THE LANCASTER ARMS. DESFORD. LEICESTERSHIRE

SUMMER GARDEN X
BURLEIGHS GIN TERRACE

Our summer garden is here!

Burleighs Gin Terrace made beautiful with covered screens & flame heaters as well as our new dine at dome partnership.

There is also a new Terrace treats menu designed to complement our gins, which will now enjoy a greater range or fresh fruit garnishes and herbs.

Dine at Dome is our other major summer innovation. The Domes are for hire. 

SUMMER 2021 COVID UPDATE - PLEASE CLICK FOR DETAILS

Here’s where we’re landing from Friday 23rd July…

The Pingdemic remains a major business risk so;

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 FRESH SUMMER GARDEN EXPERIENCE

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

ALL WEATHER SUMMER SPACE

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 Basset 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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