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The White Cross

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Quarry Road, Lancaster LA1 4XT, England
+44 1524 33999
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:30
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The selection of beers was fantastic and it normally is in the White Cross, however the pies were a bit disappointing from my perspective; the pastry on my steak, mushroom and ale was very hard and the filling was a bit lacking. The White Cross used to serve a slice of steak, mushroom and ale pie which I much preferred... More 

Thank Darren M
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been here a few times now, and I must say it never disappoints. The staff are always friendly and welcoming. There is a great choice of sensibly priced foods and everything I have tried so far has been very good. .....nice range of gins too.

Thank longfordlass2015
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yummy Yorkshire Pudding..young people since a university is nearby, old folks too. The canal is pretty for walks. It's a good place with a good reputation.

Thank AmandaKat21
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Leaving near by, I find myself coming here regularly for the good food and the good selection of ales. The food has always been fantastic, without exception and there is a pleasant atmosphere to make everything more enjoyable. I would recommend here to anyone

Thank frogslegs_95
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191 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The White Cross is a beautiful pub situated on Lancaster canal in the town centre. I visited this restaurant with a friend for some drinks and snacks. I ordered the garlic and rosemary olives, foccacia bread with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and the sweet potato fries. My friend ordered the venison with mustard mash. The food prices were reasonable... More 

Thank Cpennington92
Widnes, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a family meal as a group of eight. Every single main meal that we ordered looked brilliant and the belly pork dish was soooo good. The actual restaurant is lovely, would go again if I was ever in Lancaster.

Thank Andrew F
Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Great local produce, excellent selection of cask ales and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Really can't find fault and would highly recommend.

Thank Pauline S
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We cycle here regularly along the canal because they have a great range of beers, the food is good and the friendly service is excellent. £10 for 3 delicious choices from the deli board which includes 4 crusty bread chunks, salad, butter (portion far too big) and chutney. Local produce. My husband had the steak, mushroom and ale pie which... More 

1 Thank Nigel D
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by a friend and after a fact finding trip in town we were treated to a delight in every sense. The service , the atmosphere and in particular the fare were all perfect.Mrs W's deli selection was very well received and my Fleetwood fish was spot on. Thank you White Cross for a meal to remember.

1 Thank K6416BVchrisw
Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here on a Friday night with friends. They all had the steak and I opted for a vegetarian burger. The steak went down very well with the others and they found themselves very full. I had the vege burger which was lovely but could of been seasoned a little better. Attentive staff. Will return if I ever pass... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Bar, British, Pub
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?