The Lancaster Arms

A classic country pub for eating & drinking.

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 Summer 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.

The combination of luxury rattan garden seating for the sunshine and a Dome for cooler or inclement weather means finally you can plan that outdoor special celebration!

Each space seats up to six people with Dome UV & Ozone sterilisation between every sitting.

Located separately from the rest of the garden, our summer space hire includes:
• Luxury rattan garden tables, cushioned chairs and table umbrella
• At table ‘call for service’ cubes
• Dedicated Maitre’D & service team
• Bring your own speaker with downloaded music (in dome only)
• Night-time mood lighting

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.

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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26 reviews

  1. 10/10

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. Lovely dining experience

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. Will definitely return!

    A super experience in the dome. Will definitely return!

  10. Amazing

    Couldn’t fault it, absolutely amazing!

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. Fantastic

    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

  14. 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!

  15. Outstanding

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. Excellent

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

  19. 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!

  20. Thank you for a lovely dining experience.

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. Lovely

    The dome experience was lovely.

  24. 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.

  25. 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!!!

  26. 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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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.

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