Brand new food hall and entertainment venue Chew's Yard set for big Preston opening

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Following the success of its 12 Days of Christmas Pop-Up, Chew’s Yard is set to make an exciting return to Preston on a more permanent basis.

The much-loved Chew’s Yard is returning to Preston permanently, bringing together all the best elements of independent trading as part of a new cultural destination on Market Street West called Market Street Social. The space is set to host a mix of live music, DJs, family-friendly events, and creative sessions.

Christine Cort and and Ben Casey (Jo Greenfield : Photographer)Christine Cort and and Ben Casey (Jo Greenfield : Photographer)
Christine Cort and and Ben Casey (Jo Greenfield : Photographer) | Jo Greenfield : Photographer

Chew’s Yard was created by Preston-born designer Ben Casey, who was responsible for redesigning Preston North End’s Deepdale Stadium and bringing the National Football Museum to the city, and Christine Cort, the former global marketing director for Time Out and co-founder of Manchester International Festival alongside Alex Poots.

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Situated next to Preston Playhouse, Chew’s Yard is set to blend cultural activities with food, drink, and entertainment. Opening on Thursday 2nd May at midday with a packed programme of events, singer-songwriter Rachel Waring will perform at the venue’s unveiling, followed by Lancaster’s 25 strong drumming group Samba Espirito, who will be snaking along Market Street West from Chain House Brewery to Chew's Yard during a free opening event starting at 7pm.

Chew’s Yard, Preston (Jo Greenfield : Photographer)Chew’s Yard, Preston (Jo Greenfield : Photographer)
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With the Chew’s Yard Market also returning on May 4, the venue also boasts a beautiful landscaped garden courtyard with suntrap outdoor bar. A number of independent traders are also preparing to set up shop at Chew’s Yard, including artisanal grub and gin vendors Trough, plant-based kebab specialists Seitanic, South American street food doyens Chamo, Detroit pizza peddlers Two Guns, alcoholic beverage aficionados Escapade, and Lancaster-based coffee roasters Atkinsons Coffee.

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