The Three Mariners in Lancaster

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The Three Mariners has an average overall rating of 3.9 stars out of 5 with 17 vote(s) cast.

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The Three Mariners
Bridge Lane
LA1 1EE  (see map)
+44(0)1524 388957

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On 30-4-2009 loobyloo said : "I snogged a girl in here on Tuesday night! Er...I mean, I would like to say that I really enjoy the quality of the real ales here, the convivial atmosphere and the way that they hold Spot The Tall Man Bashing His Head on a Beam contests."

On 26-8-2008 ziggyzag said : "Are Roy and Claire the best public house keepers this side of the ring road? Methinks Yes! Food is great, and portions are of plenty. No piped music and locals are friendly enough. Enjoy this place while it lasts."

On 21-8-2007 howmuch said : "A cracking little pub tucked away at the bottom of town! Not too big however but the beer is good and it is overflowing with history as well. Give it a go and I reckon you'll be surprised what you find. If I'm down that end I always pop in and have always found a seat even at the weekend. Locals a plenty but no worries since they are all there to enjoy themselves. Looks clean and tidy after recent spruce up. Give it a go! If you don't like it you can always walk down the quay to try the couple of pubs there!"

On 15-12-2006 dale said : "In my humble opinion this is a GREAT pub. The food is excellent and good value for what you get and the beer is excellent (and you nearly always get a choice of 6 varied ales!). The bar is small though, so I can understand why people sitting or standing at it could be annoying to others on the odd occasion - but overall, a must-visit pub."

On 15-12-2006 loobyloo said : "I don't recognise this pub from paulton's description. It's one of the friendliest and most civilised places around, which is attested by the fact that on a typical night you'll have people from 18 to 80 in there. As to the male bar staff being unfriendly, well, last time I was in there I had a long chat with one of them about his degree and the uni in general, and before that I've had all sorts of conversations about traffic problems, football and other issues of major geo-political strategic importance. And as to regulars sitting around the bar - how shocking - what dreadful behaviour in a pub!"

On 15-12-2006 steptoe said : "It stuns me that a single bad word can be said about this pub, fantastic food at affordable prices, a very large selection of cheap excellent beer, bar staff that are efficient yet friendly and will bend over backwards to satisfy any problems which arise!!! Got to be said, the best pub in Lancaster by far for all ages. If u haven't been to this pub whilst in Lancaster, you have missed out!!!!"

On 27-5-2006 lordlardyoflancaster said : "No doubt one for the Friday night of the most improved pubs in the area......friendly.....good selection of beer served in great condition, and recently awarded the town pub of the year from CAMRA which was certainly justified from my recent visit with Lady Lardy.Well Done! "

On 09-5-2006 dale said : "Congratulations to all at The Three Mariners - they have recently won the Town pub award from CAMRA. Great rotating real ales, super food and good service. What more could you wish for?"

On 22-4-2006 angryman said : "After a tiring day teaching old tricks to new dogs I decided to kill a cat and satisfy an old curiosity. An old former Nobel prize winning philospher like myself knows his own mind and I'd hated my last trip to this quaint little hovel. That said I'd tired of feeding the money- hungry gay couple that own the Sun and wanted a fresh four walls upon which to ponder. I've cluttered up the bar at the Three Mariners for the last few days bringing hope and joy to their miserable customer base. The beer is tasty, the serving wenches only midly irritate and the locality to the Angrypad is perfect. Still find the Coco the Clown styling an offence to my far-sighted, fashionable feelings but whilst pondering I realised I'd rather be bewitched by a barker than the bumbling beer boys."

On 07-3-2006 kmw said : "what a great pub. Good food with unusual dishes (shark - never thought of having it before but really enjoyed it) the guest ales were to a high standard. Nice atmosphere a must for everyone!!!"

On 20-12-2005 angryman said : "Flim flam. Christmas holidays always bore me and fuel my anger... Skulking in the shadows yeterday I perchanced upon this hostelry. Only an angry fool could dislike such corporate interior design, this is the Emporer's new clothes. The moon to the wise man's sun, happily this moon isnt made of cheese or the Sun would happily serve it up with tomato chutney and bread. "

On 09-10-2005 loobyloo said : "What a great place this is turning out to be. Copper Dragon and various other guests on, friendly easy-going landlord, and no or very quiet music. At last, somewhere in Lancaster where you can have a conversation without shouting over muzak."

On 28-7-2005 mattthecat said : "Ooo! What a nice surprise - I went to the pub recently not knowing about the renovations that have been carried out. A massive improvement - its good to see that the building has finally been used properly as it is such a great little spot. Great beer too and some seating outside. Well done!"

On 26-7-2005 samuel_soaper said : "Thought there would be more seamen, the beer was good, half expected a salty mouthful"

On 09-5-2005 bernard said : "Obviously with the kind of money spent you would expect high standards, yet so often customers are let down. This time Mitchells have done something right. Coupled with a good landlord with a great attitude to the game this is a winner. Great beer well kept and good choice. One flaw - the stools at the bar. There isn't the room so please get rid of them."

On 05-4-2005 tinytony said : "Huge improvement on the old "spit and sawdust" Mariners. The bar has moved, the place feels twice as big - only one major gripe - who chose the "clowns suit" carpets and seating fabric ??? Bad design mistake in an otherwise very nice bar."

On 29-3-2005 marti said : "pleasently supprised with the refurb, whilst moving the bar to another area, and fitting new seats, carpets, toilets and pretty well everything, managed to be sympathetic to a wonderful old pub, increddible for a mitchels pub! Six hand pulls on too! last night had copper dragon as the guest which was spot on."

On 24-3-2005 dale said : "Recently refurbished."

On 03-3-2005 donp said : "Oldest(?) pub in Lancaster hidden between an NCP carpark & the new riverside developments. Has a fire in winter & outdoor seating for summer. An oasis of calm on saturday nights."

On 26-2-2005 kate_w said : "Small but friendly. Apparently there's a ghost in the toilets!"

On 22-10-2004 robbieboy said : "More effective as a spectacle than as a working pub. Nice staff and amazing surroundings and the pub has a great history which the owners will happily tell u all about, but the beer isnt great and the choice is limited and the whole place just feels a bit dead."

On 25-5-2004 howiej said : "was dissapointed by this pub because it looks amazing on the outside and never really delivers. what it does it does pretty well but it doesnt do much. "

On 10-5-2004 tinytony said : "A bit average - my pint of beer was cloudy."

On 14-4-2004 gbrookes said : "under the new management of john and ann welsh - great food and good company - worth a visit."

On 09-4-2004 laura_7 said : "Excellent pub. Good service, gorgeous food. A good find!!"

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Draught ales available :

Carlberg Export Lager, Tetley Smoothfow, Strongbow Cider, Carling Lager, Guinness, Amstel lager we also have a hand pulled traditional cider which changes frequently it is currently Old Rosie traditional Cloudy cider 7.3%

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We have a range of real ales which change daily which include products from the following breweries: Jennings, Bowland, Copper Dragon, Everards, Thwaites, Youngs & Wells, Black Sheep,Tom Woods, Theakstons, Moorhouses,Ruddles, Brysons,J W Lees, Dent etc

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