The Three Mariners — the oldest pub in Lancaster — has re-opened after refurbishment by Robinsons, who acquired the pub from Mitchells in 2015.
The historic city centre listed building has been carefully restored, with Robinsons working closely with the local council and licensee Dan Taylor.
The pub, which has been in existence since the 1400s, was originally on a road called Bridge Street and was called the Carpenters Arms. All that remains of this street now is the cobbles outside the pub.
Historically, Lancaster imported sugar, cotton, rum, and mahogany, and exported furniture and general merchandise to colonies in North America and West Indies. This has been reflected in the pub’s ancient maritime theme.
The bar has 12 handpumps, and there are 10 keg beer lines. The choice of beers range from firm favourites such as Robinsons Dizzy Blonde to craft beers such as Luna Stout. Unusually, the cellar is above the pub.
Dan took on the license of the Three Mariners earlier this year, following the success of his other Robinsons pub, The Black Horse, in Preston, which was named Lancashire’s CAMRA pub of the year.
Since re-opening, the Three Mariners has been very busy, with two successful music festivals among the highlights.