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.

Movie-themed coffee house could come to Preston

A young entrepreneur is hoping a fundraising campaign will enable her to bring a unique coffee house and diner to Preston. Jessica Carol intends to establish a movie themed restaurant, The […]

4 months ago
Lamb and Packet pub has been sold

The Lamb and Packet no longer has a sign Pic: Tony Worrall The Lamb and Packet no longer has a sign Pic: Tony Worrall A Preston drinking institution has been sold to the university. Brewery Thwaites have revealed the Lamb and Packet […]

4 months ago
Here’s how the new Adelphi roundabout is due to work

The Adelphi roundabout as it is now Pic: Andy Squire One of the main roundabouts in Preston is to change beyond all recognition. Adelphi roundabout – to be renamed Adelphi Square – is to see up to £60million spent on changing […]

5 months ago
Plau gin bar in Friargate is going to be larger than first planned

New signage planned for Plau A gin bar which is being created in Friargate won’t open until 2017 – because it’s due to become larger. Plau craft gin and beer bar is being restored on […]

7 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Indian street food cafe wants to open in Preston

Chaiiwala has become popular in the Midlands An Indian street food restaurant is eyeing up opening in Preston. Chaiiwala has expanded rapidly in the Midlands and is now branching out to the north. On the menu alongside […]

7 months ago
Scaffolding comes off new Plau gin bar

Plau is revealed after months of work A long-awaited gin bar has unveiled its restored frontage in Friargate. Plau bar – close to Roper Hall – has been the subject of a major restoration project. Now owned […]

8 months ago
Inside luxury student flats at Friargate Court

A living room in the flats This is the luxury accommodation students at Preston could be living in as a new giant block of flats opens. Friargate Court has 244-hotel style studio rooms and is pitching […]

8 months ago
Lamb and Packet pub is on the market

The Lamb and Packet stands at the end of Friargate Pic: George D Thompson A landmark Preston pub is set to be sold by its Lancashire brewery owners. Thwaites has placed the Lamb and Packet pub on the market. The Blackburn-based operation currently runs […]

9 months ago
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