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The White Cross

$$ - $$$, British,
Quarry Road, Lancaster LA1 4XT, England
+44 1524 33999
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Quarry Road, Lancaster LA1 4XT, England
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1 - 10 of 283 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice location by the canal, great choice of well kept beers, good food and friendly service. What's not to like!

Thank BobBoulby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch before venturing into town. The food quality was good but service was little slow (30 min wait for 4 sandwiches) it was around 1:30 so peak time. The chicken sandwich with chips is a winner!

Thank Darren M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to The White Cross for coffee after a meeting. We didn't have time for lunch, but I would love to go back. The staff was very friendly and I loved the decor too. I think in the summer is wonderful...More

Thank Anca M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had booked a table being a Saturday night. Menu varied with good range of starters, appetisers, fish, meat and burgers. Unfortunately having ordered it took 40 mins for starters and one glass of wine to arrive. Had 3 choices from deli board as starters to...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wifey had seen the reviews so decided to lunch here. Very friendly greeting, placed looked great and very busy with a live band. Good menu I went for the venison burger wifey went for fish and chips. Food was OK, burger tasty but very runny...More

Thank MrMcMrsA
Tim T, Manager at The White Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello MrMcMrsA Thank you for your recent review, Generally, our food is very well received, apologies that when you visited you did not receive the food that we feel matches our positive feedback. The issues you highlighted will be forward to the kitchen and discussed...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Busy restaurant with great atmoshere. The staff were really helpful and knowledgeable and added to a wonderful evening. Good menu with lots of variety and lots of local produce. Vegetarian well cartered for and impressed by the imaginative choice.More

Thank majs4
Tim T, Manager at The White Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello majs4 Thank you for your 5- star review based on your recent visit to the White Cross Pub. It’s so great to hear that the staff added to the enjoyment of your time spent here and you were impressed with the menu. We do...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Food and a wide selection of beers are available. A canal side pub which provides easy access to the centre of Lancaster.

Thank Owen M
Tim T, Manager at The White Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Owen M Thank you very much for your 5- star review. We hope to see you back here soon. Kind regards Lucy Davies Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 11 October 2017

2 adults and an 18m old on holiday from Leeds. We were searching for ages to try find somewhere suitable. I'm so glad we came across this place. We phoned ahead to ask about parking (there's a small car park for the pub) and they...More

Thank MissLMB
Tim T, Manager at The White Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello MissLMB Thank you very much for your kind review. It’s lovely to hear that our staff couldn’t do enough for you, and thank you for your suggestions towards more dairy free options. We certainly do try to cater for everyone and feedback is always...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I went for a catch up meal with a friend. They have a deal on a Monday with a meal and a drink for £10. There was a good choice of food and it was well cooked and plentiful. A glass of wine topped it...More

Thank Solarpowered_7
Tim T, Manager at The White Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hello Solarpowered_7, Thank you very much for such a positive review. We’re very pleased to hear that our Monday night deal is proving to be a success. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks again Lucy Davies Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 20 September 2017

A group of 9 pre ordered on a Saturday evening and the whole group really enjoyed the experience. Service was very attentive and friendly and the food was spot on. One of my favourites in Lancaster and worthy of being ranked higher than 7th in...More

Thank Darren R
Tim T, Manager at The White Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you Darren R for your wonderful 5 star review of the White Cross Pub. I think the TripAdvisor fairies heard you, we are now 6th! Thank you very much for your kind words and it’s great to hear that everything about your meal was...More

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Cate S
6 August 2017|
Response from Cpennington92 | Reviewed this property |
Can you re-phrase your question? This is a lovely quiet restaurant on the camel and is great for food; I would recommend. I would, however, maybe book before going if you have a large party.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quarry Road, Lancaster LA1 4XT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster District  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +44 1524 33999
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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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