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The Old Vic, Preston Central, Preston

80 Fishergate
Preston
PR1 2UH
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Old Vic

I have to say for a nearby station pub, this one was better than I had anticipated. The interior was traditional and carpeted throughout. There was also lots of pictures and bric a brac around the walls to give the pub a homely sort of feel to it. Regarding the ceiling beams, it was quite odd to see them painted in a very light grey compared to the traditional black, but it did add more of a brighter appearance for such a low ceiling throughout the pub.
The customers on our visit all looked very respectable, so the usual station pub clientele must have gone to drink elsewhere. Seven handpumps on our visit, with good service from a well staffed bar. I also noticed that their range of cobs were flying off the shelf. Beer wise we went for the Mad Crafty Brewer Nipa, which was in excellent condition.

On 27th February 2019 - rating: 7
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Jon B left this review about The Old Vic

one tough customer below in my opinion. it's certainly far better than the Station Hotel and Beer House round the corner and also better than most in Preston. it's pleasant, friendly, comfortable and cheap with a good range of beer. beer garden looks out at a car park and a garage, life doesn't get any better.

On 31st July 2018 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about The Old Vic

This pub immediately opposite Preston Station is in the 2017 GBG. As mentioned below it has been knocked right through to make an open plan room surrounding an almost island bar with darts and pool at the rear. It's an old building with beams on the ceiling and these have been painted light grey which looked ridiculous. There was a football match showing with the sound off that nobody seemed to be watching and for a while there was a female group at the bar who could out-cackle the witches in Shakespeare's Scottish Play all day long.
There were only four beers on from the two sets of hand pumps, Robinsons Dizzy Blonde, Lytham Summer Ale and Wells / Marstons Directors and Bombardier. I found this disappointing for a GBG listed pub but went for the Lytham beer (£2.90) followed by a second after a deluge of rain started outside.
Overall I was disappointed with this one with the TV screens and average beer choice. I would be prepared to give it another go.

On 9th August 2017 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Preston, 0.2 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Lostock Hall, 2.9 miles, 55 min walk (show)
Bamber Bridge, 3.45 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Old Vic, Preston
27th Feb 2019, 18:18
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray
 
31st Jul 2018, 17:55
Review submitted by Jon B

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 August 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 August 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 07 August 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Decked Paio - last updated 06 September 2018 by Jon B
  • CAMRA Discount : No - Accepts the JDW vouchers, - last updated 07 August 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 August 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 07 August 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 07 August 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 07 August 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 07 August 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes - Lunctime - last updated 07 August 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 August 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 07 August 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 07 August 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 07 August 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 August 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 07 August 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 September 2018 by Jon B
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 August 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 07 August 2017 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 07 August 2017 by Aqualung .
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