The Ribble Pilot at Preston Docks reopens with new look and new menu

Posted on - 20th March, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Business, Food & Drink, Preston Docks, Preston News, Pubs, Redevelopment, Riversway, What's On in Preston
The Ribble Pilot exterior
The Ribble Pilot overlooks the Docks

The Ribble Pilot pub at Preston Docks has reopened with a new look and new menu following a £130,000 investment.


John Eccles, a former Pilot Boat Skipper who operated on the Docks for 25 years was chosen as the community hero to pour the first pint in celebration of the pub’s reopening on Sunday 12 March. John also attended the pub’s original opening back in 1992. 

John Eccles and Martin Cavanagh at The Ribble Pilot reopening
John Eccles (left) poured the first pint at The Ribble Pilot reopening

The pub’s refresh has seen the introduction of new wallpaper, lighting and seating, with additional tables in the grown-up bar area.

The Ribble Pilot bar
The refreshed bar area
The Ribble Pilot dining area
The dog-friendly pub’s interior has been designed to suit all occasions

The menu includes pub favourites such as fish and chips, plus new dishes such as mac and cheese topped with popcorn chicken.

The Marston’s pub also serves a traditional Sunday Roast each week, and there’s a new mid-week offer of a main meal and a drink for £10.75.

The Ribble Pilot team
The pub has also invested in team training

Martin Cavanagh, General Manager of The Ribble Pilot, said: “We are so excited to show our guests the final result of our refresh. We have invested over £130k into breathing new life into The Ribble Pilot.

“Our pub is the perfect location for a pitstop on a visit to the Preston Docks and Marina, and is much loved by its regulars. We can’t wait to welcome everybody back.”

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