People are very comfortable in Lancaster Lodge, one of those good, smart, comfortable lodges where you quickly find yourself feeling at home, thanks to amiable, relaxed staff and a very good level of cooking at breakfast. It may sound strange, but when John McKenna stayed here, it kind of reminded him of some campus accommodation, though there are no Jim Fitzpatrick ‘Che’ posters: just some hi-def American photographic landscapes in groovy colours, and MOMA prints.
What was campus-like about Lancaster Lodge was the laid-back feeling, the ease with which staff and guests ralxed throughout the house, because certainly the cooking has no comparison to college food. The breakfasts are correct and good – good pancakes with bacon and maple syrup; creamed scrambled egg with smoked salmon; a choice of omelettes; and the Full Irish. It’s Breakfast’s Greatest Hits, and it’s all very nicely done, much better done than one might expect at the very keen prices Lancaster charges. The location is ace, service is good, the place gleams with good housekeeping, and it’s a good call.