The Golden Cross dates back to Victorian times

Golden Cross Hotel’s upper floors could become new city centre flats

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
The New Deepdale Hotel will be no more if plans are approved

New Deepdale Hotel pub to become Islamic education centre

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 […]

9 months ago by
Formerly the Fylde Tavern in Ashton is becoming a shisha cafe

Ashton shisha cafe applies for late night licence

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 […]

10 months ago by
Want to promote your local business? The Theatre Hotel, which replaced an older tavern on the site

Preston pubs blogger to host series of history talks in Avenham Park Pavillion

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
Thousands of real ale fans will flock to the Continental for the festival

Continental’s Beer Festival prepares for tenth showing with more than 100 ales

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

Tithebarn pub re-opens

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

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