The best and easiest place to find out about the local pubs and the
beers they serve is from the Lunesdale
A list of pubs serving food in Lancaster can be found in our eating
out guide. Below is a round-up (not remotely comprehensive tho) of popular local pubs & clubs
- some have rooms for hire for private functions.
A privately owned popular bar
serves this community centre that caters to the alt-rad-professional
crowd. Membership isn't obligatory but will get you discounts
on the food and events, both of which are generally of good quality.
Food is served all day til 9pm and non-tabloid newspapers are
available to read. There is a 300-capacity hall with disabled access for entertainments
and the Olive Bar upstairs (+ lift) and a small cinema for private / group screenings or meetings, as well as a small
enclosed beer garden up a couple of steps out the back.
Open Sun - Fri: 12 - 3am. Sat: 12pm - 3.30am. Free.
What you think:
Satori wrote: "While some say (accurately) it's a meatmarket,
I've also found excellent DJs and some very happy dancers by
the decks. I've also been flashed at there - eeyuch! Take backup
and play wisely. Dancefloor is packed - it's free... On the plus side the A/C is excellent."
Spanish Tapas bar in a grade 2 listed building. Quaint and cozy, full of original features including 18th century alleyway. Large wine menu and plenty of guest ales. Live entertainment on a Saturday night. Private function room available.
We have one of the oldest and best established Crown Green Bowling Greens in the Lancaster area. During the bowling season our green is used by our own bowling teams and visiting bowlers from all over Lancashire. Our green is available for hire from April until late October and we welcome bowlers from all over the country.
Food available: "Cheap as our hand cut chips, value value value Tues to Fri before 6pm two meals for £6.95 add a sweet two for £8.95"
Taken over and done up by Dr Dow, also of the Gregson Centre, this has taken off as a watering hole for the gentler alternati. There's food and live music too, see our events diary and pub website for details.
Modern Gastro pub with a slight French influence in its cooking. Lunch and pre-theatre menus available. Weekly comedy club and live entertainment most nights. Over 16 lagers and real ales available as well as 50 wines. Separate Nightclub open Friday & Saturday.
Marton Street, Lancaster - (01524) 555999
open daily from 12pm - 12am Free
A two room Cafe bar style venue.
Fresh food menu 12-7pm daily. Relaxed place, not one of your
typical corporate bars, but privately owned, with DJ's / live
entertainment upstairs in the dance room on most nights.
The New Albert, 84 King Street, Lancaster, LA1 1RJ
Lancaster's newest gay venue - Serving you with Pride.
Truly relaxing envinroment, great entertainment.....Excellent Prices.....
Fantastic Coffee and Food (Coming Soon). Operated for the gay community.
Vist our website at www.thenewalbert.com to find out what's on this week.
St Oswald Street,
Under new management since 2008 by the same team that turned the Britannia 101 around, the Park has undergone extensive refurbishment and is now hiring out (free) its 200-capacity upstairs function room with a decent PA and optional bar.
64 Market Street, Lancaster, LA1 1HP
Open: Sun-Thurs 9am - Midnight.
Fri - Sat 9am - 1.00 am
Opened in September 2007 in what was previously Elliots restaurant. The pub is named after a famous local furniture magnate and has a traditional pub feel but with a contemporary twist. It's on two floors, upstairs being a lounge area with views over the city. During the week we have entertainment
to suit most people. (See events listings) Music Monday to Thursday starts at 9pm.
The food offerings at The Robert Gillow range from a 'make up your own nibbles' plate through office lunches to full evening meals. Signature dish is the Steak & Ale pie. The Robert Gillow serves good coffee and even has its own house blend from local coffee merchants Atkinsons. The wine list is decent with nine available by the glass. Pick up a Privilege Card and you can get 10% off your bill. Pastries also available with morning coffee, Nibbles menu available,
Lunch Menu Served 12-3pm..
Dinner Menu Served from 5pm
Excellent range of beers and wines,
great traditional food and a warm welcome from the friendly staff.
Food is available Monday to Thurs 12 - 2.30pm and 5.30 - 8.30pm.
Fri and Sat all day - 12 - 8.30pm
Sunday Roast 12 - 5.30pm
Tuesday night quiz night with beer and cash prizes.
(05/06): "One of Lancaster's last "old-fashioned" pubs, i.e it
hasn't had its innards ripped out and replaced with plastic and
crap lager pumps. The only nod to the 21st century is, possibly
the hand dryers in the toilets, but we'll let Kevin off that
one, 'cos we like him.
Simply because this pub hasn't been wrecked by some idiot designer's
idea of a pub, this is a down to earth place with pleasant landlady-chosen
decor, well kept beer and good guest beers, and a commitment to
live music and other live events that is hard to equal or beat.
Simply one of Lancaster's best pubs."
25, Lord St, Morecambe, Lancashire LA4 5HX
Tel: 01524 418580
John Freeman writes (05/06): "Nipped
here a 40th birthday party recently, great pub with an Internet
jukebox not adverse to playing Frank Sidebottom. Beer range is
basic but fine, atmosphere is great, plus it's got a beer garden
and function room. Worth trying a darn sight better than some
other Morecambe pubs.