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The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, United Kingdom, LA1 1PP
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Opening Information

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 Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Excellent atmosphere, lovely food, pretty good service as well

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Excellent Xmas dinner for the Tory Society -

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

I have been coming to The Borough for over 10 years. I always have the same experience. The food is delicious and I enjoy every mouthful. However, I find the service to be very poor. There appears to be a lack of staff during busy periods. Staff appear not to know what they are doing and not working as a team. You either get several waiting staff trying to take you order or you sit for ages before anyone takes your order. This could be easily resolved by ensuring a staff member is allocated a table. On this occasion I felt the dining room looked dirty too. High praise for food but it's time you sorted out the customer service.

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Visited On Monday, 10 December 2018

Wanted a fast meal before a show and got exactly that along with lovely staff, nice food and a good price.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Food was excellent and staff couldn’t off been more helpful.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

We waited ages for service had four different members of staff during the evening. Food was nice but didn’t come out all together. One meal had things missing staff very uninterested in us or our requests views. We were then left waiting for one staff to take our drink and pudding orders during this time another member of staff came and asked if she could move us to the bar as they wanted the table. Even though we still hadn’t finished and still had 40 mins on table left we were moved. Food very nice but service was more than poor and felt rude

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Just some small feed back, we usually come to your restaurant and it is normally great and excellent service. This past Saturday we came for my mom's birthday and the service was not great, we were informed food would be around half an hour wait which we were fine with. Our drinks took 20 minutes to come to the table. We than had to ask someone to come to us in order to order more drinks as seems everyone just ignored our table. We waited around an hour for our food which you could tell was heated up as the Yorkshire pudding was flat so I assume was sitting waiting for someone to bring it too us (but on a positive the food was still good) The table who had sat down after us got there food before us which was a bit odd as well. When we finished our food the plates were left for another hour an hour and a young girl clear half of the plates and than looked like she got distracted and only came back to our table 10 minutes later to clear the rest. When I went to pay the bill I stood around and staff just walked straight past me as the supervisor/manager was busy taking an order. I do not know if they are not allowed to take the payment or did not know how but they all just ignored me and didn't even ask if I needed some help. Food is great so i will definitely come back but service may need to be look at. I do apologise if everyone is new and learning as I know how it is but asking someone if they need some help and not forgetting about tables may help customers feel more welcome.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

We had a lovely company Christmas meal yesterday. Food was lovely and the staff were really good, helpful and friendly. We'll be back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

It was COLD . Our party all agreed by the back door radiator not on . Turkey was disappointed ( the beef very tasty). We had booked the round table & xmas menu but no crackers and offered another table . We all enjoyed the lunch & service chatty Janet even though busy .

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

A friend and I had the school Dinner /Dukes deal prior to going to see a film at the Dukes quite early. Staff did not seem to know quite what the deal included or what vegetables were in the seasonal vegetables. We thought we had booked a table early enough to enable us to get to the Dukes in time for the film but it had already started by the time we got there as, initially at least, the service was rather slow due to staff having to check out the above issues. It was also very quiet due to it being early so the atmosphere was different from at busier times.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

We used the table at the Borough for a 3 hour brainstorming meeting, the staff were attentive. friendly and helpful and the breakfast was good. Will definitely do this again rather than paying for a dull meeting room!

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

We had a great meal and attended the comedy club afterwards. A good evening all round.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 November 2018

Maybe too few staff on 29th Nov but they were slow to serve we had to call to ask for drinks cutlery etc. The place was quiet so staff should have been more attentive. We all have dined with you a few times and hope the service improves next time

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Visited On Thursday, 29 November 2018

Always first choice for a pub meal in Lancaster

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

We could not fault the sharing roast, the roast beef was cooked perfectly

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Service really lets the restaurant down. There was one lady who was serving/at restaurant bar (?) with blonde hair however who was lovely.

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Staff-couldn't fault, thank you Food-OK (sch dinners) Atmosphere-as always, chilled but professional, love The Borough

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Visited On Sunday, 18 November 2018

Slight mix up on gluten free meal however this was rectified very quickly. Food was very tasty and good sized portions- will return!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

The Borough has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. We enjoyed a School Dinner before a film at The Duke's, which was very good value but did not stint on quality. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

Always a lovely place to come when we visit my son at the uni. My younger son would like a pasta dish on the kids menu please!

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Great place for dinner.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 November 2018

Very nice food

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 November 2018

everything fine with food and service only one negative comment - the music was drowned out by the chatter and vice versa once the place was full - loud music unnecessary really.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

Although the food tasted delicious the meal was slightly disappointing for some of out table, I had the mushroom bruschetta which came out cold, the waiter kindly took it back and I got a replacement that was half the size but hot, by that time the table had already finished their starters. Drinks took a long time to come out, it did seem very busy though. We have been before and it was delicious, this time was disappointing though, maybe just a busy evening. Staff were pleasant and it didn’t take away the taste of the food though which was nice. We were given a small discount for the starter

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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

nice friendly atmosphere rooms very nice too and also dog friendly what more could you ask for would go back

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