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The Sparrow

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32 North Parade, Bradford BD1 3HZ, England
01274 270772
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night
Description: A relaxed 'bier cafe' in Bradford centre selling over 80 different beers...
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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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice place

First time visit after hearing so much and probably hit it wrong on a Sunday afternoon as it was dead and the bar mans face was frozen almost solid in a upside down way which did not help the atmosphere. Good choice of beers but as a cider drinker there was very limited real ciders. Will go again... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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  • Bar scene
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Bradford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
234 reviews 234 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

First time visit after hearing so much and probably hit it wrong on a Sunday afternoon as it was dead and the bar mans face was frozen almost solid in a upside down way which did not help the atmosphere. Good choice of beers but as a cider drinker there was very limited real ciders. Will go again on a... More 

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West Yorkshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The Sparrow has a very Continental feel about it with wooden chairs, small tables and a great atmosphere. We went for a snack lunch and had their meat and cheese platters which were great. Menu was small but they had a great alternative of having pizzas from a local Italian restaurant delivered. Bradford is certainly on the way back and... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Lovely continental style bar . Totally worth a visit . Now joined by lots of new bars close by and brewery.

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Meltham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My partner and I came in here for drinks with my parents whilst on a visit to Bradford and found it to be such a lovely little establishment. It has all the feel of a European beer cafe and I loved the selection of local art on the walls. The knowedgeable staff were happy to advise on their real ale... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Another gem of a pub we stumbled across during our weekend in Bradford. Very nice decor, just like being in a bar in Brussels. Great choice of beers, food looks good too - although we didn't eat there! Staff were very friendly and informative. Well worth a visit!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I just wish this place had opened when I still lived in Bradford. The beer is consistently excellent, the meat and cheese platters are delicious. My parents love the pie and peas - they drink in the Sparrow at least once a week. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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349 reviews 349 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My first visit here and I would return. Its a quirky place. A cafe bar by day, a lively real ale style pub by night. A really good selection of drinks are available, and some unusual drinks too. Can't comment on the food as didn't eat.

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is a small pub serving a decent selection of unusual drinks. The food offerings are very limited and the Eastern European cuisine on offer was poor. They do let you order pizzas though from a take away along the road - but that is closed on a Monday and I visited on a Monday!

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City of Bradford, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This place is so versatile. I've been during the day for lunch (they do fantastic meat and cheese boards with Polish rye bread and assorted pickles/relishes), and I've been during the evening for drinks with friends. In all it's a lovely atmosphere to sit and have a chat with people in no matter what time of the day. It has... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Without question the best pub in an otherwise uninspired city. Great beers, bearded bartenders, and colorful bunting. Our favorite every-night-of-the-week bar.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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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