The Crypt

Cocktail Lounge and Eaterie

OPENING TIMES Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday 7 pm – Late (Friday, Saturday, Monday 5pm – 2am)


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.


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.


The Crypt cocktail lounge & eaterie is available to hire 7 days a week during December. Ideal for smaller and more intimate parties for small offices, businesses, organisations and even family get together’s. With a separate and private entrance and bar it can cater for groups of up to 50 people.

£24.95 pp. Includes 2 x Festive cocktails & 5 Tapas dishes or £14.95 pp. Includes 5 x Tapas dishes. No drinks. 

Book today: Call: 01524 32451

Looking for an original Christmas Gift? Crypt Cocktail Gift Vouchers are available in multiples of £10 and can be used for any drinks and/or food at the Crypt. Contact: 




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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


Pure excellence
I've visited the Crypt several times now and have always had a wonderful experience!
The bar itself exudes a warm, cosy atmosphere, and is well suited to a couple of hours of chill time after work. A particularly great place to wind up if you find yourself caught in the rain or wandering Lancaster without a specific place to go.
Their cocktail menu contains a mix of classic and experimental drinks (my favourites are the sazerac and the New York rhubarb sour) but they have accommodated any particular cocktail whim I've needed, whether that be a beautiful French martini or a gorgeous plum boulevardier! Every single member of staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and makes visiting feel special, whether that be a group visit or a solo expedition. Huge thanks to bartender Alex, who has, every single time I've visited, been so enthusiastic about cocktails that it really makes the experience memorable.
In short, will continue to visit the Crypt while in Lancaster, and would urge anyone with an interest in cocktails or anyone looking for somewhere to spend a nice evening to do the same!
Tripadvisor user - Jay Fox
June 2019
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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