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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, Drinks, 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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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
An ale-lover's oasis in Bradford

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Yorkshire, UK
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Yorkshire, UK
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I am very pleased with this new bar in North Parade Bradford. I had the most delicious big fat Dublin prawns with some delicious bread.The food was superb, the bear was great and the atmosphere and surroundings were really good. I will definately be coming back!

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Just popped in with a few friend very nice atmosphere.good selection of beers. price for a beer could of been a little cheaper but overall nice place to visit

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 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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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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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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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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  • 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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