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The Sparling

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807 Garstang Road, Preston PR3 5AA, England
+44 1772 860830
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Preston, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Party of 4 - chicken good, steak good not great. Steak and kidney suet pudding - when has a suet pudding been crisp and crusty, and 2/3rds empty? - when it's served at the Sparling, yes we were given extra gravy, but it wasn't gravy from the cooking of the steak and kidney. It still didn't make the suet pastry... More 

Thank dooley1
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped en route to Myerscough for Kant and were pleasantly surprised. This venue is under new ownership and is certainly a place well worth visiting for their extensive set menu. A fantastic choice... good prices and excellent service all contributed to a delightful lunch and we will definitely be returning.

Thank Sandra A
Warrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

had sunday lunch at the Sparling, soup was luke warm, roast potatoes taste like card board , the surroundsing are nice and pleasant staff. but think the chef needs a few leasons in cookery

1 Thank user477544
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place to have drinks , didn't have food but the food looked amazing! Now have a children's play area outside , will defiantly go back

1 Thank hollly w
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved it. Would highly recommend! Great food. I'm having my 50th here in June. Staff were great nothing too much trouble. Was in a little alcove in the window so not to disturb other diners.

Thank Nicola W
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea with platefuls of hot and cold food, drinks and a good atmosphere. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, well recommended.

Thank OldWulf
Preston, Lancashire
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3 couples enjoyed a great meal in great surroundings. Really friendly staff and a great atmosphere. A great layout with a mix of eating areas from open for larger groups with round tables to smaller quiet more intimate areas. Large seating area for pre and post dinner drinks with luxurious comfy settees. I had mussels in a cream sauce as... More 

Thank kenL007
Preston, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i came to an afternoon tea party organised for a school reunion. We had the updated and much improved afternoon tea menu which had a variety of savoury and sweet dlicacies, served with tea which was constantly replenished. The service was superb, attentive yet unobtrusive and the staff went out of their way to ensure that all our needs were... More 

Thank Yvonne S
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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453 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again I can not fault this fantastic place, staff amazing especially Zoe, service amazing, atmosphere great, great bar, friendly people, fantastic amazing wonderful food............

Thank Dale H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came with my son and was disappointed with the children's meal it didn't look appetising one bit meaning my little boy wouldn't eat it however everyone else seemed to be enjoying their meals so perhaps they just need to work on the children's meals However this was before new management took over. I am trying to decide whether to give... More 

Thank Jessica B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 32
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 Garstang Road, Preston PR3 5AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Preston
  • Phone Number: +44 1772 860830

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Warrington, United Kingdom
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?