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Plau Gin & Beer House finally on verge of completion

Posted on - 31st October, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Friargate, Nightlife, Things to Do in and around Preston, University
Rebecca Scott, Jeremy Rowlands and Nicola Heritage in the entrance to Plau bar Pic: Blog Preston
Rebecca Scott, Jeremy Rowlands and Nicola Heritage in the entrance to Plau bar Pic: Blog Preston

The opening a long-awaited gin and beer bar set for Friargate is finally coming into view.

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The owners of Plau had most hoped to open up in September of this year, but wenow have to wait until November to finally get through the doors.

Nick Elsby, general manager of Plau Gin and Beer House, said: “Plau has been our most ambitious project to date and we’re aware some people thought it would never happen.

“We’re now in the process of adding all those finishing touches. Collecting all the small finds we’ve made over the years and placing them in their new home.

“It’s incredibly exciting to see the chandeliers, marble table tops, pictures and frames finally finding their place in the building.

“It’s been a long time coming, but we hope you find the end has been worth the wait.”

One of the many seating areas inside Plau bar Pic: Blog Preston
One of the many seating areas inside Plau bar Pic: Blog Preston

The opening date for Plau has been set at November 16, 2018.

Set over four floors it’s been a long-time coming for gin fans in Preston.

Plau Gin and Beer House has turned from the refit of a former tattoo shop into a major restoration project for the team.

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Led by Jeremy Rowlands and Rebecca Scott, the duo are part of the Meat and Drink group, and the renovation has escalated since they bought part of the premises in 2014.

From Jeremy discovering a 40ft well with a pick-axe, to the former student flats upstairs becoming available and now a part of the bar with an extensive dining area, the Plau vision has changed from its initial plans.

Don't look down! The well pre-dates the Plough Inn which is being converted into Plau gin bar
Don’t look down! The well pre-dates the Plough Inn which is being converted into Plau gin bar

There’s a labyrinth of rooms to explore in the building in Friargate which dates back to 1668.

Once completed the bar is due to be able to seat 200 people across its three different drinking areas.

Plau will join the group’s other ventures including The Continental, The Plungington, The Ferret and The Moorbrook.

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