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Samlesbury Hall has appointed Alice Holden as its new restaurant manager. Alice has joined the team from Stonyhurst College, via The Rickety Press in Oxford. Since Alice has undertaken the manager’s position, Samlesbury Hall has only had happy customers! Alice wants the restaurant service to be the friendliest in Lancashire.
CELEBRATING 45 YEARS
The Inbev Samlesbury brewery has recently celebrated its 45th anniversary, the first pint of beer was brewed on 31st March 1972. To mark the occasion the brewery has produced a limited edition bottled beer – Samlesbeer. The brewery ran a competition among staff to design the label for the beer.
NEW YORK STYLE RESTAURANT
An original gourmet hot dogs and New York style doughnuts restaurant is coming to Preston! Dogs ‘n’ Doughnuts will be located above the city’s most recently opened cocktail bar – Review. The bar has undergone an extension and now boasts an upstairs dining area where the restaurant will be situated.
Dewlay celebrated 60 years of Lancashire cheesemaking with a truly special visit from his Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales. Prince Charles took a full tour of the dairy, it was the first time in Dewlay’s history that they have hosted a royal visitor to the multi award winning dairy.
NEW ADDITION TO PRESTON
After being closed for a number of years Fives cocktail bar and grill has seen a major refurbishment and has re-opened its doors in Preston town centre. Set in one of the city’s most impressive and historic buildings, Fives offers mouth-watering food, British beers, classic cocktails and a mix of DJ’s.
NEW CHEF ACADEMY
HIT Training has launched its new Chef Academy for Cumbria and Lancashire with a six-course meal for local businesses completely designed, prepared and served by a team of apprentices. The programme aims to provide the highest quality training and development Headed by Paul Mannering and run by Martin Black and Suzanne Grant.