WELCOME TO THE LANCASTER ARMS DESFORD, LEICESTERSHIRE

A CLASSIC COUNTRY PUB
FOR EATING & DRINKING.

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

OPENING TIMES

MON – FRI
12:00 – 11:00pm

À la carte 12:00-2:00pm & 6:00pm-9:30pm
Light Bites & Snacks 2:00pm-6:00pm

SAT
10:30am – 11:00pm

Brunch 10:30am-13:00
À la carte 12:00-2:00pm & 6:00pm-9:30pm
Light Bites & Snacks 2:00pm-6:00pm

SUN
12:00pm – 6:30pm

Sunday Lunch 12:00 – 4:00pm

JOIN US FOR SUNDAY LUNCH

Enjoy our lovely Sunday Sharing boards with unlimited roasties, veg & gravy.

PLAN YOUR NEXT EVENT WITH US

The Lancaster Arms has a lovely & versatile private hire space called The Cabinet Room.

PUBLIC
NOTICE.

To Our Lovely Guests,

We simply cannot square the circle of government advice on social distancing with our duty of care to team members, guests and wider society with continuing to open the doors right now.

Accordingly (and with no judgement on others who may take a different view) we have taken the extraordinarily hard decision to close the pub and restaurant until further notice.

Pubs are part of the fabric of our society and we want to be back as soon as possible.   The Lancaster Arms is working with Everards and government agencies on a plan so we can reopen responsibly at the earliest opportunity.

In the meantime, our immediate priority is to support our amazing but deeply worried team in any way we can to access the new sectoral support schemes which are being worked on.

Once we have clarity on that, we need to figure how we feed ourselves and then we’ll look to see what role we can play in our community to make this challenging time more bearable for all of us.

More news when we have it.

Peace & love everyone – stay safe.

The Lancaster Arms

OUR STORY

We’re located in the pretty village of Desford in Leicestershire, on the King Richard III tourist trail – en route between Leicester and The Battle of Bosworth site.

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. It also heralded the end of the Middle Ages and began the Tudor period.

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 the new brand with Richard’s boar, honours both sides. In that same spirit of friendship, we look forward to seeing you and to quote once more William Shakespeare:

Let us ‘drink to the joy of the whole table’

View OUR menus

FRESH INGREDIENTS.
FINE FOOD.

When we decide where to spend our hard earned money and precious free time, we deserve lovely service, great food and inviting surroundings.

Our menu is made from some of the world’s finest ingredients, from our Himalayan salt aged red meat to our artisan bread and sourced locally when possible.

COFFEE.BEER.
WINE.GIN.

Enjoy a ‘Brazilian Love Affair’ – our smooth mild coffee bean from ‘200 Degrees’ and served from an Italian La Speziale espresso machine.

There is a fine choice of draught beer, cider & lager with regular guest ales.

The Lancaster Arms international wine list has been created to compliment our menu.   Our fine wine list is competitively priced encouraging guests to explore the glories of fine food & wine pairings.

Did we mention we have a great gin bar where guests can watch their glasses being frosted.

We also have great tea.

WHAT WE’RE KNOWN FOR.

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.

Brunch

From avocado toast, eggs benedict on Hambleton muffins to a full English, what takes your fancy?

Beer

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

History

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

Shorthorn Stack

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

Red Meat

Our choice red meat is matured in Himalayan salt aged cellars creating wonderfully tasty and tender meals.

UPCOMING EVENTS.

Call us – 01455 824265
COMEDY NIGHT
Tues April 7th – TICKETS £10pp
MOTHERS DAY
MAR 22nd – BOOK YOUR TABLE
QUIZ NIGHT
Tues March 10th
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

MON – FRI
12:00 – 11:00pm

À la carte 12:00-2:00pm & 6:00pm-9:30pm
Light Bites & Snacks 2:00pm-6:00pm

SAT
10:30am – 11:00pm

Brunch 10:30am-13:00
À la carte 12:00-2:00pm & 6:00pm-9:30pm
Light Bites & Snacks 2:00pm-6:00pm

SUN
12:00pm – 6:30pm

Sunday Lunch 12:00 - 4:00pm

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