News and information about the Friargate area of Preston, Lancashire. Friargate is a key corridor between the city centre and the university campus, home to many shops and a growing amount of student flats.

Takeaway review: Trying out Jaffa’s in Friargate

Vegan bits and bobs from Jaffa Vegan bits and bobs from Jaffa As one half of a vegan/carnivore couple, it’s always good to have takeaway options that cater to both sets of requirements. There are plenty […]

1 week ago
Shop owners help give Friargate a major clean up

Shop owners in Friargate have given up their Sunday morning and done something fantastic for the community. Taking to the streets with brushes, mops and sponges, the team gave the […]

1 month ago
Rum and reggae festival coming to Roper Hall and The Adelphi

Jerk chicken kebabs Pic: timokefoto Rum cocktails will be on the menu this weekend Pic: SocialButterfly A rum and reggae festival is returning to a Preston city centre pub this weekend. Roper Hall’s celebration of […]

1 month ago
Update on Plau bar and new opening date given

Plau bar in Friargate What will be the main bar area as you walk into Plau bar Pic: Blog Preston Set over four floors it’s been a long-time coming for gin fans in Preston. […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Charcoal grill restaurant opens on Friargate

Triggo's burgers Triggo’s burgers A family-run grill restaurant is the latest addition to the Friargate food scene. Triggo’s was opened in March by local brothers, Mohammad Tariq and Anas Rehman. The menu includes […]

5 months ago
British Heart Foundation shop prepares to reopen in Friargate

Inside the new look British Heart Foundation shop Inside the new look British Heart Foundation shop A charity furniture shop in one of Preston’s main streets is to reopen after a major refurbishment. The British Heart Foundation in […]

6 months ago
Korean BBQ restaurant comes to Preston

Azuma on Friargate. Pic: Tony Worrall Azuma on Friargate. Pic: Tony Worrall Korean BBQ is the latest cuisine to join the worldwide flavours available in Friargate. Azuma is a Cantonese restaurant serving up Szechaun dishes from […]

7 months ago
This could soon be Preston’s second-tallest building

One of the balconies at the new Lofthaus flats How the new student skyscraper could look Preston’s city skyline could soon include a major new addition – with its second-tallest building. A 20-storey block of student flats could be […]

8 months ago
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