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The Sparrowhawk

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Wheatley Lane Road | Fence, Burnley BB12 9QG, England
+44 1282 603034
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Preston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything top notch: location, atmosphere, food, service. Dan allocated us a 'quiet' table over the phone, but we wanted to change on arrival (we didn't realise what stunning views there were) and it was no trouble at all. We couldn't have felt more comfortable. As is the case these days, such establishments feel the need to serve some of the... More 

Thank Russell W
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been let down by the establishment we were staying at we needed to find somewhere to eat at short notice. Not knowing the area our only option was to take to Trip Advisor and trust the reviews for local restaurants. Having narrowed the choice down to The Sparrowhawk and another pub in the same village we settled on the... More 

Thank big_yorkshire_man
Nelson, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with our family last sunday for a roast beef dinner and i must say it was very good the staff are friendly and service very prompt good all round

Thank John B
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had been shopping and decided to pop into the Sparrowhawk for lunch before heading off to Manchester for some more retail therapy! As we walked in we were greeted by some very friendly staff members, we ordered drinks which were then brought to the table. We ordered lunch, locally sourced food, most of the dish was... More 

Thank DivingdivaLancs
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Sparrowhawk has a very straightforward menu; no snail flavoured ice cream here. But the menu of Steaks/Fish/Pies and other fairly traditional dishes is made with as much fresh and locally sourced ingredients as possible. Our meat dishes were tender and tasty, vegetables fresh and well prepared, chips crisp. Even onion rings were crispy rather than the soggy stuff much... More 

Thank Patrick M
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I attended a Golden Wedding Anniversary party here yesterday for my Aunt and Uncle who had their wedding reception at The Sparrow Hawk, 50 years ago to the day. The food was amazing, the best I have tasted in a long time and the service outstanding. I would highly recommend.

1 Thank Melanie B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this semi rural pub / restaurant while in the area, found the good reviews on trip advisor so decided to give them a call to see if they had a table available upon a Saturday evening for dinner. Called at 6:30pm to see if they had a table for 8:30pm which they did. Staff who answered the phone were... More 

Thank Chris K
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Visited here many years ago,so thought that we would give it a try again We all had the black/white pudding as a starter and it was first class.What let the lunch down was the gammon which was tough to say the least I complained when I paid , the waitress stated that the chef would speak to the supplier!!! Not... More 

Thank Derrick S
Burnley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Always a warm and friendly welcome at the Sparrowhawk, everybodys food was delicious, the oven baked Salmon in creamy Mussel sauce was so tasty, and the staff are always so lovely, would highly recomend here.

Thank gillianboys
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely place to go. Food is exceptional and service just outstanding. There was a young couple sat next to us who had a tiny baby. They had run out of nappies and they were asking where the nearest shop was. The young waitress advised and then even asked if she could help by going to the shop for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wheatley Lane Road | Fence, Burnley BB12 9QG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Burnley
  • Phone Number: +44 1282 603034
Our food is fresh & sourced locally to embrace the flavours of the region. We are Taste Lancashire Highest Quality Assured & members of Made in Lancashire. We offer an extensive wine & also cask ales for which we achieved The Cask Marque Award. Upstairs we have a separate function room for private dining or business occasion. You can always be guaranteed a warm welcome & friendly service.

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