The Scarletts performing at The Ferret

Last Band Standing Semi-Finals to take place tonight

The semi-finals of Last Banding Standing will take place tonight at The Ferret in Preston. The Last Band Standing event was set up by popular Preston music venue The Ferret in September 2014. This is The Ferret’s first band tournament; it’s purpose being to find “the next big thing.” Aside from the title of ‘The Ferret’s Last Band Standing,’ the winners of the competition are set […]

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Harry's Bar is having the finishing touches put to it Pic: Tony Worrall

Harry’s Bar opens in what was the Old bull New Bar on Church Street

A new bar is open on Church Street. Harry’s Bar is the new name for what used to be the Old Bull New Bar. More than a lick of paint is being applied to bring a legendary name back to the city high street. Harry’s Bar was the original name of the Jazz bar. The opening of the bar follows the refurbishing of the Academy […]

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Victorian gin palace opens in former Victorian Church Street premises

Hogarths, the latest hostelry to appear in Preston which opened 5 December, is quaintly described as a “Victorian Style Gin Palace”. The premises of the former Academy in Church Street has been completely refurbished and restyled with a classical Victorian look and feel and is all set to become one of Preston’s most popular bars where you can enjoy a selection of over 80 different gins, cask ales and […]

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Tribute to footballing legend Sir Tom Finney at Preston's Deepdale stadium.

New bar at Preston North End to be named after Sir Tom Finney

A new bar is to open at Preston North End’s Deepdale ground and named after PNE legend Sir Tom Finney. The Villa at North End Ltd have applied for a licence for Finney’s in what was part of the National Football Museum. The licence would cover serving alcohol from 9am to midnight every night of the week, and also serving food and holding live music events […]

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The Cross Keys Inn has not operated since the mid-2000s

Rural Preston pub The Cross Keys to re-open

A rural Preston pub is to be brought back into use after more than five years falling into ruin. The Cross Keys are Whitechapel is being rennovated by John Holden who has applied for a premises licence. He wants to be able to serve alcohol from 10am to midnight on every day of the week. The pub would also be able to hold live music […]

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The Withy Trees pub previously

Withy Trees pub has major refurbishment

A Fulwood pub has re-opened following a £30,000 makeover. The Withy Trees on Lytham Road has had more than a lick of paint and changed up its menu. A new garden area and outside lighting have been added, while inside there is new seating and a bar layout. Sarah Lyon from the pub said: “We’ve got a cracking new menu and lots of fresh food […]

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