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The Continental prepares for 13th beer festival

One of Preston’s most popular beer festivals returns to the city in October. It will be the 13th time The Continental on South Meadow Lane, Broadgate, has thrown open its doors for the event. More than 200 beers and ciders will be on the menu. Alongside the ale there are live bands, DJs and the smokehouse BBQ flavours of The Ferret are making their way […]

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The sticky pork

Food review at a pub: The Continental

The Continental situated on the banks of the Ribble, would have you believe it is on The South Bank of the Thames judging by their website. Since opening in 2009 it has secured its place as a venue for arts, a pint of real ale (mainly at the large beer festival it holds) and has a reputation for serving decent food. I’ve visited on countless […]

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New signage planned for Plau

The Plau gin bar could open on site of historic former Friargate pub

A former Preston pub lost in the jumble of Friargate could be returned to its former glory. The Plau Beer and Gin House is the brainchild of Jeremy Rowlands and business partners. Rowlands, who is also a partner in the Continental, The Ferret and was recently involved in refurbishing the Moorbrook Inn on North Road, says the time is right for a small bar on […]

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Taking on The Big Ugly Burger at Longton’s Dolphin Inn

As it came towards me the other diners gasped. The waiter, who was delivering this beastly incarnation, held a strong smug look as if to say, “you won’t beat this….” OK, that’s not quite how it happened, but in my defence, it felt like it at the time and a number of other diners in the pub did laugh out loud and ask me what […]

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Preston Digital Archive reaches an astounding 20 million views

Flickr hosted Preston Digital Archive has now reached a staggering landmark of twenty million viewings by people from Preston and the world over. Whether the people consulting the archive are Preston residents, ex-pats or those just simply using it for the pleasure of seeing the images or for research, the number of people viewing are in their thousands every day. Preston street scenes, parks, docks, cotton mills, architecture, engineering, famous […]

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The Dog and Partridge on Friargate

Dog and Partridge pub set for revamp and new management

A Preston pub is set for a revamp and new owners as it’s been put up for let. Punch Taverns have posted the Dog and Partridge on Friargate as being available to rent for £23,000 per year. A description of the pub states: “With a reputation as a friendly city centre boozer, even for those who don’t form part of the biker/heavy metal fraternity who […]

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