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The Three Mariners, Lancaster

Bridge Lane
Lancaster
LA1 1EE
Phone: 01524388957
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Jon B left this review about The Three Mariners

this is an excellent pub that should be high on the agenda for anyone visiting Lancaster. it's a bit foodie but fine in the bar area - very olde-worlde and a huge range of cask ales across 10 or so handpumps. not as far up itself as some in the city either.

On 13th August 2018 - rating: 8
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John Bonser left this review about The Three Mariners

In the centre of Lancaster, built into the side of Castle Hill, is The Three Mariners, which proudly promotes itself as “Lancaster’s original pub”.

Externally, it’s an attractive looking old stone built 3 storey building with criss cross leaded windows and something of a country house look to it.

Apparently, there has been an inn here since the 15th Century and it is rumoured that a passage leads to the pub from the castle dungeons, through which prisoners were brought for a final drink. There’s the inevitable ghost stories on the pub’s own website, should you feel the urge to find out more.

The interior features low black beams, some exposed stonework, and padded comfortable seats in bays close to the smallish bar area, and a further larger area away on the right principally aimed at diners. There’s some framed shipping prints – hardly surprising given the pub’s name – and an old inglenook fireplace, but there’s no real feeling at all that this is an old pub with a long history. An old Mitchells Brewery mirror is still in evidence.

An unusual feature is the cellar, which is at first floor level and is apparently kept cool by a natural spring flowing down from the castle rock behind.

Somewhat unusually, the pub is set back from the road in an avenue of trees and there’s a grassy shady outside seating area at the front under these trees.

On my recent mid – September visit, the 6 pumps were serving Black Sheep, 2 Hawkshead beers ( Lakeland Gold and Windermere Pale Ale ), , Kirkby Lonsdale Monumental plus York Guzzler, the latter reflecting presumably its ownership by Mitchells. A 6th beer was noted as “settling upstairs in the cellar”. There’s a 10p per pint CAMRA discount.

Beer was in good form.

Not a must visit pub by any stretch of the imagination, but I’d be happy to call in again

UPDATE - September 2016

This pub has now been acquired by Robinsons

On 25th September 2016 - rating: 7
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Old Boots left this review about The Three Mariners

Reputedly the oldest pub in Lancaster, it sort of looks the part with flagstones, beams and stuff and there are tales of ghosts and hidden passages. It's tucked away under the castle hill set back from the road. There are two rooms in similar oldish but modernised style and a dining room at one end. Six hand pumps but I only remember the lovely Titanic Cappuccino

On 6th March 2016 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Old Boots
Lancaster, 0.34 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Bare Lane, 2.63 miles, 50 min walk (show)
Morecambe, 3.36 miles, 1 hr 4 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Three Mariners, Lancaster
13th Aug 2018, 18:21
Review submitted by Jon B amended by Jon B
 
18th May 2018, 12:08
Review submitted by Jon B amended by Jon B

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10p per pint - last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Wednesday Bluegrass. 1st Friday of month - Folk - last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 July 2014 by ROB Camra
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Last inspected: November 22nd 2017
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