The Lancaster Arms
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.
Dome dining at The Lancaster Arms
The Winter Dine at Dome experience is your own, all weather private hire space in the great British outdoors. Perfect for birthday celebrations, anniversaries and private dining.
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.
Gluten Free Dishes Available
Ambient / Fairy Lights
Play Your Own Music
Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Dishes Available
Ambient / Fairy Lights
Play Your Own Music
Absolutely amazing dome experience, superb food and service too. Would highly reccomend to anyone
Will definitely go again
Lovely setting for a cosy romantic evening with our own music( on iPhones) food was fabulous!
I loved the set up but the food wasn’t great for me
We dined in a dome on Christmas Eve, perfect for our family of 6 adults, baby in a push chair and two dogs. We had all the space we required and didn’t get under any other customers feet. Lovely thank you
The dome was lovely, Louis our water was fantastic. Food was all
tasty although 1 out of 5 steaks ordered wasn’t the best, the other 4 were
delicious , would definitely go again.
Beautiful venue, booked the dome for a bday. Amazing service,
friendly staff. Food was lush, dome was superb!
Thanks to Sharon & Louis for the great hospitality.
Beautiful venue with amazing food!
I hired a igloo, there was one other that was hired. They’re located away from the main garden ensuring a peaceful experience.
Service was wonderful couldn’t fault the venue, staff or food!
Absolutely loved the “dome “ experience, was just what we
needed for me and my partner
Beautiful setting but lacking menu
The setting both in the dome and the restaurant was stunning.
Drinks were fine, but the menu had a massive lack of choice and we felt it
fell short of the standrd of setting and the prices. There was nothing
different, higher end or exciting and we struggled to decide on what to eat.
The food when arrived was okay if not too greasy, but again, I could walk
into any chain pub and get the same meals for half that cost. I feel a shake
up on the menus and food choices would really help alongside something a
little more unique. It would give this beautiful place the wow factor.
We will certainly return
We had such a lovely lunch at the Lancaster Arms in one of the
Domes. Our waitress (Karen I think) was so friendly and attentive. The food
was amazing and plentiful. It was very quiet when we went – which we didn’t
mind – although we were told it’s usually a lot busier… but it was
jubilee weekend. We will certainly return – probably in the evening when the
lights would be on in the lovely garden.
Had a really lovely time in the dome
Food and service was really good nothing was to much trouble very helpful,
would recommend booking the dome late evening in the hot weather in order to
be able to get the full use of it as the air fan wasn’t that effective if
very hot and it would be to hot to fully enjoy . we were very fortunate and
got the timing and weather spot on .
Will definitely return .
Price and menu
Be nice if you put
Menu and prices on
Great service, average food
Experience at the pod was very good, more then i expected, table service was lovely the young lady serving us was brilliant! Food very average a shame and not much to choose from.
Booked for our Anniversary meal, having never visited before, and so glad that we did! Great service, lovely private dining in the dome and one of the best meals we’ve ever had!
We WILL be back ! ( so long as they don’t mind hearing us warbling along to some awful tunes again).
We had the BEST night! There gin terrace and domes were so beautiful! The food was incredible!!! And the service was second to none. From making the booking (they were incredibly helpful) to The waiting staff who put up with us singing to all of our fav cheesy songs and even got roped in to dance with us! They were great sports and really made our night.
Would we 100% recommend for a cosie night with amazing food or for a the perfect setting for a giggle and evening with friends !
From Jen and the school mums
The dome was really lovely. Cosy, comfy with good service. The
only slight negetive I would say was that the food portions were huge so we
had a lot of waste
What a fantastic Sunday lunch
We celebrated my 50th with family in a pod in the garden.
The food was delicious, plentiful and there was plenty of choice. Service was
great; friendly and professional.
The pods are really warm, and well decorated.
Our only c suggestion
Would be that the chef makes their own stuffing for Sunday lunch. Everything
else tasted home made.
AN ENCHANTING EVENING
A wonderfull winters venue, space age capsuals cocoon you from the elements with heating table service and good food .
Definitely recommended !
Overall an amazing experience, dining in a pod as the wind and rain lashed outside ! Great service and great food.
Can’t wait to visit again!
“We came woth family to celebrate my birthday everything
Thank you for a lovely experience and keep up the good work!
Gabby served us and she was so friendly and nice. The food, service and staff were so kind and nothing was too much for them- from clearing the endless amount of empty glasses and bringing lots of roast potatoes!
It was all amazing
Couldn’t fault a thing!
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.
We had a lovely evening. Staff were friendly and attentive.
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.
Food was spot on and we had a great night in the dome, will
definitely be coming back
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!
Excellent evening, highly recommend
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.
We had a nice evening food was amazing & the dome nice and private, service was 10/10
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.
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
The dome was absolutely beautiful and was a great first meal out as husband and wife for us. The staff were great, very attentive!
Lovely dining experience
Really beautiful dome and we had lovely dining experience. The atmosphere was really relaxed and we really enjoyed the food.
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.
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.
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.
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
Will definitely return!
A super experience in the dome. Will definitely return!
Couldn’t fault it, absolutely amazing!
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!
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.
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!
Absolutely outstanding, food, drinks and service was excellent, you must book when we come out of lockdown.
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.
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
Excellent experience booking the dome, have booked again. Highly recommend.
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!
Thank you for a lovely dining experience.
Great food, great service and it’s great how Ian and the team have developed the place!
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.
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.
The dome experience was lovely.
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.
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!!!
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!