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The White Cross

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Bar, British, Pub
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Quarry Rd, Lancaster, England
0152433999
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11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Denbighshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here many times for lunch or evening meals. Never fails to please. Efficient service, friendly staff. Lovely sitting by the canal on a sunny day or in the upper dining area. Good to hear it's being refurbished shortly. Will be even better!

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Thank Jean M
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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285 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with my boyfriend and friend last night and sitting outside eating a meal is one of the best things you can do with a evening. The portions are a good size. The deli boards are getting quite good with variety now and you can add more than 3 items for additional cost which is really good. Really... More 

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Thank slocker1
Tim T, Manager at The White Cross, responded to this review

Hi slocker1, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to review us. We’re glad to hear you had a nice evening when you joined us last week. Our deli boards are becoming a particular favourite with many people, particularly on a sunny day sitting by the canal side. We are always looking to improve our menu so to hear that... More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent. The service was quick, attentive and courteous and the food was well cooked and presented. My mum and I both had the Honey Roast Ham, Egg and Chips from the lunch menu; it came with a perfectly cooked poached duck egg and a delicious home made piccalilli. Good value for money too. The price, and the quality of the... More 

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Thank Joshua M
Tim T, Manager at The White Cross, responded to this review

Hi Joshua, Thanks very much for your review. We’re pleased to hear that you had such a positive experience when you joined us for lunch and that you found all aspects to be of such a high standard. As you mention we do offer a working lunch menu during the week to accommodate people who are in a rush or... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit here. Travelling by narrow boat on the Lancaster canal The White Cross has two moorings outside and welcomes boaters. It also has a car park where we were able to leave my daughter's car overnight by arrangement as she was visiting us. The food was excellent particularly the Lancashire style mussels. Food and wine priced sensibly and... More 

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Thank Brian C
Tim T, Manager at The White Cross, responded to this review

Hi Brian, Thank you for taking time to review us. We’re glad that you found your first visit to our pub an enjoyable one. Our customers are our main priority so it’s great to hear you found our staff friendly and felt welcome. As well as excellent service we also aim to provide high quality food and drink for reasonable... More 

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm never disappointed by The White Cross. They're Lancashire hotpot is the best I've ever had, they have a lovely selection for each course and the quality is always superb. Definitely recommend!

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1 Thank Maranda W
Tim T, Manager at The White Cross, responded to this review

Hi Maranda, Thanks for taking the time to review us and for you positive words. We always try to make sure that all our customers are well looked after each time they visit us. So hearing that you are a regular with us and you consistently find the quality of our offering to be high is excellent. We thank you... More 

lancaster
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53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I heard good reports about the White Cross but hadn't been for years. Called in Sunday evening for a bite to eat and was pleasantly surprised by the specials menu and the everyday choices. Unfortunately they had run out of our initial choices but the alternatives were well cooked, presented and tasty. The staff were very apologetic regarding the menu... More 

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1 Thank traceylancaster
Tim T, Manager at The White Cross, responded to this review

Hi Tracey, Firstly, thanks for writing us a review. We’re glad you came to visit having heard good things about us and are very happy that we managed to live up to the expectation. I would like to apologise again for not having your first choices available when you dined with us and thank you for your understanding. As you... More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Called in for aTea meal on a Friday night with other family members, it was very busy and we hadn't booked but the manager found us a table. Service was good despite being busy. The meals were served quickly but not just pushed out they were very well presented and cooked perfectly. A really good meal with an equally nice... More 

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1 Thank John D
Tim T, Manager at The White Cross, responded to this review

Hi John, Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review. We’re really happy to hear that you had such a positive experience when you visited us. While we do always recommend that customers book a table (especially at the weekend when we can get very busy) it’s great to hear that we managed to accommodate you and... More 

Chorley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Visited for graduation and we were pleasantly surprised by the special graduation menu. The prosecco was on offer at £18 and was as good as the one we had just paid £24.00 for in the university marquee. The 3 course menu was delicious and had something for the pescetarian and the vegetarian with us. Most exceptional was the friendliness of... More 

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1 Thank 557Carol
Tim T, Manager at The White Cross, responded to this review

Hi Carol, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to write a review of us. For us customers are the most important aspect of our business and to hear such positive feedback about the quality of service you received when you visited is great. We’re also glad you enjoyed the menu, we always make an effort to cater to individual... More 

Manchester
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We had a very nice meal in here. We chose from the specials board and particularly enjoyed the port and black pudding bonbon starter. Would definitely recommend the food here.

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Thank cruise_kitty_44
Tim T, Manager at The White Cross, responded to this review

Hi cruise_kitty_44, Thank you for writing us a review. We’re really happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us when you visited a few weeks back. We are always aiming to improve the food offering we provide so to hear such positive feedback is always great. Thanks very much for the recommendation and we hope to see you... More 

lancaster
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

I eat and drink here regularly , always plenty of different beers to try and the food is pretty good, sunday lunch is good too.

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Thank rowan5000
Tim T, Manager at The White Cross, responded to this review

Hi Rowan, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We’re really glad to hear you enjoy coming to us both for the food and drink on a regular basis. We pride ourselves on our selection of beers and are always looking to improve our food offering so its great to hear feedback showing we’re getting things right. Hope... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $16
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quarry Rd, Lancaster, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: 0152433999
Description
Canal side Pub with home cooked food all day every day. Up to 14 cask ales available 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?