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The White Cross

) #11 of 184 Restaurants in Lancaster $$ - $$$ , British,
Quarry Road, Lancaster LA1 4XT, England
+44 1524 33999
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pie” (13 reviews)
“burger” (12 reviews)
“sandwiches” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Quarry Road, Lancaster LA1 4XT, England
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1 - 10 of 246 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Stopped in for a beer and some food. Great service, great beer, great food. I had the fish and chips and my wife had the the:- Spring Vegetable & Butter Bean Hotpot (vegan) £10.50 Topped with fried potatoes, seeded crusty bread. Which she said was...More

Thank Clive_Churchward
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dropped in for a family Sunday lunch and had a great meal with really excellent and friendly staff Choice of menu plus an additional daily special I chose a lamb steak which was superb Good atmosphere with parking adjacent to the canal

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Early evening meal on a very hot and busy Saturday. We had to be out within the hour and informed staff of this. We ordered a variety of dishes. All good, chips a bit undercooked. Fantastic quinoa salad and nice cheese tart. All food arrived...More

Thank veggie-dave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for a late afternoon meal, arriving just in time for the start of the 'Wine and Dine' menu. The food grabbed our attention immediately, offering dishes a tad more interesting than the clichéd, time-honoured pub classics. As an added bonus, an order for...More

Thank Laptop_travel_no1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the area for a week and the first evening popped in for drinks. Great it has a car park, good location next to the canal and a good selection of ales. Second time visiting, we ordered burgers. The food tasted really good and we...More

Thank StokeyLad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popular with many from Lancaster and one of our favourites when we visit. The menu is always tempting as are the selection of beers.We had burgers this time. £10 for a very decent burger and fantastic chunky chips. We couldn't eat anything else after which...More

Thank whereamI2day
Tim T, Manager at The White Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi whereamI2day, It’s great to hear that you had such a positive experience when you visited a few days ago. It’s excellent that you enjoyed the food and beers on offer and that you found good value for money. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a large family group and arrived to eat just before 5pm. When we walked in we checked if there was somewhere specific the staff wanted us to sit, to be told sit where you want. We picked a large table with a smaller...More

Thank Claretfairy
Tim T, Owner at The White Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Claretfairy We’re sorry that you didn’t completely enjoy your recent visit to the White Cross. As you say the staff members at the bar could have helped more with the tables and made sure they were clean. It appears from our investigation that they...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location on the canal side with a reasonable Sunday lunch menu at a reasonable price but very poor and slow service. We ordered coffees and after nothing arrived 20 mins later we asked again only to be told they were caught up serving others!!!...More

1  Thank EDED084
Tim T, Owner at The White Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear EDED084 Thank you for the review and we are sorry for the confusion over your coffees. Having in investigated the issue it appears that it was due to some confusion between the person who took your order and the person who was making the...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We visited here with my daughter and son in law who live in Lancaster and the food was wonderful. Brilliant service from the waiting staff even though very busy on a Friday night. Would highly recommend the Deli boards and sticky toffee pudding. Will definitely...More

Thank manderella63
Tim T, Manager at The White Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi mandarella63, Thanks for your review of your recent visit. It’s excellent that you enjoyed your time with us when you visited. It’s particularly good that you found the service to be of a high standard even on a busy day. Thank you for the...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Made an online booking and the couple in front of us asked for the window table but the greeter said it was reserved. It turned out it was my reservation so l complimented him on keeping the table for us. Extremely friendly and welcoming staff....More

Thank rogersfriend
Tim T, Manager at The White Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi rogersfriend, I’m glad to hear you had such a positive experience when you visited a few weeks ago. It’s pleasing to hear that you found the service to be friendly and welcoming and that the steak and ale pie was the best your friend...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quarry Road, Lancaster LA1 4XT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +44 1524 33999
  • E-mail
Canal side pub with home cooked food served 12PM-9PM every day. Up to 13 cask ales, two rotating craft beers plus fresh ground coffee and and excellent selection of wines by the glass.
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