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Southport Old Road, Formby L37 0AB, England
+44 1704 882350
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Sparrowhawk for Brunch before a walk in the sand dunes at Formby. We were particularly attracted to the pub due to it being dog friendly. This is always an important consideration for us and our Springer Spaniel was made very welcome, there was even a jar of biscuits on the bar for dogs which was a great... More 

Thank Lucy071175
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my mother here for a birthday lunch, and I am thoroughly glad we went! We opted for a range of starters instead of mains, and this was no issue for the staff. The apple and parsnip soup was beautiful, as were the tempura prawns. Service and surroundings also added to a great afternoon, we will be back!

1 Thank xsophierugbyx
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189 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just return from a lunch having booked (not necessary at 12.30pm but filling by the end of the meal. Good menu and the food cooked and well presented. Servers are well trained, polite and unobtrusive. Food is good value, well plated on hot plates! All the food served to my wife, son and I was as good as it gets... More 

Thank Diskdr
Bristol, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As usual great places are ruined by sheer volume and this the case here it was great when we first went when it was new now at weekends and in off school times its is over-run and too busy However we still visit with family when in the area

Thank centralheatking
Ainsdale, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went again today, poor experience, full of dogs and old people, lovely location, absolutely no atmosphere, poor staff attitude not in keeping with the area and massively over-priced. This location should be one of the busiest places in the North West, why isn't it...because it's average and expensive. A shame.

1 Thank amc446
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Sparrowhawk restaurant on a busy Friday, and shown to our table by our waitress Claire, who was bright and breezy as usual. The food was excellent, I had a small portion of the fish and chips and my wife had the gammon egg and chips, all cooked week and really tasty. I would recommend this eatery to anyone.

Thank Peter L
Formby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There probably isn't a nicer place to sit outside in summer than the sparrowhawk. It's such a shame the food isn't that great, everything is very expensive and staff are ok but same as the food not great. This place should be outstanding as is the location, but sadly it isn't. Eaten here a few times but won't again. Way... More 

1 Thank zzzz99119900
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous surroundings inside or outside Food was amazing Ambience warm and friendly as was the service Will be going back real soon

Thank epona2
Burslem, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely "country" pub that's dog friendly - eaten there a few times and love the decor. The restaurant serves some cracking food, we've never had a bad meal...a little pricier than your run of the mill pub grub, but you definitely get a sense of quality

Thank woolwich920
Ainsdale, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a little walk out to this pub, haven't been before. Managed to get a seat outside on a gorgeous day, the grounds are beautiful. Great selection of drinks on the bar. We had a light lunch of a selection of hot n cold bar snacks (4 for £10) We had olives, whitebait, calamari & hummus (which looked home made).... More 

Thank Sarah B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Southport Old Road, Formby L37 0AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Formby
  • Phone Number: +44 1704 882350

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?