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The Old Vic, Preston

Old-fashioned pub. Friendly enough staff. Real ale available. Interesting period features. Worth a visit.

5 Oct 2019 19:21

Ale Emporium, Preston

Off the beaten track for us but glad the wife and I called in. Wide selection of ales and interesting food menu. The place had a 1980s feel but none the worse for this. Not too busy for a Friday but is was a cold early February evening. The staff were friendly and there was a convivial atmosphere among our fellow clientele. If you enjoy real ale you will like the Ale Emporium. We will return.

3 Feb 2018 17:26

The Market Tavern, Preston

Recently refurbished and now run by the chap who had the Black Horse just down the road. Traditional atmosphere. A warm welcome. Choice of cask ales. Samples offered. Well worth a visit.

1 Feb 2017 21:43

Lands End Hotel, Ashton-on-Ribble

This pub is called the LANE ENDS and is on Blackpool Road, Preston. A large pub but retains a friendly 'local' feel to it. Serves good food a reasonable prices. Popular with all age groups. Multiple screens with Sky Sports and pool table. Music. Noted for Boddingtons bitter. Well worth a visit.

4 Jan 2015 20:23

The Ancient Oak, Cottam

My nearest pub but only been in twice in 18 months. No character, expensive. Nothing to recommended it really. Go if you are desperate and can't find anywhere else.

3 Jan 2015 20:45

The Moor Park Hotel, Preston

Called in one weekday early afternoon recently. The lass behind the bar was friendly enough but seemed a little preoccupied with trying to run the kitchen single-handed. There were a few good humored locals sat at the bar. Not a bad pub, though rather chilly on the day I visited. The beer was fine. Worth dropping in and the Unicorn and recently refurbished Moorbrook are just down the road.

3 Jan 2015 20:30

The Grey Friar, Preston

Remains one of the best value pubs in Preston. An ever changing range of guest ales and deals on wines, spirits and cocktails. A good range of excellent food including early breakfasts. Sometimes difficult to get served (ironically at quiet times) due to lack of staff. Watch out for beer and cider festivals when you can sample three different brews for the price of a pint. Use this place as a jumping off point for the many great pubs on Friargate and you may well end up returning or even staying!

3 Jan 2015 20:05

Stanley Arms, Preston

Called in on a Saturday night out last summer and found the place heaving in the small hours. Northern Soul upstairs and 60s/70s music downstairs. Very popular with all ages. Not to be missed if you are 'doing the town'.

3 Jan 2015 19:54

The Freemasons Arms, Covent Garden

I enjoyed this pub. Good beer, friendly staff and a good crowd. Give it a try!

1 May 2013 19:58

Prince Of Wales, Covent Garden

Pleasant interior and busy for a weekday evening. Beer good though expensive. Food available. Nice crowd. Worth calling in if you are staying in the area.

1 May 2013 19:52

The White Hart, Holborn

Interior nothing special to look at, with ducting from the air conditioning hanging from the ceiling. Took ages to get served. Clientele mostly young and boisterous. I understand the food is good but we didn't stop to find out.

1 May 2013 19:48

The Sun, Covent Garden

Has the feel of a real 'local' pub. Small and unremarkable interior but the staff were friendly and efficient. Enjoyed the beer on the three occasions we called in whilst on a short break in London.

1 May 2013 19:35

The Continental Pub, Preston

Well worth making the effort to visit this pub even though its a little off the beaten track. Try the strawberry beer. It's magic!

25 Sep 2012 19:06

Roper Hall, Preston

Joined the student set in the downstairs bar last Friday. Very lively! Friendly staff and plenty of good natured young people enjoying themselves, including me : )
p.s. can't remember what the beer was like but it didn't seem to matter.

25 Sep 2012 18:57

The Dog and Partridge, Preston

Great atmosphere, friendly staff. Very busy on the Friday evening I called in. Good choice of well kept beers. Well worth a visit!

25 Sep 2012 18:39

Roper Hall, Preston

Went upstairs after the downstairs bar had closed. Very LOUD music and aimed, I think, at the student scene. Enjoyed it all the same and being 'oldies' the wife and I had no problems getting past the door men. The whole of Friargate in which this venue is located worth a visit - a good selection of pubs.

25 Aug 2012 19:12

Bar Censsa, Preston

Closed last time I looked.

25 Aug 2012 19:03

Reflex, Preston

80s and 90s sounds. Rocks at the weekends, and a must for a night out in the town center, though you'll pay on the door later on. Drinks nothing to write home about but who cares.

25 Aug 2012 18:56

Squares / Wall Street, Preston

Now called 'Fishers' following a recent refurb. Large pub and popular with the young. Very busy at the weekends. Dance floor and DJ. A must if having a night on the town.

25 Aug 2012 18:53

Yates's, Preston

Very busy at the weekends, often several deep at the bar. DJ - up to date sounds and the best of recent decades. Good selection of drinks including cocktails. Large pub and lots of fun.

25 Aug 2012 18:47

The Exchange, Preston

Please note that my previous review dated April 2011 is for the pub located in the old corn exchange at the bottom of Lune Street. My apologies for this!

25 Aug 2012 18:36

The Grey Friar, Preston

Close to the town center and busy any time of day. Excellent value, particularly the food which is very good and special deals include a free drink. Because of this the pub can occasionally attract some 'dodgy' clientele. However, its a very spacious venue and you can almost always find a quiet, comfortable corner and avoid the 'lively' element. I often take my family here and would recommend it to others.

25 Aug 2012 14:55

The Adelphi, Preston

Recently refurbished in a rather eclectic style. Very busy, mostly students and other young people in the evenings. Large 'beer garden' at rear. Not a bad pub and certainly worth a visit if in the area but don't expect too much from the beer.

25 Aug 2012 14:28

The Lamb and Packet, Preston

Recently refurbished. Modern, simple and very comfortable interior. Excellent range of drinks available including specialty beers. An interesting and very reasonably priced menu. Small outside space at the rear of the pub. Clientele tend to be a little more sophisticated than in the past and the staff are friendly and helpful. If you are in the Friargate area this pub is a must.

25 Aug 2012 14:22

The King William IV, Preston

Pub Now Closed.

5 Jul 2011 20:25

The Plungington, Fulwood

See below: My comment is based on the PLUNGINGTON TAVERN Plungington Road, as pictured in the photo.

5 Jul 2011 19:41

The Plungington, Fulwood

What happened to this place? Beer was ok, and the interior was in reasonable order but the place was empty, even at 10-30pm on a Friday. Hope things pick up soon for what was one of my favourite pubs in Preston.

5 Jul 2011 19:38

Dog Inn, Longridge

This pub was closed last time I passed by.

5 Jul 2011 19:14

Stephensons Arms, Preston

This pub is closed and boarded up at the moment.

9 Apr 2011 17:01

The Ellenshaw Arms, Darwen

Nothing special here. Very much a locals pub.

9 Apr 2011 15:08

The Judge Walmesley Hotel, Billington

Always friendly and welcoming. Modest local pub with a twist: It has an excellent Thai restaurant attached to it with regular banquet specials at very favorable prices. Give it a try as its worth the short walk up from the nearby Whalley pubs.

9 Apr 2011 10:07

The Black Bull, Old Langho

A smashing local pub with good beer and food. Attended small wedding reception there, lovely intimate atmosphere. Ask for the key and visit the tiny old church (16th century) just a few steps rounf the corner.

9 Apr 2011 09:52

The Petre Arms, Langho

Nice looking interior. Good sized car park and popular with motorcylists. Tables and chairs outside so possibly a good place for a drink on a summer's evening. Would not serve us afternoon coffee as it was 'nearly closing time'.

9 Apr 2011 09:44

The Red Rose Inn, Preston

Another victim of the decline in pub going. Now closed for good and turned into a private residence.

3 Apr 2011 19:10

The Royal Oak, Preston

Sadly this pub, one of the most popular in the area at one time, is gone forever. Now a fast food joint.

2 Apr 2011 16:34

The Arkwrights, Preston

Decor leaves a lot to be desired. Nothing special here but the staff are friendly and the prices low. Call in if you are sampling the area in which there are about six pubs within a short walk.

2 Apr 2011 15:56

The New Welcome, Preston

Does what it says on the tin. Always found a welcome here and good beer too. Small and cosy with an open fire. I would say it is a local's pub but very much worth a visit if you are in the area.

2 Apr 2011 15:50

The Exchange, Preston

This place is popular with the younger crowd late at the weekends. It has booths and leather chairs and tries to tempt you with inexpensive cocktails. The music was very LOUD on the evening of my visit. Good laugh in the gents toilets with young chap trying to flog you squirts of sanitizing hand gel and various manly scents. Promised me that one particular brand would guarantee me the pleasure of a young woman that night. Resisted as I already had one in tow.

2 Apr 2011 15:45

Stanley Arms, Preston

This used to be a fairly classy place (when I was a lad) but has fallen on harder times. Having said this it always seems to be busy on weekend nights with a DJ playing 60's and 70's favourites. An older crowd perhaps but the place fairly rocks and is worth a visit. Can't really comment on the beer.

2 Apr 2011 15:31

The Market Tavern, Preston

First class service with a smile and good beer. The place was very busy but plenty of seating and bags of charm. A little too well lit with lights blarring everywhere you look, but this did not spoil the visit. Give it a try!

2 Apr 2011 15:26

The Black Horse Hotel, Preston

Bags of character! Well preserved Victorian feel with all the tiling and small seperate rooms. The place was busy at 9-30pm on a Friday with no room to sit but that did not seem to a matter. Beer good and the staff very helpful and friendly. Don't miss a visit here at any time if you are in town.

2 Apr 2011 15:22

The Old Black Bull, Preston

First pub on our route round town this time. Very busy at 9-00pm. Good mix of people and all in good form. Beer good, though service a little slow as unfriendly bar maid at our end of bar had decided to busy herself doing very little for a few minutes before getting around to asking me what my order was. The interior decor is a bit basic but ok. Overall a popular town centre pub with some character and a particularly interesting exterior if you are into that sort of thing.

2 Apr 2011 15:16

The Old Dog Inn, Preston

The Old Dog has suffered over the past few years and is now in dire need of refurbishment. The place was almost empty when the wife and I arrived at a little before midnight, when most of the other local places were still rockin'. Strangely there were three 'security' men at the front door but they were in little danger of having to do any work. Inside the staff were friendly enough. The beer was of the same brand I had been drinking (modestly) all night but tasted rather different than the stuff I'd sampled in other establishments (but no bad after effects). Toilets were in an appalling state but staff not interested at all when we mentioned this. Have to say the music, a good mix of 70'and 80s rock plus contemporary charts, was the redeeming feature. This pub was once an essential stop on our route around town. i wouldgive it a miss from now on.

2 Apr 2011 15:07

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