The Dalton Restaurant

In Thurnham hall lancaster

About Thurnham

Dating all the way back to the 13th Century the Thurnham Hall estate, inherited by the Dalton Family in the 15th Century from their ancestors de Thurnhams, sits in the hamlet of Thurnham bound by the Lancaster Canal and surrounded by the picturesque scenery of Lancaster’s moorlands, fells and rolling hills. 


With over 600 years of history the Thurnham Hall estate has stood magnificently throughout the Tudor, Elizabethan and Jacobean periods and, to this day, exudes elegance and has reflections of these moments in history everywhere you look. 


From the Gothic windows introduced by John Dalton with his coat of arms displayed beautifully in the glass, to the Jacobean Great Hall and the exposed Tudor beams throughout the building, each integral part of Thurnham Hall’s structure can be traced back to these specific time periods. Thurnham Hall even boasts its own private chapel built by Elizabeth Dalton, the Lady of the Manor for 24 years, out of loyalty to her family’s Catholic faith. 


With the death of William Augustus Dalton, Thurnham hall seemed to deteriorate slowly and World War Two brought even further concern that this building would become lost in history as so many of its kind. That is until the early 1970’s when Thurnham Hall was purchased and restored to its former glory by Mr and Mrs Crabtree along with their son David. Even after a fire that swept through a large area of the house leaving it needing to be completely rebuilt, Mr Crabtree has managed to create a perfect restoration of the original Manor as built by John Dalton – seven centuries of architecture brought together 

Our Restaurant opening hours are

Breakfast served from 8:00 daily

Food served ALL DAY

Sunday-Wednesday: 08:00-20:00 (Last Booking)

Thursday-Saturday: 08:00-21:00 (Last Booking)

(Walk ins welcome)

Our Bar opening hours are

Sunday-Wednesday 08:00-22:00 (Last orders 21:00 for closure at 22:00)

Thursday-Saturday 08:00-23:00 (Last orders 22:30 for closure at 23:00)

catering at THURNHAM

The beautiful home of our Dalton Room Restaurant is located in the historical Thurnham Hall by Diamond Resorts. Along with its extensive history, this building has been lovingly restored to a very high standard with many of the building’s original features still in place.

With large open fireplaces throughout and the original chapel being one of our restaurant rooms, Thurnham Hall really does transport you back to an era of high class and our menu has been created to mirror this. With a fine dining menu as well as a high end restaurant menu you can always find something to take your fancy for an affordable price.

We also have a specific menu designed to keep your little ones happy too! 


our restaurant

With three different and spacious restaurant rooms as well as using the chapel for our fine dining evenings, this is one of our larger restaurant venues that can seat a total of 60 across our restaurant rooms.

We are also able to cater for more by turning our bar area into a smaller restaurant room for those extra numbers. 

Our bar area is spacious for all and all of our wines, spirits, beers and ales have been chosen specifically by our Diamond Resorts members to ensure that only the very best is behind there for you. Not only this but we have a variety of soft drinks and coffees available for you to try as well.

By working in partnership with Marstons Brewery, we are able to bring these to you at the best price possible.

our menus

Our menus are all seasonal and are created by our talented chefs based on the needs of our clients with their own twist of course.

Thurnham Hall is the perfect location to hold any outdoor celebration whether that be a milestone birthday or an outdoor wedding ceremony so for these extra special moments, we can create a bespoke menu that is specifically designed for you and your guests.

These can be high end or as simple as a finger buffet – the choice is yours. You will work directly with our executive chef and team to create the perfect menu for your event.  

Sunday roasts

No matter which of our restaurants you choose to join us at, we provide you with the same standard of traditional British cooking. Our most popular dish by far has to be our traditional Sunday Roasts; with your choice of beef, pork, chicken or one of our vegetarian dishes with all of your favourite trimmings and a huge homemade Yorkshire Pudding to finish it off!

Available within our restaurants or delivery, what could be better?  

Childrens menu

Our children’s menu is filled with their favourite foods from sausage, mash and gravy to chicken goujons, chips and beans but with our menu, you can be safe in the knowledge that everything is homemade fresh everyday from the best quality locally sourced ingredients. Not only that but our children’s menu comes with fresh vegetables with each of their meals.

If your children want to be a bit more like mum and dad, we can also offer any of our regular menu dishes in a smaller portion for them to try out. Come and join us and treat your entire family!

the bar

Our partnership with Marston’s Brewery means that you get the very best quality beers, wines and ales all for the very best price!

Our wine menu at Thurnham Hall has been created by our members and guests themselves. How you may ask? We run regular wine, beer and spirits tasting events throughout the year to ensure that all of the drinks behind our beautiful bar are tailored specifically to you!

From the Argentinian Alta Vista ‘Vive’ Malbec (red) to your New Zealand Nika Tiki Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and everything in between. We even have a selection of the very best Ports for you to choose from so why not come along for an evening of dining or just to experience the bar itself!

Our stunning bar area within Thurnham Hall is a testament to the beauty of the building itself with features that echo the 17th Century and a warm, inviting space for you to sit and unwind.   



While Thurnham Hall boasts a truly stunning interior, the grounds surrounding the building make for the very best backdrop for your events. With a water feature at the very front of the building to welcome you and wide open spaces around with a pond towards the rear of the building, your event at Thurnham Hall will provide you with the very best photos.

Whether it takes place during the summer or even during the winter, you and your guests will be able to enjoy the day/evening to the very fullest.

For information regarding booking larger events such as wedding receptions or birthdays you can contact a member of our team who will be able to arrange for you to come and visit us, have a look around and discuss everything with you.

We can create a menu specifically for you and your guests as well as decorate the venue/outdoor space to suit your own style.


With Thurnham Hall’s history, stunning backdrops and the perfect menu with drinks to compliment it why not come along and join us? Treat your family and friends to an evening out at our stunning venue and call us now to avoid disappointment! To book simply call us on 01524 751 766  Ext 2 for bar and restaurant.

find us:

Thurnham Hall is situated in the beautiful countryside between Lancaster and the Glasson Dock area.

When driving you should follow the signs to RLI (Royal Lancaster Infirmary) and continue past this. Continue to follow the A588 down towards Glasson Dock passing ‘The Stork Pub’ and ‘The Mill at Conder Green’. As you continue down this road you will drive into a very small village with ‘Moss Lane’ on your left hand side.

Directly after this lane there is a small turning to your right; follow this and you will see the glory of Thurnham Hall appear just above the incline. Continuing on this road, you will reach the car park for Thurnham Hall.

Thurnham Hall, Thurnham, Nr. Lancaster, LA2 0DT

Tel: 01524 751766

"Fantastic Job.”

Providing Christmas dinner for the homeless at the Trimpell. All food was cooked and served beautifully. Everyone had a great day. Well done the amazing team
Emma McCoy