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The White Swan

300 Wheatley Lane Road, Fence, Burnley BB12 9QA, England
+44 1282 611773
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cheese board” (48 reviews)
“venison” (20 reviews)
“potato skins” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
300 Wheatley Lane Road, Fence, Burnley BB12 9QA, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Ok, so some people will argue that White Swan at Fence is not fantastic but bottom line is they know nuttin'! The cooking here is outstanding. For Michelin to give a star to a pub in the middle of a very unfancied area as far...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank acdublin1980
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went for Friday lunch with friend in December. Place was busy but we had booked so no problem. First impression is just a pub with very friendly staff. That’s why I am confused. £25 for a very limited menu for 2 courses. Served very small...More

Date of visit: December 2018
5  Thank Annb528789
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and her husband treated me to Sunday lunch yesterday, this pub / restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star, and what a fabulous treat, we went for 3 courses, I had Tomato consommé, sticky beef with an egg, and main fresh Halibut. It...More

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank 116missl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We first came here in the summer on the way home from work and took advantage of the weekday evening fixed price dinner. We were really impressed and returned on a Saturday evening in August with some visitors to try the tasting menu. It was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank GCall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch as a treat and loved every minute of it! The service was excellent, the staff really friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, attentive without being overwhelming. The drinks menu is excellent, the food delicious, creative and great flavours - the cheese board was fantastic,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Coastocoaster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a family Saturday lunch at this Michelin starred restaurant. Only a small menu but the dishes we ordered were excellently cooked and presented and accompanied by good beer.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Ian H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A delicious early evening meal at the Swan. It’s easy to see why they have been awarded a Michelin star. Mains of wild halibut, and venison far exceeded (already high) expectations, scallop starter with smoked eel was a tastebud treat, yet again very happy diners....More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank 3PRChris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited with my Mother In Law for Sunday lunch at the end of August We all had a pleasant lunch but we were let down a little with the service, we were cramped in on a table that wasn't big enough for 3 people...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank Ste_Raw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paid a solo lunchtime trip here last week from darkest Derbyshire and can't really fault any aspect of it. Although there is a small amount of space for drinkers at the bar, this is really a restaurant rather than a pub, but as it serves...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank AndySDerbyshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food has definitely improved . We booked midweek and had a great meal . The set menu was fairly reasonable however only a choice of 3 options per course and some carried £9 and £10 supplements . Food however was fabulous . The tables...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank annie792
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13 November 2018|
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Response from JPS1882 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There was a couple of drinkers at the bar.
6 May 2018|
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Response from Susan W | Reviewed this property |
Not been recently as saving for holiday, but been several times at different times of the year & never been disappointed. Completely wonderful every time.
25 April 2017|
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Response from Sarah R | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, you would have to give them a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Wheatley Lane Road, Fence, Burnley BB12 9QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Burnley  >  Fence
  • Phone Number: +44 1282 611773
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The white swan at Fence is a traditional local pub that just happens to serve food, real ales & wines so fine that you will probably do a little dance of delight when you sample them. Backed by Timothy Taylors, fronted by team Turners with cellar queens Liv & Lou plus the boy wonder Tom Parker in the kitchen, we've got a veritable dream team going on. It will be love at first sight, smell & savour.
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