Plau gin bar for Friargate granted alcohol licence

Posted on - 1st November, 2014 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Food & Drink, Friargate, Preston News, University campus
New signage planned for Plau

New signage planned for Plau

A new gin bar for Preston city centre has been given permission to serve us a tipple.


Plau, which is to be on the site of the historic Plough Inn on Friargate, is the brainchild of Jeremy Rowlands and Rebecca Scott.

They are promising a new drinking den for the city which will only have space for a small number of patrons, but promises a historic experience.

A licence has been granted to serve alcohol from 10am to midnight every day of the week.

Half an hour drinking up time is to be allowed.

Rebecca Scott said: “We will be looking to open towards the end of January/February early next year. We’re very excited and hoping for good news regarding the planning. We are looking to keep and restore as many historical features as we can on this Friargate property.

“All renovation work will be well documented and shared with the people of Preston. Especially the cellar, where there are talks of hidden vaults. There is also an old stone trough still in situe which is believed to have been used to chill the beer and wines. All these tales on the old Plough Inn date back as far back as 1796.”

A planning application is still be to be determined allowing a change of use of the building back into a bar.

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