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The Stanley Arms

24 Lancaster Road, Preston PR1 1DA, England
+44 1772 252001
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Long wait for lunch

We have eaten in the Stanley many times before but never on a Sunday, we placed our order and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Peter T
via mobile
Lunch with friends

Great food with a wide selection of vegetarian dishes, much better than the usual standard... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah R
via mobile
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The Stanley Arms is a lovely, traditional pub in the heart of the city. We pride ourselves in serving excellent ales and beer, a great range of wines and spirits, and a fresh, home cooked pub menu that appeals to all shapes and sizes. Our upstairs function room boasts great views of the city and hosts diverse entertainment from our Northern Soul Saturdays, to Burlesque, Comedy and film nights and we have DJs and dancing in the main bar every Friday and Saturday night. With our outside area, games for kids, welcoming atmosphere and deep heritage, you’ll find it a welcome escape from the neon bustle of the city.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
4 weeks ago
“Good pint of ale and friendly staff”
19 Feb 2018
“Good ales and good pub food.”
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Hours Today: 11:30 AM - 4:00 AM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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24 Lancaster Road, Preston PR1 1DA, England
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+44 1772 252001
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have eaten in the Stanley many times before but never on a Sunday, we placed our order and waited for 40 mins, they seem to be more preoccupied with sending food out for delivery than customers in the pub another couple left whilst we...More

Thank Peter T
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StanleyArmsPreston, Owner at The Stanley Arms, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Peter. If this is us, The Stanley Arms in Lancaster Road, Preston, Lancs thanks for your patronage, and sorry about the wait, however I don't think this is our site. Although we do offer food for take out we've never done delivery, and I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food with a wide selection of vegetarian dishes, much better than the usual standard vegetarian lasagne. The staff were all friendly and welcoming and there was a selection of board games for the children to play with which kept them entertained. The portions were...More

Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a night in the Guild Hall we were welcomed by the bar manager who had a good selection of drinks. Prices were good and the atmosphere was nice. Would definitely go again.

Thank Lorraine G
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StanleyArmsPreston, Owner at The Stanley Arms, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi there, sorry we haven't been active on TripAdvisor for a while, we would like to take a moment to thank you for your visit and furthermore for the positive review! Please come back soon.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

I like the refurb....have not been in the Stanley for many years, and it’s an good improvement. Well priced and decent food.

Thank Peter P
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StanleyArmsPreston, Owner at The Stanley Arms, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi there, sorry we haven't been active on TripAdvisor for a while, we would like to take a moment to thank you for your visit and furthermore for the positive review! Please come back soon.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Haven’t been in here since the refurb but I was suitably impressed, good range of drinks and nice place. Reasonable prices. Looked at the menu and will be visiting again as this looks lovely! Nice booths to sit in too. It was busy when we...More

Thank ljbunny
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StanleyArmsPreston, Owner at The Stanley Arms, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi there, sorry we haven't been active on TripAdvisor for a while, we would like to take a moment to thank you for your visit and furthermore for the positive review! Please come back soon.

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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

This is a traditional Victorian pub in the centre of Preston that I believe has had a recent makeover. It's retains many Victorian features but benefits from newly upholstered furniture. We visited for lunch on a very cold snowy day. We both ordered Lancashire hotpot...More

Thank LauraDaveJames
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StanleyArmsPreston, Owner at The Stanley Arms, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi there, sorry we haven't been active on TripAdvisor for a while, we would like to take a moment to thank you for your visit and furthermore for the positive review! Please come back soon.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Improved so much since refurbishment. It has a great menu with gluten free and vegetarian options. Looks great inside too. Give it a try.

1  Thank NeilHalton
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StanleyArmsPreston, Owner at The Stanley Arms, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi there, sorry we haven't been active on TripAdvisor for a while, we would like to take a moment to thank you for your visit and furthermore for the positive review! Please come back soon.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

From the moment you walk into The Stanley Arms Preston you will immediately feel the History of the Building. The Period Hand carved wooden features are very much complemented by the new fresh Decor since the big refurbishment. Table Service is offered during the day...More

1  Thank Matt R
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StanleyArmsPreston, Owner at The Stanley Arms, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi there, sorry we haven't been active on TripAdvisor for a while, we would like to take a moment to thank you for your visit and furthermore for the positive review! Please come back soon.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

The Stanley has done a fantastic job of completely renovating the venue, without alienating the locals. The place looks great, stylish, and there's always somewhere comfortable to sit to enjoy your food. The food, by the way, is utterly fantastic. With a wide range of...More

Thank Lee L
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StanleyArmsPreston, Owner at The Stanley Arms, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi there, sorry we haven't been active on TripAdvisor for a while, we would like to take a moment to thank you for your visit and furthermore for the positive review! Please come back soon.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

After frequenting the venue for around ten years it is great to see the improvements made after the refurb. Still feels the same just looks better.

1  Thank Steven F
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