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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, 16 October 2018

We will not be using the "Duke's Meal Deal" again, although we did enjoy the food. It was advertised on the Duke's website, & on the cinema screen, as £15 per person but I was charged £17.50pp. In effect we saved only £1 each, but were obliged to eat before the film ("School Meals" menu not served afterwards) & had only that limited menu to choose from. So thanks, but no thanks.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Great food & great service, if only a *little* slow, an excellent evening nonetheless

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

32 of us came for a function in the upstairs room. We had a hanging kebab buffet which was very reasonably priced and the kebabs were tasty. However, we were disappointed that no salad was provided as had been advertised on the menu we booked. Also, the room was not laid out as I had asked and wasn’t particularly clean. It definitely needed a hoover as the carpet was noticeably dirty from previous use. I did found the borough difficult to contact prior to our event. Emails weren’t answered and it was difficult to get through on the phone. I called repeatedly at a number of different times but the phone just wasn’t answered!!

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Excellent service and all the food came out at the same time. Staff were very attentive and the whole experience from start to finish was exceptional- thank you everyone 😃

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Busy Friday night with friends. Treated with friendliness and humour despite not being the easiest guests (arriving late). Had a great time. Fab food and drink and reasonably priced. Thank you!

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Unfortunately - coffee cold, server did not have information about the food and had to keep going back for this information in order to share with us, food not prepared properly, service lack lustre, environment smelly. Will not be returning However - our little one was given a colouring sheet and crayons which kept him entertained.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Sorry but it was just too noisy, so only two stars for atmosphere. Otherwise couldn't fault food or service.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Excellent food and friendly staff Very good experience

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 October 2018

Great night and lovely staff, we’ll be back soon! Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

Good food and a decent choice.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Took my wife here on her birthday, a first time for both of us. We thoroughly enjoy the food and the whole place was friendly and relaxing! Definitely be coming back sometime!

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

We had a lovely meal here!

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Visited On Thursday, 27 September 2018

Everything was great. Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

We were students at Lancaster from 09-12 and The Borough was somewhere to go for that special occasion - impressing someone for a date, birthday, parents coming to town etc. We were returning to Lancaster for one night and decided to treat ourselves with a return to The Borough! Everything started off well, decent drinks selection and the young man serving us was polite and chatty. We got our table and then it became clear that the service was lacking... We were then told they only had two of the selection of red wine available and items off the food menu weren’t available. Starters took a long time to come but we’re very good. I can definitely recommend the black pudding and apparently the fungus on toast was good too (I hate mushrooms). Then if there was another wait for the plates to be cleared. Then there was another lengthy wait for mains to come out. I had ordered sirloin steak rare. The steak was tough as old boots! I didn’t have one mouthful that wasn’t chewy and disappointing. Deb had a burger and the two dishes both tasted burned. A disappointing return to what was a favourite place of ours. It must be taken into consideration that they did have a very large group table in at the time and this will undoubtedly have accounted for some of the waiting time we had. However, it doesn’t account for the poor quality of the steak.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 September 2018

As always, great food in a pleasant, relaxing environment and looked after by a very pleasant, engaging team. I am always happy to eat at The Borough and am very confident that my business colleagues will enjoy themselves.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

The food and drink was lovely and the service was excellent, all in all we had a really lovely evening.

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Some more French wines in the selection would be great.

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Visited On Thursday, 20 September 2018

Poorly presented steak and chips. Not a spot of greenery on the plate.

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Visited On Monday, 17 September 2018

Good atmosphere and a local flavour from Lancaster. I do recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 September 2018

Service slow to deliver mains. Slow to clear table after, we helped ourselves to menu for dessert. Had to find someone to ask for the bill. Excessive charge to upgrade house wine

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

Having dined many times at the Borough , the meal fell short of previous standards.

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Visited On Friday, 14 September 2018

Lovely evening again. I always enough the food and service. Keep up the good work

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Visited On Friday, 14 September 2018

Excellent as always

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Visited On Sunday, 09 September 2018

Great food, service and atmosphere in the centre of Lancaster - never disappoints

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Visited On Friday, 07 September 2018

The attention given to our large, fluid party was exceptional. An additional diner was welcomed and an extra table was added to give us more elbow room. I wouldn’t hesitate to book another company meal out here.

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