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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
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
Saturday afternoon beers

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 30 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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Leeds
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 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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28 reviews
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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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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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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