To anyone who is unfamiliar with Preston, it may come as a surprise that the Bull and Royal was, for many years, the city's premier hotel, that catered for visiting dignitaries and entertainers.
Furthermore, it is a Grade Two Listed building, so all the modernisation has been done sympathetically and with the class that has always been part of its makeup.
Today, it is controlled by local pub group, Inns and Leisure, and has been managed for the last fifteen years by
Postal address: 141 Church Street, Preston PR1 3BU
Gail's vast experience shines through wherever you look, from the main bar, entrance to which is at the far left of the above photograph, to the huge meeting and live music area facing you in the same picture.
Connected to the above bars by an internal passage, is the comfortable bar which can also be entered from Church Street itself. See below:
This public face to the Bull and Royal acquired its' new name to coincide with this year's Preston Guild celebrations.
It was once customary to celebrate the Guilds in this way, and in 1862, a beer-house in Ribbleton Lane, and one in Park Road (now a part of Ringway) acquired the same name for the same reason. Both are now long gone.
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