The Crypt

Cocktail Lounge and Eaterie

OPENING TIMES Sunday – Thursday 7 pm – Late ( Friday & Saturday 5 pm – 2 am)


Hidden away beneath the luxurious halls of the Royal Kings Arms hotel, the Crypt has led many lives – disco, nightclub, punk-rock hotspot. Now, this historic venue at the heart of Lancaster has been completely transformed, reopening its doors as a revolutionary cocktail lounge, wine bar and eatery. Our specialty cocktail menu is an exciting combination of experimental new drinks and classic favourites, whilst our ranges of wines and sparkling wines is carefully curated by our in-house experts. Whatever your taste, we’ll be able to find the perfect drink for you. Our food menu, featuring an enticing selection of dishes made with fresh and locally-sourced ingredients, completes the experience. Give us a call to book your table, and discover a venue like no other.

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Cocktail Of The Month

The Crypt Cocktail Of The Month

The Ginger & Chilli Margarita is The Crypt’s spiced-up take on the classic tequila cocktail. In addition to fresh ginger juice, we also flavour this powerful drink with our in-house chilli infusion - just one of the wide range of naturally flavoured syrups we make ourselves at the Crypt. After infusing our sugar syrup with fresh chillies in a sous-vide for a period of several hours, we then slow-dry the produce to create candied chillies which are served alongside the margarita to add an extra kick of spice to the experience!

3 Amazing Cocktail & Food Offers from the Crypt

Choose from 3 delicious cocktail/champagne/prosecco and selected tapas offers. The best cocktail mixing bar staff plus table waiter/waitress service Relaxed and intimate surroundings ideal for small groups, friends & couples

Crypt People, Royal Kings Arms Hotel, Lancaster
Fabulous service, great atmosphere, inventive/stunning cocktails and the decor was incredible. Absolutely loved this place and would highly recommend!
Janice, Kidderminster
February 2019


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