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Quarry Rd, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 4XT
01524 33999

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mapThe White Cross is situated in a refurbished cotton mill warehouse which was part of the old Storey’s Cotton Mill that was built next to Lancaster’s main canal.

An original stone white cross was found just two hundred meters away, near where the current bridge on South Road crosses the canal. You can see it on the earliest map of Lancaster by Speed in 1611. Visitors stopped and gave thanks having arrived safely from their journeys across Lancashire. They most likely stopped for refreshment and food for sustenance before going about their business in the city.

Storey’s Mill as built in from 1854 to 1880 and the building that is now used as our pub and restaurant used to store raw materials to make oilcloth,  linoleum, and other chemical produce that contributed to Lancaster’s wealth and fame for being one of the North’s most lucrative industrial areas.

in 1987, a large renovation of the Storey’s Mill area helped turn the former industrial boundary into what it is today. The reconstruction of the warehouse enabled the building to be used as a pub, and our team took it over in 2004.
We are a small independent team who have grown our business from the bottom up,  by looking after our loyal customer base and providing them with famed food and ale. We use local products where ever we can. For instance, our meat comes from the Vale of Lune and the hills of the Cumbria, our vegetables from the plains of South Lancashire and our fish from Fleetwood. Over 80% of our ales ( up to 20 different rotating beers each week) all come from breweries less than 40 miles away.

The most important part of our business is our customers. Most of our team have been with the business for a number of years and we pride ourselves on giving a warm welcome and the best personal service. We hope you enjoy the White Cross and please let us know what you think. Should you have any comments about what you like or what we might be able to improve, please use the comment submission form on the left.

The White Cross Team

For wheelchair access please head through the adjacent adult college car park where you will find our rear entrance.