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The Sparling

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807 Garstang Road, Preston PR3 5AA, England
+44 1772 860830
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Expected a bit more after reading the reviews. Soup was lovely but main course was a let down. Roast beef was tough and very fatty, got 3 types of veg but were over sweetened so all tasted the same. Also had no potatoes on the Sunday lunch as had been left off, when arrived were dry and hard. Meal cost... More 

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Thank pleasenote
england
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful and affordable meal last night with our friends. This restaurant is in a fab location, very welcoming and provide a very friendly service. The food is absolutely amazing and beautifully presented. Would highly recommend The Sparling 😃

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Thank mel360
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I visited The Sparling in Barton to celebrate a birthday. A throughly lovely time had by all. The setting, food and service all excellent. Highly recommended. We will be back. Thank you!

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been going to the Sparling for a couple of years and to be honest, when we last visited in November 2016, I thought the beef dinner had gone downhill a bit because my beef was overcooked and rather a small slice. However, we went last Sunday and wow, what an amazing meal! The beef dinner was huge and the... More 

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Thank DRAGON049
Lancashire
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My recollection of The Sparlings from many years ago, was it was an overpriced very average restaurant that thought it was better than it actually was. Since then there have been quite a few ownership changes so my wife and I decided to give it another chance, and what a good decision that was. Exceptional value at £14.95 for two... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was good and the food was excellent. We had steak and a bottle of wine on the offer. It was excellent value and the steak was good perfect. For the price it was a large steak. If any of the food was wrong, even if it was our fault, it was sorted without complaint by the staff. Very... More 

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Grenoble, France
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and very Nice service . WE had the chance to sit in a very Nice and quiet place . WE Will go back

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Thank jmtarga
Preston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow ! Just been for the grill Wednesday evening offer, as under new management thought we would try it, wasn't disappointed ! Food was amazing ! Don't know how they do it for the money, lovely surrounding and charming staff will definitely return !

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Preston, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a last minute meal out instead of cooking . The menu could have been more varied but found a different starter and an old favourite for a main meal. The wine list was good and over all the service was excellent. Much better than a chain restaurant for a meal out . I would recommend it without saying... More 

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Thank catsplaything
Preston, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great Sunday Lunch here last Sunday! Service was good! I noted it is under new ownership I also noted the Yorkshire puddings had got smaller since our last visit but don't let that put you off

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$32
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 Garstang Road, Preston PR3 5AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Preston
  • Phone Number: +44 1772 860830

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Warrington, United Kingdom
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?