Plau, on Friargate, Preston, opened after a conversion in 2018, more than 100 years after last orders were called on the premises as a pub. Now it has taken home the Conversion Award in the Pub Design Awards, run by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). The awards, held in conjunction with Historic England, celebrate exceptional pubs across the country that have undergone conversion or conservation work, or are newly built.
1. The pub reimagined
Chairman of CAMRA's Pub Design Award judging panel Andrew Davison said Plau was "striking a traditional pub re-imagined for the 21st century".
2. All's well
The revamped interior of Plau features the medieval well, which was reopened and covered over with a 'window' so regulars can see in.
3. Link in a chain
Plau was bought in 2015 by Jeremy Rowlands, the owner of the Continental and Ferret pubs, also in Preston
Plau has won the Conversion Award in the Pub Design Awards, run by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).