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The Sparrow

32 North Parade, Bradford BD1 3HZ, England
01274 270772
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Ranked #48 of 505 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Baildon, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

call in with the wife in June great range of beers lots of atmosphere best bar in Bradford with really helpful staff it now as small outside area which is an asset will call in again

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Newcastle UK
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We only visit Bradford once a year for the Media Museum & Impressions Gallery but always visit the Sparrow afterwards. It's a brilliant bar / café with a great range of beers and a friendly atmosphere. I've never eaten there as we always go to The International for a curry.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We've only visited once as we don't live in Bradford but we thought The Sparrow served a really good range of well kept ales. There was a good atmosphere when we visited and if we'd had the time we could have spent a very happy afternoon there.

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Liverpool
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

A great find, popped in with a friend as we were looking for a decent place to go for a pint, and this had been recommended. A good range of ales and a nice mix of people.

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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Totally straight-forward drinking experience for the real ale enthusiast. It does exactly what it says on the tin. A good selection of cask ales served in friendly, unpretentious surroundings, and at reasonable prices.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

As soon as you walk in the place you know it is a place where beer is the main passion. A couple of guys who love beer and want others to share their passion. It doesn't look much but that all adds to the feel. A wide selection of 'world beers' but not many on cask, however you can be... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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106 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

On a recent holiday to the USA I discovered Goose Island IPA and found out The Sparrow sells this so visited at the earliest opportunity. On a damp Monday evening we thought the bar would be quiet but every table upstairs was taken giving a good relaxing atmosphere from conversation with quiet background music. The Goose Island is £3.20 a... More

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Bradford
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This place looks more like a cafe from decades ago, very sparse interior the bar is just a plain thing stuck at the bottom of a box shaped room, just an old boring shop opened as a bar, terrible.

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