The new Preston Market Hall opened this morning – and there simply wasn’t enough room in our bellies to try everything.Advertisement
Hundreds turned up to see the new home for the traders old and new.
Below we have our pictures from today, captured by Paul Melling, of the traders on offer.
A number of traders are not pictured – including Cherry Pie, Momoz, and a number of others – but it should be noted that not all the traders are yet ready to open for business.
More: Hundreds flock as new Market Hall opens for the first time
Priest Town Brewing
You can see the complete range of Priest Town Brewing tipples below.
PTB is Preston’s own craft brewery based out of Ribbleton (hence the name of the PR2 IPA).
Redmans of Preston
Cooked meats and hot sandwiches are available from Redman’s of Preston.
They make the move over from the original market, they also sell jams and chutneys from their stand.
Brew + Bake
Completely new to the markets and potentially the first thing you’ll see as you go through the doors.
They sell freshly ground coffee, gourmet artisan sandwiches and home-baked cakes.
These guys are promising restaurant-quality soups on your lunch break (or otherwise).
More: Preston’s first box market traders confirmed
Expect six different types of soup daily as they aim to provide a healthier type of fast food.
Pickles of Preston
Another trader brought over from the old market, Pickles of Preston are well-established in the city at this point.
Mrs Bridges pickles, incredible cheese boards and plenty more on offer. And eggs, lots of eggs.
Clarke & Sons
Clarke & Sons has been providing high quality meat for over 100 years now.
Quite the achievement.
Apart from the fact that one of their employees won Britain’s Sexiest Butcher in 2016, Adrian Livesey has over 15 years of experience on these markets.
More: Why we must use it or lose it with Preston’s markets
A real stalwart of Preston, expect it to become a favourite for many.
Not merely a specialist sourdough bakery, but one making their home in Preston for the very first time.
We tried some too, and it was great, but even better is the faith they’ve placed in our markets by coming here.
It wouldn’t be a market without a fruit and veg stand, and Superveg make the short trip from the old market.
High-quality fruit and vegetables – simple but effective.
Old school sweets make their home at Sugar Rush.
More: Guild Ale House to open new bar in markets
They also operate as a candy cart for hire for events, but if you just want to grab some while collecting your shopping, this is the place.
Mark William’s Fishmonger
And you need fish too, at any market. Mark Williams has been in the industry for over four decades and took over this business in 1981.
Most of it is sourced from the Cornish Coast and he also takes requests made in good time.