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Remembering when there was an Alpine-themed restaurant in Preston

Posted on - 22nd December, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - History, Nostalgia, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Inside what was the Alpenhof restaurant in Cross Street Pic: Catrina King/Society1
Inside what was the Alpenhof restaurant in Cross Street Pic: Catrina King/Society1

Now a co-working space in the centre of Preston it used to have a very different use.

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These pictures will bring back memories for anyone who ever enjoyed a Austrian-Swiss-German themed meal at Alpenhof.

Catrina King, who runs Society 1 in Cross Street, unearthed the pictures to take us back to late 1990s and early 2000s in the city.

Opened by her parents Charles and Sheila Ruppert the restaurant gained a cult following before closing in 2006.

Catrina worked behind the bar at the restaurant.

The Alpenhof team on one of the restaurant's final nights, Catrina King is second row, far left
The Alpenhof team on one of the restaurant’s final nights, Catrina King is second row, far left

She said: “We kept a lot of the fixtures and fittings when we took on the building after it had been a number of different restaurants.

“I feel really proud and glad to have brought the building back into family use.

“We and the restaurant’s customers have many happy memories here when Alpenhof was operating.”

Looking down at the Alpenhof restaurant Pic: Catrina King/Society1
Looking down at the Alpenhof restaurant Pic: Catrina King/Society1

The co-working space had previously been a Chinese restaurant, Indian restaurant and its last food-based venture was as Duk Pond which closed in the summer of 2016.

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