University buys Lamb and Packet pub

A Preston drinking institution has been sold to the university.

Brewery Thwaites have revealed the Lamb and Packet pub which has stood in Friargate since the early 1800s has a new owner.

The University of Central Lancashire has purchased the pub after it went on the market in September last year.

The pub stands in a strategic position for the university on the Adelphi roundabout which is due for major redevelopment as part of the university’s £200million Preston campus masterplan.

A spokesman for the University said: “When the pub came up for sale we decided to make a bid. The property represents an ideal opportunity to consolidate our estate and in the long-term will help us create a more joined-up campus. This strategy is particularly important as we work towards the delivery of our £200 million Campus Masterplan.

“At this point we don’t have any specific plans for the use of the building but it will no longer operate as a public house.”

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