11.30-11 Mon-Sat; 12-10.30 Sun
- Greene King IPA,
- Black Sheep varies,
- Greene King varies
- 3 guest beers
Built as a fine country gentleman’s residence (Jacobean Revival style) in 1843; converted to a pub-restaurant in the 1990s. Although essentially open-plan, many of the original design features have been retained alongside thoroughly modern furniture and furnishings. Refurbished and became a Chef & Brewer in 2019. Set in a public park with many mature trees.
Built 1843 or 44, lived in by capitalists and their servants until 1948 when it was bought by the City Council to forestall the building of 160 houses and to open the grounds as a public park, which they still are. Leased to the Post Office until 1958 with a break for war use, then a school until 1993. In 1996 Whitbread took a 999 year lease and turned it into one of their Brewers Fayre chain of pub-restaurants, but when it became clear they would not be allowed to build a hotel on the site they sold it to the previous owners in 2009. Greene King 2019.
- family room;
- Large terrace with lots of tab;
- disabled facilities;
1400m from Lancaster railway station. Bus 300m away