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 Ed Walker Share
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 Luke Beardsworth Share
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 Ed Walker Share Want to reach Prestonians Advertise here? Want to promote your local business?
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 Jonathan Dawson Share
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 Ed Walker Share
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 Daniele Baron Share