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In pictures: Continental hosts its eleventh beer festival

The Continental has been drunk dry after another successful real ale and cider festival. Down on South Meadow Lane drinkers enjoyed a wide selection of beers, ciders and perrys as well as a mix of music and food. A hog roast was put on and crowds enjoyed the Saturday afternoon sunshine as the weather cleared and Preston celebrated one last gasp of summertime before Autumn […]

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Tundra Bar returns to city centre for extra run

The festive spirit is being kept alive for a little bit longer in the city centre as the Tunda Bar returns. The bar, opened by the New Continental on South Meadow Lane, in the run-up to Christmas has proved so popular its owners have decided to extend its run. A statement from the New Continental group says “The Continental’s pop-up ‘Tundra Bar’ in Preston’s city […]

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New Continental owners apply to open new pub on Ormskirk Road

The owners of a popular riverside pub in Preston could be expanding to a new site in the city centre. A planning application has been made by New Continental Properties to change the former Co-Operative building on Ormskirk Road from a restaurant into a bar. The listed buiding, known Sheraton House, is built in the Edwardian Baroque style. Part of the property was previously a […]

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New York singer explores family ties to Preston on UK Tour

A New York based musician is looking forward to exploring his connection to Preston when he performs in the town this July. Singer-songwriter Scott Rudd, from Brooklyn, plays at The New Continental in Broadgate on Friday July 6th as part of his upcoming UK Tour. Though while entertaining the city’s music fans with his lo-fi indie-folk offering is Scott’s main purpose, he also has very […]

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Beer festival returns to the Continental for the 8th time

One of Preston’s biggest beer festivals returns to a city pub and arts venue next week. The Continental’s 8th beer festival will take place by the banks of the River Ribble and feature over 100 ales, ciders, perrys and premium European beers. The pub, on South Meadow Lane, has pedigree as an ale venue after winning the local CAMRA groups pub of the year award […]

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Preston Guild – A view from the other side of Lancashire

Thursday was the first day of the Arts Development UK conference at Blackpool Winter Gardens. The programme included a number of study tours to arts, cultural and heritage venues in Blackpool and Preston. Being Blackpool based, it made sense to go and see what our neighbours were up to at the other end of the M55. So following a visit to the Harris Museum and Art […]

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