Toll House Inn

Lancaster, Lancashire
+44 (0)1524 388313

Slap bang in vibrant Lancaster, find well-poured beers, scrumptious meals, eclectic rooms, farm breakfasts


28 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

This grand old city pub-hotel is bound to impress: high ceilings, stained-glass windows, huge Art Deco lights (yes, the originals) and ornate plasterwork abounds. And the elegant dining room with its vintage mismatch of furniture and gleaming parquet is a pleasing space from which to ponder a varied menu; locally potted shrimps, Lancashire hotpot, and steak and ale pudding all appeal. In the bar, sandwiches are packed with the likes of Lancashire cheese and chutney. Well-kept Thwaites cask beers await, and there’s a selection of wines by the glass. Contemporary bedrooms of different shapes and sizes pick up on the period mood, and are comfortable and quiet, with drenching showers and triple-glazed windows, plasma TVs, snowy white linen; one has a beautiful listed wardrobe! Breakfast is full Lancashire – the works, and delicious. In short, a lovely friendly pub-hotel, and a fine place for a spot of retail therapy, slap in the throbbing heart of historic Lancaster.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
Breakfast £8.95. Lunch from £6.95. Bar meals from £5.95. Dinner from £8.95. Sunday lunch, 2 courses, £11.95.


Nightly price
from £70
Singles from £64.
28 Doubles
From £70



A comfortable, welcoming hotel situated next to the canal. Spacious dining rooms and lovely courtyard area. The food was amazing, really good value. We stayed in a lovely clean, comfortable room overlooking the courtyard and canal. Wonderful cooked breakfast with plenty of choice. Good central location, within short walking distance of independent shops, bars, castle and priory.

Ann, Manchester

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Max Butler

  • Our grand old lady was rebuilt in 1901 housing the Corporation Arms (which later became the Farmer’s Arms) and the White Cross Hotel.
  • his was the former site of the Corporation Toll House, collecting levies from traders on their way to market in Lancaster.
  • he Inn itself has wonderfully high ceilings which make it feel light and modern. But, the period features are very much retained and can be seen everywhere from the listed staircase to servant bell hooks and stained glass windows.