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The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, United Kingdom, LA1 1PP
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Monday-Thursday 12:00-23:30
Friday 12:00-00:30
Saturday 11:00-00:30
Sunday 11:00-23:30

Food Served:
Breakfast
Saturday & Sunday 11:00-12:00

Sunday-Thursday 12:00-21:00
Friday-Saturday 12:00-21:30

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About The Borough

In March 2006 The Borough opened its doors to the people of Lancaster with the promise to serve honest, quality, locally sourced produce at reasonable prices in beautiful surroundings. There has been a watering hole here since the merchants of Lancaster conducted their business on this very spot when Lancaster was a thriving port. This grand Grade 2 listed Georgian building with Victorian frontage has had many uses from the Mayor of Lancaster’s house, to a working men’s club, known as “The Borough Club” which closed in 1993.

At the core of our business is our promise to you to serve local produce and, wherever possible, purchase from local suppliers directly. We firmly believe in supporting our nearest and dearest, all our chicken and eggs are free range; our beef is 45 day aged from local farms in the surrounding hills and valleys. We try, wherever possible, to use local and independent suppliers, keeping our carbon footprint low and our local economy buzzing. We serve food all day from 9am everyday selling breakfast, Lancashire specialities and pub classics. Our Sunday lunches are legendary too!

For our dedication to local produce we have been given a Taste Lancashire Award for 2 years running. For our fine ales, we have been in the ‘Good Beer Guide’ every year since we opened and have won a Camra award. We are also the only place in Lancaster to be recommended in the ‘Michelin Guide to Eating Out in Pubs’ for 2009 & 2010. We have won an environmental award for our efforts to save the world we live in.

We are also delighted to be able to host many functions in the Drawing Room upstairs. From weddings & civil partnerships to christenings, birthdays even divorce parties for 2 to 80 people. We specialise in tailor-making your event to suits your needs, tastes and budget.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual,Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Service was slow and muddled with items ordered but missing. Happens often as staff get run off their feet. They are always very friendly and do their best to put it right when it is pointed out to them.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Fab as always 😀

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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Good food

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Dined on Friday night (8/2/19). Food was good with generous portion size and was tasty. However, the service was some of the worst I have ever encountered in a resturant. The first problem was the waiting staff were completely unfamiliar with anything on the menu and the information they gave us was completely false when asked about the dishes. After dinner we asked to see the desert menu, this was not brought to us. After a long wait we chose to forget desert and proceeded to ask for the bill a total of 3 times before it was actually brought to the table. The couple at the table next to us sat with empty plates for 30 minutes without the plates being removed or asked if they wished desert. During our wait for the bill we could see several members of waiting staff messing around behind the bar and visibly drinking alcohol instead of providing attentive service. The management of the Borough really need to assess the quality and training of the waiting staff as in this occasion it fell way below the standard of Any respectable resturant.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Excellent service, homely, friendly atmosphere, gorgeous food!

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Computer was down had to walk to cash machine and return to pay bill. Ordered one meal lamb and the other calamari . Lsmb lovely, calamari was all batter . Staff great

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

A great experience with good food and drink. Friendly and great atmosphere.

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

Great, lovely food and attentive waitress. Just a bit shocked that Prosecco Friday prices have gone up considerably.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 January 2019

Great location, value for money, delicious food, plenty of choice on the menu & very happy & helpful staff x

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Visited On Monday, 28 January 2019

Food service was very slow, seemed to be short staffed. Fish & chips was edible but tasted greasy / oily. Wasnt looked after by the same person, long gaps between seeing anyone. Took an hour after sitting down on a Monday evening at 7:20 to get 5 startes, the 6th eas missing and got after the others hasd finished! Water never arrived, the free wine (1 per two meal) never got all of them as was 6 off us. What we did get was half way thorugh the meal. Shame, we use this a lot for business meals, wasnt up to normal standards.

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Visited On Monday, 28 January 2019

Can’t fault it-go regularity before a visit to the Dukes

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

Great food but took ages - about half an hour - for our meal to arrive.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

Lovely meal! Must admit I wasn’t expecting much after having had a very poor meal at The Lodge but I really couldn’t fault The Borough. I’d go as far as saying the burger I ordered was one of the very best I’ve ever had! And the beef my hubby had was also right up at the top too. Will certainly be coming back!

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

Family Sunday lunch was lovely and served efficiently by the lovely Katie, where nothing was too much trouble

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Very noisy - would think twice about coming here to meet up with friends for a chat. Nice to see the place so full at 7pm on a Wednesday, but everyone was fighting the music to make themselves heard

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Visited On Monday, 21 January 2019

We had a lovely night out at The Borough, many thanks. Lis and Mark

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Great service and atmosphere. Very attentive and efficient staff. Food was great, tasty and good value for money. Good selection of beers also

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Visited On Thursday, 17 January 2019

The food arrived quickly and was nice but the waiting time to place your order takes far too long. Took about 30 min for waitress to come get our order. We wouldn’t normally mind but people have plans after food normally and it’s annoying gaving to wait and then eat in a rush 😞

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Visited On Thursday, 17 January 2019

Was a bit quiet for a Thursday in January but still a pleasure. Had to ask for the Mains offer for January as it is not offered??

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 January 2019

The staff were, as ever, very friendly and helpful.

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 January 2019

The food was lovely when it finally arrived, however the restaurant was not busy and the food took nearly an hour to arrive. The waiter was not helpful when I spoke to him to chase the food and considering he is front of house.... he does not represent your busy very well at all.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 December 2018

The Borough hosted our Christmas Party, with 50 guests. We booked the room upstairs which was perfect for our party. The layout was spot on and the decoration was great. We were able to use the projection facilities for a presentation and the staff were extremely helpful when setting this up. Staff at the Borough are always respectful, helpful, and hard working. Michaela was our head waitress for the evening, with a small team delivering food in a professional manner and with a big smile. From booking a table to taking payment, they were brilliant. Looking forward to next year!

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Visited On Sunday, 30 December 2018

Katie was a fantastic waitress and we found her to be very friendly and efficient

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Visited On Friday, 28 December 2018

Excellent service with good value menu

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Visited On Monday, 24 December 2018

Excellent meal and service

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