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The Three Mariners, Lancaster

Bridge Lane
Lancaster
LA1 1EE
Phone: 01524388957
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Three Mariners

Claims to be city's oldest pub, and its appearance and position between the castle and quayside lend some credence. However, in the coronavirus era, most customers were sat outside on wooden tables at the front. Six real ales and a draft cider were advertised on a chalkboard beside the entrance, and I opted for the Hartley's inspired Cumbria Way (£3.95).

On 1st October 2020 - rating: 7
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Brainy Pool 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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Lancaster, 0.34 miles, 6 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 18 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 15p per pint - last updated 18 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 18 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Wednesday Bluegrass. 1st Friday of month - Folk - last updated 18 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 18 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 18 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 18 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 March 2019 by ROB Camra
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