The Lancaster Arms

The Lancaster Arms


0.5 miles
Station Road, Desford, LE9 9FP

Nestled in the heart of rural Leicestershire, The Lancaster Arms can be found in the village of Desford. Halfway between Leicester and the site of the historic Battle of Bosworth, Henry Tudor is reported to have rested nearby before famously defeating King Richard III. With its friendly atmosphere and great food, this traditional English pub is a popular spot with history buffs, locals and tourists alike – why not stop by and see what all the fuss is about?

Begin by ordering a drink from the bar. There’s a varied selection of wine, ale, beer and spirits available; the Leicestershire copper ale Tiger comes highly recommended, offering the perfectly balanced pint. If you fancy a snack with your drink, why not peruse the sandwiches and sticks menu? Choose from a range of classic and original fillings: the vegetarian mozzarella and tomato sandwich is perfect for a light summer bite, while the chef’s choice of tender meat could include sliced beef sirloin, Irish lamb or Goosnagh turkey.

Visiting around midday? Lemon-crumbed salmon strips and roasted root vegetables are just a couple of the tasty starters offered on the lunch menu, and mains include the rich steak and Tiger pie accompanied by your choice of mash or chips, and the chilli sourdough bread bowl. The juicy 8oz picanha rump steak is especially flavoursome too, having been matured in Himalayan salt cellars. In the evening, diners will find an even greater selection on the à la carte menu. With so many delicious meals available, you’ll find it hard to choose just one. Start with artisan crumbed macaroni and cheese or a mouth-watering spicy fire sausage before opting for the vegetarian wild mushroom penne or the classic beer-battered fish and chips. Don’t leave without sampling the desserts: just a mention of the English pear bread and butter pudding is enough to make your tummy rumble, and the dreamy, rich chocolate ice cream is sumptuous at any time of year.

At the weekend, the Sunday carvery menu provides a choice of two meats as well as all the classic trimmings and a selection of sides and sauces. An ideal re-fuel for ramblers exploring the surrounding countryside, this carvery is not to be missed.

+3The Lancaster Arms
Opening Hours:
Food Served Times:
Mon:noon-2pm, 6pm-9.30pm
Tues:noon-2pm, 6pm-9.30pm
Weds:noon-2pm, 6pm-9.30pm
Thurs:noon-2pm, 6pm-9.30pm
Fri:noon-2pm, 6pm-9.30pm
Sat:noon-2pm, 6pm-9.30pm

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