This site is easier to read in landscape format on mobiles.

The Shakespeare 

96 St. Leonards Gate, Lancaster, LA1 1NN

Tel: 07855 245061


Run by Pete and Linda, the Shakespeare offers 2 single, 2 twin and 4 double rooms at prices from £35 per person per night. All rooms are ensuite.

The Shakespeare is the last survivor of a dozen inns and taverns that lined the ancient route of St Leonards Gate into the city of Lancaster. It serviced the shipyards and their associated maritime industries when Lancaster was a bustling sea port at the end of the 18thC. For the travellers and coaching services moving up and down the country a stop at Lancaster was essential until the advent of railways made a nights stop less of a necessity.  

Today The Shakespeare is a rather more sedate seven-roomed Bed and Breakfast, close to the heart of Lancaster's city centre, with The Grand Theatre just across the street, The Dukes' theatres within two minutes walk and a dozen excellent eating places within five minutes on foot.