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.
Food was ok and quite reasonably priced but nothing special. Atmosphere was ok too so I’d give all of these 3/5 stars. Service wasn’t great though. We stood for at least 5 minutes before anyone even acknowledged us and several staff just walked past in that time. Once we were taken to our table, we ordered a drink before the food but no one then came over to ask if we would like another one throughout our meal. I also had to ask three different staff for a jug of water before one eventually arrived. We hadn’t eaten here before and didn’t realise that you got a free bottle of wine on Sunday’s with every two main courses purchased. We thought it was strange that so many other diners were drinking wine on most tables apart from us and only when we were leaving did we notice this offer on the chalk board! As we had bought four main courses, we effectively missed out on our two free bottles! Whilst it is out fault for not noticing the offer, as new customers, it would have been nice if a member of staff had alerted us to this offer when we ordered either our drinks or our food. All in all, it was ok but I doubt we’ll go here again.
As always excellent service. Two dishes were good however the cheese + leek pie paired with chips was just too much potato in one dish. Couldn't taste the cheese or leek - just potato. Disappointing.
Thank you very much for hosting us in your private room, it worked fantastically well as a networking dinner the evening before a conference.
We booked the room for our Dino Day event so didn't actually eat there, but i have to say as even the staff were great couldn't do enough for us and we really appreciate all the support we get from The Borough for our events here at Lancaster BID.
Excellent food - great price - good times!!!!
Lovely food, staff and atmosphere
Delicious food but please more veggie options!?
Had a brilliant night, food & service was brilliant and the comedy night was spot on. Highly recommended and can’t wait to do it again . .
A little gem with a lot of character
Service was a bit on the slow side, but food was great
Lovely Sunday roast and good quality wine
Friendly staff lovely food!
Lovely meal, service and atmosphere.
Quiet for easter Sunday but that was good for us!
Good service and food.
I was served a very flat glass of prosecco by a female waitress. I called over a male waiter as soon as I noticed. Rather than apologise his response was “I just saw her open a fresh bottle?!” I am familiar with the sound of a bottle of fizz opening and I hadn’t heard it! The pub was very quiet at this time. A few mins later we heard the sound of a new bottle opening, the waitress brought it over and apologised. I know a fresh bottle is not opened for every glass but the first glass was very flat and more than anything I was annoyed at the waiters obvious lie and lack of apology! The waitress gave very good service throughout the meal and the food was good.
Was lovely as always. Very efficient service and enjoyed a free bottle of bubbly as it was free with 2 mains. Highly recommend!
Lovely Sunday dinner. Really helpful friendly staff, leftovers packed up nicely to take away and two free bottles of wine! Would definitely go again. Quite good for vegetarians too.
No veggie Sunday Roast. But one was made on request
Superb service ! From the moment we walked in to the bar, the staff were extremely knowledgeable on various ales, and even made some suggestions for us to try. Restaurant staff were exceptional,food itself was beautifully cooked and presented,as we had asked for it ( we had two steaks) contrast attention for drinks, correct cutlery and even clearing the table. Young man who was our waiter was both very pleasant, friendly and polite and made sure that we had a lovely evening meal.Even as the restaurant was closing the staff didn't rush us and took time to make sure that we had finished off our coffees.Beautiful venue, staff really do make the Borough great place to eat and drink! Lancaster gem is that is that this pub keeps the quaintness with exceptional service. Must go to destination.
Great venue with beautiful food - excellent value for money
Staff and service were excellent, as always. See you again in May for our next booking!
Thank you for helping make it such a lovely Mother’s Day!
I came here for a birthday meal with my family. Food was good. Atmosphere was pretty good too. I seemed to get told off by the bar man for daring to go to the main (pub) bar to get a drink. I was told I should just do this through my waitress / waiter in future. Okaaaaay. So where's my waitress gone? Anyone seen her?! Anyway, overall the service wasn't brilliant, which is always a problem at this place. We were vaguely thinking of getting dessert, but our waitress had to deal with a large party of people who had just arrived as our main course was finished. We didn't fancy waiting 40 minutes for a dessert, so I went to the counter to settle the bill. And waited. And waited. 5 / 10 minutes later, I finally had the bill paid, and was THEN told that I was entitled to a free bottle of wine, having ordered two main courses. Oh, really?! Why wasn't I told this when ordering my food? Odd. Still, so long as you make allowances for the poor service, everything else is great here. I would happily recommend this place (with the caveats above).
Excellent service, lovely food, very nice staff. Thank you for a lovely Mother’s Day.