I'm sure that there have been scores of dignitaries
and celebrities who have been accommodated at the
"BULL AND ROYAL HOTEL"
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the foot of this page, telling us what you know.
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and another one for good measure:
It is believed that his visit to Preston was the inspiration
for his novel "HARD TIMES", and that 'Coketown' is,
in fact, Preston.
Also, and not a lot of people know this!
In an alleyway, not 50 yards from the Bull and Royal,
was a beer-house that gloried in the name
'Master Humphrey's Clock' was a serialised publication,
written by Dickens, and adopted by the beer-house in
recognition of the great writer. Its' name was later
changed to "PILOT INN"
Niccolo Pagannini (1782 - 1840)
Stayed at the Bull and Royal whilst performing
at the Theatre Royal in Fishergate.
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