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At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Kids play area
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

First licensed in 1554, this former coaching inn is awash with history: it was occupied by Cromwell’s officers in the Civil War and was also the haunt of highwaymen. Comedian Eric Morecambe used to drink at the canalside Hest Bank, which offers cask ales and a wide selection of meals all day, with local suppliers playing an important role in maintaining food quality. The good value menu ranges from traditional pub favourites such as venison and beef cobbler; and flash-fried lamb’s liver, as well as seasonal specials. Enjoy a pint of Marston's Wainwright in the terraced garden. Wednesday evening is quiz night, while steak night is every Thursday.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11.30-11.30 (Sun 11.30-10.30)
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Fri 12-3, Sat 12-9, Sun 12-8
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Fri 5-9, Sat 12-9, Sun 12-8

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Marston's Wainwright, Black Sheep Best Bitter, guest ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Lancaster take A6 N, after 2m left to Hest Bank

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