Great Country Pub Lunch
A short drive from Lancaster towards Glasson Dock will bring you to the Stork Pub at Conder Green.
The pub dates back to at least 1660, and it has certainly flourished under a number of names for over 300 years. It takes its present name from the storks that appeared on the family crest of the Starkie family that took over the local estate at the end of the 19th century.
This is a gem of a country pub that serves a good selection of real ale and food. In fine weather you can sit outside the front or in the sunny beer garden to the rear.
It does get busy at weekends, but food is served all day on Sunday.
After a pint you can head off down the lane to the Lune Estuary coastal footpath for a walk if your feeling energetic.
This Inn appears in both The Good Beer Guide and The Good Pub Guide.
Lancaster - close to Mountain, Moor and Sea
My wife and I have a soft spot for this place - we both met and fell for each other while students studying at St Martin's College. I lived here for three years and my wife stopped on for an extra year to do teacher training, so we do feel qualified to talk about the place. Having said that, there might also be a touch of rosy tinted specs in our memories of old Lanky.
On a recent visit we were surprised to see how much new build there had been. The City still has the energy and buzz of a place home to a very large student population. On the down side, it is sad to see so many of the traditional pubs having a trendy makeover, complete with snazzy new name, gaudy signs and special offers.
The place has a lot going for it. To start, there's the location.
There is great variety, whether it's a trip to the port village of Glasson Dock, the Moors of Clougha Pike or a short trip to the Lakes or Yorkshire Dales.
The Ashton Memorial
Canal boat Trip & canal side walks
Some great pubs e.g. The Water Witch Pub
St George's Quay
The Stork pub Conder Green
Local Villages (Wray, Wennigton etc)
The Lune Valley
(I'll be adding tips for all these when I get a moment)
"Web site resources"
For some comprehensive info on the lancaster area, the best site is: