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The Sparrowhawk

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
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Wheatley Lane Road | Fence, Burnley BB12 9QG, England
01282 603034
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Haliburton, Canada
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been there couple of times. Nice folk. Proper chips, and pub food. Nice selection of beers on tap and keg.

Thank DWD2013
Burnley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent light in beautiful surroundings, with excellent service with a smile. We have been many times and never been disappointed.

Thank Trevor_Peel
Bacup, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On our last two visits, we have had really good meals, been treated to superb and courteous service, and thoroughly enjoyed it all. The food is not adventurous, but well-cooked, hot and quickly served. The chips, for instance, are proper home-made, not re-heated packet ones like some places serve. The pub is pleasantly situated and beautifully furnished, making it a... More 

Thank RGrahamSmith
Burnley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for my daughter's birthday on a Saturday evening. Although busy, there were plenty of staff on who were friendly and efficient. All 3 of us had lovely meals, my daughter's was adapted as she didn't fancy the black pudding. This was suggested by the waitress who overheard us discussing leaving the black pudding to the side, a nice... More 

Thank qwerky15
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best food I had had in ages. Been meaning to write this review for some time. Staff attentive, and food better than any other restaurant in the area, and I've been to them all. I will be back.

1 Thank MRTraveller794
Accrington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and efficient service and a decent Sunday roast although the gravy was a bit of a let down.

Thank Scruffy M
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate twice here during stay (and previously). Consistently high quality of fresh, interesting food (+ for vegetarians). Staff really excellent (on par with the food) - helpful, professional, friendly and ready to go the extra mile to make your meal memorable. Open fire in winter. Relaxed atmosphere summer and winter.

1 Thank blueskies201663
Bolton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's such a struggle to find a restaurant that is open between 2pm and 6pm, so it was a pleasant surprise to find the sparrow hawk in Fence open.

Thank 269barbie
Formby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Sparrowhawk on Sat 30 July to celebrate special family birthdays around 18 of us we pre booked and git a fabulous table.the staff who include bar staff Jack B, waiters Liam E, Lauren A, Caitlen, and Shirley S Assistant Manager were absolutely amazing what a well led team , lovely and nothing was too much trouble. What... More 

Thank 4mac59
Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit to the Sparrowhawk for my birthday and we've already decided what we are having on our next visit. The decor is welcoming, fresh and presented very well. All members of staff were professional, friendly and helpful. The food was gorgeous! I had prawns from the specials board and my partner had the lamb. For main course I had... More 

Thank rachelemma123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $26
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wheatley Lane Road | Fence, Burnley BB12 9QG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Burnley
  • Phone Number: 01282 603034
Our food is fresh & sourced locally to embrace the flavours of the region. We are Taste Lancashire Highest Quality Assured & members of Made in Lancashire. We offer an extensive wine & also cask ales for which we achieved The Cask Marque Award. Upstairs we have a separate function room for private dining or business occasion. You can always be guaranteed a warm welcome & friendly service.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?