'I had some great nights out': 29 pictures of raucous scenes at The Stanley Arms in Preston

With The Stanley Arms now under new ownership and going from strength to strength in the city centre, we take a look back at times gone by at the beloved pub.

With The Stanley Arms having closed its doors last October ahead of a council licensing review, the pub even had to cancel a ‘farewell party’ last year.

Thankfully for local punters, the establishment has since reopened under new stewardship, so here we take a look back at the good times had at the beloved Preston boozer.

And, as reader Pat Edgeley says of The Stanley: “Great night out.”

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