The Crypt

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7 reviews
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£25 and under
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Cocktail Bar
Hidden away beneath the luxurious halls of the Royal Kings Arms hotel, the Crypt has led many lives – disco, nightclub, punk-rock hotspot. Now, this historic venue at the heart of Lancaster has been completely transformed, reopening its doors as a revolutionary cocktail lounge, wine bar and eatery. Our specialty cocktail menu is an exciting combination of experimental new drinks and classic favourites, whilst our ranges of wines and sparkling wines is carefully curated by our in-house experts. Whatever your taste, we’ll be able to find the perfect drink for you. Our food menu, featuring an enticing selection of dishes made with fresh and locally-sourced ingredients, completes the experience. Give us a call to book your table, and discover a venue like no other.
What 7 People Are Saying
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Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and very friendly staff, lovely place and food.

1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening in the Crypt Fri 26Jul 19. The service was excellent, polite very friendly staff who couldn't do enough for you. The cocktails were absolutely delicious! The food was very good, my only criticism was that 2 dishes we wanted were not available and this was early doors and would have understood if we were dining later.

Would definitely recommend this place.

1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had my 40th Birthday Party here, the staff, the room & the food were all excellent ! im so pleased we booked here and would recommend it to anyone x

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Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

We booked this venue thinking it would be a smart wine bar, with small plates of food and a good ambiance. At least the website and reviews appeared to suggest that. However, there were only 2 other customers there when we arrived, half the candles on the tables were lit and the music too loud for an empty bar. The service was just OK and the food had been reheated in the microwave. Being virtually empty on a Friday night says it all. A friend had warned us against it saying it was dingy and unpopular . Disappointing!!!

1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Went with friends just as a nice place to sit down and have some drinks after a birthday meal for my fiancée. Booked it easy enough, drinks are pricey but worth it, but best of all the staff were really accommodating and friendly. We brought a small cake to have and they took it into the back, lit the candles and brought it out singing and were really sound and cool about it, even though it was a spur of the moment thing. Definitely worth every penny and the staff just made our night.

1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a fabulous place. Felt special, had amazing food and cocktails, service was excellent. Just superb from start to finish.

1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was average and pricey. The staff were friendly and attentive but didn't tell us that we were entitled to a free bottle of wine with the three small plates as it was a mid week night so it cost us approx £15 extra. We were the only people in and had to ask them to turn the music down as it was very loud.