The Royal Garrison pub snapped in 2009 when it was still operating Pic: Tony Worrall

Former Royal Garrison pub to be converted into two homes

A Preston pub which has stood since the early Victorian period is to be converted into two homes. The Royal Garrison pub on Sir Tom Finney Way, Garrison, has stood empty for a number of years. Now a Deepdale property developer has tabled plans to convert the pub and offices above it into two new properties. A former favourite of soldiers at the nearby Watling […]

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New signage planned for Plau

Plau gin bar on Friargate applies for midnight drinking licence

The return of a historic pub on Friargate to become a new drinking den has moved a step closer. Plau on Friargate wants to be the first gin bar in Preston on the site of the former Plough Inn. The brainchild of Jeremy Rowlands and Rebecca Scott, they say it will have nods to the history of the original Plough Inn which stood on the […]

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Kegs at the Conti beer festival

Continental Beer Festival: Giant pumpkin to star at ale fest

A giant pumpkin is to be the star guest at the Continental’s 13th beer festival. The Great Pumpking is a behemoth of a fruit weighing in at half a ton. The North West’s largest pumpkin will be sat around for photo opportunities. Two beer halls at the event are to host more than 200 ales and ciders, including an 11% Imperial Stout. Food comes from […]

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Bands announced for The Continental’s 13th Beer Festival

The music line-up for The Continental’s 13th Beer Festival has been unveiled. The mix of bands should provide something for all audiences with a huge range of genres covered. Whether it’s reggae or punk that you’re looking for, you’ll find it somewhere on the bill. Notable acts include David Shurr and Saytr Play. The latter recently sold more tickets than The Hoosiers as their support […]

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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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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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