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The Continental

South Meadow Lane | Preston, Preston PR1 8JP, England
+44 1772 499425
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
South Meadow Lane | Preston, Preston PR1 8JP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I have never liked to see dogs in the dining area there, but usually the quality of food makes up for it. This time, while having our – average – meal there, I had the surprise of somebody’s great big dog sniffing at me then...More

Thank Stephen935
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food, great service - pub prices top restaurant quality - top recommend! Loved it. Lamb shank melted off the bone! Eat your heart out masterchef

Thank RAbram
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't eat, but sat in the garden with the dog and friends and enjoyed a few nice pints of different beers from the excellent and well kept selection. A nice place to spend a sunny afternoon. Combine with a walk in the adjacent Avenham Park.

Thank NinaTom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never bean here before and in all fairness didn't want to go....how wrong could I be?!? Good was delicious, wasn't your normal microwave pub food! 2 had the lamb and they both said was lovely and husband had the sausage & mash. The sausages were...More

Thank NazStu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with my girlfriend...and ordered the cold ham sandwich with extra chips and a turkey and cranberry sandwich with extra chips. You wouldn't expect to have to wait over 40 minutes for the above really would you... wouldn't mind if they were busy bit...More

Thank Neil P
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

A fantastic foodie pub with great real ale and food to suit everyone in the family party. Our party comprised two children, two vegetarians, one on a low potassium diet and a hard of hearing Grandad yet we were all very happy with our menu...More

Thank CExton
Reviewed 16 April 2017

My husband and I had an excellent lunch here. The soup and sandwich deal 12-2.30pm is brilliant value.Fab quality and you might have to wait a bit but that's because they are making everything fresh for you.Today it was getting busy and my husband asked...More

Thank jcor444
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We've eaten here a few times and it's been great each time. Thoughtful menus, helpful staff and good understanding of dietary requirements. Server was happy to check with the chef and came back quickly.

Thank Aggers30
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

It all started at the Conti! Celebrated our 2nd anniversary where we had our first date. The food, beer and service is always top quality. Long may it continue. Highly recommended!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

If the sun is out then there is no better pub to be in. Get there early though because it does get busy when the sun is out. They do cater vegans and gluten free, but the waits can be substantial during busy periods. The...More

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Angie O
Can dogs go inside
25 February 2017|
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Response from ZenaAnand | Reviewed this property |
yes they do allow dogs inside the pub
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Do you have any plans to have a beer festival this year
17 February 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:45
12:00 - 00:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Meadow Lane | Preston, Preston PR1 8JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Preston
  • Phone Number: +44 1772 499425
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