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Old Black Bull, Preston Central, Preston

35 Friargate
Preston
PR1 2AT
Phone: 01772823397
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Jon B left this review about Old Black Bull

back open. and somehow even worse than before. clean and modern decor inside but no real ale (GK IPA was turned around, four others unclipped) and painfully slow service. four keg cask options which were just Brewdogs and Blue Moon. wasn't busy Saturday afternoon either and no wonder.

On 29th September 2018 - rating: 4
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Al Bundy left this review about Old Black Bull

A lovely looking pub from outside with its green tiled frontage. Inside it is a comfortable, if basic, interior and consisting of 2 rooms. The larger room is nice and there were 8 real ales to choose from. None of the beers were any of your nationals such as Pedigree, Bombardier etc. Well worth a visit.

On 6th August 2017 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about Old Black Bull

A GBG from 1978 reveals that this was once a Boddington's house in the days when their bitter was still a legendary drink. This place still has a Boddington's sign right by the main road hoarding that mars the side view of this pub.
Inside it is essentially one large room but there is a tiny separate room at the front that I didn't venture into. There were some TV screens showing some sporting rubbish or other.
The bar has numerous hand pumps and I managed to note Blackedge Zinc & Treacle Stout, Prospect Silver Tally & Blinding Light, GK Old Golden Hen, Robinson's Dizzy Blonde, a couple from Moorhouse and a house beer by Tetley. I went for the Treacle Stout (£3.20) which was in excellent condition. Sadly I completely forgot about the CAMRA discount.
I quite liked it here but would avoid if there was live music or a major sporting event. One highlight was that halfway through my pint a man with a pint of lager sat near me who was the spitting image of Phil Mitchell in Eastenders, although his head didn't look as though it was about to explode!

On 26th November 2015 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alexander Kapp
Preston, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Lostock Hall, 3.01 miles, 58 min walk (show)
Bamber Bridge, 3.56 miles, 1 hr 8 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 24 April 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 24 April 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 25 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint. Does not apply to the 2 house beers. - last updated 25 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 24 April 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 25 November 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 25 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Saturday - last updated 25 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 25 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 24 April 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 25 November 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 25 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 25 June 2015 by ROB Camra
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