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News and information about the Friargate area of Preston, Lancashire. Friargate is a key corridor between the city centre and the university campus, home to many shops and a growing amount of student flats.

Major new hotel planned to tower over Friargate

The Caxton Hotel would be situated in Marsh Lane, just off Friargate A new hotel in Preston is due to be built alongside student flats. Derelict buildings in Marsh Lane – between Friargate and Corporation Street – would be demolished. William Caxton’s […]

2 months ago
Uptown Pony Club planned for former Friargate shop

How the new bar and co-working space would look in Friargate Pic: Studio John Bridge A new upmarket bar and restaurant is planned for Friargate. Uptown Pony Club is the latest venture from The 85 Group who also run Baluga in the Miller Arcade. With […]

3 months ago
Should the Mother and Child statue stay in St Mary’s car park?

The statue of Mother and Child, which stands in the car park on the old St Mary’s Catholic Church site is to be renovated. St Wilfrid’s Church has begun a […]

4 months ago
Hit comedy show arrives in Preston after sell-out run in London

Garry Starr aka Damien Warren-Smith Pic Joseph Till Garry Starr aka Damien Warren-Smith Pic: Joseph Till A hit comedy show that showcases every genre of performance theatre is coming to Vinyl Tap. Damien Warren-Smith’s one-man show – Garry […]

6 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Plau gin and ale bar opens in Friargate

Inside the newly opened Plau bar Pic: Blog Preston Plau bar has opened its doors in Friargate to bring four levels of gin, ale and food to the city. A […]

6 months ago
Plau Gin & Beer House finally on verge of completion

Rebecca Scott, Jeremy Rowlands and Nicola Heritage in the entrance to Plau bar Pic: Blog Preston Rebecca Scott, Jeremy Rowlands and Nicola Heritage in the entrance to Plau bar Pic: Blog Preston The opening a long-awaited gin and beer bar set for Friargate is finally coming […]

7 months ago
New pub The Northern Way has opened in Friargate

Outside of The Northern Way during opening night Pic: A Beer in Preston Outside of The Northern Way during opening night Pic: A Beer in Preston A new pub has opened in Friargate with a swanky new interior and exterior. The Northern Way […]

7 months ago
Plau gin bar confirms latest opening date

Plau bar in Friargate Plau bar in Friargate A gin and ale bar in Friargate has finally announced when it is to open. Plans for Plau were first mooted in 2014 and since then […]

7 months ago
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