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(formerly Plough Inn)

115 Friargate

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Opening Times


Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
Sunday11.00 am - 8.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon No Service
Tue - Thu 11am - 11pm
Fri & Sat 11am - midnight
Sun 11am - 8pm


Plau (Preston) Limited

About the Pub

The Plau opened in November 2018 after more than three years of careful and sensitive restoration of the building which dates from the the 18th century. The name recalls the fact that the Plough Inn occupied the property in the 18th,19th and early 20th centuries, which finally closed as a licensed premises in 1923. The resurrection after 95 years of closure must be one of the longest gaps in the country.

The main bar is spread over three levels on the ground floor. A further two bars are in the Vault Bar (an original vaulted brick cellar including a restored and exposed 40 feet stone-built well) and on the first floor serving the dining room overlooking Friargate.

Four cask ales are available, one being a house ale brewed by either Blackjack or Marble brewery and the other three sourced from a wide range of microbreweries are served in the main bar with one in each of the other bars. Up to eight craft keg beers are also available along with an extensive range of gins.

Food is available from 10.00 am with brunch and traditional breakfasts. Lunch and dinner are based on a selection of freshly prepared ‘little plates’.

The pub is run as an independent business within the Meat & Drink Group, which also includes The Continental, Market Street Social, The Ferret and The Moorbrook in Preston.

Historical Information

Historic England

Historic Interest

Grade II listed building dating back to the 1700s.

Regular ales

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Changing ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Blackjack --varies--
  • Marble --varies--

Source: National

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  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Access to pub but agreement with Market Street Social via a ramp.

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  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi


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115 Friargate

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53.76132, -2.70484


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Preston (Lancs)

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Plau, Preston 17.4.19


115 Friargate

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Pubs with Outstanding Conversions and Restorations
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Family Friendly
  • Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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