One of Preston’s oldest pubs will become one of the most up-to-date when it unveils its brand new image at the end of the month.
The Angel, which has been serving ale at 39 Lune Street since at least 1838, has undergone a major refurbishment and is going more upmarket.
Re-named Angel 39, the bar has been given a fashionable facelift which drinkers will be able to sample for themselves on Saturday October 28.
The refurb has been on the cards since the pub was taken over 11 months ago. It underwent a mini-refit in Spring this year, but now a full upgrade has been carried out to change its image in a flourishing area of the city centre.
Manager Daniel Alderson has overseen major changes to give the place a more current look with wooden floors, a modern bar, stylish decor, striking wall art and mood lighting.
The upstairs has also been given a makeover with booths and a stunning gold, black and grey colour scheme.
The change of image for the Angel is part of a renaissance for the area around what used to be Preston’s Corn Exchange. The building, which later became the Public Hall, is now a bar called 1842 in memory of workers shot dead by troops during a demonstration that year at the bottom of Lune Street.
The original Angel pub would have looked directly out onto the scene of the shooting which is now marked by the city’s stone martyrs statues.
The new-look Angel 39 will be serving a selection of locally brewed ales. Cocktail and gin masterclasses will also be on offer once the venue has re-opened.