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.

This city centre café is the latest to close down

Beautiful Planet has closed its doors. Credit: Beautiful Planet One of the most recognisable cafes in Preston closed down last weekend (July 22). Beautiful Planet, a vegetarian cafe in Friargate, […]

4 weeks ago
Macs Bar is re-opening under new management

Macs bar remains closed Macs bar in Friargate is soon to re-open under new management. The bar will open its doors again on Saturday 29 July. The bar had its closing party on 28 May 2017. […]

1 month ago
Spice of Bengal in Friargate has shut down

Spice of Bengal has the sign removed Spice of Bengal has the sign removed One of Preston’s oldest Indian restaurants has closed its doors for the last time. Spice of Bengal, which dates back more than 40 […]

1 month ago
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 […]

6 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

6 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 […]

7 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 […]

9 months ago
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 […]

9 months ago
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