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The Continental

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South Meadow Lane | Preston, Preston PR1 8JP, England
+44 1772 499425
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Mon 12:00 - 23:15
Tue 12:00 - 23:30
Wed 12:00 - 23:15
Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:45
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Ashton in Makerfield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 it licked me. I am not comfortable around dogs at the best of times. I... More 

2 Thank Stephen935
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
Preston, United Kingdom
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804 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
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
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 gorgeous. I ordered the hake (my favourite fish) and straight after I ordered it I... More 

Thank NazStu
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017 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 at time of ordering there were 11 people in consisting of 3 tables. When we... More 

1 Thank Neil P
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 choices. The food screams quality and care goes in to its planning and preparation. The... More 

Thank CExton
Preston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 the main man for more drinks as he was taking the food order from another... More 

Thank jcor444
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 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
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 chips are great though! Not cheap but worth it for the location, drinks and chips!

1 Thank Jane B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?