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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: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
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
Great bar/pub

Visited here whilst staying in Bradford of business; excellent selection of beers on cask (4) and keg (8) with a wide selection of bottled beers from the UK, Belgium, Germany and further afield. Knowledgable staff and great bar snacks as well as fresh stone baked pizza from the restaurant down the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Chris S
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Visited here whilst staying in Bradford of business; excellent selection of beers on cask (4) and keg (8) with a wide selection of bottled beers from the UK, Belgium, Germany and further afield. Knowledgable staff and great bar snacks as well as fresh stone baked pizza from the restaurant down the road. Great atmosphere.

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Klaipeda, Klaipedos Apskritis, Lithuania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place with a variety of drinks and snacks. Something very different from what you are used to! Give it a try!!!!

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Bradford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great mix of people. Amazing atmosphere. Great alcohol and a good place to start yourself for a night out. Would highly recommend people start here before going into town. Loved the whole time I was in here and the variety of people who go is a good vibe for a night of drinking.

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Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The bar that gave birth to the much-improved drinking area of this side of town. Interesting beers, friendly staff, great atmosphere.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a great place to enjoy good times with friends. This place is small but oozes class and the people here are very welcoming.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

They Serve a good selection of local and international beers. Although the bar is not huge the atmosphere is very friendly and always usually busy on a weekend. A great bar to visit to enjoy a good pint with family and friends.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Usually would be watching bradford city on sat afternoon but still waiting for the new season . Before the match would likely call in at haigheys bar on lumb Lane. This bar is up for sale so looking for an alternative. Joined fellow supporter for a few beers and initially thought we would call in at bradford brewery but was... More 

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Bradford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Limited food menu, but a top selection of local, Belgian & other beers, and a great atmosphere. A few seats outside are very pleasant on a sunny day (may be South-facing?), and passers-by & other customers are very friendly & approachable.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Called in today with a couple of pals all having a week off work thought we would have a trek round Bradford as it's our old stomping ground . Called in to the sparrow not the usual ales and beers on offer so I studied the menu carefully . I decided on a Brooklyn beer and asked for a pint... More 

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Yorkshire, UK
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

What a gem this place is. Really nice snacky bar food (the meat & cheese board I had was excellent), but the real attraction is the beer - there's a superb range of craft ales. It has a lovely & chilled, arty feel and a great atmosphere with some nice tunes. Come during the day to relax and enjoy, or... More 

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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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