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Stanley Arms, Preston

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I was slightly disappointed by this place. Service was not the best. Multiple people who had arrived at the bar after me were served first, including a guy who appeared next to me who knew full well that I'd been there some time before he got there, but didn't have the courtesy or politeness to point that out to the bar staff. I later encountered the same guy acting very suspiciously in the gents. Seemed like a transaction of some kind was taking place. The two barmen were clearly overwhelmed by the number of customers. Whilst the one that served me was quite efficient (albeit serving whoever happened to be in his direct line of eyesight), the other was taking an eternity serving spirits and dealing with credit card payments. Why do busy pubs like this accept cards when they clearly don't have enough staff to deal with the extra workload? Ales were MPA, Dizzy Blonde & Hobgoblin. A disappointing visit. If you want a better experience in the same street, try the Guild Ale House. This micropub is bigger than most and not listed on here. But it's easily the best pub I've been to in Preston. I'll request for it to be added to the site.
blue_scrumpy - 4 Mar 2018 15:42
Called in on a Saturday night out last summer and found the place heaving in the small hours. Northern Soul upstairs and 60s/70s music downstairs. Very popular with all ages. Not to be missed if you are 'doing the town'.
reverenddavid - 3 Jan 2015 19:54
Good looking town centre pub, similar in character to those towards Friargate, but the half I had was sour, and I was put off returning it by the reaction to an old gent wanting to return his ( different) beer by the staff.
mtaylor40 - 23 Aug 2013 08:08
Really liked this pub, best I could find in the area by some way. Decent selection of ale, excellent food for just a couple of quid, very clean, tvs showing sport, but no sky. Lots of lovely old detailing and pictures. Good pub, central location. Seems like they do some sort of Northern Soul night in the evenings.
Beer_in_the_morning - 5 Feb 2013 00:17
Four cask ales available on my lunchtime visit. The Castle Rock Harvest Pale was in good nick. Pleasant pub and an opportunity to sit outside and watch the city go by.
wobblybob - 27 Jul 2011 20:52
This used to be a fairly classy place (when I was a lad) but has fallen on harder times. Having said this it always seems to be busy on weekend nights with a DJ playing 60's and 70's favourites. An older crowd perhaps but the place fairly rocks and is worth a visit. Can't really comment on the beer.
reverenddavid - 2 Apr 2011 15:31
went in the pub midweek afternoon.outside the pub said it was real ale pub. went in and had 4 cask beers on. tried brains sa had a sour taste to the pint.was expensive at 2-80 for north west england. if in preston again would not used. their better and cheaper pub in preston
forestwood - 17 Feb 2011 19:14

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