The Lancaster Arms

A classic country pub for eating & drinking.

Festive season bookings
Dear Guests,

The festive period (24/11/2021 – 01/01/2022) is the season’s peak and demands perfect planning from the restaurants. Therefore the hire fees are non-refundable. A reservation can be rescheduled (once), provided it is made 72 hours before the event. We appreciate your understanding.

If the restaurant is closed due to COVID restrictions, the deposit will be refunded in full.

The home of great beer and fine, earthy, freshly prepared food in a classic old English country pub & restaurant. ‘Let us eat and drink as friends’.

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Located in the pretty village of Desford in Leicestershire, on the King Richard III tourist trail, The Lancaster Arms and the new brand with Richard’s boar honour both sides of the nearby Battle of Bosworth site.

Menu is made from some of the world’s finest ingredients, from Himalayan salt aged red meat to our artisan bread and sourced locally when possible.

Dine at Dome @ The Lancaster Arms
The Winter Dine at Dome experience is your own, all weather private hire space in the great British outdoors. Now you can enjoy the security of connected indoor and outdoor space for your special occasion.

Located separately from the rest of the garden, our winter space hire includes:
• Dedicated Maitre’D & service team
• Play your own music. Domes equipped with bluetooth speaker, that can be paired with your device
• Night-time mood lighting

About the Area
Located on the western outskirts of Leicester, just east of the village of Desford. The Lancaster Arms quite easily reached by anyone travelling on the M1, just exit towards A46, follow Ratby Ln. and Desford Rd. west.

Heating

Air Purification

Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly

Gluten Free Dishes Available

Parking Available

Countryside Location

Kids Menu

High Chair

Ambient / Fairy Lights

Play Your Own Music

Your private dome hire 
✅ Please note that the dome booking fee only covers private hire of your dome, it does not include the cost of any food or drink.

Booking cancellations & refund
✅ Get a full refund of the dome booking fee if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to the start of your reservation. All you need is to click ‘Cancel booking’ button below the booking calendar and provide your 7 digit booking number. (Does not apply to bookings made for dates between 24/11/2021 – 01/01/2022).

Support
✅ Have questions about the Dine at Dome concept, dome booking fees or need help making your dome booking? Get in touch via email

Station Road, Leicester
Leicester LE9 9FP England GB
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33 reviews

  1. We look forward to visiting the lancaster arms again!

    Mike and the staff (all of the staff) really made our night with the impeccible service they offered us. The food was very quick to come out, beautifully presented and tasted as good as it looked.

  2. Lovely evening

    We had a lovely evening. Staff were friendly and attentive.

  3. Brilliant!

    I was so impressed with the evening that I couldn’t wait to
    tell all my friends and family. We had booked this experience to mark a
    special occasion and we could not fault it. Even though the food was tapas
    style it was worth it because you can tell all the produce is locally sourced
    and the staff really do put their all into making your experience the best.
    Well done The Lancaster Arms – you’ve done brilliantly!!! The domes are
    such a good idea. Thank you for a great evening and many more to come.

  4. Great night

    Food was spot on and we had a great night in the dome, will
    definitely be coming back

  5. Fantastic!

    We booked the dine at the dome which was fantastic! The service
    was impeccable and Mike was amazing, great personality which made our meal!
    We had the executive sunday roast with lamb and all the trimmings, the
    portions were extremely generous and the meat was cooked to perfection! I
    would highly recommend the Lancaster arms!

  6. Highly recommend

    Excellent evening, highly recommend

  7. Almost perfect

    All 100%. Staff were very helpful. Only thing that should be
    mentioned is to bring your own speaker for the dome as I was under the
    impression that you supplied them. But that is the only thing that I could
    say that I was disappointed with.

  8. 10/10

    We had a nice evening food was amazing & the dome nice and private, service was 10/10

  9. Definitely will return

    A lovely family Sunday lunch in one of your domes. (Would have liked it to rain though to add to experience) will return.

  10. Outstanding

    Felt like we were in a magical garden! You have put amazing measures into place to keep your business up and running and the service we received was outstanding. Thank you

  11. Beautiful

    The dome was absolutely beautiful and was a great first meal out as husband and wife for us. The staff were great, very attentive!

  12. Lovely dining experience

    Really beautiful dome and we had lovely dining experience. The atmosphere was really relaxed and we really enjoyed the food.

  13. We were very happy

    We were very happy & comfortable in our Dome. It took a while for our dinner to come, but on the whole we enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you.

  14. Delicious!

    Food was excellent, however it wasn’t clear when we arrived
    that the food was tapas style, we were expecting full size meals, however
    it was delicious! The baby highchair hadn’t been cleaned from previous use,
    so I had to clean it myself with wipes for my baby to use.

  15. Great for Father’s Day

    What a fantastic experience for Father’s Day. We’ve never been before, loved the dome and the food was amazing, fantastic staff and a fabulous customer experience, we will be back with friends.

  16. Had a fantastic night

    Had a fantastic night will definitely be going back looking to book a dome again especially in December we were in the VIP area food was great taste and hot waitress was very helpful and pleasant and quick service maitre d’ was attentive but not over bearing so you could relax have recommended to all my friends

  17. Will definitely return!

    A super experience in the dome. Will definitely return!

  18. Amazing

    Couldn’t fault it, absolutely amazing!

  19. Fabulous time

    We had a fabulous time firstly on the terrace for a drink which makes you feel like you’re abroad and secondly in the dome for dinner which was such a unique experience and perfect for our anniversary meal, food was delicious!

  20. Super!

    Visited today & had a dome. Very good staff, all needs catered for. Fantastic roast platter. Beautifully cooked meats. Great pint! Loved it & would recommend to all.

  21. Lovely birthday

    Had a lovely evening celebrating my birthday.
    Food, service and venue all amazing. Such a lovely setting outside! Only slight niggle would be the menus are slightly confusing!

  22. Outstanding

    Absolutely outstanding, food, drinks and service was excellent, you must book when we come out of lockdown.

  23. Would definitely book again

    The terrace, dome, seating area outside of dome and ambience were all fantastic. Menu was quite limited and too carb heavy, but what we did have was cooked beautifully, very fresh and tasty.

  24. Would definitely come again

    Lovely vibe and fantastic service given by the host Ollie. He made us feel welcome and recommended things off the new menu. Would recommend this place and would definitely come again

  25. Excellent

    Excellent experience booking the dome, have booked again. Highly recommend.

  26. We will be back!

    What a wonderful evening. We sat on the garden terrace and were looked after so well from the welcome to the service and farewell. The weather was dry but cold so the heater and the blankets were really welcome. Cocktails, delicious tasty hot tapas style hot food and lovely desserts followed. We enjoyed 4 hours in a beautiful and very comfortable atmosphere and really felt a sense of normality after a long lockdown. Thank you to Ian and his team for making our evening so special. We will be back!

  27. Thank you for a lovely dining experience.

    Great food, great service and it’s great how Ian and the team have developed the place!

  28. Loved our evening in one of the domes

    Absolutely loved our evening in one of the domes, customer service was great and everyone was really friendly. Will definitely be back soon.

  29. Great way to start coming out of lockdown

    What a way to start coming out of lockdown , Dome at The Lancaster Arms . So good we’ve booked again . Service , cleanliness, everything just spot on . Highly recommend.

  30. Lovely

    The dome experience was lovely.

  31. Great job with the new garden

    What a great job the Lancaster Arms have done with their garden and Gin Terrace – it was a super experience and will, I am sure, be the first of many.

  32. Perfect date night

    We visited one of the Domes Friday it made a perfect date night with my husband. A really romantic setting cosy, peaceful and warm. The food & service was excellent. Definitely will be booking again!!!

  33. Fabulous!

    Opening weekend for the globes at The Lancaster Arms in the village I live and booked one for my daughter Lana’s birthday. Was a lovely surprise for her and she absolutely loved it. Ollie was our host and couldn’t do enough for us so we didn’t need to use the walker talkie to request anything. Lovely and warm in there and a fabulous Sunday roast sharing board. Great experience thank you Ollie!

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Festive season bookings
✅ The festive period (24/11/2021 – 01/01/2022) is the season’s peak and demands perfect planning from the restaurants. Therefore the hire fees are non-refundable. A reservation can be rescheduled (once), provided it is made 72 hours before the event. We appreciate your understanding.

If the restaurant is closed due to COVID restrictions, the deposit will be refunded in full.

Your private dome hire 
✅ Please note that the dome booking fee only covers private hire of your dome, it does not include the cost of any food or drink.

Booking duration
✅ All bookings are for 2.5 hours

Booking cancellations & refund
✅ Get a full refund of the dome booking fee if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to the start of your reservation. All you need is to click ‘Cancel booking’ button below the booking calendar and provide your 7 digit booking number. (Does not apply to bookings made for dates between 24/11/2021 – 01/01/2022).

Support
✅ Have questions about the Dine at Dome concept, dome booking fees or need help making your dome booking? Get in touch via email