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The Continental, Avenham, Preston

South Meadow Lane
Preston
PR1 8JP
Phone: 01772499425
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Continental

Quite an odd-looking pub, with two very different buildings joined at right angles with a polygonal entrance lobby. The main bar / dining area benefits from a conservatory extension and the side lounge offers more general seating. However, on a fine summer evening, the beer garden was a fine place to sit and watch the trains trundle across the towering viaduct over the adjacent River Ribble. Good selection of four real ales (including the Filly Close Blonde from Reedley Hallows, £3.50) and a cider available from five of the six handpumps, and some craft beers on the keg taps.

On 2nd September 2021 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about The Continental

The Continental can be reached by a 15 minute walk from the station (along Walton's Parade and West Cliff, then by a path on the right which runs parallel to and beneath the railway bridge) or by a more leisurely stroll from the town centre through the park and along the impressive Ribble. Is it worth it, though? There's an impressive array of beers (see photo), and I dare say the food is ok, and the building and garden are well presented. But there's not much of a publike feel to the place, which may suit family groups having a meal, but not so much beer tourists, I would suggest. There's nothing wrong with the beer, but for what is still an out of the way destination, despite my helpful directions, I was left with a bit of an "is that all it is" feeling. Looking again at my photos of the exterior of the amalgamated buildings that make up the pub, I guess I was hoping the interior would be more interesting.

Date of visit: 23rd August 2019

On 10th October 2019 - rating: 5
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Brainy Pool left this review about The Continental

a large destination pub in what seems like a nice area of Preston although not the easiest to find. handy for walks in the massive park and along the river. the pub itself is actually a bit boring considering what I had heard about it, a massive riverside CAMRA/dining barn, a middle class Wetherspoons, I wouldn't rush back unless I was with the family

On 5th June 2018 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alexander Kapp
Preston, 0.81 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Lostock Hall, 2.56 miles, 49 min walk (show)
Bamber Bridge, 3.11 miles, 1 hr 0 min walk (show)
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2nd Sep 2021, 19:23
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
 
10th Oct 2019, 14:59
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 13 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - October - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 13 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 13 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 13 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 13 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 December 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 13 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 13 February 2020 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 February 2020 by Tris C
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