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Hest Bank, Lancaster, ENG

Hest Bank

4.2
4.2
352 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Soak up our friendly service and homely charm when nestled in the impressive canalside pub located in the picturesque village of Hest Bank, Lancashire. Here at The Hest Bank, we are the perfect retreat to sit back, relax and indulge in our delicious food with your favourite drink in hand. The Hest Bank was first licensed to brew beer and sell cooked game in 1544. making it one of the oldest pubs in the area!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:30
  • Phone number
    01524 918308
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 352 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

352 Reviews
  1. DavidO

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Last time we visited this pub it was bustling, this time it was very quiet especially for a thursday evening. There were only two people serving one being a "new Boy" and one other taking orders. I ordered a sauce with my meal which didn't arrive until I had almost finished my meal, I was told it had been put through but hadn't reached the kitchen. The place has totally lost its character which is a shame because the food was good.

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  2. EmmaH

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food.Attentive staff.Will definitely return.

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  3. TrishD

    Newcastle

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nice find! Lovely food in a quaint place in a beautiful setting. Very nice staff.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was lovely just quite small portions Staff very friendly Table booked for 5 o’clock but nearly and hour before we got our food although it was very fresh

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  5. Yorkshirelass

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable meal, booked in advance and when arrived we were expected. All food on the menu selected was available. Food tasty and as described. Friendly service and attentive to requirements.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was so slow Went to the bar for drinks was asking for order as I returned so happy to give us more time but then no one came back for ages and we had to ask. Eventually we all asked for Sunday lunch but the table that came in after us had ordered the last ones The food we got was good but the salad with the chicken schnitzel was so tiny not what I was expecting as it says on the menu with salad not just 1 leaf

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  7. DavidJ

    London

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waited to be shown to table, then just left. No one came to ask if we wanted drinks so ended up ordering from the bar. Food arrived in timely manner, once our order was taken. Food was reasonable quality although very little vegetables on plate. Also, charged extra £1 for 2 little jugs of gravy! When plates were cleared we were asked if we wanted the desert menu, but no one brought us one! We had to ask at the bar for one, then waitress asked for our order as soon as we got the menu. Over all, food was ok, service was dire. Obviously short of staff

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service at the bar was slow and some of the staff seemed really inexperienced ! The meals ordered were great and we ordered a fruit crumble to share as a pudding which we waited 20 minutes for before asking at the bar to see what had happened. We were told that the order hadn’t been given to the kitchen so would we like to wait further. We politely declined and left ! Not an ideal experience but probably down to the age and inexperience of the staff. Would recommend but only for the food and not for the overall feel of the place. This was our second visit over the weekend but a completely different feel to our first visit.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    So disappointed. We’ve been before and really enjoyed it so we were really looking forward to it. The food again was really good however our drinks were forgotten. After we’d had our meal we went in search of our lost drinks and were assured they were on their way. Again we waited. We had another go at chasing them up and finally received them only to find that the cider we had ordered was in fact lager. Again another chase up. A fleeting apology was received regarding the lager mix up no mention of the delay. We decided not to chance the dessert as time was moving on so went to pay for our meal. The same barman took payment and even though we brought up the delayed drinks received no comment and no apology. It’s a shame when the chef gives 100 percent only to be l let down by front of house. Won’t be back!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good sunday lunch. As it was warm, we changed our plans and sat outside. Think the staff were a little run off their feet and the tables were full of glasses/plates. Needed a garden runner to clear the tables but that was probably as the weather was a surprise. The food was great and the price ok for what we had. Staff pleasant.

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Hest Bank is rated 4.2 stars by 352 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Hest Bank

2 Hest Bank Lane, Hest Bank, Lancaster, ENG LA2 6DN

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Lancaster
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer Garden, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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