The Continental • Preston Guild City
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Preston Guild City

The Continental

Interior of Film Club space, Continental, Preston

The go to arts and culture venue by the river...

The Continental is picturesquely placed by the banks of the River Ribble, on the edge of Preston's Avenham and Miller Parks and along the Guild Wheel. This makes it a staple for summer hangouts, along with its large beer garden with seating and greenspace. During the winter months 'The Snug', along with its real fire, provides a cosy retreat to relax and socialise in.

A seasonal kitchen serves up restaurant quality food and daily specials, whilst their well-stocked bar offers a range of changing ales, house beer, artisan ciders, and speciality beers from Europe and the US.

The Continental also makes the perfect stop for dog walkers, with their dog-friendly policy allowing you to enjoy your meal with your furry friend.

Arts and culture programme

The Continental is often regarded as Preston's indie culture destination; attracting both locals and visitors from all around Lancashire.

Whether you’re inside or out, you can enjoy a packed programme of events throughout the year brought to you by 'They Eat Culture', including live music, film, theatre, literature, arts, crafts, and festivals. The venue's annual summer beer festival is also a must visit, attracting crowds from all around.

The Continental is also home to many clubs and special events to get involved in including, book clubs, creative writing classes, open-mic, poetry nights, vintage fairs, and much more.

See what's on at The Continental.

Venue hire

The Continental and its arts space are available to hire for all kinds of special events, including corporate, private, and arts events.

The arts space makes the perfect place for performances, rehearsals, and all things creative, whilst 'The Snug' provides a cosy and comfortable space for all kinds of corporate and networking events.

For those looking for somewhere to celebrate, the private hire space delivers an intimate and versatile venue suitable for all kinds of celebrations and special events.

For more details on venue hire at The Continental visit The Continental - Hire Us.

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Map address for The Continental

The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8JP.