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Wagon & Horses, Lancaster

27 St Georges Quay
Lancaster
LA1 1RD
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Jon B left this review about Wagon & Horses

nah it's not great this place. another former-pub now modernised within an inch of its life, and for what? very very foodie and upmarket with prices to match. there are two better pubs a short walk away on the river.

On 13th August 2018 - rating: 5
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Al Bundy left this review about Wagon & Horses

Go in through the door and you will see a room with tables, chairs and a bar that serves beers and spirits. Its nice.

On 9th January 2015 - rating: 8
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John Bonser left this review about Wagon & Horses

A short five or so minute walk out of the town centre, The Wagon and Horses is situated on St Georges Quay on the banks of the River Lune.

Rather larger inside that one might expect, it’s very much a food orientated establishment with much light timber everywhere and a rather contrived rustic pub feel to it. There’s a distinct family pub/restaurant feel to it, with large wooden tables designed for groups, comfortable but modern seating, and, as appears to be the vogue nowadays, cushions all over the place, as though it’s trying to look like an old peoples’ home.

There’s a few photos of the old St Georges Wharf in days long gone, but there’s little else of note, apart from a framed list of landlords dating back to 1841, of which there have been 15, the present incumbents having been in situ since 2008.

On my recent early afternoon mid – September visit, the pub was quiet, with just several couples finishing off their lunches. A rather sterile atmosphere existed, with no pub atmosphere, nor anything to suggest that the pub was in any way a community local.

Accommodation is offered and there’s live music on Friday night (which the interior layout does not readily lend itself to), indicating that the pub is not putting all its eggs in one basket, so to speak.

I have very hazy memories of coming here in the late 1970’s – it was a Hartleys Brewery outpost. In those days and, probably, much smaller then. Older drinkers will not need reminding that, in those days, Lancaster had two operating breweries in town ( Mitchells plus Yates and Jackson ) and a visit to The Wagon and Horses enabled one to sample the products of three different breweries when in the city.

The Wagon and Horses is now, of course, a Robinsons outlet, which, on my visit, was offering Unicorn, Dizzy Blonde, Citra and Trooper. Perhaps surprisingly, I don’t recall seeing any Hartleys branded beers on, nor any evidence of their former period of ownership.

The bar staff were welcoming and friendly, and the pint that I had was in good condition, but I’m not a big fan of Robinsons beers, which always seem to lack distinctive taste to me.

Had there been an outside drinking area at the front overlooking the river, I might conceivably have scored the pub a 6, but, as there isn’t I won’t.

If you’re a first time visitor Lancaster, there’s a few pubs that I’d recommend before this one

On 6th October 2014 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Alexander Kapp
Lancaster, 0.53 miles, 10 min walk (show)
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Morecambe, 3.1 miles, 59 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Wagon & Horses, Lancaster
13th Aug 2018, 18:18
Review submitted by Jon B amended by Jon B
 
13th Aug 2018, 18:18
Review submitted by Jon B amended by Jon B

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 19 February 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 19 February 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 19 February 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 19 February 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 06 October 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 06 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 19 February 2014 by Alan Hurdle
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