Historic Inns and Cosy Country Pubs

Lancaster has no shortage of history, from its Castle Gates to its Roman ruins, there’s plenty of historic places to see in the city, including some of its fantastic traditional pubs!

Treat yourself to some homemade pub grub, real ale and take in the atmosphere.


Three Marniers

As the oldest pub in Lancaster, The Three Mariners is definitely worth a visit. The Pub is steeped in history, located inside a Grade II listed building dating back to the 15th century and one of only two sites in Britain with an original gravity-fed cellar.

Location: Bridge Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1EE


The Borough

The Borough is located in an impressive grade 2 listed Georgian building with Victorian frontage which has ranged from the Mayor of Lancaster’s house, to a working men’s club. Now a bustling pub, restaurant and hotel located in the centre of historic Lancaster. A must visit if you are visiting Lancaster and after some traditional English pub grub.

Location: 3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP



The Merchants 1688

The Merchants 1688  is an historic cellar pub set in a 200 year old former wine merchants cellars just 1 minute from Lancaster Castle. Producing the finest pub dining and relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Offering Cask Marque accredited real ales, the best locally sourced ingredients and carefully selected drinks from wines and local brewed beer.

Location: 29 Castle Hill, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 1YN


The White Cross

The White Cross is situated in a refurbished cotton mill warehouse, which was part of the old Storey’s Cotton Mill that was built next to Lancaster’s main canal. Try their classic British menu which is freshly prepared daily. Canal side seating is also on offer making it the perfect spot on summer evenings.

Location: Quarry Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4XT


The Fleece Inn 

The Fleece Inn is a traditional English inn expect a warm welcome in the heart of the Lancashire countryside and enjoy top quality food and drink and beautiful bedrooms.

Location: The Fleece Inn, Dolphinholme, Lancaster, LA2 9AQ


Bay Horse Inn 

The Bay Horse Inn has been established as a respected inn and restaurant since 1992 and is run by the Wilkinson family.

They make the most of local produce and top-class cooking. They have a great reputation having won awards including Lancashire and Lake District Dining Pub of the Year, The Good Pub Guide Lancashire Dining Pub of the Year.

Location: Bay Horse Lane, Forton, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2 0HR


Wagon and Horses

The Wagon and Horses is a renovated historic building situated along the quayside on the River Lune. This place has just what you’d expect from your favourite local pub  plus a few little extras that might surprise you. They offer a good choice of carefully selected wines and ales, fresh wholesome food, bed & breakfast and a welcoming smile guaranteed.

Location: 27 St George`s Quay, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1RD

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