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one of preston's most historic buildings.

home to preston’s finest hospitality venues.

The Corn Exchange is now home to Preston's most unique Restraurant & Bar, 1842. Preston's finest event space in Ivory Tower, and Preston's only dedicated outdoor Gin Garden - The Rabbit Hole.

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The Corn Exchange WAS BUILT IN 1822, remodelled as a meeting hall and entertainment complex known as the Public Hall in 1881-82, partly demolished in 1986 AND NOW HOME TO OUR 3 VENUES.

The public hall played host to amazing artists such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac until its doors were closed in 1972, sticking to the buildings routes it now homes 3 amazing hospitality venues, with a focus on live entertainment throughout.

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Expect the unexpected, we promise you will be back for more.

1842 brings something completely unique to Preston. Our talented team inject international experience to 1842, with a vision of creating a truly irresistible contemporary dining, drinking and dancing destination.

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1842 Food

internationally inspired food menu

Our chefs have created an eclectic menu with globally inspired flavours which is guaranteed to set your tastebuds alight! Our Small Plate style menu offers over 70 dishes for you to choose from and caters for all foodies from meat eaters to vegan. With the emphasis on the flavours and health benefits our dishes will not disappoint.

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1842 Drink

preston’s finest cocktail & drink selection

1842 is home to some of Preston's best cocktails, let our mixologists leave your taste buds in a tangle with our captivating cocktail menu. Enjoy the cool crisp taste of our cask and draft ales or choose from one of the hand-selected new and old world wines.

1842 Bar


a breathtaking city centre venue with a unique style.

When developing Ivory Tower, the aim was to produce a beautiful space which was exclusive, creative & versatile. We spent months developing designs, brands & ideas. The outcome, a breathtaking city centre venue with a unique style.

Ivory Tower

Corporate Hire

event space with a difference, in the heart of the city centre

Being an exclusive use venue, you can Hire Ivory Tower privately for your company event. With us being a large venue, we recommend a minimum of 65 people for a three-course meal, or 120 for an evening only canapes style. With a capacity of up to 400 people, there’s a lot of space to fill.

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PRESTON'S only dedicated outdoor gin garden

home to amazing events, over 100 gins and available for private hire.

Our outdoor Gin Bar is Preston's only dedicated outdoor bar, home to our famous day parties, over 100 Gins and used as a Winter Bar through the festive season. The Rabbit Hole is a truly unique venue.

The rabbit Hole

Available for Hire

the ultimate outdor event and party space.

Both businesses and individuals can hire The Rabbit Hole for their event or private party, you'll have exclusive access to The Rabbit Hole all day and access to our amazing outdoor booth packages. Contact us to enquire on 01772 821768.

The Rabbit Hole

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ivory tower christmas party nights.

preston’s most unique christmas parties. like nowhere else.

With a fully themed venue, live performers, live band and DJ, a delicious 3 course meal prepared by our chefs, welcome drinks and other surprises – Ivory Tower is THE place to be for the most unique and memorable Christmas parties in Preston.

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Christmas at 1842

Preston's favourite festive venue, with full venue theme and outdoor chalet bar

Since it's arrival, 1842 has been a firm favourite over the Christmas Period. With Apres Ski Style Party Nights, full venue decoration, an outdoor Christmas Chalet Bar, Festive Cocktails, and multiple food options available, there's nowhere else quite like it.

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Events at Ivory Tower

amazing events in a spectacular venue for you or your team

From Makeup Masterclasses, to Halloween Balls and beyond. Ivory Tower is home to some of Preston's most unique events for both businesses and individuals. Ivory Tower is the most unique and versatile event space in the city centre, give us a call to book a tour - 01772 821768.

Ivory Tower Events

Events at 1842 & The Rabbit Hole

Home to some of Preston's biggest, most unique and exlusive events

Live entertainment is at the heart of 1842 and we've been setting the standard for Preston's nightlife since opening. We regularly have live artists, bands and musicians performing as well as The Rabbit Hole being home to our famous day parties.

1842 Events

corn exchange Corporate Club

signup to the corn exchange corporate club

for exclusive corporate benefeits across all venues.

Exclusive Early Access to Christmas & Events

Christmas across Ivory Tower & 1842 books up faster than any other Preston venues. You'll have exclusive early access to our festive options, as well as any other Corporate and public events we put on throughout the year.

Personalised Management Assistance

You'll have exclusive access to a point of contact in The Corn Exchange that will work with you on anything from bookings to venue decoration for your event.

Corporate Discount

You'll receive exclusive discount on Corporate Events, Hire Fees and our Corporate Experiences such as Cocktail Master Classes, Gin Tasting and Cigar Nights. You'll also receive exclsuive discount on food & drinks on selected dates.

Invoice & Account Service

We'll provide easy to understand invoices for all of your costs, as well as giving you the option to open an account with us.

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corporate club

Apply today to join our Corporate Club, a team member will check your application and be in touch to discuss the next steps. The Corporate Club is open to businesses only, 1842's public Club can be found at 18:42 Club

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