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The Sparrow

32 North Parade, Bradford BD1 3HZ, England
01274 270772
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Ranked #37 of 504 Restaurants in Bradford
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
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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English first
St Helens, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Smart, trendy, shabby-chic are all expressions that you could use to describe the Sparrow (as are pink, five-storeyed and in Hull, but these latter three are all untrue). There's a great choice of beer, a nice comfortable atmosphere and a feeling of being in your own local, even as a tourist. It's a lovely place to spend money on drink.... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Visited again recently. Beer as always in tip top condition. A must for any beer lover. Food menu looked interesting though I didn't try as already eaten.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If you like your real ales and craft beers you will not be disappointed! The cask ale was very well kept and there was a fantastic choice of bottled beers. Why didn't I give it 5 out if 5? The staff were verging on arrogant, not very welcoming and if you don't know your ales and beers you may feel... More

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I love how cosy and welcoming this place is, gray choice of ales and monthly Street food Fridays. I highly recommend this place

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Bradford needs more places like this. An excellent bar with a wide variety of beers and drinks on offer. The food menu looked good, but I didn't have time to have anything to eat.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The Sparrow is a compact beer cafe, a little out of the way but in an area which is becoming a bit of a social nexus. Food selection is not huge, platters available and adventurous 'street food' (cooked outside and brought in for you) on occasional Fridays. But, beer is a food, and there are always four interesting real ales... More

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bradford
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great for a City match day or a night out. Good choices of beers, ciders etc. Friendly atmosphere and good staff. Superb!!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We sank a few beers in this little cafe come beer bar. It has a superb range of beers both bottled and on tap and a friendly service to match. The atmosphere on Saturday night was buzzing and the place was literally alive. If you're in Bradford for an evening, be sure to pop in here. There is a small... More

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Haven't tried the food but the beer is excellent Don't expect a pub it's more like a licenced cafe during the day and turns into more of a bar at night Maybe this is the way to save real ale with all conventional pubs closing down

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great for trying a good selection of beers and some ciders. Friendly atmosphere and a nice airy feel about the place. Great to sit in the window watching the world go by .

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Additional Information about The Sparrow

Address: 32 North Parade, Bradford BD1 3HZ, England
Phone Number: 01274 270772
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Bradford
Cuisine: Bar

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