The Crypt

Cocktail Lounge and Eaterie



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, and tapas restaurant. 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 ingredients imported straight from Spain, completes the experience.


Tapas Menu

Served Monday to Saturday from 1700-2200

& Monday to Saturday from 1700 to close for nibbles.



50% off Cocktails every Monday!

Exotic and classic cocktails made for you and served at your table! Plus a great selection of prosecco, wine, beers and spirits. Enjoy a night out with friends and colleagues.

Tuesday is made for Tapas

Enjoy a free tapas dish with every cocktail! Beers, wines and spirits all served at your table.

Every Tuesday we have Tapas Tuesday in The Crypt Bar.

For every cocktail you buy, we will give you a Tapas Dish from this menu

All Tuesday evening, every Tuesday.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Happy Hour in the Crypt


5.30pm – 7pm and 10pm – 11pm

Cocktail Master Classes

Do you have what it takes to be a true cocktail master?

Looking for an original and fun group event? Do you know the difference between your shaker, strainer, measure or squeezer?

If not then our dedicated and professional  bartenders will guide you through the process of each cocktail you choose in a step by step masterclass with a big helping of theatre and entertainment. 

So whether you’re an amateur bartender or just want to impress when setting up a bar at home or at work, then this is the class for you.


AVAILABLE FOR  4–12 PEOPLE MON-FRI. Lasting for approximately 60-90 minutes depending on the size of your group, our Crypt cocktail master classes are designed to be entertaining and informative as well as delicious!



Includes: Personal instruction and demonstrations/Produce 3 x cocktails of your choice from selected range/Nibbles/Certificate of attendance & mastery/Discount voucher for further visit/Free entry into the Crypt Cocktail Club newsletter with exclusive offers, cocktail news and promotions etc.

Package 2, as above but with shared platters of delicious tapas

Click the Masterclass Image to the left and see exactly what you get when you sign up for the Masterclass.

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The Crypt Drinks Menu, Royal Kings Arms Hotel Lancaster;


The Crypt Cocktails Menu, Royal Kings Arms Hotel Lancaster;


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

Music in The Crypt!


Delicious cocktails, tasty tapas!

Free tapas with a cocktail... had a couple more tapas dishes too. Lovely staff and really beautiful cocktail. Very comfortable.
DebsGYorkshire - Tripadvisor
January 2020
Amazing cocktails, tapas and service!!!
I visited the crypt for an engagement party with a group of 12 friends. All of the staff went above and beyond for our group and the service was excellent. I cannot thank Danielle enough for organising a private area for us along with balloons and personalised menus and cocktails for my party.
The food was amazing, we had a variety of tapas for the tables and everyone commented how good it was including the presentation. All of the staff were friendly and the service was fast considering we were a large group ordering a lot of cocktails continuously.
I would highly recommend this place for good food cocktails and service and a great place to go with friends.
Once again thank you so much to Danielle for arranging it all for me and making it special, it was a first time visiting the crypt for quite a few of us and due to having such a good evening everyone said they will definitely be back.
Tripadvisor user - eac0905
September 2019


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