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Preston drinking institution The Moorbrook re-opens

Posted on - 24th May, 2014 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Deepdale, Preston News, Pubs, University
Richard Fisher-Godwin, one of the Moorbrook owners, behind the bar

Richard Fisher-Godwin, one of the Moorbrook owners, behind the bar

The Moorbrook Inn on North Road counted as one of Preston’s iconic boozers has re-opened its doors under new ownership.

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A consortium made up of Continental owner Jeremy Rowlands, his mother Sue Woods and two mangers at the Conti bought the pub in February.

It’s had a refurbishment and is back open but promising to stay true to its traditional beer roots.

The Moorbrook is back open under new ownership

The Moorbrook is back open under new ownership

Rowlands, who also runs The Ferret on Fylde Road, said the ethos of the Moorbrook remained.

He said: “This was one of the original CAMRA pubs in the 1970s under George Lee. We want to keep that spirit of real ale and as a place where you get that atmosphere of a proper pub.

“There will always be six real ales on and a number of craft beers on tap too.”

Inside the refurbished Moorbrook Inn on North Road

Inside the refurbished Moorbrook Inn on North Road

Conti managers Richard and Nicola have joined Jeremy in the new venture, they will be doing the day-to-day running of the Moorbrook – which has also seen its beer garden spruced up.

“It’s always been a proper local pub and we wanted to keep that, but give it a slightly modern twist,” said Rowlands, “we are going to do food but it is good quality pies, plus some cheese and meat. Nothing fancy.”

Proper pies at the Moorbrook. Thanks to the regular for lending us his pint!

Proper pies at the Moorbrook. Thanks to the regular for lending us his pint!

The Moorbrook re-opened on Friday 23 May and will be open 12noon to 12midnight Monday to Saturday and close at 11.30pm on a Sunday.

Did you drink in the Moorbrook? Will you be going? Let us know in the comments below

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