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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
Price point: $ $ $
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Visited On Sunday, 15 October 2017

Service good, Sunday roast beef very tender, lovely Yorkshire’s and veg, pudding great. Enjoyed the special wine offer with the main course

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Not our first visit to The Borough and certainly won’t be the last, excellent service, food & drink. Always welcomed and well looked after by Martin and the team, one of Lancaster’s best pubs/restaurants.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 October 2017

Waiter messed up order and while we waited the asked if we wanted something to bite so we ask for garlic bread only to be charged for it at the end. If you bring incorrect food and have us wait for an extra 20 m the least you can do is to offer the garlic bread

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Visited On Friday, 13 October 2017

Friendly staff.

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Visited On Monday, 09 October 2017

Amazing meal for 4

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Visited On Sunday, 08 October 2017

We didn't end up staying to eat. As you Sunday wine with 2 main course offer wasn't running until 5 when your website states its 12-9. As it's a Sunday we mostly o out to eat we will be finding another offer elsewhere sadly .

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Visited On Sunday, 08 October 2017

Really welcoming and friendly service - enjoyed our evening and will come again. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 07 October 2017

When we arrived, the first thing the waiter did was tell us that there was some sort of live (and extremely loud) music, and listed 3 dishes from the menu that there unavailable, so we didn't stay. No one wants to have to yell at their dining partner to be heard.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 October 2017

Whilst the waitresses where excellent and provided high quality service the wait between meals was too long.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 October 2017

Club meeting in the room upstairs - great facilities and the buffet was just what we wanted - same again next year.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 October 2017

We had a good night

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Visited On Saturday, 30 September 2017

More healthy veggie options, please! I love inventive veggie food that’s indulgent but still healthy,

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Visited On Friday, 29 September 2017

Fantastic service, delicious food. Beautiful pepper sauce. Friendly relaxed staff. Always a pleasure!

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Food nice. Although I asked for my rump steak very well done and it was still very pink in the middle. I was full by the time I got to that part though so didn't complain. Lack of service after we had been given the dessert menu was frustrating. Waited over 20mins. In the end went to the till to pay without having coffee and dessert. Mentioned this to staff at the till. Only response was "oh". Would be better if you had one server to deal with you rather than lots different people. Has put us off visiting again.

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Visited On Friday, 22 September 2017

Love this place, whenever we are in Lancaster we try to make a visit. Another really nice meal thank you!

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Visited On Monday, 18 September 2017

Lancaster has a very special trinity of The Borough, The Britannia and The Lodge - all different but with great food, service and surroundings

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Visited On Sunday, 17 September 2017

Not the best. Paid £45 for a steak. Came out with no cutlery! Chips were horrible. Steak was average at best

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Only issue we had was that the pastries we had booked hadn't been ordered. However, you more than made up for that with the amazing cheese board and service was superb. Will definitely use you guys again, made the meeting a pleasurable and easy one.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 September 2017

Have been before, and as usual, very nice.

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Visited On Friday, 15 September 2017

Atmosphere excellent. A vibrant place. Food very good however the chips could be improved. Prices very reasonable. A great place to eat.

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Visited On Friday, 15 September 2017

Another lovely Friday night in the Borough, thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 September 2017

Delicious school dinner steak cooked just to our liking. Friendly staff, esp young woman who waited on us & tolerated all our quirks & requests with smile & speedy response. Incredible value for money - 2 x school dinners, 2 x house red, cheese board to share, 2 x coffee just short of £40

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Visited On Thursday, 14 September 2017

Great food!

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Always enjoyable

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Visited On Sunday, 10 September 2017

Excellent meal on Sunday evening.

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