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.
All guest enjoyed their meals and a pleasant evening was had by all, already planning our return.
Always a pleasure to visit here anytime we are in Lancaster. I have never been disappointed with food or service. I will recommend The Borough to everyone, as we first went here through a recommendation and they weren't wrong.
All though your food and drink was of an excellent standard, we did have to wait an extremely long time for our main courses to come out and when they did come out they weren’t all at the same time so some had finished their meals before others had been started! You did discount our bill but it did kind of spoil my sons 18th Birthday meal
We had the set menu however other tables had a choice of menus, we were never offered this. Starters & desserts good but main was awful, beef was tough and not tasty, pork was very fatty and missed the cracking and apple sauce which we had to ask for. The salmon came with the roast trimmings and no asparagus or new potatoes, it got sent back and the same plate came back with 2 roast potatoes and 2 sticks of asparagus chucked on it, it was awful. We also ordered water for the table that never arrived, a very disappointing Mother’s day meal!!!
Love the new menu, always a great atmosphere and welcoming, attentive staff. Thank you!
Our meals were very very good - a perfect steak and well cooked fish and chips. Everything was good and so was service. If I had to complain it would be that it was quite noisy but my partner didn’t think so.
Fantastic food and service
Wine list is a little limited and the atmosphere in the dining area could be greatly enhanced just by dimming the main lights .. although looks great the red leather sofa in the front window is beyond use and should be repaired or replaced. But it’s an overall great place
Excellent food, good value for money and lovely friendly staff
The food was delicious, my wife had the chicken wings asa main course and it was a very large portion so I helped her finish them off, very nice.
Live music was great
On the whole our party of 9 were satisfied but not bowled over by the food (consensus that it was generally pricey for what it was) but in a few cases dishes were very disappointing. For example, I ordered fillet steak medium rare and it was way overdone - brown in the middle and I have to say tough and very dry - for £25. Another ordered Calamari starter, which was reportedly tasty enough but consisted of only 4 actual squid rings plus green leaf garnish - for £6.50! There were other examples too. I think many people would have complained about some of the food at the time but we could not be fussed as we were enjoying an annual reunion. No complaints about the service which was attentive despite it being very busy and the range of drinks were good. Summary - the quality and value of some of the food was a bit of a pity, but all in all we did have a good time - good staff, good atmosphere.
Good food. Will be returning again.
Excellent service and food. Had the fish and chips and my husband had fillet steak which we both enjoyed. Lovely wine... especially the red at the right temperature. Sat in a booth which was nice but a bit uncomfortable on my back as had to lean forward to eat so next time would request different seats. Quite loud in there but busy. Attentive staff without being over the top. Would definitely recommend.
Always lovely food and a cosy atmosphere with great ale.
AN EXCELLENT EVENING WITHOUT ANY COMPLAINTS AT ALL MANY THANKS
We brought an older family member who took advantage of the smaller portions in school dinner which was just right for a smaller appetite. We had an early booking which asked us to leave by 8pm. We thought this would be plenty of time but in the end we didn’t have time for a hot drink as we were having such a good time. Service was great, staff were lovely, helpful and someone was always on hand.
We came for the comedy night. We enjoyed the free bottle of wine offer with our meal. The food was lovely, albeit my steak was more medium rare than rare (i didn't want to bring up as we were on a time limit with the show Being at 8pm). We thoroughly enjoyed the comedy night, the comedians were brilliant and it was great value for money. To improve in future I'd ask for the chairs to be a little further spread as it got really hot when the room was full, also, to put another member of staff on the bar for intervals as the poor staff on the night did their best but were far stretched and under a lot of pressure.
Excellent food and friendly service.good restaurant food at pub prices
It's sometimes a bit too noisy for me as I have trouble hearing. A booth helps to cut that down a bit so I always request one and usually get it.
My boyfriend and I booked the meal to coincide with the time I was back home from university in Winchester and chose The Borough having heard such fantastic reports about the food and atmosphere. However, the night proved to be particularly frustrating and ruined our Valentines Day meal. Our reservation was for 7.30pm however we weren't seated until 7.45pm, and in recognition of the delay the manager offered a free appetizer. Having been seated we ordered a drink, a starter and a main course each however, after more than hour after our reservation and 40 minutes after ordering we had still yet to have any food. With plans to meet friends at 9pm and there not being sufficient time to eat the food, should it eventually arrive, we asked for the bill and left. The waitress told us the drinks were free however we feel the apathetic manner of the apology was not relevant to the magnitude of ineptness that we had been subjected. I would hope that following this review The Borough can take relevant actions regarding booking procedures and suitable staff training to ensure that no other customers have their special night ruined.
We booked a table for 18 at The Borough, to celebrate my husband and my wedding anniversary. We found it difficult to find somewhere in Lancaster which would accommodate for that amount of people on a Sunday, and had wheelchair access. However, the Borough were very helpful. I was in contact with the manager throughout the booking process. When we arrived, the staff were very friendly. The service was very good - the food was quick to arrive and everyone enjoyed it.
We didn't eat, but booked the function room for an event. The room was clean and tidy and set up just as we requested. The staff were extremely helpful both when we were booking and on the evening.
A superb lunchtime occasion