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The Sparrowhawk

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Wheatley Lane Road | Fence, Burnley BB12 9QG, England
+44 1282 603034
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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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Leyland, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016

We had booked our table, it was a fine day and it was busy. We had been there before, but nearly 2 years ago, its in a lovely setting and well maintained inside and out with friendly staff. We all had two courses and the food was excellent as was the service and all the plates were cleared.

Thank Eddie T
Darwen, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Went as a group of 16. We had rung to book a few days earlier then the secretary rang and confirmed today. Should have been a buffet for us ready at a specified time. Got there and man in charge denied all knowledge of today's phone call. Rudely told us we could wait while they made buffet or order off... More 

Thank t2cps
Colne, Lancs
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is a great country house converted into a fabulous inn. Great food and range of ales and wine in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Shirley and her staff are always very welcoming. Great to sit out in the summer surrounded by countryside.

Thank Jan067
1 review
Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Myself and a couple of friends visited here recently on a Friday evening, and were pleasantly surprised, after not visiting the SparrowHawk for a couple of months it has gone up in our estimations immensely. The food itself was tasty and throughly enjoyed by all. We were served by a very charming young blonde girl with a bob, who accommodated... More 

Thank JustHargreaves
Devon UK
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2016

We stopped in here after a recommendation from our friends. The staff were extremely polite and helpful , they suggested beers to try offered us menus and we sat on the beautiful patio and admired the view. They have reserved a lovely small table in a corner and the food was really good. I had the chicken and ham pie... More 

Thank denise m
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2016

Popped in intending to have a quick bite but the atmosphere was so pleasant we ended up having a full meal and very good it was to. I went for fish and chips because they offered a smaller portion and it was beautiful with crispy batter, perfect chips and a portion size perfect for a lite lunch. Better half throughly... More 

Thank Caggsey
Old Sodbury
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152 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2016

We've been here about 3 times over the last couple of years and always come away satisfied. The standard of the food is excellent, as is the service. Ambience is Olde Worlde Country pub and it's always bustling. Well worth a visit is you're in the area.

Thank ChairmanBill
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2016

I have been coming to the Sparrowhawk for as long as I can remember, and it has hardly changed much in (?) years! It was in the village of Fence that I had my first riding lessons and we used to tether our horses outside the pub while we sat in the garden outside gorging on ice cream and orange... More 

Thank Brent S
Bury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited for early evening meal, arrived before service but sat in the garden with a drink to wait. Took menus to peruse. My Dad has recently been diagnosed with a health condition and has to be careful with his diet. The owner or manager came over and chatted to us and made suggestions on suitable options and was more than... More 

Thank Annie W
1 review
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Had an excellent meal and found the service to be perfect. Polite and well spoken staff and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. The beer is great and the food was excellent. Very accommodating for young children. Would recommend the chicken and ham pie.

Thank John S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $26
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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: +44 1282 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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