A city centre pub is set to offer accommodation once more. Nine flats could be added above The Golden Cross Hotel on Lancaster Road. Owners TTS Real Estates Limited have submitted plan for the first, second and attic of the grade-II listed pub to be converted. A statement from MCK Associates to the council states: “The Golden Cross Hotel is a Grade II listed building […]6 months ago by Ed Walker Share
A former Preston pub could become a new Islamic studies centre to cope with growing demand in the city. The New Deepdale Hotel on St George’s Road, Deepdale, was sold to the Al-Ansaar Welfare and Educ ation Group in June for £350,000. The pub is Grade II listed and was a popular drinking hole for Preston North End fans before the game. It is now […]10 months ago by Ed Walker Share
A new shisha cafe in a former Preston pub is applying to serve late night refreshments. Marina Shisha and Grill on Fylde Road, Ashton, formerly the Fylde Tavern, faces objections from the council’s environmental health committee. The Marina wish to serve food and non-alcoholic drinks until 1am on Sundays to Fridays and until 2am on Saturdays. Music will be played at the venue until 1am […]11 months ago by Ed Walker Share Want to promote your local business?
A series of talks exploring the history of Preston’s pubs will take place over the summer. Local pubs blogger Steve Halliwell takes up residence in the Avenham Park pavillion during July, August and September. The talks begin on Wednesday 10 July with Invincibles to INN-vincibles as Halliwell takes you through how former PNE footballers ended up running pubs. On Wednesday 21 July the topic will […]11 months ago by Ed Walker Share
One of Preston’s most popular summer events for real ale fans returns at the end of May. The Continental’s Beer Festival is three days of ales, ciders and food from around the world. This will be the tenth time the beer barrels have been unloaded on South Meadow Lane and over 100 ales are going to be on offer. Beer lovers first enjoyed a tipple […]12 months ago by Ed Walker Share
The shutters have come down once again from the Tithebarn pub in central Preston. We previously reported that the public house on Lord Street may have served its last pint. Happily, our fears have been unfounded as the pub recently re-opened. The Tithebarn has had a chequered history having closed and re-opened every year since 2010. It was earmarked for demolition in 2012 as part […]1 year ago by Tony Worrall Share