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A friendly, traditional pub slightly tucked away. Decent choice of ales and good food too, albeit a limited menu. Highly recommended.
alexw - 26 Aug 2013 11:38
Lovely old pub not too far away from the station. Although it's a fair uphill walk back! Service was friendly and there's a good range of beers - York Guzzler & Red Hot, Cross Bay Nightfall, Banks & Taylor Two Brewers Bitter & Tring Side Pocket For A Toad. A nice pub, but not the best we tried in Lancaster.
blue_scrumpy - 15 Jul 2012 17:18
Absolutely soulless and dead as my last stop on a Saturday afternoon crawl. Beer ok and guess things must get more interesting when the place fills up but doing a good impression of a library when i was there.
brianthelion - 22 Apr 2012 23:43
Recent change of landlord in the past few weeks here, but the spirit remains the same. Majors on beers from local microbreweries, with several on offer (although alas no dark, for my own selfish tastes). Traditional pub interior, warm and friendly and allows well-behaved small dogs (a bit of a rarity in Lancaster, from what I can gather). It isn't far from the railway station if you are only passing by, but is well worth a visit.
PhilR - 1 Jan 2012 17:01
six handpumps of which four were banks and Taylor,one York and one blank.barmaid was cutest and friendliest in town tonight,pint of b&t golden fox was spot on,7/10
fat_beer_badger - 4 Sep 2011 21:00
A warm and cozy little pub set back from the road. We were fortunate enough to be visiting during a Lancaster wide beer festival and there were about 8 ales on (looked as though this was standard though). The ales we tried were all in fine form.
Rod_Hariga - 14 Feb 2011 21:59
Traditional pub, albeit with some opening out inside. It purports to be the oldest pub in Lancaster, and from looking at the stone-built exterior, this seems a plausible claim.
It's set back slightly from the road not far from the river, in a pleasant leafy alcove, with bench seating for a nice day.
On entering, you are met by a long, low-ceilinged room with oak beams, although there have been considerable alterations made, and the pub has a mostly contemporary feel, with smartish furnishings and games machines. The room has part-partitions to create distinct areas, at one end a TV shows sport, whilst the other end is more traditional, with an old inglenook fireplace.
The beer range is sound, with 6 handpumps dispensing beers from both local and national breweries. Unusually, the beer is gravtiy fed.
Lancaster, Bowland and Copper Dragon were all represented on my visit, but I went for the Young's Special, which was excellent.
All in all this is a fine locals' pub, with one of the best atmopsheres in Lancaster. One to head to.
Carlurmston - 28 Aug 2010 11:09
Decent boozer, served a very good pint of Titanic Iceberg on my recent visit. A few other ales on - another Titanic and the rest looked uninspiring (Black Sheep, Deuchars etc).
Not as pricey as other Lancaster pubs.
Nice and roomy. Good seating outside.
Hardy for the nearby bus station and rail network.
bloomfieldjpm - 25 Aug 2009 09:48
A gem of a pub.Excellent range of beers and lagers,lovely food at a reasonable price,and friendly interactive customers.It even has a real fire;if in the town,give it a go.
delstefan - 15 Dec 2008 11:40
Everards Tiger and Origibal, Black Sheep Bitter, Jennings Bitter, Bowland Sorceress and Theakstons Best. Some foreign bottled beer; Erdinger, Shneider Weisse, Bacchus, Kasteel and Bruges Zot. The Bowland was my best beer of the weekend. Low beamed tradional looking pub.

Definely one to include on crawl.
GuideDogSaint - 2 Nov 2008 14:59
Nice old pub tucked away just behind the castle on the edge of the city centre. Good range of ales in decent nick, but collection of grumpy old men propping up the bar was a bit off-putting.
Rich66 - 3 Jul 2008 22:37
Wonderfully pretty heritage pub all low ceilings and beams with a nice warm ambience, with four handpulls on a couple of weeks back.

It was very quiet though compared to the other half dozen pubs I visited that day with my tour guide. I wonder why? A place like this would be packed out down here.

Beer was decent, nothing to shout compared to many other places within 10 minutes walk about but it's a definate must on a Lancaster crawl. You won't want for a space.
Quinno - 4 Jan 2007 16:01
Made a great start,but is now going down the wrong road;no longer behind his bar,staffed it with a rude and rather arrogant student who is blowing the punters out with his distinct lack of people skills.This will inevitably result in poor quality beer due to lower turnover.This always happens when the landlord prefers the other side of the bar.
anonymous - 30 Nov 2006 20:36
A refurb and a new licensee has transformed this pub.The beer quality is excellent;the expanding population seem to be adopting the pub in the quayside area.Most importantly,the Tenant is behind his bar earning his money;no silly ideas about putting a'manager in'then watching the takings plummet.It would benefit from some light background music,especially during quieter periods when you can hear a pin drop.
anonymous - 17 Oct 2006 20:35
Possibly my favourite pub in the world.

Went to uni in Lancaster, spent many hapy evenings in this pub.

I will be sure to visit again next time I am in town.
silentbob9484 - 10 Oct 2006 16:04
What a nice place
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maybecolin - 21 Apr 2006 09:11
Old pub sensibly refirbished. No music or entertainment but good food reasonibly priced. The landlord offers around six guest ales, above the usual rubbish that has to be sold in a tennancy. From my experience the guest ales are execellent and are changed from time to time.
LordLeonardGate - 20 Jul 2005 15:15

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