Review bar finished and ready to open to the public in Preston Guild Hall

Posted on - 2nd December, 2015 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Food & Drink, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The Review bar faces into Lancaster Road

The Review bar faces into Lancaster Road

A new cocktail bar for Preston opens its doors from Thursday night.


Review bar on the ground floor of Preston Guild Hall is readying to entertain the city.

Simon Rigby, the local multi-millionaire owner of the venue, took has converted the former tourist information centre into the bar fronting onto Lancaster Road.

It is the third Rigby-owned outlet to open within the Guild Hall Arcade since he took over the venue in summer last year.

Frank Whittle Partnership have been behind the revamp of the unit and creating the bar since plans were first lodged in January.

The bar has new cladding and wood-effect

The bar has new cladding and wood-effect

Seb Salisbury, the FWP architect behind the plans, said: “We’re all really excited and looking forward to the opening of Review.

“It’s been many months in the planning and design stage and we feel we’ve delivered a venue with a modern, stylish city-centre feel to it. We’re sure it’s going to be one of the most vibrant venues in Preston.

“It’s yet another reason to visit and enjoy all the new, transformed Guild Hall now has to offer, with even more quality attractions in the pipeline.”

Work has now begun on converting further units into The Villa Italian restaurant rain, owned by Mr Rigby.

It will join the Mundo Tapas restaurant and the Leaf and Bean coffee shop, which is being extended, inside the Arcade.

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A number of shops have made way in recent weeks from the Arcade, with Respawned moving to the upper floor of Preston Market and Styx closing down.

Charity Curious Minds has also opened in the Guild Hall Arcade, moving its headquarters from East Lancashire to Preston.

Will you be visiting Review bar? What do you think of the changes in the Guild Hall? Let us know in the comments below

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