Saturday & Sunday 11:00-12:00
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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.
Great food in a great building massively let down by poor service. Atmosphere wasn't great as there was a loud large hen party going on - these things happen and we didn't mind too much. However service was awful: we had to ask for cutlery to be replaced following starts after main had arrived, had to get the waiter's attention to get vinegar and sauces after we had the mains served etc. It was only small things which might not matter to others but it wasn't the service I had expected from The Borough after good reviews I'd heard from others.
Fabulous early pre theatre tea
We were a group of three adults and two children and each and everyone of us had a wonderful meal. The quality of the food was great and the prices were reasonable. The restaurant and bar is obviously very popular as it was quite busy so service was a little slow, but to no fault of the staff as even though they were rushed off their feet they were all lovely and friendly.
The food was good but the service while friendly,a little slow & a side dalad we ordered only arrived after we had prmpted the waitres to check
The hotel/bar telephone should not be ringing across the restaurant, everyone busy so no one could answer. 4 rings would be enough then answe phone message!!!
I came with a table of 16 the service was very quick well organised. The place is lovely and the food was amazing. Staff were very smart and friendly hope to vist again soon
Terrible experience. Super loud and ran out of wine glasses?! Food was it’s only saving grace.
We were rushed by a young waiter even tho he told us the table wasn't booked after us rushed to pay the bill after we paid it we were then just abandoned the lighting was very dark and the mayonnaise bottle was empty
I had a special which was excellent, unfortunately my mother and partner both described their food as bland.
The waitress was great ,good service and food as well as value for money
Friendly welcome on arrival, in spite of arriving early we were able to go to our table, though it wasn't wiped or laid. The bar and restaurant were busy and because of the wooden floors and lack of soft furnishings in the restaurant it makes for a very noisy atmosphere. At 4pm or so the lights were dimmed, but dimmed so low that it made it difficult to read the menus. We saw quite a few people using the torches on their phones to help! Food was tasty and good value particularly on the Dukes meal deal.
Great food; the steak and ale pie was delicious; nice booth seat and chilled evening
Lovely pub/restaurant, great offers and fab selection of food and drinks. Really atmospheric establishment. Food beautifully presented and delicious. Only negatives - staff could be a bit more organised, service was slow and disjointed at times. Could have been a bit cleaner/fresher but was very busy.
We never got served! We arrived early, placed our order and waited an hour (more fool us). We had to leave as we had a theatre booking to see the ballet. We explained why we had to leave and that was that. Have visited many, many times over the years but won’t anymore. Not that that will make any difference to anyone.
Service was rather slow. It took nearly 2 hours for 2 courses and drinks. There seemed to be quite a few new & inexperienced staff. However they were all very friendly and I guess they have to learn sometime.
Sadly, we were very disappointed. We arrived on time for our 6:30 reservation waiting briefly to be seated as there were others at our table. It took 40 minutes to be served drinks (3 J2Os and a bottle of wine) - after our starters had arrived. The bartender informed us after the 40 minutes, that our wine bottle wasn't available; we chose another. He came back and told us that one also was not available. He offered us a 3rd option which we agreed to in case it was the only option. After ordering deserts it took almost 30 minutes for 3 desserts to come out. Staff was apologetic and comp'd the deserts. Another small detail - our youngest ordered strawberry and chocolate chip ice cream. Our waitress offered sprinkles and marshmallows on top. He got vanilla and choc chip, no sprinkles, no marshmallows - really not a big deal, but serves as further evidence of the quality of service. We were overnight guests and will also share a review on our stay which unfortunately also fell below our expectations.
Always good food and company at the Borough.
Really really enjoyed our evening for our 6 year wedding anniversary. The staff could not do enough to make our night special. Thank you for the drinks and the special touches.
Great welcome from the owner, private room was waiting with fizz, all the food was delivered on time and close to 30 of us all had a great meal. We also managed to secure for the baw window downstairs which was perfect for a couple of the kids to have some space. Staff did a splendid job, can’t wait to go back again soon, would highly recommend
Rose had the Lamb shank which she found delicious especially the jus. My Seabass was also top notch, the sweetcorn sauce was inspired. Sam is a very talented Chef.
As we were in the Function Room, having a meeting, the 'atmosphere' aspect wasn't particularly relevant - but the layout and help with the IT was great.
The Sunday sharing platter is superb!
Service can be a little slow due to possibly not enough staff
Excellent service, accommodated dietary request in a considerate and tasty manner. Our waitress Elly, was outstanding. Thank you so much to The Borough for a wonderful meal and evening
The Lamb Hotpot was absolutely delicious.