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“THE SPARROWHAWK FENCE”
Review of The Sparrowhawk

The Sparrowhawk
Ranked #8 of 181 Restaurants in Burnley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $27
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Decided to try the Sparrowhawk for a change, as we used to go there on a fairly regular basis a few years ago. There had been some changes & a new restaurant manager installed.
It wasn't overly busy at the time we went on the Sunday night.
We were shown to our table, & had our drink & meal order taken. The drinks arrived within a few minutes, & not long after our starter was served.
The staff were back with the main course within a few minutes of clearing our starter.
The food was extremely good, & the portions were quite filling, so much so we could not eat a sweet.
The service was very good & the staff friendly.
The only slight problem was that our table was reasonably close to the bar, & as there were a few lads there, it was quite noisy. Luckily they all left part way through our main meal, so we were able to enjoy it better.
We would go again but sit further away from the bar. Overall, not a bad experience.

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1  Thank DEREKWALKER
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

If you want some really good food in a very comfortable traditional pub atmosphere visit the Sparrowhawk on Wheatley Lane in the village of Fence near Burnley.
You will be given a very warm welcome at the bar which has some excellent cask beers from a local brewery.
Myself and my wife have visited twice recently and have had really good tasty food which has always been very well presented and hot.
The serving staff here are always smiling and pleasant and are well organised by the Manager who is always very busy ensuring customers are enjoying their visit.
Our last visit was for a Sunday Lunch and all the food was excellent . The roast meats were very good quality and were perfectly cooked and very tasty, together with some great roast potatoes.
My Apple Crumble sweet was one of the best I have ever had .
There are seats outside the pub with fantastic views over the Lancashire hills and this is a great place to sit with a drink on a nice day.
Give this pub a visit . You will be warmly welcomed and be made to feel like a valued customer.

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1  Thank Peter S
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

My wife and I were invited to a 30th Birthday bash here last Sunday.
Where do i start I have known this hostelry for many years and nothing seems to have changed that much there is still the gang of hooray Henry's propping up the bar as there was 40 years since.
Staff very attentive and quick service, my starter tempura prawns were superb followed by home made steak in ale pie not so good pie was dry served with soggy chips and a mound of very acidic red cabbage.But to top it all £17.50 for a bottle of pinot Grigio that is what you expect in Manchester but not with a pub lunch. Most of our party of 20 ordered the Sunday roast that is well rated but if you wanted all three meats there was a supplement (Try the Rose N Bowl Stacksteads as much meat and veg as you can eat and super quality) all in all average pub food.

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Thank Ronnie H
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

I've always regarded the Sparrowhawk as an "average" type of place. However, I started hearing some good things recently so we went to check it out for ourselves.

The restaurant was very warm and welcoming, as were the staff; we were seated immedately.

The menu was extensive, the food was excellent, the service was attentive and prompt.

Overall it was a great experience, we all enjoyed the evening and vowed to go back very soon.

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1  Thank anthony w
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

after reading reviews on here, admittedly some good and some bad we decided to try it out!
we went on a Saturday evening and it was quite busy but the staff weren't overly busy, many of them stood around "having a laugh" rather than tending to customers!!
my meal was luke warm and my wifes chicken was so so dry it was awful, they forgot to bring my chips and when reminded still didn't bring them, wine took forever to be brought to the table and the staff were not apologetic!
we paid and left and will NOT be returning!!!!!

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4  Thank joseph r
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