Venue to open after £400,000 renovation

The Roper Hall on Friargate, Preston, which is due to reopen on January 29
The Roper Hall on Friargate, Preston, which is due to reopen on January 29
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A popular venue is to reopen its doors this month following a £400,000 facelift.

Preston’s Roper Hall has been given a New Year makeover, and is due to open again on January 29.

Leaders say they are excited about the grand reopening of a bar described as an “asset” to the city.

Town Centre councillor Drew Gale said: “I’m a big fan of Roper Hall, having been a student at UCLan myself I spent many a night in there.

“It’s a great asset to our student community and I hope the refurbishment will allow it to continue to be a wonderful asset for many years to come and I wish them every success.

“It attracts the wider community as well as students, especially during the day, when they do excellent food and sporting events and also the musical offering of the live bands.

“It covers many bases and a wide demographic, and it’s a great asset to the town centre.”

The new-look site over two floors offers three spaces for visitors to relax, dine or be entertained.

There will also be a new dedicated games room with pool, air hockey and retro games, as well as an interactive jukebox and a live music venue.

Daniel Hayes, general manager at the Roper Hall, said: “We’re really excited to open the doors to the new Roper Hall and can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks of our new look – we know that a late night offering is really important to our customers and we want to keep up our reputation as the go-to place in Preston for a great night out.

“We also wanted to add something a little different with the ‘games room’ which we hope will be a popular choice for games nights with friends and colleagues alike.

“We’ll also be continuing our renowned sports screenings which we know will be even more important for 2016!”