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5.4 /6 Excellent 33 Reviews

The Three Mariners

City Centre European, British £££ +100
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About The Three Mariners

There isn’t much that can beat the classic British pub when it comes to hearty meals and a cosy atmosphere. That said, The Three Mariners isn’t just any pub, it’s the oldest and most historical pub in Lancaster. You can find it housed in a Grade II listed building on Bridge Lane in the very heart of the city, a spot that has seen plenty of historical action over the centuries, including being where prisoners of Lancaster Castle dungeons were led to enjoy one last drink (rumour has it a few ghosts from this time have even stuck around). In terms of food and drink there is classic British cuisine on the menu and a lengthy list of craft beers. Start with potted crab or black pudding stack, then move onto a traditional fish and chips, Lancashire hotpot or a damn good gammon steak. The Three Mariners is a fantastic pub, and you’re going to love it as much as we do.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:30 - 14:30, 17:00 - 20:30
  • Tuesday 12:30 - 14:30, 17:00 - 20:30
  • Wednesday 12:30 - 14:30, 17:00 - 20:30
  • Thursday 12:30 - 14:30, 17:00 - 20:30
  • Friday 12:30 - 14:30, 17:00 - 20:30
  • Saturday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 20:00
The Three Mariners, Bridge Lane, LA1 1AE Lancaster


33 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 33 Reviews
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: great value
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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1 review so far 6
19.08.2017 16:14

Lancashire hotpot and sticky toffee pudding excellent as was the cheerful friendly service.The menu choices covered a wide range of tastes and would recommend eating here to anyone who enjoys good food in a quaint, historical environment

1 review so far 6
02.08.2017 07:38

Amazing food. Really friendly staff. Nice location, but if you are driving, there is limited parking directly outside the building, so its worth taking some extra time to park.

1 review so far 6
28.07.2017 10:17

We visited to celebrate my mothers birhday. We booked online, which was really easy. The food was good. It was reasonably priced and we experienced excellent service. Would recommend.

1 review so far 6
21.07.2017 20:34

One of the best pub meals we have had in Lancaster. The food is reasonable priced, of good quality and the staff are friendly and efficient.

1 review so far 5
28.05.2017 11:03

The Three Mariners, a lovely evening with friends, the pub has a friendly atmosphere, an excellent selection of local beers, and a wide menu choice. The specials were very good indeed and gave you a very different option over the good normal pub grub fare. Excellent value. Book ahead though as its popular .

1 review so far 6
04.06.2017 11:24

Booking highly recommended if you want to sit in the restaurant as it's on the smaller side & was very busy - despite how busy they were, we were never rushed or made to feel we needed to leave so they could turn the table round. Food fantastic & fresh, friendly relaxed service, will go again

1 review so far 6
18.01.2017 09:43

The Three Mariners was fantastic. Great food, lovely atmosphere, excellent service and really reasonable prices. I would fully recommend going to this restaurant/pub in the future.

1 review so far 6
12.06.2017 15:09

Fantastic meal great quality home cooked food and excellent value. All the staff were excellent and Robinson's brewed real ale what more could you want. Don't be put off by my noise rating it was jamming night a group of regulars playing the blues was fantastic.

1 review so far 6
30.01.2017 11:27

Perfect just what we needed after a busy cultural visit, the food was gorgeous the service fantastic. Could bang on forever but an establishment that makes a group of people feel happy as they spend is a real find we can't wait to go back.

1 review so far 6
08.03.2017 12:04

Great atmosphere, lovely food, excellent attentive staff. All makes for a tantastic evening. Highly recommend this place to anyone who enjoys good traditional food. Enjoyed the visit so much I have made a second reservation for Mothers day.

1 review so far 6
22.03.2017 12:14

Beautiful food at good prices, best to book though only a small pub. Can't wait to revisit for the forth time. Definitely recommend the frenchmans burger if you like mushrooms and Brie.

1 review so far 6
14.05.2017 11:47

First time going here so wasn't sure what to expect. It was lovely. The staff were extremely attentive and the food was amazing. Will definitely recommend to others and go again.

1 review so far 6
23.06.2017 08:36

Excellent. Despite being quite a small pub, the quality of service and food is extremely high, plus a good range of real ales. I recommend the Lancashire Hot Pot.

1 review so far 6
12.01.2017 10:55

Great atmosphere and excellent food. A little gem of a place tucked away in the city centre. Great for music with live bands performing. Looking forward to going again

1 review so far 6
12.02.2017 11:34

Although it was busy when we arrived, the food was excellent the staff really friendly. What a lovely environment we had never been before but will be going back.

1 review so far 6
16.02.2017 07:35

The food was excellent. Generous portions and superb value for money. Will definitely be going back. There was also a fine selection or real ale's to choose from.

1 review so far 4
19.03.2017 15:51

There was a wide range of real ales And the quality was good. The food was well presented and tasty but the chips supplied were badly cooked and soggy. Chips need to be crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.

1 review so far 5
23.01.2017 11:17

As always, fantastic service and high-quality food but it was a shame that so many of the dishes had run out by the time we arrived. However, I'd very much recommend this pub!

1 review so far 6
05.02.2017 20:49

Excellent food and service, would certainly go again, friendly atmosphere and setting was very nice excellent value for money, a must if you want a great night

1 review so far 5
20.03.2017 08:48

Good food at very reasonable prices. Looked like they had some interesting ales, we didn't have time to sample them all. Fair choice of red wine. Deducted a point for lavatorial smell.

1 review so far 6
28.06.2017 07:30

Received a warm welcome, table was ready and waiting for us upon arrival, received great service and great food, look forward to visiting again soon.

2 reviews so far 6
20.02.2017 17:17

Cosy pub, lovely food with a great atmosphere. Have been twice already and will be returning again soon. Highly recommended for couples, groups and families.

1 review so far 6
12.03.2017 10:51

Best food in Lancaster as always. Been here may, many times before when visiting from Leeds and the food, staff and service never disappoints. Great

2 reviews so far 6
23.05.2017 11:32

Lovely, friendly pub restaurant in the centre of Lancaster. A wide variety of dishes and daily specials. Really nice food served by friendly helpful staff.

2 reviews so far 6
15.05.2017 16:34

Delicious meal with excellent service. We Went for our daughter's birthday; as a veggie she had plenty of choice.. nice olde worlde atmosphere, and friendly.

1 review so far 5
18.02.2017 13:47

The service was very friendly and helpful. I had the Mixed Grill with the Banoffee Ice Cream Pie and they were both delicious. Great atmosphere, would overall recommend.

1 review so far 4
28.02.2017 09:56

Parsnip soup was to die for. Chicken kiev couldnt taste garlic but overall very nice, sweet potato chips lovely too. Hubby enjoyed mixed grill, but was a bit pricey. Very nice attentative staff.

1 review so far 5
04.07.2017 10:00

Excellent food and great service. Whole group (5 of us) enjoyed our meals and good range of ales too. Would recommend for a great evening out.

1 review so far 5
15.02.2017 20:16

Simple menu with a good choice of food at reasonable prices. Our meals good standard pub food and there is a good selection of real ales.

1 review so far 5
27.05.2017 12:56

Very good food, ordered the Frenchman spicy bean burger and was delicious. Chips were fab. The food came really quickly and the staff were nice.

1 review so far 5
10.03.2017 12:39

Very lovely meal and prompt service, only possible issue is chips could be crispier but everyone has different tastes. Staff were great, friendly and welcoming.

1 review so far 2
04.02.2017 14:15

Greasy chips, greasy fish. Pot of mushy peas was like green soup with a few mushed peas in the bottom. Very disappointing. Friend had sausages and mash and it arrived as an island in the middle of a large bowl of brown water. Had to ask for a spoon. Again very disappointing