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The Sparling

807 Garstang Road, Barton, Preston PR3 5AA, England
+44 1772 860830
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“liver” (27 reviews)
“surf and turf” (15 reviews)
“creme brûlée” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
807 Garstang Road, Barton, Preston PR3 5AA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I enjoyed the food but the overly chunky chips were an unnecessary pretention and not that enjoyable. The atmosphere was not too noisy as it is in many restaurants these days but in some seats the car park lighting can be a little annoying.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mikepbassett
Reviewed 5 days ago

A party of 8 of us attended on a special Monday Italian night - the food was superb and the deal of £14.99 for 3 courses with a free bottle of house wine per couple was a great value deal. As usual the service was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Treselda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just had afternoon tea at the Sparling. It was fantastic. The food was lovely and the staff were friendly attentive and professional. Will be going again.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Linda123a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn’t been here in a few years and we’re very happy with the extensive menu options. My family and I had the sea bass, roast beef and beef bourguignon and sticky toffee pudding to finish - all excellent. Friendly efficient service and good value...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 839jenir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent, really tasty, plenty of choice and good potion sizes. Did have to ask for another place setting, one missing, had to ask for two starters and two desserts as they didn't arrive with the others. Had a good time, would go again.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank lindsay f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stood waiting to be seated service slow even though place wasn't busy. Had to ask for our starter order to be taken. My father even suggested leaving due to the wait. Staff were humourless not a smile to be seen. Sorry won't be returning.

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Citizeneve67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived 20 minutes before our 3pm sitting. The restaurant clean, cosy and nice décor. By 3pm the restaurant was busy with no front of house and chaotic. What was more worrying was the paucity of staff. We had to ask where we were going to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Ian J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked here for christmas day lunch today and i will never ever be returning!! No staff and management rude. The place has obviously been over booked!! Couldn't get to the bar and when finally got to the front, there was no staff. Waited over an...More

Date of visit: December 2018
4  Thank Stephanietownson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for Christmas dinner got to our table one hour late. After waiting half and hour for our starter which still hadn’t arrive we decided to leave. We were not the only ones as three other tables decided to go! The attitude of the manager...More

Date of visit: December 2018
5  Thank St11cym
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit since the change in ownership. The first thing I noticed was the pleasant welcoming management and staff. The bar area is comfortable and ideal for drinks and taking time to order. The menu offers an excellent and varied selection. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Garny_65
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Janette J
24 July 2018|
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Response from Treselda | Reviewed this property |
Haven't tried many of the dishes but I do know that there are a good variety of vegetarian options available (cannot guarantee how many are vegan as I didn't examine the menu that closely)
19 June 2018|
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Response from hulmetracy1967 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I am unsure. I didn't see any on our visit. So yes it would be best to ring & find out.
22 July 2017|
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Response from laurarA8032EF | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi, This restaurant has completely new owners since the 4th January 2017, with no association what's so ever With previous owners.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 Garstang Road, Barton, Preston PR3 5AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Preston  >  Barton
  • Phone Number: +44 1772 860830
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