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Toll House Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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120 Penny Street, Lancaster LA1 1XT, England (Formerly Penny Street Bridge)
+44 1524 388313
07:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:30
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my girlfriend came here for my Birthday. We had starters, mains and a bottle of wine - all for a reasonable price. I had the chicken kebab, which was spectacular and delicious. Chicken was very succulent - often the chicken on these kebabs is dried out. My girlfriend had the pork belly off the specials which was also... More 

Thank Toby N
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband have been here on 5 occasions through the day and enjoyed it hence why we returned,the time before we came for lunch and there were a few things not on the menu which wasn't a issue!i had a Cesar chicken salad and my husband a burger,the majority of the chicken was very overdone (burnt)so when asked... More 

Thank wilsdon
Sale, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although I did it eat here a good food and wine menu. Don't be put off by its outside looks as they are deceptive as you walk into a modern wine bar/bistro feel. Ideal location in town centre conveinient for shops and local sites. Added bonus no TVs or music being played, definitely a place to party have drinks or... More 

Thank 94primrose
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've always loved this place; however we recently went vegan, and it has been difficult to enjoy our old favourites like we used to. We visited Toll again after the change, and arranged for one of the existing meals on the menu to be "veganised" - essentially the veggie burger with no cheese or sauce. The staff were very helpful... More 

Thank lurker333
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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385 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A family get together of 6 adults and 2 children for a birthday celebration. We booked in advance and the table was waiting for us when we arrived. Eight of us ordered something different and it was all served at the same time. Steak done to perfection and there were certainly no complaints from the rest. Finished off with desserts... More 

Thank Steve-and-Andie
Joe R, General Manager at Toll House Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Steve, I'm glad you had such a great birthday meal us. Sorry about the missing dessert (a bakewell tart I believe), that was completely my fault as I missed it off the check, oops! An honest mistake that I hope didn't detract from the rest of your afternoon? Hopefully we will be welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Joe More 

Halton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big group of us for a 50th birthday meal. We took over one are of the pub. There were some real positives. Firstly, for a Saturday night it was busy but not the usual Lancaster crazy busy. Getting served at the bar was fine, the staff were numerous and useful. The problems started when we sat down. The food, as... More 

Thank GLansil
Joe R, General Manager at Toll House Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, sorry to hear that there were a couple of issues with your visit. Our main menu is all about simple cooking using fresh ingredients and this is what keeps so many of our regular customers coming back. We do have an ever-changing specials menu as well for those after something a bit different. It's disappointing to... More 

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91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We came here for Sunday lunch as a group of six, and were told through a series of shrugs and grunts that the large table was reserved, and that the waitress frankly couldn't be bothered to put two of the six or seven available tables together for us. Within two minutes she successfully lost this place a bill for six... More 

Thank Conneseuir1
Joe R, General Manager at Toll House Inn, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your feedback. Firstly I'm sorry that you have had such a bad experience on this occasion. This is obviously quite a serious issue, so can you please email me the details (time date etc) of your visit so I can look in to this further? I would hope that your review was written in the heat... More 

Dawlish, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had a meal in their with 12 people we order food in advance only to find it was all changed so we had to reorder,which meant a long wait some of the starters were not good ,describe crab fish cakes as mushy fish yuk! The steak was ok but only 12 chips I mushroom some tomatos so overall not... More 

Thank diana f
Joe R, General Manager at Toll House Inn, responded to this review

Hi Diana, There was indeed some confusion here, as we had three of your group laying claim to the solitary steak that was on the pre-order. Everyone seemed to have forgotten what they had ordered (this does happen with pre-orders so don't feel bad), which is why we agreed to start from scratch and take a new order. Everyone at... More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A couple of friends who I haven't seen for a while were in town and we decided to treat ourselves to lunch at the recently refurbished Toll House. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxed, beer was first class and the extensive menu made choosing rather difficult. (But we managed OK!).I shall certainly be back.

1 Thank CaravannersDandK
Joe R, General Manager at Toll House Inn, responded to this review

We shall certainly look forward to welcoming you back! Happy to hear that you had a good time, what more can anyone ask for than good food and good ale!? Thanks for the review, Joe More 

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120 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place for a beer and a dinner. I liked the fish (crispy beer batter) and chips. The first time had fresh haddock fish. I enjoyed a lot the food.

Thank efnaka
Joe R, General Manager at Toll House Inn, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for the review, good to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 44
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Penny Street, Lancaster LA1 1XT, England (Formerly Penny Street Bridge)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +44 1524 388313
Located right in the centre of Lancaster, Toll House Inn is a top quality bar and restaurant. We serve hearty, home-cooked food, ranging from sandwiches to steaks, as well as our locally sourced specials - all best paired with one of our quality cask ales.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?