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Dog and Partridge, Preston

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user reviews of the Dog and Partridge, Preston

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Frequented by many posing and pouting yuppies though!

Who don't wear flat caps, breed whippets, drink real ale or read beer guides.

Some are even verbally abused by locals, who think lager is both rubbish and unpatriotic.

But they move with the times, enjoy music and modern interaction.

And don't ask for a little egg cup, to taste the new Horse Water Ale.
tradervic - 3 Dec 2019 18:59
Glad to hear the Dog is on the up again. Will have to call in soon.
JonNgog - 3 Dec 2019 17:46
Closed! No-way¡

This is Preston's best music venue, and open until late every night - particularly at weekends.

Major bands, great service after thorough refurbishment. Well kept beers - Jennings Cumberland Ale and Wainwright.

Be early 'for all the jolies.....'
tradervic - 3 Dec 2019 13:54
Dreadful and has been for a while now. It may even be closed.
JonNgog - 27 Aug 2019 20:00
The Dog & Partridge has changed hands and recently re-opened. But it still has a focus on rock music, which was playing on video screens. A live band was advertised for that night. The ale selection was very disappointing - just Wainwright & Doom Bar. The pub felt dull and dingy. There was no wifi, if you're looking for that kind of thing. Worst pub I tried in Preston.
blue_scrumpy - 4 Mar 2018 15:29
Less than a minute walk from the Black Bull and you're at the music orientated Dog and Partridge. It’s had an extensive make over and has only been re-opened since June 2015.

Pretty busy when I enter with Black Sabbath pounding out of the speakers, it's so loud everyone is shouting to each other.

There are 5 ales on the hand pumps with 2 from Moorhouse’s which were Black Witch & Pride of Pendel & 2 from Marston's / Hobgoblin...I ignore all 4 of these and go for a pint of Joseph Holt Bitter @ 4.0%, it was shocking and barely drinkable. I know this pub makes the GBG for it's ale but the pint I had was not up to scratch.

Decent interior with plenty of seating areas and a very nice marble bar top but the music was just to loud for me. I won't score the pub down but I am disappointed in the quality of my pint.
lezford - 1 Sep 2015 13:26
Well-worn but friendly pub with cheerful barmaid and decent choice of ales. I was thinking of drinking Weetwood Cheshire Cat but then noticed Holt's Bitter and not having drunk this for some time I chose than instead. It was fine, whilst at £3.10 it was the dearest pint I had in Preston yesterday.

I was impressed when an obviously well-known customer entered clearly the worse for wear and, whilst treated very nicely, was refused further alcohol and then politely but firmly escorted outside by another customer. This pub is clearly run as it should be.
Stamfordian - 18 Mar 2015 14:23
Love this place, always very friendly, and normally two guest cask ales on plus a couple of regulars. Cheap food at lunch time, and actually very child friendly in the day too. Oh, and not forgetting the decent beer garden in the back and the very good juke box. Toilets could do with being freshened up a bit but other than that this is pretty much perfect.
delacroix - 2 May 2014 13:22
Always worth a visit. The Tetley Dark Mild was in fine form. 9/10.
wobblybob - 21 Apr 2014 23:05
Great atmosphere, friendly staff. Very busy on the Friday evening I called in. Good choice of well kept beers. Well worth a visit!
reverenddavid - 25 Sep 2012 18:39
5 Ales and 1 Cider on draught when visited.Only popped in for one but my pint of hopstar(2.66pint) was so delicious I was forced to stay for another! The service was fast and friendly too,well worth a visit, 8/10
fat_beer_badger - 16 May 2011 23:14
An update for the D&P (I am the live music promoter for the venue).

Since mid September 2010 the pub is open all-day. Food served each lunchtime (Sundays too).

The pub has had a refurbishment is August and bits are still being improved.

There is an open mic night on the first Monday of the month.
Live bands approx two Tuesday evenings and two Sunday afternoon (Sunday gigs are all-ages gigs). The Tuesday evenings there is no band, there will be at least one rock DJ.
All entertainment is free entry.

There is a free to enter quiz every Thursday.
Rock DJ Sunday evening.

The fruit machine has been removed this week and an itbox installed.

Regular real ales are Young's Special, Tetley Dark Mild and Tim Taylor's Landlord. There are two guest from the SIBA direct delivery list provided by Punch. Weston's Old Rosie is also available.

Hope this ^^^^ helps.
vicpark - 23 Sep 2010 16:28
Great pub that welcomes all comers. Serves a good selection of well-kept real ales. Friendly atmosphere and a good juke box. Well worth a visit.
wobblybob - 19 Sep 2010 20:04
Nice pub with no trouble and young staff that actually know about the beers on offer.

Toilets are a lot to be desired but the rest of the pub is spot on.
burns20 - 9 Aug 2010 12:46
Guest ales from Smiles and Hop Back on my visit. Great place for people watching. Whether its old bikers, goths, people in fancy dress (at least, I think they were) or a couple of amiable drunks attempting to chat up two young ladies, the entertainment keeps you smiling. As for Agadoo being selected from the juke box - no comment.
GazzaTheBeerMan - 14 Sep 2009 11:42
We really liked this pub. Laid-back clientele, a cracking jukebox and great beer, including a cask mild, and something for cider lovers as well. Hope to be back soon.
E.L.Wisty - 19 Jul 2009 12:39
Pub now has a very good beer garden/smoking sheletr which has much improved the tip outside that it wss although parts of it could do with a tidy up. The pub inside is very much as it has beem for the last 12 years or so. There is a new juke box which is probably not as good as the the old one in temrs of tunes but it has some newer stuff on there. Unfortunatley since t last write up ( as Reverandbrother- I am now Revernadbrother2 as forgot password) the prices in the pub have gone up considerbaly. Ok prices have gone up almsot everywhere but PUnch Taverns seem to keep upping the prices. It is now 2.43 for a pint of Ale- soon to rise v soon by 5p a pint & no doubt will go up again after the budget. The Ales are very good & kept well. Currently there is still Tim Taylor Landord & a new one Youngs- Black Sheep. Gone is Fullers London Pride which was replaced briefly by Bass- Best Bitter. There is usually 2 guest ales on. Teltley's Mild & Teltelys Cream Flow, Strongbow Cider, Carling, Carlsberg & Stella on tap. There is a good doubles bar & range of bottled drinks. Soft drinks are expensive. The food is cheap, good but basic. There is no longer an 'Open Mic Night' but there appears to be regular bands on Tuesdays & there is always the pub quiz on Thursdays. The toilets are still awful & smell with windows broken. The pool table is extremely cheap- possibly the cheapest in town ???. There is on the whole a good atmosphere in the pub but changes on what day it is & what evening. It is still a good pub & is popular with ageing rockers, ex or wanna bilkers, ex students & the alternative/rock/indie/punk type people. With the proces going up though & it being a bit cliquely at times it is not as good as ity used to be. Considering that you have The Olde BlackBull, Weatherspoons, The New Brit & Bittersuite all nearby which can be quite a lot cheaper (open all day) & have a larger range of ale & look better inside it is probably time to say ( with a heavy heart) time to move on. Think- the last time i went to the Continential there were 4 ales on starting at 2 a pint with the most expensive being 2.50 . I would still recommend poping in though as it may be right up your street.
Reverandbrother2 - 2 Apr 2009 16:26
Actually called the Olde Dog and Partridge according to the sign. Bass, Tetleys Dark Mild and Rhymney Bevan's Bitter were on. Landlord was off. Food had finished before 2pm and the pub closed at 2.30 on Sat because of a lack of staff. A basic boozer and and a bit of a let down from the GBG description.
GuideDogSaint - 2 Nov 2008 15:24
excellent real ale
anonymous - 27 Jul 2007 12:46
Outstanding place. No pretensions, no corporate promotions plastered all over the place, reasonably priced beer served by staff who seem to know their stuff and a great atmosphere. It might not be everyone's cup of tea but if you want to avoid corporate pubs and experience a real local with character then give it a try. The biker crowd is much reduced in comparison to years gone by but I've always found it a friendly place. The previous poster is right - there are several aspects (such as a smelly loo) that you would criticise other pubs for but there is something about the D&P which renders such considerations irrelevant. A real pub run by real people for real customers.
brucknerspen - 2 Apr 2007 13:24
D& P or 'The Dog' also has a cheap pool table. & a DJ on Wednesday nights. The Juke Box is excellent for all you Rock/metal/Alternative/Indie fans
Reverandbrother - 27 Oct 2006 18:07
This is one of my fave pubs been going in for 12 yrs now. Not really a biker's pub anymore but you get some in who are friendly enough. Its a Rock/Metal & alternative pubs liked by rockers/students/ex students /bikers & basically anybody who does not want to drink with chavs & townies.Friendly bar staff & Ronny the Landlord is a gent & v funny. Prices are not bad cheaper than townie pubs but a bit dearer than the student pubs its close to. Beer is kept well, has Tim Taylors Landlord & London Pride on tap, with 2 guest ales on tap. Sells carling,Stella & Carlsberg as well. Addlestons cider is a fave. The food is cheap & v good. Acoustic/open mic night on a monday night, Uni Rock society on Wednesday nite, free Pub quiz on a Thursday night. Yes its a bit dingey but wouldn't have it any other way
Reverandbrother - 27 Oct 2006 18:04
As stated above this is a biker pub,but seems to be dropping off with them,used to be loads of bikes on the pavement6 outside,most of them very noisy things.
Usualy has 2 guest beers on and Addlestons cider,serves good reasonable meals at dinner,pool table,juke box and occasional live music at night-main drawback-only opens 12.00-14.00 hours weekdays
bagheas - 6 May 2006 16:41
great pub, always enjoy going in, but not quite sure why? it is scruffy, smells in the loo, ales always good and full of odd looking folk. But great???
J300gto - 26 Nov 2005 11:43
A bikers pub, full of plaques on the wall inside to deceased former patrons who presumably fell off their bikes.

Hence, might not be everyones cup of tea, but is an OK pub, and don't let the bikers put you off, they are mostly friendly folk.
The Ginger Prince - 3 Sep 2004 15:08

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