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“First visit....... definitely won't be the last!”
Review of The Sparling

The Sparling
Ranked #10 of 535 Restaurants in Preston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$32
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chorley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“First visit....... definitely won't be the last!”
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Had lunch at The Sparling today with a friend who lives locally & recommended it - the lunchtime set menu is excellent value. The home-made gnocchi was the best I've had outside of Italy & sticky toffee pudding (made to a family recipe, apparently) was light, moist & perfectly sweet. Add to this that service by Neal was attentive and friendly, prosecco frizzante is on tap........ what's not to love? Thanks for a lovely meal :)

Visited August 2014
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and service”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Went with friends from Spain on Saturday night
Very busy with Neil and his team providing excellent service.
Very nice food , gravlax very tasty with main course recommended by Neil, hake and potatoes with prawns , superb!
Always enjoy going here looking forward to our next visit, hopefully soon

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“not too bad”
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Came in on the grill night and was met with friendly staff, Helen I think....she asked if we were dining which we were and gave us time to choose a few drinks and decide our meal before being seated....the disappointing thing about this pub is it's beer.....from working in a pub which sells Heineken to coming in and expecting the same kind of beer I was massively disappointed, I sent the pint back and asked for an Amstel instead, which was exactly the same....it was flat and tasted like line cleaner, with respect to the staff they changed the drinks straight away. Food is impeccable, loved it!!! Recommend it highly!

  • Visited August 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A little disappointed”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We visited on a sunny Friday evening, the place was fairly quiet. The drinks selection was quite good and the service was great. We sat in the restaurant which was a strange set up, the tables were at odd angles and we kind of felt a little bit plonked next to a wall. The food was not bad by any means, some of the things were not as described on the menu. The portion sizes were absolutely huge and a little over facing, but not bad value for money. I think it is a nice place for a drink but a little out dated and probably won't return for food

  • Visited July 2014
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Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The extra mile”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Called in without booking (my birthday) ordered food then my son rings me to say he's was coming too but would be 10min
The manager put the food on hold till he arrived. that's what I call going the extra mile, the food was great and all the Staff lovely thanks to all will be calling again

  • Visited August 2014
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