England > Lancashire > Lancaster
jjsint (339) Ely, England | March 10, 2015| Updated April 19, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 14/20
Brewpub for the Borough Brewery. They’re at it today, and the enticing scent of crystal malt pervades the air. It’s decked out a bit like a swanky hotel bar, but the atmosphere is convivial. Not crazy busy but certainly steady on a Tuesday late afternoon. They had four Borough beers, plus some interesting guests. Eagle IPA and Bombardier for some reason as well. At time of writing, there was a whopping £1 per pint discount for CAMRA members on Borough beers.
Theydon_Bois (868) Tourist Town (West), England | March 6, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited on Sunday 01/03/15 around 6 pm.
City centre pub but slightly out of the way set in a stone Georgian era building off a square.
Grand old building with a central staircase to the upper floors (toilet and function room).
Guessing this place was more a hotel in days gone by and they still offer accommodation.
Bar is to the right as you enter.
6 cask lines, 4 house brews from Borough supplemented by 2 guests.
House beers, whilst not game changers, were all decent brews.
CAMRA discount gains £1 off a pint! Pints are overly expensive for the area without this discount which applies to the house beers only.
Great ambiance here, like stepping back into the days of old. Place was doing a good trade for a cold Sunday evening but we managed to bag a large table with sofas for our group.
Service was fine but he screwed up the CAMRA discount and I had to go back to the bar.
Overall well worth the visit, not the most exciting beers or range of but the sort of place I could happily while away a good few hours.
Just a 3 or so minutes walk from the Tap House.
ManVsBeer (1596) Hebden Bridge, England | January 17, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Situated in the architecturally fine Dalton Square in Lancaster it occupies an end of a grand terrace facing the gardens. The conversion is excellent and the front bar area is a collection of rooms made into an open plan drinking area full of fine soft furnishings that bring out the best of the classic building. A seat at the front means you can relax in a big chair and people watch through the large old windows. The bar is situated to the right within one of the opened up rooms and there’s plenty for all. For ale drinkers there is a substantial row but not all are always used, however for those that are there is usually a decent craft available to order. The central staircase adds to the ambiance of the place and leads to the function room that overlooks the square. Back downstairs the rear area of the ground floor is substantially bigger than the bar and is given over to those wishing to dine. There’s also a beer garden further back. Lots of care and attention and thought has been given to this place throughout.
worldbeertaste (139) , England | December 15, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful place to sit for a drink. Great lounge atmosphere with comfortable chairs and a old house feel. Now a decent restarant rather than just a pub. Lots of rare seasonal drinks with a few belgian bottles behind the bar. Usually in the Good Beer Guide and it should be. Cask Mark Pub. A great place for a decent pint.
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