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Quirkily elegant, canal-side townhouse offering top Lancashire produce

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Right in the centre of the city, this listed inn was once a Corporation Toll House. Demolished in 1901, it was then rebuilt as two separate pubs, which Thwaites Brewery joined together again in 2007 to create a grand 28-room inn with a bar. Its wonderfully high ceilings make it feel light and modern, although period features can be seen everywhere, from the listed staircase to the stained-glass windows. The atmosphere is quirkily elegant, and the kitchen team prepare all the food on the premises; seasonal menus make the most of excellent Lancashire produce. Situated next to the Lancaster Canal, the pub is the ideal place from which to explore the county.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 9am to midnight
  • Lunch: all week 8am–9pm
  • Dinner: all week 8am–9pm

Price guide

  • Main course from10.50
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

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