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The Sparrow

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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32 North Parade, Bradford BD1 3HZ, England
+44 1274 270772
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sparrow is one of those places you feel instantly welcome. The staff are lovely and whether you are a regular or just visiting, they make sure you are looked after. Not only is there a great choice of beers the same goes for teas and coffee. Today I had a meeting there, did some knitting and had a great... More 

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Thank Tess0962
Bradford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Sparrow is a beautiful little bar which really began the real ale led revolution and renaissance of North Parade. Serving a large range of beers on cask, keg, in bottles and cans this beer cafe has it all. If beer isn't your thing there's also a great range of spirits or excellent coffee. Food is kept simple and makes... More 

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Thank GraemeDutton
Bingley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Friendly atmosphere and a good selection of beers. Great place to meet with friends and enjoy one of the best bars that Bradford has to offer.

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Thank Paul H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

by far the best place to have a pint before the game - excellent beers, free pie if you arrive early enough and good prices - much better than the beer house.

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Thank Duncan Y
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Great beers and tasty snacks, there is something for everyone and extra seating down stairs if ground level is full.

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Thank Jonathan W
Bradford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Been a few times and it's always a nice atmosphere, good selection of drinks. Always enjoy going and would recommend a visit!

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Thank RougeVelvet1
Northwich, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Called in for a few drinks with friends this week Nice atmosphere and quite busy Thought the real ale wasn't quite as good as it has been, they need better trained staff to pull a decent pint

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Thank graham s
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We visited The Sparrow after going to Valley Parade for the FA Cup tie between Bradford and Accrington to tick the ground off our 92. With a nice atmosphere and great selection of bars we ended up coming back later in the evening. Great Czech beer on tap, gutted we didn't find it before the match as they do mushy... More 

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Thank the92dotnet
Shipley, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Good range of ales of all types. Nice atmosphere, early doors (can't comment on what it's like later on!) Superb idea being able to order Mamma Mia's pizzas to deliver to the table!

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Thank Paul W
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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322 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We were taken to this little beer Cafe by some local friends, and it was a great place to spend a couple of hours. A good selection of beers for the beer drinkers and a lovely atmosphere. Hopefully we'll find it again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 North Parade, Bradford BD1 3HZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Bradford
  • Phone Number: +44 1274 270772
Description
A relaxed 'bier cafe' in Bradford centre selling over 80 different beers. Bradford CAMRA pub of the year 2012. As featured in 2013's Good Beer Guide and in The Guardian's top 10 UK craft beer bars!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?