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23 Lancaster Road | Caton, Lancaster LA2 9QJ, England (Formerly The Ship Inn Caton)
+44 1524 770265
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food and service. Small, local and friendly. A pub with a restaurant vibe. Nice beer selection too!!

Thank Douglas Y
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped off in our way to a weekend away and just wanted a quick lunch! To start it is a really traditional country pub! Everything you'd expect with a great atmosphere and ambience. The menu had a great variety and I opted for the fish goujon panini (a glorified name for fish finger butty) and it was so much... More 

Thank Danny H
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the Sunday roast here, really impressed with the speed of service and the food tasted amazing even though was end of the day when we ate. Definitely going out for sunday lunch more often and we'll be coming here.

Thank Diane H
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waiting on staff were lovely and polite. Main meal came and yes acceptable. Could have done with more steak in the steak, mushroom and merlot pie with little onions that weren't present. Gammon was good, asked if the salmon and stir fry could just be salmon with chips still charged over £14 quid! Ordered creme brûlée x3 with Viennese... More 

Thank Mandy S
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely walk from Halton to Caton along the old railway line past the Crook of Lune. Lovely Caton beer then Fish and Chips for two, including a glass of wine each for £20. Lovely fish crispy batter and a very generous portion. Lovely walk home in the dusk, brown trout rising in the river. Lovely.

1 Thank Jsailox
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127 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the ship on a weekend when we stayed in brookhouse. We had the fish & chips on a friday. Really enjoyed it! Staff were nice & friendly.

1 Thank Rachael A
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here for an evening work meeting we got off to a shakey start with a little spillage this was quickly rectified. The food was good but not as good as I have had. I will be back

Thank Alex C
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food and good beer. Been here a few times over the year and it has had ups and downs. Visited in April 2017 and its definitely on the up! Nice atmosphere and great food. Well done chef and staff.

Thank Andrew M
Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at 5pm. 3 adults 2 children. A main course each and a desert each. Time 7:10. Still waiting for deserts. Pub not busy. Too slow especially with children. Food good though.

Thank David T
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We'd past the "Ship" numerous times either going into or out of Lancaster and decided to call for a late lunch. We were very impressed with everything about the ship. The food was good and freshly prepared. Service was also first rate.

Thank MandM5960

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 27
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Lancaster Road | Caton, Lancaster LA2 9QJ, England (Formerly The Ship Inn Caton)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +44 1524 770265
The Ship Country Pub & Dining,Caton has recently undergone a refurbishment and is now under the ownership of Bowland Village Inns. Purveyors of fine cask ales, we now offer a range of 6 ales daily including Thwaites Original, Wainwright. Homemade food is served all day, everyday until 9pm.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?