Continental Beer Festival blessed with sunshine for 12th event

The Continental celebrates its 12th real ale festival with three days of glorious weather. Temperatures sweltered as the pub was packed with punters eager to sample more than 200 ales and ciders. Many were locally produced ales, coming from across the county and further afield. There was lots of live music on the Friday and Saturday, plus traditional morris dancers entertained the crowds. It was […]

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Moorbrook Inn to re-open under Continental owners management

Renovation work is underway at one of Preston’s well-known watering holes. The Moorbrook Inn on North Road has been bought by Jeremy Rowlands to add to his Continental Properties empire. A favourite after-dark drinking establishment the inside of the building is being brought up to scratch and beer garden added outside. The bar will be open again from 5pm on Friday 23 May. Rowlands owns a […]

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Second bar added as Continental Beer Festival expands

The Continental Beer Festival is going to be twice as big this year – as a second bar is added. Organisers have revealed more than 200 ales, ciders and perrys will be on offer. The car park at the pub is being covered over with a large marquee, creating an additional beer hall. It is the twelfth time the pub, on South Meadow Lane, has […]

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Try huge Man V Food Challenge at Roper Hall

Roper Hall in Preston runs a huge Man V Food challenge. In this case, the popular Friargate Scream pub features on its menu – Man V Burger. This mammoth mouthful comes with 5 (yes 5) burger patties, 5 large onion rings, 5 slices of cheese, 5 crispy bacon rashers, chilli and served on a whole bag of nacho chips! Costs £15, but eat within 30 […]

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Thousands of real ale fans will flock to the Continental for the festival

Continental Beer Festival: Live music line-up unveiled for twelfth ale fest

One of Preston’s Spring highlights is the return of the Continental’s Beer Festival. More than 100 ales and ciders will be on offer at the Preston pub and arts venue as it holds its twelfth beer fest. Alongside the beer hall there is live music and DJ sets in the beer garden marquee. Confirmed to appeal at the festival are punk rockers The Hyperjax, Scottish […]

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Goodbye Bitter Suite hello Ale Emporium

The newly opened Ale Emporium welcomes fans of the Bitter Suite back to the bar. Rising form the ashes of the former Bitter Suite bar, the Ale Emporium opened on 31st January. The place looks fresher but with no massive changes. Earlier in January former landladies Paula Bosworth and Kay Vickery finally shut the popular boozer making a decision to quit the pub trade. The […]

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