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The Lancaster Arms

££ - £££, British,
Station Road, Desford, Leicester LE9 9FP, England
+44 1455 824265
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (11 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
“pate” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Station Road, Desford, Leicester LE9 9FP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been to the Lancaster Arms several times, both as a couple and also as a family with the grown up children and grandchildren. We have previously found the food and the service excellent but today my "Hunters Chicken' was terrible it was grey...More

Thank abtpayne
Reviewed 4 January 2018

What can I add that I haven't before... not a lot to be honest other than we had another fabulous night here just before Christmas. Went to the cinema with friends and came back here for food as we wanted something decent and tasty so...More

Thank 700Margot
Jan3123, Owner at The Lancaster Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Well Margot, thank you so much for your excellent review. I pride myself, not only with our food, but with my staff as well. So pleased to hear that, once again, you enjoyed your visit and I look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 26 December 2017

We had beautiful food served by pleasant, helpful staff. Made our Christmas day special. We had taken my elderly Aunt who loved the food and was very happy the Chef gave her a kiss and liked her Christmas jumper 😊.. A big thank you to...More

Thank carolabailey1
Jan3123, Owner at The Lancaster Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

.......and a big thank you to you Carol, I'm so pleased you and your family enjoyed your meal, makes it all worthwhile to have such lovely comments. We look forward to seeing you again and hope you enjoy your meal as much as this one.

Reviewed 19 December 2017

Dined here early December with my wife and we were both very happy that we did. Excellent service by friendly and respectful staff. Really good portions of truly tasty food in a clean and warm environment. A very reasonably priced menu with speciality days throughout...More

Thank MagandT
Jan3123, Owner at The Lancaster Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Thank you so much for your review, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Your food is cooked as you order it and the chef also makes the soup, so all home made. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Reviewed 17 December 2017

Booked a table for 8 (which ended up 7) last Saturday lunchtime. Warm welcome, great table and great service. Quite a large menu choice but all came quickly with large portions. Kids food came a little earlier as requested. Staff attentive but not overbearing. Recommended.

Thank Tim J
Jan3123, Owner at The Lancaster Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Thank you for your review, pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 3 December 2017

We keep coming back for several reasons, the food is top notch, home cooked and tasty, the pub is cosy and the staff very welcoming. Visited for hubbies and a friends hubbies birthday so 4 adults. Managed to get a seat in front of the...More

Thank 700Margot
Jan3123, Owner at The Lancaster Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Well Margot, what can I say! Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm so pleased you enjoy everything about our pub and look forward to seeing you very soon.

Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Stayed overnight from Wales with friends from Desford and came here for evening meal.Nice warm welcome from the staff. Lovely dining area. The food was absolutely delicious and well presented. Nice to have plenty of fresh vegetables as well . Finished off with a nightcap...More

1  Thank TerryTrefnant
Jan3123, Owner at The Lancaster Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Thank you Terry for your lovely comments, lovely to hear that people who live in Desford bring their friends for a meal. We hope you'll eat with us again when you're visiting from Wales. Thank you Terry and Ann for bringing your friends, it's lovely...More

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Visited today with a friend for the Sunday carvery, what a lovely friendly pub. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff very attentive, will definitely be visiting again very soon - best roast potatoes I've ever tasted!

Thank rosex16
Jan3123, Owner at The Lancaster Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We do have a good name for our carvery and I'm pleased you confirmed this. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 21 November 2017

Visited for Sunday lunch after eating here on weekdays and been pleased with food in the past, Sunday lunch, however, was disappointing. The meat was dry and a little tough. The veg was OK apart from the sprouts with were verging on raw rather than...More

Thank Janie_Belle_12
Jan3123, Owner at The Lancaster Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear you did not really enjoy your meal. We have been here for 20 years, always served from the same carvery unit. With regard to your vegetables, I will address this matter with my chefs-incidentally our peas...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Many visits over the past 2 years - Food in the Restaurant is varied and good - Sizzling Steak to die for. Can recommend!

Thank ian l
Jan3123, Owner at The Lancaster Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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Nigel T
5 June 2016|
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Response from Jan3123 | Property representative |
I am the landlady. The child was not autistic he apparently wanted to sit on the floor. The problem was the adults wanting to do the same. The customers present at the time were upset and uncomfortable seeing this strange... More
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keljonuk
12 May 2015|
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Response from Eileen C | Reviewed this property |
They certainly can. We recently had a party of 16 cricket umpires for dinner. They seated us on our own in the conservatory, and we were able to pre-order our meals. Ring them to book - 01455 824 265
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road, Desford, Leicester LE9 9FP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester  >  Desford
  • Phone Number: +44 1455 824265
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