Spice of Bengal in Friargate has shut down

Posted on - 10th July, 2017 - 9:49pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Friargate, Preston News, Restaurants in Preston, Takeaways, University campus
Spice of Bengal has the sign removed
Spice of Bengal has the sign removed

One of Preston’s oldest Indian restaurants has closed its doors for the last time.


Spice of Bengal, which dates back more than 40 years, is in Friargate.

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Beloved by students and Prestonians alike it was the place for many ‘late-night old-school curry experiences’ according to its fans.

A note posted in the window states: “Dear customers,

“We are very sorry to tell you that the Spice of Bengal will no longer be open.


“We like to thank you so much for your custom over the years.

“Due to family circumstance we decided to totilly (sic) closed the business.

“We are very sorry for any inconvenience.”

Spice of Bengal's message to customers
Spice of Bengal’s message to customers

The curry house was previously known just as The Bengal.

Its sign has also been removed and it is not known what the plans are for the building.

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Tim Horton, 55, from Fulwood, said: “It was long since surpassed by newer and better establishments, and it may mean nothing to you, but any place that goes back over 40 years is going to have many fans, and memories for those that have spent their lives in this town.

“I know that my parents and friends, me and my friends, and my kids and theirs all had late-night old-school curry experiences there.”

Spice of Bengal in happier times Pic: Tony Worrall
Spice of Bengal in happier times Pic: Tony Worrall

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The curry house had a five-star food hygiene rating and was rated three and a half out of five on TripAdvisor.

Did you ever eat at the Spice of Bengal? Any memories? Let us know in the comments below

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