildings on Church Street, the Sun was built on the site of Stoop Hall, a grand Hall with a recorded beer licence dating back to 1680! The bar serves many popular beers and ales with a selection from Lancaster Brewery also available. They have many indoor seats and a beer garden to the rear for those warm summer evenings. There are also many rooms available if you’re looking for somewhere to stay.


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The Three Mariners

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Another fantastic place for all you history buffs out there! The Three Mariners is certainly one of the oldest pubs in Lancaster, dating from the late 1600’s (although some claim it is far older!) and boasting a gravity-fed cellar, one of only two sites in Britain to do so. Throughout its lifetime it has played a part in Lancaster’s rich history, from housing Jacobite soldiers during troubled times to allegedly playing host to the last drink for prisoners as they were led from Lancaster Castle on their way to be hanged. Rumours abound of a hidden passage linking the inn with the castle’s dungeons, along with wandering spirits that haunt the bar!


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The Jailor’s Barrel

jailors barrel

If you’re here for a vast selection of beers, look no further than the Jailor’s Barrel! Boasting an incredible range of over 100 beers from the far flung corners of the globe, this is the perfect place to visit for any beer enthusiast. Located in the city centre, near the stunning surroundings of Lancaster Castle and close to Lancaster train station, a great first stop if you’re arriving here by train.


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The Tap House

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Cask Ales, Premium Lagers and Live Entertainments in one of Lancaster’s most comfortable bars! The Tap House sets out to achieve one clear mission: to create a unique beer experience for the discerning drinker, so if you’re looking for a cosy bar with a fantastic selection of ales and craft beers, look no further than Lancaster’s Tap House!


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