Let’s get the party started!

Here’s the lowdown on our festive activity. More hours, more food, more fun…

New Extended Opening Hours

New Extended Opening Hours
24th Nov – 19th Dec
Wed – Sat midday to 11pm
Sun 12 – 9pm

Xmas Week
Mon 20th – Wed 23rd midday – 11pm
Xmas Eve – midday – 9pm
Xmas Day – closed
Boxing day – midday – 9pm
27 / 28 closed
29th / 30th midday – 11pm
New Years Eve – midday – 9pm
New Years Day – midday – 9pm

More festive food for longer…

There is so much catching up with family and friends this year that we’re doing Sunday Xmas meals on 28th Nov, 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th Dec. This will consist of a set two / three course menu.

Our usual Sunday service is suspended on these dates.

We have a fun festive party menu available for the rest of the week.

Domes are available on Wed / Thurs evenings from 24th Nov to 19th Dec and all day 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 /24 Dec

How to book

Advance bookings are now exclusively online.

Sundays
£15 pp non-refundable or transferable prepayment and pre-order on all bookings

Rest of week
Tables up to four people no prepayment
Tables of five or more £10pp non-refundable or transferable prepayment
Tables of 9 or more will also require a pre-order

Domes
Same hire charge £45 for 2.5 hours and pre-order if Sunday booking.
Festive period hire charges are non-refundable or transferable.

Cabinet room
Will be reopening for private hire from 28th Nov.
Minimum 10, Maximum 14 guests (12 on Sundays)

Table Service
We remain a table service and electronic payment only venue.

Walk ins
Walk ins and on-the-day enquiries are welcome but subject to service capacity. Sometimes this may mean we have free tables but not enough colleagues to serve you.

THE LANCASTER ARMS. DESFORD. LEICESTERSHIRE

WINTER GARDEN INCLUDING
BURLEIGHS GIN TERRACE

Our winter garden is here!

Burleigh’s Gin Terrace is made beautiful with flower-filled screens and flame cubes.  Made comfortable with wind curtains and overhead heaters.

Our Dine at Dome partnership continues throughout Winter with the garden looking spectacular with all the lights.

 

WINTER 2021 COVID UPDATE - PLEASE CLICK FOR DETAILS

Here’s where we are…

1) Opening hours remain Fri/Sat/Sun only..

Government guidance is contradictory given clean indoor air is the real issue. We sanitise the air before each service, but we have poor airflow around the bar. We are not subjecting our team to the known risks of an over-busy tight bar. So;

2) Table service and reduced capacity stays but with greater flexibility;

A) All group size limits are removed
B) Consuming whilst standing and mingling are both allowed

We are not restoring former venue capacity so;

3) Masks are discretionary.

Masking up to walk a few metres to a table or the loo is pure Covid theatre – but to us, wearers’ discretion means respecting each others’ position. Most team members won’t be wearing masks. We will not tolerate any harassment of guests or team whatever they choose to do in this regard.

4) Track & trace no longer required

We won’t be asking for your details but our QR code remains if you wish to scan it.

5) 100% electronic payments

Every business is going to travel its own path. This is not the end as the last week has shown. We ask you to respect our decisions just as we respect your right to choose what works for you.

Our best wishes to you all – we hope it’s a summer of love!

Team TLA ✌️❤️

OPENING TIMES

FRIDAY
Midday – 11:30pm
(Food midday -9pm)

SATURDAY
Midday – 11:30pm
(Food midday – 9pm)

SUNDAY
Midday – 9pm
(Food midday – 6pm)

THE LANCASTER ARMS. DESFORD. LEICESTERSHIRE

A COUNTRY PUB WITH A UNIQUE WINTER GARDEN EXPERIENCE AS WELL AS A COSY REAL FIRE

The home of great beer and fine, earthy, freshly prepared food in a classic old English country pub & restaurant.
‘Let us eat and drink as friends’.

Come and join us – Station Rd, Desford, Leicester LE9 9FP

Call us – 01455 824265

JOIN US FOR SUNDAY LUNCH

WINTER DOMES

OUR STORY

We’re located in the pretty village of Desford in Leicestershire, on the King Richard III tourist trail.

The battle between Richard III and his challenger and victor – Henry Tudor, was one of the most important in English history, effectively ending the Wars of the Roses.

Richard III, buried in Leicester Cathedral, is the only English royal buried outside of Westminster or Windsor. Historians now believe Richard III rested his army at the bottom of the hill we sit on the foothills of.

Our name, The Lancaster Arms and our logo with Richard’s boar, honours both sides. In that same spirit of friendship, we look forward to seeing you and to quote William Shakespeare:
Let us ‘drink to the joy of the whole table’

WHAT WE’RE KNOWN FOR.

GIN

We have a an incredible selection of gin on offer as well as our new outdoor heated Burleighs gin terrace.

Sunday Sharers

Sundays are for sharing… Beef fillet, Goosnargh Turkey or Lamb, plus Yorkies, stuffing, roasties, three veggies, gravy & cheese sauce.

Cheese

Beer & cheese. Wine & cheese. Bread & cheese. Crackers & cheese. Or just cheese. However you take yours, we have some of the world’s finest for you to enjoy.

Beer

Tiger, the perfectly balanced pint. Enjoy alongside a well stocked bar.

Shorthorn Stack

Made from much sought after Shorthorn beef and Colston Bassett stilton served with hand cut chips.

History

Enjoy your meal or a drink where Richard III reputedly rested his army before the battle.
Certificate of Excellence 2019

*****
“Practically Perfect..”

“Visited for Sunday lunch with family.  Ambience second to none, efficient, friendly and courteous staff. Food is fantastic! Tasty, freshly cooked, new twist on the old fashioned carvery where you choose your preferred main and beautifully cooked vegetables are brought out to accompany. This place is run with loving care and we cannot recommend highly enough!”

*****
“Wonderful”

This was the first time I had visited the Lancaster Arms and it certainly will not be my last.

Not only were the management and staff incredibly welcoming but the atmosphere was superb. A real homely yet pub like feeling, the perfect blend. The food that accompanied this was delicious, I’d go back just to try everything.

We will definitely return with empty bellies to fill!!

*****
“Everything was cooked perfectly”

“From start to finish the meal was superb- lovely perfectly cooked roasted meats, gorgeous roasties, plentiful veg with unlimited gravy and cheese sauce.

The roasts also came with Yorkshire puddings, roasted garlic & stuffing. Everything was cooked perfectly and super tasty.

The service was just right- really friendly and helpful without being intrusive.”

*****
“ I’ve uncovered a proper hidden gem”

The Lancaster Arms in Desford. Lovely landlord and lady, and perhaps the best proper simple pub lunch i’ve eaten (top 5 for sure) – Short Rib Stack Burger, Chips and a pint. Get there before you can’t.

CONTACT US.

WHERE TO FIND US
Station Rd, Leicester LE9 9FP
CALL US
01455 824265
EMAIL US
Info@thelancasterarms.co.uk

OPEN HOURS

FRIDAY
Midday - 11:30pm  (Food midday - 9pm)

SATURDAY
Midday - 11:30pm  (Food midday - 9pm)

SUNDAY
Midday - 9pm (Food midday - 6pm)

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