As Preston Market develops, so does the City’s ale scene as The Orchard bar officially opens.Advertisement
Owner of the Guild Ale House, Gary Quinn and his partner Jane Briscoe, opened the craft ale bar on Tuesday so I went down to take a look during the day and again for pre-match drinks in the evening before heading to North End.
I’m not a ale drinker myself, but my partner was more than pleased with the beer line up. Drinkers can choose from 10 keg taps and 2 cask pumps with two German lagers, a Belgian pils and craft breweries including Cloudwater, Tiny Rebel, Verdant and Gypsy Hill.
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The fridge contains a variety of craft beer bottles and cans too, but if you’re like me and not so much of a beer fan, there’s a variety spirits including specialist gins and rums. There’s also a selection of wines, soft drinks and I was excited to hear that cocktails will be introduced ready for the warmer weather. Roll on Summer.
The Orchard is a self-contained unit in Preston Market, therefore it has heating.
So if you’re feeling the cold, it’s the perfect place to head to. The bar itself looks fantastic, with a rustic, slightly Scandinavian style and vintage industrial accents. The rustic wood setting brings an inviting warmth to the Market.
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It’s early days for The Orchard, but with the success of the Guild Ale House behind them, and exciting plans for the summer, Gary and Jane will no doubt have another triumph on their hands. Cheers… Bring on the cocktails guys.
Currently the opening times are: Sunday to Wednesday 12.00pm till 11pm, Thursday to Saturday 12.00pm till 12.00am.
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