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Thread: Preston Crawl, Friday 22nd April 2022

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    I've got my tickets sorted. I'm having to go via Leeds as there's a Rhinos game on at 20:00 on the 22nd (which is why I voted for dates other than this one!), but in fact it works out cheaper than the more direct route via Manchester. OK, it takes a bit longer, but that gives me a chance to sober up before the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gillhalfpint View Post
    Thanks Will,

    I hadn't seen the one on 124, just 134 so have saved them both. May miss Continental, but will see on the day. Directions from pub to pub brilliant and will be a great help. Off to Reading tomorrow as always enjoy a few pubs there.

    Looking forward to Preston as new places are always fun.

    Gill
    Notes on directions - Many of the key Preston pubs are set out in a Letter T map shape on and around two major streets, Fishergate and Friargate (Church Street is a continuation of Fishergate). There are a few bars on side streets branching off from Fishergate/Church Street - a few are splintered away. like Market Tap and the Continental, but most are on or close to T shape. My preference is real ale bars. Plau / Market Street Social and Once Was Lost are conjoined (one pub split in three). Vinyl Tap is just a short walk past the end of Friargate - both Friargate and Fishergate have lots of food places and take aways and some of the pubs do great food too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurchappell View Post
    and some of the pubs do great food too.
    As on all my Ooooop Norfff pub trips, I will be on the look out for a black pudding infused pork pie for sustinence.....
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    Anybody thinking of visiting the Sam Smiths in Preston may be disappointed...
    Brewery Samuel Smith's eerily quiet on future of 'haunted' Preston pub the Ye Olde Blue Belle

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Anybody thinking of visiting the Sam Smiths in Preston may be disappointed...
    Brewery Samuel Smith's eerily quiet on future of 'haunted' Preston pub the Ye Olde Blue Belle
    Bad news if it's true. I used to go in the Blue Bell at lunch time when I worked occasionally in Preston in the late 70s/early 80s.
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    Lovely pub with so much history - hope they can rescue it

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    Almost certainly not a permanent closure (Sam Smiths don’t sell pubs off, as a rule), but it could be a lengthy one as they are really struggling to find managers to run their pubs these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brainypool View Post
    but it could be a lengthy one as they are really struggling to find managers to run their pubs these days.
    I wonder why?
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    thier policy against offering free wifi is a deterant to many customers - it's often useful to me when away from home where a beer and quick email access is handy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    See mine @67 on this thread (page 7), also this from Alan H (#19, page 2). It makes sense to have the meeting point near the station, as Nev has said. But as the original discussion mentioned two years ago, it's a matter of where to go next.

    Continental: walk, bus or taxi? And then it's another walk, bus or taxi back and then where to?

    Black Horse: Perhaps a good idea to appreciate this stunning heritage interior while still relatively sober, and it's an easy walk from the Vic.

    Plug & Taps: Opens at 1pm, so maybe after one or other (or both) of Continental/Black Horse. (It gets pretty busy later in the afternoon and it's quite small.)

    Then perhaps choice of various bars on Friargate (some local knowledge would be useful here) on the way to Vinyl Tap and Moorbrook.
    As I can't see an itinerary on this thread for the '22 trip I thought I'd bump this so it's easy to find and start building something a bit more concrete.

    The general consensus is that we start here The Old Vic - GBG22

    Then here whilst we are still sober Black Horse Hotel - GBG22

    or here The Continental (GBG22) via public transport and then back to the above

    Then to Plug & Taps - GBG22

    Then 'bars on Friargate'

    Plau - GBG22
    The Ferret
    Northern Way
    (wild cards)

    Then Vinyl Tap - GBG22

    Then The Moorbrook GBG22

    Original suggestions after that of

    Guild Ale House GBG22

    The Twelve Tellers (Lloyds No 1 Bar)
    Olde Blue Bell (not listed now!)
    Hogarths

    The Market Tap

    GBG22 pubs not covered above;
    The Orchard
    Winckley Street Ale House
    The Princess Alice

    And non-mentioned Spoons
    The Grey Friar (JD Wetherspoon)

    Let's get all the suggestions in not specifically mentioned above posted below and shufty the list around to make sense.
    Last edited by Quinno; 07-04-2022 at 10:09.

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