Pubs

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 […]

3 months ago by
bp

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 […]

3 months ago by
continental beer festival

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 […]

4 months ago by
christmas in preston Want to reach Prestonians Advertise here? korova arts and cafe bar Want to promote your local business? 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 […]

4 months ago by
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 […]

4 months ago by
photo 4

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 […]

4 months ago by

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into your inbox every Sunday with a round-up of our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening in the city.