Preston’s Bar Pintxos has closed

Posted on - 10th January, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Flag Market, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Bar Pintxos exterior Pic: Bar Pintxos / Facebook
The Basque-inspired restaurant is closing Pic: Bar Pintxos / Facebook

Bar Pintxos in Preston City Centre has closed.


An announcement from owner Anthony Smith on the popular eatery’s Facebook page said he is taking a step back to concentrate on family matters.

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Anthony wrote: “It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that as of now Bar Pintxos will not be reopening its doors to the public.

“Not because of increased rises/ costs or financial related matters but due to family commitments, I am incapable at this moment of being able to commit my time to this project the way it requires, and to the standards you expect and deserve.

“I set out with a vision of creating a conceptually different venue in the centre of Preston, one that is recognised for quality in both food, drink and atmosphere and I feel that this has been achieved.


“Reviews from local, regional and national media outlets has been amazing. Comments in the Observer / Guardian from renowned food critic Jay Rayner has been a particular moment of pride along with so many other kind words.”

Read more: Jay Rayner gives glowing review for Plungington restaurant and city bar

Anthony went on to thank those who have been involved in the Bar Pintxos journey over the past 18 months.

In response, many people shared their sadness at the news.

Maria Milson said: “So sad to read this. I love popping in for my Cava. You will be missed.”

Ant Rishman commented: “Really sad news mate. You have been an amazing addition to the Preston hospitality scene.”

Judith Treaddell added: “So sorry to hear this, you created something very special and we will all miss it. Wish you and your family all the best for the future.”

Taste test: The restaurant adding an authentic pincho of San Sebastian to Preston City Centre

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