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The Old Vic, Preston - pub details

Old Vic

Address: 80 Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2UH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 19038) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Preston (0.1 miles), Lostock Hall (2.8 miles), Bamber Bridge (3.1 miles)

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Old-fashioned pub. Friendly enough staff. Real ale available. Interesting period features. Worth a visit.
reverenddavid - 5 Oct 2019 19:21
Solid enough pub just up from the station. Nothing special in any shape or form but the best place for a convenient, half decent pint before your train.
JonNgog - 27 Aug 2019 20:32
Imposing building at the top of the main ramp leading down to Preston station. It looks Georgian / Victorian from the front, but the inside proves it to be older, with the main part featuring low pink painted beams and white plaster walls. However, the room at the back is obviously later and has a green decor.

As for the beer being served, all I can do is misquote the line for the Twelve Days of Christmas “five gold ales” ! There were several real ales on handpump, but they were all more or less the same ! I tried the Three B’s Doff Cocker, which was reasonable, but nothing special. There was a menu for basic food at very reasonable prices e.g. chips, sandwiches

6/10 – more genuine choice of ales would be appreciated !

Martinsh - 18 Mar 2015 23:01
After football I decided to blow my last pub in Burnley out to get to Preston early so I could tick The Old Vic, which was the nearest pub to the station that appears in the 2015 GBG.

The Old Vic is literally opposite the train station which means its perfect for a pit stop between trains which is exactly what I did. Its just after 6pm when I come in and it’s very busy, 2 bar staff on but they were experienced and served very quickly.

A few ale options with most of them from the local region, I opted for 2 pints of Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery Monumentale @ 4.5%. The ale was a bit more pricey here compared to Accrington & Burnley at £2.70 a pint.

I took my pints to the seating area at the back of the pub to rest my weary body and watch the “action below”…which mainly consisted of an inebriated chap stacking it in a corner, if he wasn’t so hammered he would of hurt himself.

The walls are covered with lots of old pictures of the station & town, there's also lots of plates on the shelves running around the back seating area.

The Old Vic is very much an old fashioned pub but it serves decent ale and is doing something right hence why it's so busy and appears in the GBG.

Will pop in again on my next visit to Preston.
lezford - 23 Dec 2014 13:51
A pretty ideal stopping off point and a better option by far than the station bar which is combined with an Upper Crust. Several rotating handpumps make up for the slightlly sour faced service and the transitory feel although a game of arrows was in full swing.
BoehmBawerk - 23 Nov 2013 22:14

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