The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, United Kingdom, LA1 1PP
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Monday-Thursday 12:00-22.00
Friday 12:00-22.00
Saturday 11:00-22.00
Sunday 11:00-22.00

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

Sunday-Thursday 12:00-20.30
Friday-Saturday 12:00-20.30

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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, 12 May 2021

Lovely outdoor setting look forward to indoors next time

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Shocking service... ruined the experience. Managed to get my mum and dad out of the house for the first time since March 2020 and decided to book for The Borough. We were really looking forward to our trip but were left bitterly disappointed. Every single time we wanted to order anything, we couldn't catch the eye of anyone. We had to keep getting up and physically going over to the servers to ask to get a drink. Every time the girl came to collect our glasses or walked past us, we would grab her and ask for some service. She kept saying I'll sort it for you or I'll get someone and she never did. It was virtually impossible to get a packet of crisps as well!! They would just never turn up!! For one of the drinks, we had to ask for service 6 times!!! My dad gets very anxious as part of his illness and at one point when he got up to ask for service, the server rolled her eyes at him!!!! Then she started talking about him to the people she was serving at the time and carried on rolling her eyes! I couldn't believe what I was seeing. The server had a blond ponytail, floral mask and black gilet. What terrible service from a place I just couldn't wait to try since the new seating at the front. Unfortunately when I went into work today and everyone was asking about how our afternoon was that we were so looking forward to, I couldn't say anything other than don't go to the Borough. What a real real shame. Feedback = improve service, have more people serving and to get 5 stars on food and drink, maybe put another beer/ale on tap.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

The staff were lovely!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Sunday roast was superb but at £15 pricey. Saying that portions were very good. Food and drink at the Borough is the most expensive in Lancaster with all prices increased sine before last lockdown.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

Starters sent incorrectly and very slow service (after arriving it was approx 20 mins till anyone came to take drinks order)

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Visited On Sunday, 09 May 2021

The lady who served us was incredibly friendly and helpful and the food was amazing!! Would absolutely recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Staff were really accommodating and lovely. Food was amazing! Was my first time eating out since lock down ended and the whole experience was really enjoyable. Would recommend 100%

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

We came for a few drinks and overall had a very nice time, the only comment to make was that there was a large gap between finishing our drinks and the server coming to take our order and the drinks arriving despite it being not very busy. However, all the servers were very friendly and apologised for the wait

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

I really enjoyed my birthday celebrations at The Borough & what a great thing to do put up a cream silky canopy with chandeliers that made the experience even more special & made us forget the crappy weather outside & also made it amusing when the canopy throw the rain off in splashes. Well done The Borough , Happy customer

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Great service, lovely food and perfect drink. Thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Fantastic as usual and embracing the cafe culture to ensure everyone is safe during the easing of restrictions. Really hoping they keep the tables out at the front as we return to normal as it creata a great atmosphere in the square. Great service and food.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

We waited 25 minutes before going and asking if we could order our first drinks, once ordered though, food and drinks came pretty quick.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Fantastic once again. You guys are doing an amazing job 🥰

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Lovely evening as always. Food was great and staff friendly, had a fab night. Thankyou.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Although beer prices have gone up a shade, that is across the board in hospitality. Really enjoyed our first trip out, did was great, would definitely recommend, and definitely go back. Cheers

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Staff were friendly and attentive without making us feel rushed. I have a gluten intolerance which was catered for excellently - the best gluten free fish and chips I’ve ever had - and my partner enjoyed his burger too. Will definitely be returning and encouraging family & friends to go also.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Outstanding service and delicious food, we had a really nice time.

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Lovely food, dry outside dining and good service

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

We have always enjoyed eating at the Borough but it appears COVID has put paid to that. The menu is limited, quality average, prices higher and service patchy. On arrival having booked was made to sit near the road with no cover overhead when we asked to sit at a table under cover was told they were all booked. When others said the same they allowed them to. As it started raining we had to again ask to move and kick up a fuss to be moved to the back were there was plenty of room. Standards aren’t good enough to charge £14 for fish and chips. Disappointing visit COVID can only be blamed for some of it.

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Lunch at the Borough - Despite the wild weather, we had a great time. The staff are lovely and cheerful, and the chef is happy to please. The food was beautiful as well as tasty. Thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

We arrived for a meal at The Borough on time however we had to wait at least 20 minutes before we could be seated at our table. Once seated, the waiter advised us that the kitchen would be closing and that if we wanted food, we had 2 minutes to order. This was a little frustrating as we had been waiting to be seated for a while. However, despite this issue, the service was excellent, food very tasty and the atmosphere in the rear courtyard was vibrant and fun. Overall we had a fantastic evening and would very much recommend The Borough to friends.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Really friendly staff very attentive and the whole place was very well organised with the current situation. The food was really good too. Will make sure we come back again.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Seemed understaffed for a Saturday. All credit to the waiting staff but I don't feel there was enough staff to cover all the tables. I don't agree with plastic pint glasses? plenty of normal wine/cocktail glasses in the area so just serve glass pint glasses. We were looking to order food but the effort just to get the staff's attention made us feel like not bothering. Appreciate it's a difficult time but just basics really!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

It started out not good at all It was our wedding reception and we were left waiting ina queue,table not decorated as arranged etc but then it all changed, made to feel special service exceptional Totally memorable. A wonderful experience thanks to a great team who went the extra mile

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Service was very poor, took over half an hour to come and take a drinks order from us no matter how many times we waved and shouted. Staff seemed very unorganised.

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