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Wheatley Lane | Fence, Burnley BB12 9EE, England
+44 1282 618101
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Others have commented on the Yakatori Skewers so I will be constuctive about the other aspects of our visit but someone should ensure these mean and insipid skewers are ditched! Lets start again! We were met at the door by a member of staff who set the tone of the evening,pleasant,polite, very nice indeed and on a very busy Saturday... More 

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Thank Adrian S
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Regular lunchtime destination for my wife and I. Varied menu, well prepared and presented food. Relaxing atmosphere and pleasant staff. Reasonably priced.

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Thank James G
Preston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very underwhelmed - have visited the Fence Gate on numerous occasions & always enjoyed the food & received good service, not sure if they are resting on their laurels or just had an off day but after last nights experience won't be visiting again soon. When we arrived the bar area was very quiet, we took a seat to look... More 

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Thank NicolaHanmer
Burnley, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can never understand why some people criticize the Fence Gate, whether it be the food or the service. Rude staff - where are they coming from? I have been going there for years, if it was so bad, I wouldn`t go back. Went last night with my wife and another couple, though we hadn`t been since New Years Eve.... More 

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Thank Bez5
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to the Fence Gate, and I ordered Yakatori skewers, followed by the Chorizo, Chilli and Garlic Sausages. Starters arrived and I was very disappointed at the size of it - especially given the price (£7.35! wish I'd taken a picture) 6 very small strips of meat on sticks with dipping sauce. Compared to the other starters enjoyed by... More 

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Thank CEL104
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to Fence Gate for many number of years, and my friends and family have had many functions there but, the last function I went too was a friends funeral and I was absolutely appalled at the behaviour of the staff and the owner. Bar staff weren't friendly and were very impatient when people were ordering drinks,... More 

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Hapton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went at 4.50pm...was really quiet...asked a surly bar staff member with long brown hair tied back for a wine list...was given one...asked for a bottle of LP Rose...was told we could only order drinks from the chalk boards or spirits...well what was the point of giving me a wine list...glad your establishment can knock back an £80 revenue from a... More 

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1 Thank Jason D
Keeley B, General Manager at Fence Gate Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Jason D for your feedback. I am keen to discuss this experience with you personally, please contact me on 01282 618101 Regards Shane Williams General Manager More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shocking treatment from the so called 'manager'. Phoned the restaurant with an enquiry and was told I'm too busy right now and got hung up on. Hope they don't treat other potential customers in the same manner.

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1 Thank Chris S
Keeley B, General Manager at Fence Gate Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Chris S for your feedback. I am keen to discuss this experience with you personally, please contact me on 01282 618101 Regards Shane Williams General Manager More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn't eaten here for years but my friend suggested dining here and I was more than happy to. The food was outstanding and full of flavour! Service was just as good. I will definitely be returning more regularly. I would recommend Saltimbocca Chicken, delicious!

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Thank Lizzie J
Keeley B, General Manager at Fence Gate Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Lizzie J for your five star review, we certainly loved reading your feedback and hope you'll return soon Regards Shane Williams General Manager More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is relaxing , comfortable with very tasty food great staff brilliant atmosphere it's great a real great place

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Thank Allan K
Keeley B, General Manager at Fence Gate Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Allan K for your review, I will pass your feedback onto the staff who will be thrilled to hear it, hope you'll return soon Regards Shane Williams General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wheatley Lane | Fence, Burnley BB12 9EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Burnley
  • Phone Number: +44 1282 618101
Description
consistantly good food and bar snacks

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Padiham, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?