Fulwood man plans foodie haven after taking ownership of The Wellington

Posted on - 30th October, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, City Centre, Food & Drink, Fulwood, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Pubs, What's On in Preston
The Wellington Inn
The Wellington Inn Pic: Tony Worrall

The Wellington Inn’s new owner is planning to open the pub as a daytime restaurant this November.


Former restaurant manager Jordan Ebbs, 32, originally from Fulwood, began his career in Preston before moving to Manchester for eight years.

Preston Weekender advert

Jordan has experience working in the food and hospitality sectors, having worked for DoubleTree by Hilton, Turtle Bay and Marco Pierre White.

Read more: Review: It’s a golden medal for this dog friendly dining pub in Longton

Jordan has fond memories of The Wellington, located on Glovers Court in Preston city centre, from when he was 18 and has high hopes for the future of the business.


He said: “I think The Wellington was pretty central to Preston, with one of the main nightclubs across the road.

“Obviously, we don’t have that anymore, what with it being apartments now. But I think there is an opportunity with the likes of Mowgli and the new brasserie restaurant that’s opening at the old Olive Tree.

“This whole area will be quite a foodie area, so that’s the way we’re hopefully going with The Wellington.”

Former landlord Andy MacDonald left the pub in Jordan’s hands following a recent controversy involving a series of noise complaints, forcing Preston City Council to intervene.

Read more: Preston’s The Larder set to relaunch as eco hub, wholefood deli and arts venue

Jordan plans to turn the pub into a restaurant during the day, with a November opening date to be confirmed.

He then hopes to capitalise on the nighttime trade by drawing in drinkers, who he expects will carry on to other Preston nightspots.

Speaking about the noise complaints that led to his predecessor’s departure, Jordan said: “I think there were quite a few events on at the business.

“The likes of the Euros and outside dining probably didn’t help with the concentration of people outside.

“We will speak to the licensing department and the Department of Health to see what the actual issues were and what dates the issues were on.

“Hopefully, we can build our relationship with the local neighbours.”

Read moreSee the latest Preston news and headlines

Are you excited about the revamped Wellington? Let us know in the comments below

caritas fostering advert
Preston in pictures Cherry Pie Cafe - Preston Market HallPickles of PrestonRoastPickles of PrestonArthur Strands - Preston Market HallAunty Dolly's CafeMark Williams Fishmonger - Preston Market HallArthur Strands - Preston Market Hall View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's email newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday and Wednesday rounding up our top stories and more.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

The Preston Guide

Discover local businesses and services near you.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Blog Preston email updates

Receive our digest of the biggest and best stories every Sunday to your email inbox

We respect your privacy and you can unsubscribe at any time from our emails