Duck liver & Cointreau pate with onion marmalade  £6.75

House cured salmon with pickled cucumber & sweet dill mustard sauce £7.25

Prawn & hot house smoked salmon cocktail £7.75

Goats cheese & garden herb terrine with poached pear & red wine prunes £6.45

Smoked mackerel terrine with malt whisky, beetroot & horseradish £6.95

Grilled black pudding, celeriac coleslaw, cured ham, apple puree & brown sauce £6.50

Main Courses

Salmon fillet, buttered crushed potatoes, tomato, shallot & tarragon dressing £15.75

Slow cooked Goosnargh duck, creamy mashed potato, red wine soaked prunes & duck gravy £16.00

Fillet of aged Lancashire beef, hand cut chips, roast tomatoes & creamy peppercorn sauce £25.00


Roast chump of lancashie lamb, crushed potatoes, confit tomatoes & sherry sauce £18.00

Mushroom risotto with asparagus & Lancashire cheese £12.95

Higginson’s pork & leek sausages, black pudding, mustard mashed potato & onion gravy £12.75

Roast Goosnargh chicken breast, mashed potato, dry cured bacon, creamy mixed mushroom sauce & garden herbs £15.75

Bay Horse gift vouchers available to purchase, please ask at the bar.


All gratuities go directly to our staff in full at the end of each month.

10% service charge for parties of eight or more.

Please make us aware of any allergies you may hav

carol rawnsley

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We ate at the bay horse inn today for Sunday lunch and can say it was the best restaurant we have found around the Lancaster University area. One thing we have struggled with since vistiing my son since October is decent pub food – The Bay Horse Inn excelled the portions were very generous, staff very friendly all round v. good.

Lancashire food lover

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I love the food at the Bay Horse and we are hoping to have a family get together there in the next month or so. My only problem is that, of a party of 10, 3 are vegetarians and despite the Field Mushrooms being very good they have had them about four times now, and there is also no vegetarian starter that I can see on the online menu.

It would be great if there could be another vegetarian starter and main option and then I could persuade my veggie friends to accompany more often (which would be a good thing!) I recently visited Northcote Manor and was startled by the way in which they have embraced vegetarian cuisine, not as a peripheral thing but as something that would even attract a carnivore such as me.

The Herb garden looks very nice and please keep up the good work!

Faye Williams

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I spent another Birthday lunch at the Bay Horse Inn. The food was outstanding as usual and the staff as polite and courteous as ever. This is my favourite place to eat in all of Lancashire as it’s so consistant. I’ve never had a bad meal here and the food is so fresh. The wine is always heaven and I love the fact that the pub is so beautiful in Summer and so cosy in Winter. We’ll be back soon for another family birthday and I’m counting down the days!

Very Fussy Eaters

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Had yet another truly fab meal at The Bay Horse on Friday evening. It was our son’s birthday, who is in his fourth year at Lancaster Uni. We found it purely by chance about three years ago and it’s by far the best restaurant we’ve tried around the University area. We love it not only for the excellent food, but for the warm and friendly welcome. The food speaks for itself and is really special but it’s all done in a very relaxed atmosphere, not at all ‘stuffy’. Our son finishes at Lancaster this Summer but we will definitely continue to travel from Bury to The Bay Horse for special occasion meals.

Hello Craig,
My wife and I called for lunch at The Bayhorse last Tuesday on our way north for a stay in the Lakes.
The meal was really excellent and more than bore out the recommendations in various guides.
Between courses we were doing a crossword and, on leaving, I left a rather good pen behind.
When, having reached our destination, I realised my loss I phoned The Bayhorse and was mightily relieved to be told that it had been found and that it would be kept safely until I could collect it on our way south.
And this I did.
So – two thankyous to you and your staff: one for the first class meal, and the second for finding and looking after the pen.
I am most grateful.
We very much look forward to our next visit to The Bayhorse and shall certainly be recommending it to family and friends.
Kind regards and all good wishes,
Alan Dickinson

Went last night with the family for a birthday/anniversary and last meal together before our eldest heads off for university. We had a fantastic meal and can’t wait to come back.

Went for a drive today and decided to lunch out found the Bay Horse, fabulous starters the scallops suberb, the rabbit so so tasty, the lemon sole was huge, and the fish pie amazing, how we found room for pudding, we did and they were wonderful all washed down with a glass of champers a truly delicious lunch.

Christian Mcmean

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Been here many times but have never took the time to say how absolutely marvelous this place is.The food and service are sublime… the surroundings are lovely and relaxing.One of Lancashires finest gems…going again today.