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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 list & 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.
PRICE RANGE
£8 - £20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Again a very enjoyable time celebrating my mother in laws birthday. All the family enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Thanks to all the team for the warm welcome and attention to us during our visit. The food was great and value for money. Keep doing...the good things well.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I emailed the pub about this, they haven't replied to me to try to resolve. We called in for Sunday lunch, we were sat at the back of the pub, in a cold room near the stairs to the toilet, there were no free tables...in the main eating area. Our lunch was ruined. I'd have rather been told there wasn't any availability than be sat in another room by ourselves, greed over customer service, we won't go again.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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M Kearsley, General Manager at The Sparrowhawk, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Elvira, What are we to do here. We really are at a loss to understand what you would like resolving. You rate our food highly and yet rate your visit 1 star on here and other review sites. Reading your email and reviews it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table here for my daughters last Sunday Roast before going off travelling, booked the table and reserved a beef roast, so thank you for saving her one. Her boyfriend and I ordered Pork Belly, looking forward to it as none were left on...our previous visit. The waitress took our order after requesting someone did so after waiting 20 minutes. The waitress came back to advise there was none left and we both changed our order. Another table came across from us when our starters were being delivered and were advised that Pork Belly was available. I asked the waitress why we couldn’t have our choice and she went away to find out. Another waitress then came and told me they had restocked and I asked why then had they not come back to us and told us it was now available and she said we couldn’t re-order as our main meal had started to be cooked on receipt of the order, she reluctantly apologised and when she left we were made to feel uncomfortable, clearly the subject of conversation amongst the other waitresses gathered behind us. The SparrowHawk is usually my restaurant of choice for family meals and meals with friends, tonight’s visit was not what I have experienced or expected on prior enjoyable visits.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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M Kearsley, General Manager at The Sparrowhawk, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi dow60, Firstly thank you for visiting us yesterday. Sundays are particularly busy days and as all of our food is cooked from fresh we do sometimes sell out of certain dishes. I can only apologise for the experience you had with confusion over the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called on speck after many years as we live over an hour away. We were shown a table straight away. & only had a minute to wait till a lovely smiling young lady came to ask what we wanted to drink. We both ordered the...fish & chips which tasted lovely & fresh. Sadly neither of us has the room for a dessert. The waiter service here is excellent & very efficient. We will most definitely call in again when next in the area. Thank you so much.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These waitresses and waiters are actually so hardworking and one really stood out. Molly. This is the second time I've come to the sparrow and she always seems to amaze me: Amazing customer services Outstanding vibe And even with a little one on the way...she is always on point Even when two rude customers were talking absolute rubbish about her she would always come back with a smile I'll definitely be returning here again 🫶 thank you for the amazing experience once again xMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

A lovely warm welcome to us all whilst celebrating our Daughters birthday. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, always smiling and very helpful. Chef adapted the food for my Wife who is coeliac and lactose intolerant and prepared a real treat for her....Our family hadn't been to the Sparrowhawk before as they live away, they have left with a great impression. Thank you to all the staff, it's been a wonderful afternoon with great food and many memories made.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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M Kearsley, General Manager at The Sparrowhawk, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2024

Hi Andy, Thankyou for sharing your experience of your recent visit. Great that you all enjoyed your visit and a happy birthday to your daughter. Thanks again until next time.

Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

I will keep it simple. Great food Great staff Lovely environment Good wine Reasonable prices Been a few times now and all of the above is consistent. Highly recommend

Date of visit: October 2023
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M Kearsley, General Manager at The Sparrowhawk, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2024

Hi renalou, Simple's good. Great comments. Much appreciated. Thankyou.

Reviewed 29 December 2023

Avoid this place like the plague rude staff was brought a chicken burger which was full of bones only to be told it was a French chicken breast which do have bones in them. So why is this not stated in the menu😡Well if I’d...have known I wouldn’t have ordered as have a phobia of them so asked for my uneaten food to be removed quietly. We asked for the bill as I was hungry and asked them to take this meal of the bill to be told by the rude mangeress whatever she was that it was meant to have bones in as it’s a French breast of chicken well like I said to the other person it should be stated on the menu. Anniversary meal ruined and will never visit againMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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M Kearsley, General Manager at The Sparrowhawk, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2023

Hi Rachel, Apologies for the late reply, this is because I wanted to hear a response from our staff that served you and of course our chef. It is confirmed that there was a small piece of chicken bone in the meal served to you....More

Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

Shirley and team were very welcoming, attentive and professional on a very busy night. Ate from the festive menu: both had prawn starters which had lovely, succulent prawns in a rich and tasty sauce; all presented very nicely. We both had the turkey dinner and...we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Generous portion sizes, great potatoes, rich and delicious gravy and lovely vegetables (extra vegetables for both of us which were well cooked but seemed over generous-one between two would have sufficed) Cheese plate was amazing (we shared between us) Had a singer doing acoustic vocals and he was excellent. All round great evening and experience as usual! We will obviously be back! Well done and keep up the amazing work!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

When we are visiting Burnley the Sparrow Hawk is our pub of choice. Last night we visited with friends new to the area and they were very impressed with the pub and their meal. My husband is a vegetarian and said his was the best...vegetarian pub meal he'd ever had. Excellent service too - with a smile. Many thanks.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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M Kearsley, General Manager at The Sparrowhawk, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2023

Hi Virginia, Thanks for posting your recent review. Great to read your comments. We are pleased that you and your party enjoyed your visit and food and equally pleased that your husband enjoyed our vegetarian offering. Your comments will also keep staff smiling 😁 Thanks...More

Reviewed 12 September 2023

Excellent food, fresh vegetables, home cooked chips and home made steak and ale pie was delicious, staff are very welcoming. Brought our dog wio qas also made very welcome, thankyou to everyone

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023

Food was lovely and quickly served. Waitresses were friendly and chatty and recommended dishes which was nice. I would recommend booking a table though, we had and when we entered there was lots of locals at the bar area and I don't think we would...of got a table if we hadn't of pre-booked.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2023 via mobile

Me and my mum went for a drink on a Saturday afternoon as the weather was lovely. We sat in the garden out at the front and I had a look at the menu and decided I wanted to order some Brie bites off the...bar snacks menu. These cost me just shy of £7 and when they came out I was shocked at the portion size! I had TWO, triangular shaped bites in a ramekin with salad piled up underneath to make it seem full. The cranberry sauce / jam was lovely and the bites were nice but it was an absolute joke to be served only two for £6.95. When my mum went in to mention that we were disappointed, the lady who looked like the manager on shift said “yes, two” when my mum said was that really how many we get, and then turned her back on her. There was no offer of any sort of apology, apart from the waitress who was apologetic and said it had actually already been mentioned before! If this is the case - why has nothing been done about it already? A really poor overall experience and we won’t be coming back for any main meals. Really sad as my mother used to come frequently when she was younger and really enjoyed it.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023

The meat man from Pasture Farm and his family would like to thank you all.Excellent food and service

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023

Lovely place to eat everyone really pleasant food very good. You can sit outside if nice weather. Easy to just walk in without booking and nice scenery.

Date of visit: August 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4